Posts by Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

October 22, 2020

Watch and Listen To This Hungry Herd of 20 Capybaras as They Eat a Giant Pumpkin

Have you ever seen a group of capybaras eat a pumpkin? Probably not, but the unusual event is surprisingly fascinating to watch. Nagasaki Biopark in Japan recently shared a video of its rather hungry herd of capybaras feasting on a giant, 50 kg (110 lb.) pumpkin. You can watch them as they excitedly approach the gourd and chow down through its skin and pulp.

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October 18, 2020

30+ Creative Gifts for People Who Love to Read

There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book and being transported into another world—especially for those who want to avoid the winter season. And while a novel is a welcome gift for any book lover, there’s also plenty of other delightful, reading-related products out there. Even though some might prefer e-books, gift-giving is more special when you exchange something thoughtful and physical, hand-to-hand.

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October 17, 2020

22 Creative Gifts for Anyone Who Loves Frida Kahlo

One of the most famous artists of all time, Frida Kahlo is known for her colorful canvases and extensive series of self-portraits. Her powerful artwork visualizes an honest representation of her life, celebrates her femininity and culture, and expresses her innermost feelings. She once said, “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

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October 16, 2020

Cat Takes Shelter From the Rain Under a Sacred Japanese Cat Shrine

Among their many other talents, cats are particularly good at finding the best spots to take a nap. And for one particular group of felines in Japan, there’s no better place than the Miyori Daimyojin shinto shrine in the town of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. Also known as Neko Jinja, meaning “the Cat Shrine,” the small, sacred structure offers local cats a place to shelter from the rain.

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