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Dulux Walls

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Creative project brings color to communities around the world.

For Dulux Walls' Let's Colour Project, director Adam Berg shot everyday citizens brightening their communities by painting schools, streets, homes and squares in vibrant colors. A total of 120 different colours were utilized in four weeks of footage shot in four countries: Brazil, France, the UK and India. The wonderful song is "Go Do" by Jonsi (of Sigur Ros fame)....read more

Paper Collages Evoke Underwater Beauty

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Trippy collages made with textured rolls of paper

Psychedelic formations of rolled up paper are the beautiful result of artist Amy Eisenfeld Genser's obsession with paper and color.  My Modern Met profiled Amy's work and we're glad they did.  Although her final work appears quite abstract, Genser always starts out with an idea for a piece by using images and sketches and also drawing upon the beautiful imperfections of nature as......read more

Middle Colors Humidifier

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Breathe easy with this sleek, teardrop-shaped humidifier from Japanese designer Takashi Hiroshi Tsuboi $140.00

With frosty temps, pervasive cold and flu bugs, and dry indoor air, winter creates plenty of breathing challenges. A good humidifier can be the answer for breathing easier in the cooler months, but the typical design is boring and bulky and can leave your sense of style congested. Enter the sleek, teardrop-shaped Middle Colors Humidifier by Japanese designer Takashi Hiroshi Tsuboi. Available......read more

Monterey Pitcher by Bauer Pottery

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A made-in-California classic, available in fifteen colors $68.00

For classic American home style, it doesn't get any better than the Monterey Pitcher from Bauer, the Los Angeles pottery company whose heritage dates back to 1878. The perfect vessel for summer lemonade, the pitcher comes in no less than fifteen colors, so there is something to suit every taste. We are particularly feeling the brighter options, which feel both modern and traditional at the same......read more

Wooden-Topped Container by Heath Ceramics

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California's favorite pottery brand introduces new colors for its popular, multi-functional container $52.00

California pottery brand Heath Ceramics has introduced four attractive new colors for its popular container design. Now available in tangerine, olive, aqua, and indigo, the multi-functional container comes  topped with a sandblasted and oiled wooden lid. "Use them in the kitchen to store your favorite sea salt, in the bathroom to hold toiletries, or on the tabletop for serving homemade......read more

Cubist Watercolors by Adam Lister

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Cubism meets Nintendo in this series of watercolor paintings

Adam Lister has gotten attention for his 8-bit watercolor paintings and in this series, put together by our friends at Faith is Torment, there are a few of Lister's takes on the classics like Seurat, and Hopper. It's a modern day ode to Cubism but also has aspects of early Nintendo games with their blocky graphics. I start with a pencil drawing, blocking in a few of the bigger components of my......read more

Beirut, "The Rip Tide"

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Indie folk band sets sail against a gorgeous backdrop of colors

In the first two and half minutes of the new video for "The Rip Tide," the title track from Beirut's 2011 LP, director Houmam Abdallah presents us with the scene of a sailboat cutting through an endless sea. It's serene and meditative, a nice visual accompaniment to a great song, and it didn't prepare us in the least for what happens next. We won't spoil the ending for you, but hang in there......read more

China's Amazing Polychromatic Landforms

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Brilliant colors streak across the Danxia rock formations in Gansu province

Most of us are probably familiar with China's karst region, the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring limestone topography replete with sinkholes, vertical shafts, streams, springs, and underground caves. But as we learned from My Modern Met, the karst region isn't the only stunning natural wonder in southern China. The Danxia landform, pictured here in China's Gansu province, is a......read more

Loyal Loot Reclaimed Log Bowls

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Handcrafted bowls come through with flying colors $186.00

Canada's Loyal Loot Collective design objects for the home that are so charmingly clever we want to hug them. Take these Log Bowls, for example, which are handcrafted from locally reclaimed wood (fallen or cut down due to infrastructure, re-landscaping, droughts, or stormy weather) and painted with a colorful high gloss finish. The contrast of raw natural beauty and vibrant modern colors hits all......read more

Blue Trees by Konstantin Dimopoulos

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Aussie artist colors trees blue to draw attention to the problem of deforestation

Nope, these aren't real life depictions of Dr. Seuss illustrations, but they're just as surreal. The Blue Trees is a traveling art project by Australia's Konstantin Dimopoulos, who paints trees a striking sapphire blue to raise awareness about the growing problem of global deforestation and its relationship to climate change. Dimopolous riffs on the ways that plants use vibrant colors as a......read more

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