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.

August 7, 2020

Artist Crafts Creepy ‘Alien’-Inspired Facehugger Mask to Protect Him From COVID-19

By now, most of us understand the importance of wearing face coverings in public. And while many people are making the most of the “new normal” by choosing artistic face masks that show off their style, there’s one person who’s taking creative coverings to a whole new level. Artisanal leather worker James (of Pirate’s Leatherworks) crafted an amazing Alien-inspired facehugger mask that celebrates his love of sci-fi.

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August 6, 2020

Vans Is Releasing a Simpsons-Inspired Collection to Celebrate “America’s Favorite Family”

Fans of The Simpsons can now pay homage to their favorite members of the iconic cartoon family, thanks to The Simpsons x Vans collection. Due to launch on August 7, the colorful collaboration comprises multiple footwear styles—as well as apparel, and accessories—adorned with The Simpsons characters and other motifs that reference scenes from the show.

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August 2, 2020

Baker Handpicks Edible Flowers to Create Beautiful Bouquets on Shortbread Cookies

Why send flowers when you can give a bouquet that is hand-pressed into delicious shortbread cookies? Montecito-based baker Loria Stern creates pretty treats adorned with handpicked edible flowers and herbs that she selects from her own organic garden or finds in local farmers markets. Stern came up with the idea of incorporating botanicals into her baked goods when she was asked to make desserts for a friend’s party.

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July 31, 2020

Beatboxing Buddhist Monk Creates Hypnotic Meditation Music With His Own Voice

While many Buddhist monks take a vow of silence as part of their practice, one monk named Yogetsu Akasaka is making some noise. The Tokyo-based, 37-year-old Buddhist monk creates music for meditation, but his songs aren’t like the instrumental tracks you may have heard before. Akasaka modernizes the genre by using a loop machine and his own beatboxing skills. Akasaka started making music as a teenager, and began beatboxing in his early twenties.

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