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Stray Dog Boldly Crashes a Wedding, Finds a Forever Home with the Newlyweds

Every couple dreads a wedding crasher, but for newlyweds Matheus and Marília, a stranger at their recent nuptials turned out to be a welcome surprise. While these types of uninvited guests are almost always a weird uncle or an inconsiderate friend-of-a-friend, it was a stray dog that strolled into …

Weddings

Copyright Laws Make Photographs of the Eiffel Tower at Night Illegal

As a photographer, it's always important to understand copyright laws in whatever country you're photographing. For instance, most people know that you'll need a model release if you intend on publishing images of people for commercial or editorial purposes. But what if you want to photograph, or …

France

Japanese Artist Grates Daikon Radishes into Adorable Food Sculptures

We’ve seen plenty of amazing food art recently, in a variety of forms. From 3D latte art to avocado pit carvings, there seems to be no shortage of creativity when food is the canvas. The latest culinary craft to catch our eye is Masanori Kono’s adorable animal sculptures made from grated daikon …

Artists

10 Enchanting Photo Series Inspired by Fairytales

Today, many photographers opt to forego realism for aesthetics more fantastic in nature. Though the fairytales and folklore that inspire them are centuries-old, many of these photographers seek to modernize them through their whimsical work.<p>Here, we present and explore a striking selection of …

Illustration

How to Make Your Own Stencils + Thousands of Free Ready-to-Use Downloads

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.<p>Stencils are as common place in art as drawing or painting. We're often acquainted with them when we're young. For kids, stencils offer an easy way …

Graphics

10 Revolutionary Art Movements That Have Shaped Our Visual History

Looking back through Western history, it's incredible to see how many types of art have made an impact on society. By tracing a timeline through different art movements, we're able to not only see how modern and contemporary art has developed, but also how art is a reflection of its time.<p>For …

Artists

12 Street Artists Got Together to Fill Downtown Las Vegas with Vibrant Murals

Las Vegas is known for its glitz, gambling, and now, an act of senseless violence that took the lives of 58 people and injured 489 others. But amid the stereotypes and the heartbreaking incident, the resilient city continues to develop a vibrant art scene that showcases the incredible creativity of …

Street Art

10 Best Sculpture Parks Around the World

We often think of art viewing as an indoor experience, moving through museums and galleries to experience painting and sculpture. But some of the best art can be seen blended with nature. Sculpture gardens, or sculpture parks, have a long history. For centuries collectors and artists have brought …

Art

Quirky Wes Anderson-Themed Airbnb Lets You Live Inside His Iconic Films

The worlds contained in Wes Anderson films are so delightfully peculiar that you can’t help but be charmed by their quirkiness. With gorgeous desaturated colors and a contemporary retro style, it makes us wish we could live in these fantastic locales, and we're not alone; there’s a whole subreddit …

Costumes

17-Year-Old Whips Up Adorable 3D Latte Art That Pops Out of Her Mug

Daphne Tan (aka periperipeng) takes coffee art to the next level. The 17-year-old is quickly making a name for herself by whipping up 3D coffee foam characters that pop out of the mug.<p>With the use of a Nespresso milk frother, the self-taught, Singapore-based latte artist uses a mix of carob powder, …

Coffee

Model Maker Creates Spooky Miniature Scenes Framed Within Shadow Box Dioramas

London-based model maker and founder of Chimerical Reveries Andy Acres invites you to “peer into another world” with his hand-crafted shadow boxes. Inspired by the art of storytelling, each enchanting model depicts eerie, abandoned scenes in miniature scale. Derelict farmhouses, old attics, and …

Miniature

Photoshop Troll “Fixes” People’s Photos by Taking Their Requests Way Too Literally

Photoshop is a powerful tool with infinite possibilities for folks with creative minds. And if they have an expert-level understanding of the program, these photo manipulation masters can make anything happen. Digital artist James Fridman, a funny Photoshop troll, does just this; he takes user …

Parenting

Airstream Unveils New “European Inspired” Trailer Ready for Off-the-Grid Living

For over 80 years, Airstream has continued to innovate, evolving the way travelers can take to the open road while bringing the comforts of home with them. After introducing an affordable Airstream last year, the American company is back with a new twist on the classic trailer. The Airstream …

Airstream

Optical Illusion Makes It Look Like Floor is Sinking So People Stop Running in Hallway

At first glance, you might think that this floor looks too warped to cross safely. It looks like it’s sinking in on one side, but it’s actually perfectly flat. This award-winning wonky walkway can be found at the Casa Ceramica showroom in Manchester, England. The checkerboard design—which comprises …

Alice In Wonderland

Artist Creates Multi-Layer Watercolor Paintings of Enchanting Forests

Artist and nature lover Allison May Kiphuth crafts stunning watercolor landscapes that illustrate her natural surroundings. Working along Maine and New Hampshire’s blustery coastlines, she takes photographs from her woodland adventures and re-creates them in a multi-layered spherical form. The …

Illustration

Miniature Wooden Houses Inspired by Colorful Architecture From Around the World

Model maker Dmitry Pokrovsky (aka wooduliketoo) lives and works in Khortitsa—an island in Zaporizhia, Ukraine. As a child, he was fascinated by buildings and urban space, and after years of moving from one unsatisfactory job to the next, he decided to focus on what he loves best: making miniature …

Soviet Union

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another level. By carefully adding a couple of solid-colored (typically white), vertical lines to the moving images, an incredible three-dimensional …

3D

Photographer Survives Deadly Snake Bite While Taking Colorful Serpent Portraits

Photographer Mark Laita has a career that spans over 20 years, with his clean, graphic imagery used by clients such as Apple and BMW. Bringing these sensibilities to a different arena, his project <i>Serpentine</i> saw him photographing a wide variety of colorful snakes. Intrigued by their contorting …

Snakes

NYC Cab Driver Spends 30 Years Photographing His Passengers

In 1980, aspiring photographer Ryan Weideman landed in New York City from California, looking to make a name for himself. But he soon found himself focused on more practical matters, like paying the rent. Thanks to his neighbor, who was a cab driver, he found himself riding along in the taxi one …

Photography

Newly-Launched Digital Camera is Controlled by Pretend Rolls of Film

Japanese camera brand Yashica was first established in 1949, but they've “been silent” in the industry for more than 10 years. To mark the occasion of their grand return, they’ve announced their newest product—a Yashica digital camera called the Y35. Although its technology is squarely in the …

Cameras

Guy Seamlessly Photoshops Himself into His Old Childhood Photos

What would it be like to hang out with your childhood self? Music student and photographer Conor Nickerson had this thought while flipping through old pictures of himself from the late 1990s and early 2000s. Taking the idea a step further, he decided to Photoshop family photos and incorporate his …

Photo Manipulation

Street Artist JR Ends Mexico Border Installation with Picnic on Both Sides

A post shared by JR (@jr) on Sep 7, 2017 at 12:18pm PDT<p>In early September, French street artist JR created a massive art installation on the Mexican side of the US border wall. This artwork about immigration shows a child peering over the fence, looking across into the United States. Located in the …

Mexico

Adorable Highland Cattle Calves Are the World’s Cuddliest Little Cows

You wouldn’t normally describe a cow as warm and fuzzy, but there's one breed that defies stereotypes with its distinctively long, textured hair. Known as <i>Highland cattle</i>, these cuddly-looking creatures don wild coifs—the longest of any breed— that cover their hooves and faces in adorable fluff like …

Nature

20+ Times Artists Were Inspired by the Dazzling Beauty of Geode Crystals

Inspired by the Earth's enchanting beauty, today's top designers often create pieces evocative of nature. This interest in the natural world is evident in everything from interior design and jewelry to cakes and coffee, culminating in an eclectic assortment of stunning goods and gifts. While …

Jewelry

How to Combine Drawing and Writing into Deeply Personal Art Journals

You might have heard that keeping a journal is a great way to record your thoughts and understand your emotions. Typical journaling involves only writing—but for those who are more visually inclined, an art journal is a great alternative.<p>What is an art journal?<p>An art journal is a visual diary; it …

Artists

What is Ebru Art? Exploring the Ancient Techniques of “Painting on Water”

Today, many artists strive to find inventive new ways to produce paintings. Whether employing their fingers or tiny food, they creatively prove that the practice is so much more than bristled brushes and conventional canvases. While this may seem like a novel approach to the practice, <i>Ebru …

Painting

B&W Victorian Era Portraits Are Brought Back to Life with Vibrant Colors

Graphic artist and history buff Frédéric Duriez digitally colorizes vintage black and white photographs, breathing new life into their subjects. Duriez started colorizing war images three years ago, and today his work ranges from old mug-shots to actors and actresses, and most recently, ghost-like …

Victorian Era

Innovative Floating Tent Makes the World Your Waterbed to Sleep Under the Stars

You can’t walk on water, but you can now sleep on it thanks to the Shoal Tent from Smithfly. The first of its kind, this floating raft is equipped with a tent topper that allows you to stay dry while you sleep under the stars. “The world is your waterbed,” the company writes, and they encourage you …

Interior Design

Traveling Artist Transforms the World’s Landscapes with New Playful Paper Cut-Outs

We can’t get enough of the the paper-cut out world of photographer Rich McCor (aka paperboyo). As an avid traveler, he’s been pretty much everywhere, transforming global landmarks with his paper cut-outs. His latest work sees him back in his hometown of London, as well as in Toronto, and even South …

Art

Amazing Early Highlights of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

With a little more than a month to go, the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is in full swing. Photographers have until November 17, 2017 to enter their best photographs valuing the beauty of the natural world. We've already previewed some early entries and now have a …

Nature