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 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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October 14, 2020

Adorable Cats’ Halloween Costumes Make Them the Purrfect Package Deliverers

Halloween is just around the corner, but this year will be a little different. The COVID-19 pandemic means that many of us will be choosing to enjoy the spooky celebrations from the comfort of our homes. And for some of us who are lucky enough to have pets, that means dressing up our furry pals. Need inspiration? Meet Eric and Ollie, two Persian cats who have debuted their Halloween costumes a little early.

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October 12, 2020

Colorized Snowball Fight From 1896 Shows People Have Enjoyed Being Silly for Centuries

As winter approaches, it’s easy to feel all doom and gloom. However, the cold weather brings the potential of snow, and those of us who are kids at heart know that only means one thing: snowball fights! People have been enjoying friendly winter warfare for centuries, and thanks to YouTuber Dmitriy Badin, you can now watch an epic battle from 124 years ago in color.

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October 9, 2020

This Half Christmas Tree Is Perfect for Those With Limited Space but Boundless Holiday Cheer

Christmas is just around the corner, which means you might already be thinking about getting your decorations out of storage. However, for those of you with limited space, a half Christmas tree is perfect for saving room while still bringing plenty of holiday cheer. American retailer Hammacher Schlemmer is selling The Against The Wall Christmas Tree—an artificial tree that’s literally cut in half.

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