Congrats to Our First Hyundai ‘Snap Out’ Winner!

A big congrats to the first winner in our Hyundai Elantra’s “Snap Out” Sweepstakes! Metropolite JennaCarol was the first person to figure out that our Five Cutting-Edge Watches post was the hidden one with the out of place photo. If you look closely, you’ll notice that the last picture in that post was upside down and, in fact, the image was of the prize she ultimately won. (Hint hint.)

Thanks to Hyundai Elantra, she wins the WeWood CRONO Black Natural Wood Watch! (Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $119.)

There are THREE more prizes we’ll be giving out from now till March 27, 2011. Here they are:
– 13″ Hardback Leather Case for the MacBook Pro. ARV: $80.
– Pratt LED Table Lamp. ARV: $129.
– Harman Kardon SoundSticks II, Plug and Play Multimedia Speaker System. ARV: $125.

Here’s how to win (again):
If you notice an illustration of the Hyundai Elantra next to the My Modern Met logo at the top of this site, look for a “hidden” blog post. It will feature a picture that does not fit with the others. Post your comment to that post by saying something like: “I Win!” The first person who comments wins!

Also, if you’re not the first person, comment anyways. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified, we’ll award the applicable prize to an alternate winner.

See the full set of rules here.

December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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