Creative Links of the Week #23: Holiday Gift Guide Roundup


With Christmas fast approaching, I thought I’d change it up a bit this week by pointing you to some of the best gift guides around. This year, we didn’t actually put one together ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we all can’t enjoy the other ones that some of our fellow publishers have released.

In addition, find out which posts were the most popular on My Modern Met this week at the bottom of this post.

Best Holiday Gift Guides:

For the Design Enthusiast: Jean Awe, creator of NotCot, has put together a list of all her favorite products.

For the Green Conscious: Treehugger lists over 100 gift in 10 categories, carefully curated for thoughtfulness, usefulness, durability, and longevity.

For the Outdoorsman: Uncrate shows you what to get the guy who loves to play outside.

For the Manly Man: Cool Material presents thousands of men’s gifts divided by price and type of guy.

For the Stylish Friend: InStyle brings you great gift ideas for under $50.

For the People Who Want to Live in a Dwell House: Dwell has a ton of great gift guides. Check them all out.

For the Classy Friend: Coolhunting rounds up their favorite picks.

For Your Trendy Photographer Friend: Photojojo has some of the most coolest gifts around.

For Your Entertainment Obsessed Friend: Vulture has you covered. (Zombie grab bag looks cool.)

For Your iPhone Obsessed Friend: TechCrunch points you to some iPhone-friendly gift ideas.

For Your Friend Who’s Into Self Improvement:
GOOD divides up their gift guide into Live, Work, Wear, Play, Go and Green.

For the Early Adopter/Trendspotter: Yanko curates a gallery filled with items they find the most beautiful, interesting, unique, mind blowing and innovative.

Best of My Modern Met:

Have a treasured family photo you’d like to share?

See some of our top picks so far in our family photo contest.

Watch as women’s bodies contort to from human origami.

Oh, Lady Gaga. You’ve really outdone yourself with this.

An angel made with markers, pens, crayons and acrylics. Just beautiful.

Have an incredibly awesome weekend, everyone!

Photo source: Unknown



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Former Industrialized Area in Belgium Transformed Into Futuristic Eco-Village

Belgian ecological designer Vincent Callebaut is a master of green sustainable architecture. With his new conceptual project, he creates yet another environmentally sensitive fantasy land, this time transforming Brussels’ historic Tour & Taxis. The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home. As a former industrial site, Tour & Taxis was once a symbol of the golden age of Industrialization, and its approximately 100 acres (40 hectares)

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January 17, 2017

Liberating Portraits of Ballerinas Elegantly Dancing in the Streets of Cairo

Like many dance photographers, Mohamed Taher has a knack for beautifully capturing the body in motion. His interest in movement is evident in his Ballerinas of Cairo series, and the captivating collection of photos also serves a more poignant purpose: it helps women fight sexual harassment and reclaim the city’s streets. After learning about the Ballerina Project, an ongoing series that documents dancers in urban settings across the globe, Taher was inspired to carry out a similar undertaking in the Egyptian capital.

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