Whimsical Art Installation at Art Basel Miami

We’ve been asked a few times if My Modern Met will be covering Art Basel this year. Though we’d love to check out all of the amazing art, due to time constraints, we’re skipping it this year. One reason why I’d personally love to go is to see Friends With You’s outdoor installation called Rainbow City. It’s a forty piece wonderland that’s inspired by Holi, a colorful spring religious festival celebrated by hindus. The air-filled sculptures will no doubt be the talk of the town, as they tower over visitors at heights that range from ten to forty feet. The surreal installation will even have sound elements to enhance their visitors’ experience. Wild! They’re projecting that 20,000 people will walk through Rainbow City between December 3rd and December 5th. Friends With You via [AM]



January 24, 2017

Delicate and Dreamy Pastel Tattoos Are a Whimsical Way to Adorn the Skin

Hong Kong-based artist Mini Lau designs and creates wonderfully whimsical pastel tattoos. Delicately drawn with fine lines and candy-colored ink, each tiny illustration adorns the skin in a subtle yet striking manner reminiscent of a storybook. Lau is one of the three artists that make up Hello Tattoo, a shop that specializes in a range of styles, from tribal tattoos to mandala-inspired pieces. Lau’s aesthetic is categorized as Korean, a genre renowned for its tiny tattoos featuring watercolor-like shading.

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January 23, 2017

Compassionate Villagers Knit Giant Sweaters to Keep Rescue Elephants Warm

Thanks to some compassionate craftspeople, the rescue elephants living at the Wildlife SOS Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, India have been extra cozy during a recent bout of cold weather. In order to keep the pachyderms—who, prior to taking up residence at the sanctuary, tragically suffered neglect, abuse, and exploitation—happy and healthy, the villagers have dedicated their time to knitting colorful and colossal elephant sweaters.

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