Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
February 8, 2024

Designer Reimagines New York’s Flatiron Building as a Luxury Speaker

Japanese designer Takahiro Miyashita has created a luxury speaker that is an homage to an iconic piece of architecture and Brutalist design. Crafted from high-performance polycarbonate resin, the sculptural speaker looks like a block of concrete being chiseled away to reveal the Flatiron Building. Rich in detail, The Soloist Sounds will surely be a conversation starter. While it's a visual stunner, it's also a top-notch sound system.

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February 7, 2024

Photographer Uses 150-Year-Old Photo Technique To Create Painterly Vintage-Looking Portraits

Fine art photographer Barbara Cole is known for her artistic underwater photography. But when the temperatures in her native Canada dip low enough that her pool is unusable for this type of photoshoot, she needs to pivot. This is where her series Shadow Dancing was born. This ongoing series of wet collodion photographs marries Cole's modern vision with a turn-of-the-century technique.

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February 7, 2024

Artists Merge Thread Painting With the Japanese Art of Kintsugi on Vintage Plates

When artists with two different styles come together, magic can happen. That is certainly the case with the collaboration between embroidery artist Katerina Marchenko and mixed-media artist Artashes Sardarian. They've merged Marchenko's embroidery on tulle with Sardarian's kintsugi to great effect. The pair worked together using vintage plates, tulle, embroidery thread, and gold. The results are delicate mixed-media pieces where Marchenko's embroidered eyes and hands peer out from holes in the punctured ceramics.

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February 6, 2024

Learn To Crochet Online This Winter Thanks to This 20% off Sale

As the temperatures drop and we’re forced to spend more time inside, there's nothing like taking up a new hobby to make the most of your time. Crochet is the perfect winter hobby; not only is it a creative, stress-releasing practice, but it can also help you craft warm, comfy items like blankets, scarves, mittens, and hats. While learning to crochet may seem intimidating, it doesn't have to be.

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