Posts by Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.

January 22, 2015

Awesome Vending Machine Sells Random Books for $2

Just a few months ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Toronto and strolled right into The Monkey's Paw, an “antiquarian shop specializing in uncommon books and paper artifacts from the age of print.” Upon entering, I was immediately drawn to this beautiful, vintage-looking vending machine. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it sold random books for only $2. Named the “Biblio-Mat,” it's the world's first randomizing vending machine for old books.

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October 7, 2014

Powerful Laser Rainbow Beams Onto Toronto’s CN Tower

During the past few nights, residents of Toronto have been mesmerized by a powerful laser rainbow beaming across the night sky.  The high specification laser light projection starts in Chinatown and lands squarely onto Toronto's iconic CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere.  According to New York and Berlin-based artist Yvette Mattern, the laser rainbow is a powerful and luminescent symbol of peace and hope that embraces geographical and social diversity.

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September 4, 2014

My Modern Met Art Party in Los Angeles – September 20

It's hard to believe that My Modern Met is over six years old!  That being said, it's time to celebrate!  In partnership with Honda, we're throwing a My Modern Met Art Party, where we'll be covering the walls with art from My Modern Shop and giving away some artwork through a raffle.  If you're in LA and would like to attend this invite-only exclusive event, please let us know.

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