Author: Oliver Huntington

Unusual New York City Still Lifes

I spent part of the day in New York City today, visiting art gallery shows and walking the streets taking in the street art. Here’s two found “still lifes” that were a bit unusual: in the picture below left, I like the different colors and textures on the wall, but it’s the big chunk of concrete at the bottom (that came from where …?) that seems to make the composition complete. Below right, I’m not sure if this was the work of one person, or multiple people just adding on at different times. We’ve got a mask wedged into...

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FREITAG Launches a Drawstring Bag Made From Recycled Materials

Zurich-based FREITAG is adding a new material into the mix when it comes to their line of bags and accessories made out of recycled truck tarps. To complement the tarps, they’re combining it with a flexible textile made using 100% recycled PET plastic bottles. The new ToP (Tarp on PET) venture launches with a lightweight, expandable drawstring bag named the F610 CINNAMON. The new bag still incorporates the original, one-of-a-kind truck tarps for their uniqueness and durability while the PET textile keeps the bag soft and lightweight. Not only is the material made from plastic bottles, it’s colored using...

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15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Week

Stock Photos from Rohatynchuk Mykola/ShutterstockThis 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. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s important to nurture your interests. One of the best ways to do that is by challenging yourself to learn something new. Doing so is easy when you enroll in online creative classes. With thousands to choose from, they will teach you everything you need to know about the topic of your choice. Best of all, you can take thousands of...

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Friday Five with Hlynur Atlason

Photo by Blaine Davis Based in Manhattan, Icelandic industrial designer Hlynur V. Atlason heads up his eponymous studio, ATLASON, practicing design methods led by research, brand, and craft. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, he designed a successful clock for IKEA that put his name on the map, leading to an expansive portfolio of thoughtfully designed products and furniture. Since 2003, Atlason has worked with the likes of Ercol, MoMA, Umbra, TIMEX, L’Oreal, IBM, Microsoft, Design Within Reach, and more. Along with heading up his studio, he teaches at his alma mater, Parsons The New School for Design,...

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10 Surprising Facts About Pablo Picasso

Picasso in 1962. (Photo: Argentina. Revista Vea y Lea [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)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. As one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso has been the topic of numerous books and films. The acclaimed artist lived his life the fullest, remaining active and creative up until his death in 1973 at the age of 91. Perhaps most well known as one of the founders of Cubism, Picasso was a prolific...

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