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FM.Marche.Itani Si Che BELLISSIMA✪Le ❙t e Amo<3

The Marche is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. The Italian name Le Marche is the plural of marca, and literally means "the Marches", originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona and nearby marches of Camerino and Fermo.
The Marche are located in the Central area of the country, bordering Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to the west, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly. In the nineteenth century, a railway from Bologna to Brindisi linked the Marche along the coastline of the entire territory. Inland, the mountainous nature of the region, even today, allows little travel north and south, except by rough roads over the passes.

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Tiny Road Sign Remind City-Goers That They Share This Space with Animals

Tiny Road Sign Remind City-Goers That They Share This Space with Animals | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Creative agency CLINIC 212 is encouraging Lithuania's city-goers to be more conscious of their surroundings. Since humans aren't the only living beings who inhabit densely populated areas, the team decided to create Tiny Road Sign. For this important project, they designed miniature road signs featuring various animals that one might see in a Lithuanian city. The signs were then posted all across the metropolis of Vilnius to remind residents that this territory is occupied by many other species.
To take it a step further, photographer Greta Gedminaité was asked to document this influential venture. In the resulting images, various animals are shown posing next to their respective signs. This helps to prove that Earth is home to many different creatures and that it's our job to respectfully share this space with them. 




CLINIC 212: Website | Facebook Greta Gedminaité: Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram
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Mesmerizing Photos Capture the Colorful Glow of the Milky Way Over Yellowstone National Park

Mesmerizing Photos Capture the Colorful Glow of the Milky Way Over Yellowstone National Park | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Astrophotographer David Lane has captured Yellowstone National Park's night sky in photos that will take your breath away. Right after a storm had passed through the Abyss Pool area, the artist reached for his camera and captured the incredible, Milky Way-filled sight before him. Even though it was nighttime when the snapshots were taken, it doesn't seem that way because of the magical light emissions in the sky. This phenomenon is known as airglow and it prevents the night sky from being completely dark.
So that the images would match the natural colors that can be seen at Yellowstone during the day, Lane spent an additional four months working on color-correction. He also emphasized the airglow saturation by 10%, which is unusual for him because he normally downplays it by 10%. Based on the downright captivating final products, it seems that all this hard work was worth it.
The astrophotographer even has some advice for those who want to follow suit. "Get away from the light, drive…
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Photos Capture the Touching Moment a Couple Meets Their Adopted Baby

Photos Capture the Touching Moment a Couple Meets Their Adopted Baby | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Minnesota couple David and Sarah Olson already had two wonderful sons, Zakary and Levi, but they always knew they wanted a third child—a beautiful baby girl to complete their family. After complications from her first two pregnancies, Sarah was unable to have any more children, so the couple decided to turn to adoption. After applying and going through a home evaluation, all they could do was wait for a match.
"We think about her every day," Sarah confessed in a video about their adoption process four months ago. "We talk about her with our boys every single day. I think they already think that she exists in our house. She has her own room already. We plan for her, we talk about her, we think about her, and we dream about her daily." David, by his wife's side, added, "Can’t wait to have her home."
Fast-forward to July, and the couple's dream came true. Last Tuesday, they found out they had a match, and the next morning, they were on a plane to Florida. Their friend, photographer…
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Brilliantly Realistic Renditions of What Disney Princes Would Look Like in Real Life

Brilliantly Realistic Renditions of What Disney Princes Would Look Like in Real Life | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artist Jirka Väätäinen has provided us with the opportunity to see what beloved Disney princes would look like in real life. To add to his already impressive portfolio of lifelike Disney characters, the incredible creator decided to give these iconic male characters a Pinocchio-like transformation. While staying true to his subject's original traits, Väätäinen took inspiration from actual photos, combined various elements on Photoshop, and then finished off his reproductions with a touch of digital painting. As a whole, this makes for a shockingly realistic result.
Väätäinen decided to begin this series in 2011 when he casually wondered what The Little Mermaid's Ursula would look like in our own world. "Having grown up with a lot of these characters, the sense of nostalgia made it such a fascinating and fun personal project to explore and carry on with," he told Cosmopolitan. This same sense of nostalgia is what makes these creations just as interesting for us viewers. Aside from…
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Fairytale-Inspired Portraits Explore Enchanting Worlds of Magic and Adventure

Fairytale-Inspired Portraits Explore Enchanting Worlds of Magic and Adventure | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Lose yourself in the fantasy world of photographer Magdalena Russocka, who captures captivating fairytale portraits that appear to be straight out of a storybook. Wild stallions and loyal wolves star alongside warrior queens, sorceresses, and wild women in the photographer's enchanting images. Each scene, whether it's set against the backdrop of a snowy landscape, misty lake, or castle ruins, whisks the viewer away to a realm of adventure and magic. Looking at each spellbinding portrait, it's easy to imagine a larger narrative behind that single, bewitching moment in time.













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Photographer's Visual Diary Reveals Vulnerabilities That Transcend Reality

Photographer's Visual Diary Reveals Vulnerabilities That Transcend Reality | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
We've featured glimpses of Robby Cavanaugh's portfolio in the past, but now this creative photographer has invited us to take a closer look at his captivating work.
For Robby, photography is a way to cope, using friends, family, and even himself as the model for each of his stunning portraits. His work is a personal journey that reveals vulnerability through his art, with each photograph acting as a page of his visual diary, delving deeper into a timeline of life experiences. Fueled by imaginative worlds found in video games and Japanese animation, his inspiring work transcends what we believe to be reality.
Although post-processing is a part of his work, Robby often spends about a month to plan/build props and sets to bring his vision to life. He likes to capture as much as he can within the frame (in situ), in order to create visuals so clean, they look like a pure yet alternate reality. His work makes you question what is or isn't real and asks only that the audience finds some…
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Photographers Cleverly Remake Old Master Paintings

Photographers Cleverly Remake Old Master Paintings | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In 2011, Booooooom creator Jeff Hamada began The Remake Project, a competition that challenged professional and amateur artists to recreate their favorite old master paintings as contemporary photographs. The results were fantastic, as creatives painted their bodies, concocted elaborate sets, and struck a pose just like their classic counterparts. Several years later, this project has taken its next logical step as a publication released through Chronicle Books titled Remake: Master Works of Art Reimagined.
This book features a side-by-side look at submissions from the contest, and they offer an incredible range of photographic interpretations. Some artists reenact the scenes flawlessly, while others present a looser comparison, opting to capture the essence of the piece rather than an exact depiction. Whatever the style may be, the photos are a clever way to remember and reinvent art history. Remake: Master Works of Art Reimagined is currently available through the Colossal Shop.…
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Photographer Captures the Poetic Beauty of a Smoldering Rose Bouquet

Photographer Captures the Poetic Beauty of a Smoldering Rose Bouquet | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Warsaw-based creative studio Ars Thanea captured an incredible image that will make you see roses in a whole new light. Typically, we think of roses as a symbol of romance, but what happens when this iconic flower is set aflame? The answer to this unusual question lies within the studio's snapshot, titled The Ash, featuring a smoldering arrangement of roses. While the photograph is actually meant to be a reference shot for an illustration, it stands out in its own right. The soft petals are transformed into delicately crumbling ash, while orange embers glow amidst the darkness. Ultimately, the photo can be described as poetically beautiful.
"We all dream sometimes, about something we want to have or do," Ars Thanea explains on Behance. "Luckily, if we have enough patience, a real willingness and at least a pinch of determination, we are able to make our dream come true. Our experience has also taught us to have the best and the right people beside you, because they are the main…
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Interview: Photographer Christopher Swann Captures Whales and Dolphins in All Their Glory

Interview: Photographer Christopher Swann Captures Whales and Dolphins in All Their Glory | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
British photographer Christopher Swann captures stunning shots of cetaceans like whales and dolphins both above and beneath the surface of the ocean. With over 25 years of experience diving and running whale- and dolphin-watching holidays around the world, the photographer has become finely attuned to the behaviors of these majestic creatures, enabling him to venture close to them for intimate and eye-opening portraits.
Swann's fascinating images are almost minimalist in appearance, focusing on clean composition and subtle tones to bring out the elegance of his subjects up close. Some of his newest photos, which he shared exclusively with us, reveal a black-and-white aesthetic that Swann has been experimenting with lately. Unexpected details are highlighted in these achromatic shots, such as the glimpse of an orca seen through aquatic ripples, or the understated gleam of a dolphin's tail right below the surface of the water. Subtle and refined, the images bring to life the romance and…
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“Star Wars” Scenes Reimagined as Centuries-Old Japanese Woodblocks

“Star Wars” Scenes Reimagined as Centuries-Old Japanese Woodblocks | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The Rhythm Project fuses a centuries-old craft with popular culture, combining characters from the Star Wars franchise with the art of Japanese woodblock printing. Featuring three prints, the endeavor reimagines the films’ figures and settings in the style of ukioy-e, which is a popular Edo-era genre depicting the likes of kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, and landscapes. Here, Rhythm Project takes the exquisite details and soft coloring found in these prints and applies them to the 21st century.
The cultural mashup features famous scenes, including Darth Vader brandishing a lightsaber and the epic battle on Hoth. Each piece was hand-carved by a wood sculptor and a separate block created for every color in the print. Afterwards, another craftsman combined all of the blocks onto paper. Rhythm Project produced a total of 600 limited edition prints, 200 of each composition. They’re currently available through the Japanese crowdfunding site, Makuake.








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Calamity Mugs Remind Us That Things Could Always Be Worse

Calamity Mugs Remind Us That Things Could Always Be Worse | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Illustrator Don Moyer is back again with a mug that will definitely put your bad days in perspective. At first glance, the Things-Could-Be-Worse Mugs appear quite ordinary with its classic blue willow china pattern. But when you look closer, you'll realize that it features a parade of pirates, giant frogs, zombie poodles, and many other catastrophic creatures. While you may have woken up on the wrong side of the bed, at least you're not living in Moyer's frightening world!
As of right now, the mugs are being funded as a set of four on Kickstarter and will be available to backers as soon as November 2015. Not only will they match Moyer's ongoing Calamityware series of dishes, they will also remind us that a rainy day isn't that bad in the grand scheme of things.




Don Moyer: Website | Kickstarter | Facebook | Flickr | Blogspot via [Colossal]
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Floating Villas Designed with Underwater Bedrooms to Sleep Among Fishes

Floating Villas Designed with Underwater Bedrooms to Sleep Among Fishes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For those wanting to live comfortably on the sea, BMT Asia Pacific has conceptualized a series of villas that will float like pontoons. Known as SeaScape, this project offers an alternative in luxury housing on the sea, to compete with the yachts that dominate the current market. The standalone structures are designed to have a variety of add-ons for residents to customize the ship to their exact specifications.
Each SeaScape villa can include a sun deck or a covered pool, which would make the triangular boat as large as 1,800 square feet in size. If that seems too big, there are smaller, 700 square-foot units also available. Regardless of dimensions, all homes will boast a deck and an open room design that allows for unobstructed views of the surrounding sea. There’s also a proposed underwater bedroom that's undoubtedly the most fantastic part of the villa. Here, residents can walk down a set of spiral steps into a clear acrylic cylinder and sleep among the fishes.
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Terminally Ill Mother Courageously Writes Her Daughter a Lifetime of Letters

Terminally Ill Mother Courageously Writes Her Daughter a Lifetime of Letters | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Heather McManamy is proving that one can have a positive impact on others even if they have a terminal illness. Since 2013, McManamy has been fighting breast cancer, but that isn't all she's been doing. Rather than dwelling on these circumstances, the admirable woman has been thinking of ways to help her family heal when she passes away. "It was beyond heartbreaking to know that my daughter and husband would be sad when I passed and there was nothing I could do to comfort them," she told BuzzFeed.
To ensure that she would be there for them during this difficult time, Heather decided to create a letter-filled memory box for her daughter Brianna. The handwritten notes are meant to celebrate all of the milestones that Brianna will experience in the future. Thus far, she's gathered over 40 letters, videos, cards, recordable books, and memorable trinkets. While it was difficult for her to start this project, it became therapeutic as time went on. "It gives me a feeling of control over…
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Abandoned WWII Planes Become Beautiful Sanctuaries for Vibrant Ocean Life

Abandoned WWII Planes Become Beautiful Sanctuaries for Vibrant Ocean Life | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
At the bottom of the sea lie incredible and unexpected sanctuaries for ocean life that were once fighter planes used during World War II. Photographer Brandi Mueller dove down to document these unusual, underwater habitats. Located near the Marshall Islands, this “aircraft graveyard” is home to more than 150 once-intact warplanes, including F4U Corsairs, Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers, F4F Wildcats, and B-25 Mitchells.
So, how did these aircrafts find their way to the bottom of the ocean? It’s not because they were damaged in combat, but rather, because of logistical issues. The planes were in perfect condition, but it would’ve cost more to transport them back to the United States than to submerge them below the sea.
After being underwater for 70 years, the planes have deteriorated and become a place for beautiful, vibrant ocean life. Their metal surfaces have transformed into colorful living statues, and Mueller’s photographs showcase schools of fish, algae, and coral reclaiming…
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London's 249ft-Tall Slide Set to Become World's Tallest and Longest

London's 249ft-Tall Slide Set to Become World's Tallest and Longest | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The ArcelorMittal Orbit, a 376-foot tall sculpture and observation tower designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for the 2012 London Summer Olympics, is set to become the world's longest and tallest slide with the construction of a 591-foot long tube stretching from the tower's viewpoint all the way to the ground. The recently approved project, to be carried out by Bblur Architecture and Buro Happold Engineering according to the vision of the London Legacy Development Corporation, will result in a new tourist attraction that is expected to open in spring 2016.
The slide will extend 249-feet above the ground, spiraling around the tower five times before ending in a 164-foot deceleration run to the ground. Constructed of stainless steel with transparent sections, the slide will allow visitors to enjoy stunning view of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and east London as they plummet downwards at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. Thrill-seekers have to shell out only $8 for a 37-second,…
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Outdoor Rocking Chair Lets Multiple People Gently Sway Together in Nature

Brothers Jules and Jason Henry are the creative minds behind Sveglio, an outdoor furniture design company that produces beautiful pieces meant to “awaken higher consciousness.” One of their enlightening creations, called Volo (Italian for “I fly”), is a rocking chair with a hammock-like basket attached to the legs. On it, Sveglio wants you to “rock, rejuvenate, and re-discover yourself” as you gently sway back and forth, remembering that life is in constant motion.
To achieve tranquility in Volo, Sveglio takes a minimalist approach to their design. The rounded form is created with welded steel tubes, which is partially 3D printed. Its surface is powder-coated and comes in colors such as architectural bronze, sky white, and stardust silver, but custom hues are also available. The hammock portion is sewn with outdoor fabric and also comes in variety of jewel-toned colors, perfect for complementing any decor scheme.
For those wanting to share the relaxing experience, Volo has a maximum…
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Cat Camp Pops Up in New York to Keep Your Feline Friends Healthy

Cat Camp Pops Up in New York to Keep Your Feline Friends Healthy | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Purina ONE has created a camp that will most definitely delight cat-lovers everywhere. At New York's Cat Camp, attendees can learn all about what it takes to keep our feline friends in tip-top shape. The unique event is being held at 201 Mulberry Street and will be filled with adorable (and adoptable) cats from Petfinder. There's a climbing wall for humans, climbable tree trunks for cats, and even a campfire with logs made out of cat food. For those who want to perfect their cat-like stretches, there's even a yoga studio for both species to enjoy. As for the pond filled with projected fish, that one's just for the cats.
Starting today, Cat Camp is in session for two full days. At the feline-friendly event, veterinarian Deborah Greco will teach campers about a cat's whole body health. Even if you're unable to make it to this educational event, you can still watch a live stream of the event on Periscope, or follow @PurinaONECat on Twitter. But no matter where you are or what you're…
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Adorable Puppy Has a Permanent Grumpy Face

Adorable Puppy Has a Permanent Grumpy Face | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Grumpy Cat may have found her counterpart in this adorable (and equally as grouchy) pup named Earl. Quickly becoming known as the Internet’s “most morose mutt,” this puggle has a seemingly permanent scowl on his face—no matter how many times you pet him!
Despite the grumpy expression, Earl’s human Derek Bloom says that the pooch is very friendly towards other humans and dogs. The cranky look is just due to his overbite and wrinkles, so don’t let Earl fool you. He enjoys snacks, sunbathing, and chasing balls around the park just like any other dog.





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Explore the Earth's Beauty in These Spectacular Shots of Zion National Park's "The Subway"

Explore the Earth's Beauty in These Spectacular Shots of Zion National Park's "The Subway" | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
One of the most well-known highlights of Zion National Park is the Subway, a spectacular section known for its tube-like slot canyon located deep within the Left Fork of North Creek. With its uniquely multicolored walls, streams of water gushing over slippery rock floors, and the abundant waterfalls that fill large potholes to the brim, the magnificent Subway has long been a huge attraction for both photographers and hikers.
Although the Subway section itself measures less than a quarter-mile in length, visitors must be prepared to hike 9.5 miles over the course of 7-12 hours. Depending on the route, the strenuous journey may involve swimming through icy water, crossing creeks, scrambling over boulders, and rappelling down into the canyon. Judging from these photos, however, the challenging trip promises to be well worth it for the chance to see such an extraordinarily beautiful natural formation.
Above photo source: Leonel Torres

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Spectacular Photos of Chicago's Skyscrapers Piercing Layers of Fog and Clouds

Spectacular Photos of Chicago's Skyscrapers Piercing Layers of Fog and Clouds | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For the past six years, Chicago-based photographer Peter Tsai has been on a quest to document the Windy City's famous skyline from above the clouds. His project, titled Cloud Chicago, paints a magical portrait of the metropolis blanketed in dense fog. Iconic skyscrapers like the Willis Tower (more commonly known as Sears Tower) and Chase Tower pierce through a sea of low clouds and mist, making for a spectacularly surreal sight.
Tsai faced numerous challenges on his journey to capture these shots, mainly "knowing when to be up at an observatory to see the fog, and having access to somewhere high up inside a great building," as he shared on 500px ISO. He gained access to the Hancock Observatory and the Willis Tower Skydeck, allowing him to take contrasting photos from multiple perspectives. As for knowing when to get into position, Tsai says he watched the lake for signs of fog rolling in before rushing to get to higher elevation with his camera. He would often wait for hours at the…
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New Ocean-Inspired, Hand-Cut, Layered Glass Sculptures

New Ocean-Inspired, Hand-Cut, Layered Glass Sculptures | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Sydney-based artist Ben Young is back with his latest collection of hand-cut, layered glass sculptures inspired by the ocean. Like his previous pieces, his new sculptures illustrate the beauty of the sea through translucent waves crafted in combination with rocky grottos, palm trees, drifting boats, waterside homes, and tiny figures on the shore.
To construct his breathtaking works of art, the self-taught sculptor, surfer, and boatbuilder goes through a complex planning process in which he sketches concepts, creates plans, constructs models, draws templates, and makes custom jigs before cutting layers of clear sheet float glass to be laminated into solid seascapes. Lighting is essential for bringing the final forms to life, as it can make or break the illusion of space, movement, and depth in each stunning piece.
Young's newest sculptures can currently be seen in Melbourne at Kirra Galleries, where they are on display as part of the Floating exhibition along with the glass works of…
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209 Hillside Homes Painted in Swirling Colors Makes a Positive Impact in Mexico

209 Hillside Homes Painted in Swirling Colors Makes a Positive Impact in Mexico | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The Palmitas district in Pachuca, Mexico was recently beautified with a vibrant mural by a youth organization known as Germen Crew. Joining forces with the Mexican government, the massive project encompassed 20 thousand square meters and painted the surfaces of over 209 houses. The ambitious street art utilizes bright, marbled colors to visually connect all of the buildings as they lead up a hillside — it’s instantly eye-catching.
In addition to making the neighborhood a more dazzling place, the project was also a tool for social transformation. Jobs were created in order to complete the creative endeavor, and 452 families benefited from the exterior painting. And perhaps best of all, the community was directly involved in making the fantastic mural happen. Germen Crew got to know the residents, planned workshops, and talked with them about the colors they’d like on their house. The result is a powerful work of art that the citizens can take ownership in, creating a positive energy…
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Adorable Foal's White Patch Looks Exactly like Another Horse

Adorable Foal's White Patch Looks Exactly like Another Horse | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
England's Flying Hall Riding School didn't realize that they were getting two horses for the price of one when Da Vinci the foal was born. Right above his front legs and along his short mane, the young horse has a white marking that looks exactly like the profile of another horse. Since the bottom part of Da Vinci's mane is also white in color, it actually appears as though this additional horse is running right alongside the chestnut-colored foal.
While this equine marking is definitely unique, it isn't Da Vinci's only trademark. “The chestnut horses have irregular patches but they don’t normally make something as recognizable," owner Wendy Bulmer told Daily Mail. "He's even got a little white heart shape on his bottom as well.” With these artistic markings as his permanent birthright, it seems only fitting that this adorable foal was named Da Vinci.



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Astrological Signs Cleverly Reimagined with Strategically-Painted Body Art

Astrological Signs Cleverly Reimagined with Strategically-Painted Body Art | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Using paint and strategically placed bodies, artist Trina Merry and her team have creatively reimagined the 12 astrological signs. This impressive body art project is aptly-titled Astrology Symbols, and to pull it off, 60 flexible models were painted and posed over the course of a year.
Thanks to Merry’s incredible talents, you must look closely to see that these astrology signs are formed by people. In painting models’ entire bodies — even their hair — she disguises them, transforming multiple people into one cohesive-looking symbol. Often, there’s a central person posed with secondary figures who offer their arms and legs to become a bull’s horns, a scorpion’s tail, and a crab’s pincers. Check out the video below to see the amazing metamorphosis happen.
Above: Leo
Capricorn

Cancer


Aries


Libra


Sagittarius


Taurus


Scorpio





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Innovative Chinese Company Assembles 3D-Printed Modular Home in Just Three Hours

Innovative Chinese Company Assembles 3D-Printed Modular Home in Just Three Hours | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Thanks to new 3D printing technology, an entire house can now be built in less than three hours, as demonstrated by Chinese company Zhuoda Group. Last week, in front of an audience of journalists and curious bystanders in Xi'ann, construction workers used a crane to stack six 100-kilogram units on top of each other, assembling a two-story villa complete with furnishings, electricity, and plumbing. Viewers were then invited to explore the interior of the house, where they were able to take a peek at two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a utility room.
Approximately 90 percent of the modular house's construction was completed off-site over the course of 10 days, according to Zhuoda Group R&D engineer An Yongliang. Compared to the six months it might ordinarily take to build a villa, Zhuoda Group's efficient process saves both time and money, costing less than $564 per square meter. Because of the modular design and steel frame, the house can withstand earthquakes, and…
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