Author: Oliver Huntington

Garbarge Cans and Pumpkins

I saw this garbage can (below left) at Greeley Square at 33rd Street in Manhattan, and the cut circles and ovals that appear black from a distance reminded me vaguely of a Yayoi Kusama “Pumpkin,” seen below right. Maybe this is a little bit of a stretch, or just a very vague resemblance, so you can argue me on that point, but I think you can agree that it’s an unusual garbage...

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Get Everything You Need to Learn a New Creative Skill with These Handy “Project Boxes”

Photo: Jo SzczepanskaThis 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. Is your Netflix queue looking a little sad? Instead of searching for another show to binge, tune into Bluprint (formerly Craftsy), which is like a Netflix for creative learning. They’ve recently launched a subscription service that has classes on a variety of art and craft subjects as well as video profiles of modern makers and articles to supplement it all. Through their online platform, you can discover how to do things like knitting, embroidery, or...

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6 Gorgeous Snow Paintings

The Beauty and Wonder of Snow Paintings Embrace the beauty of winter with these six gorgeous snow paintings. This group of wintry landscapes shows how unique and interesting a snow-filled scene can be. Many were painted by famous painters you will recognize, plus a few of our staff favorites thrown in. When you are ready to put your own spin on snow paintings, be sure to consider Steven Quiller’s Acrylic Landscapes Painting Workshop. Quiller, a top artist and instructor, goes over how to make the most of “winter white” with acrylics, plus how to incorporate painting from life into your...

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FONT 6 Apartment by CaSA and Margherita Serboli Arquitectura

Located on a green passageway next to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the FONT 6 Apartment renovation was a project close to home as it belongs to one of the architects, Andrea Serboli. It was designed by CaSA and Margherita Serboli Arquitectura as an example of what the firms are capable of and they converted it to a wunderkammer, a restful retreat outfitted with the owner’s important objects and memories. The apartment is located in a 1914 modernist building that had been neglected. While some of the original details remained, many of them were in a state of disrepair but they...

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Painting this weekend….

 Primer going on first… Big odd area to work in is the stairway and hallway.  We will be painting the primer on the rest of the walls today. Been a few many years that we are finally getting to this.  Going up the stairs….primer walls  second floor look at a few of the bedrooms  From my daughters door and the bathroom door look at the half wall by the stairs. At the landing looking up….now to pick out a color.  Staying light for this area…Looking towards a warm...

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