Inspirational Links of the Week


It’s time to start a new series on My Modern Met called Inspirational Links of the Week. Every Friday, we’re going to round up some of the coolest links around that we hope will inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. Most of the time, these links will come from websites we love. So don’t just check out the links, hang out on these sites and see if their style speaks to you.

In addition, we’ll be recapping the week with the most popular links from My Modern Met. See which posts everyone enjoyed the most.

Here we go…

Around the Web:

A classy and clever DIY project that turns your bedside book into an iPhone dock.

Trains as canvases for art? When it looks this good, why not?

Cute cups with letters on the handle. How great would these be to give as presents?

Keep you travel book on you when you’re walking the streets. This functional product also doubles as a bookmark.

Looking for a site dedicated to global nightlife and culture? Then, you’ll want to check out this new website.

One of our favorite bloggers/designers opens up about her blog, her workspace and her brand. We love Swiss-Miss.

Superhero garden gnomes? Yes, you read that right.

Here’s a wonderful set of typographic logos for 40 different cities. Spot on!

This world is full of pessimistic people. Let’s shower them with some love by giving them one of these 7 essential books of optimism.

My Modern Met:

Is your story made to be seen?: YPOC’s Visual Storytellers Contest ($1000 Grand Prize!)

Cool Japanese art: Sculptures Popping Out of Paintings

Wickedly cool illustrations of superheroes and sci-fi characters: Geometric Pop Culture Illustrations

Who wouldn’t want to wake up and see this?: Spectacular Underwater Bedroom in Maldives

One part photographer + One part magician: The Special Effects Master of Photography

In Tokyo, Japan? Don’t forget to check out this shop. What an illusion!

Have a great weekend, everyone! Stay cool.

Photo credit: Cuba Gallery



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