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Stieg Larsson

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With more than 60 million copies of the bestselling trilogy Millennium sold worldwide, late author Stieg Larsson has presented a different side of Stockholm to the world. His lead fictional charact...
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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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Interactive Installation Inspired by Ideas of a Geological World Below Sea Level

Interactive Installation Inspired by Ideas of a Geological World Below Sea Level | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Breaking the Surface is a collaborative installation created by Kontur, Abida, Intek, Scandinavian Design Group, and Ctrl+N to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Norwegian oil company Lundin Norway. The installation combines design with advanced sensor technologies that provide an interactive experience for visitors. Spanning two levels, it can be viewed both from above and from below "the surface" in an abstract representation of the geological world below sea level.
In the piece, rows and rows of acrylic plastic undulate overhead like ocean waves to create a soothing experience of motion and light. As visitors walk through the piece, they will feel the energy of gliding movements as sensors recognize and respond to their presence and create a pathway for walking.
"The installation is based on inspiration from geological models, while referring through its movements to Lundin Norway's exploration activities," explains the Scandinavian Design Group. "Lundins six most important…
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Mom Counts Down to Halloween by Dressing Her Baby in a New Costume Every Day

Mom Counts Down to Halloween by Dressing Her Baby in a New Costume Every Day | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Writer and new mom Jessica Chavkin is counting down to the spookiest day of the year by dressing her baby son Noah in a different costume every day until Halloween. She explains, "Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, and Noah is my favorite thing ever, we are celebrating by counting down with a new costume every day until the big day. I hope that you are amused. I know we will be."
More than halfway through October, Chavkin has already snapped plenty of adorable pics for Noah's Halloween Countdown. Using costumes, props, and backgrounds that they already owned or DIY'd, the proud mama has turned her son into beloved characters like Charlie Brown, Waldo, and Tarzan, in addition to even more humorous and creative portrayals like the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Jean Valjean from Les Mis, and one very cute fruit salad.
To keep up with the daily project, be sure to follow Chavkin on Instagram or Tumblr.
Jessica Chavkin on Instagram Noah's Halloween Countdown on Tumblr
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Transparent House Consists of Alternating Levels Connected by Multiple Staircases

Transparent House Consists of Alternating Levels Connected by Multiple Staircases | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Located near Omiya Station in Saitama, Japan, the S-House is a transparent home with an extraordinary, avant-garde geometric structure. Created by Tokyo-based practice Yuusuke Karasawa Architects, the two-story building is split into five levels of wall-less rooms connected by over a dozen criss-crossing staircases and diagonal beams.
The modern home's labyrinth of rooms require careful navigation of the complicated levels, as some floors contain up to two rooms, while others consist of empty voids. Drawing from studies of nature and space, the structure flows upward in an impressive display of alternating solids, angles, and emptiness.
According to Karasawa, the convoluted structure was built for a client as a response to the lack of privacy and increasingly complex webs of information born of our internet age. He says, "Our hope is that this complex, layered network space will become a new architectural form that captures the various activities borne out of today's informational…
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Artist Creates Mind-Blowing Illusion of a Levitating Building in London

Artist Creates Mind-Blowing Illusion of a Levitating Building in London | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This surreal architectural sculpture, entitled Take My Lightning But Don't Steal My Thunder, is a mind-blowing piece in which a section of a building appears to be levitating in mid-air. Created by British artist and designer Alex Chinneck, the large-scale optical illusion sits directly in Covent Garden in London and was modeled after the original architecture of the184-year old Market Building.
Chinneck's expertise with large-scale works was the appeal in commissioning the artist to create a work that would stand out in the huge public space. He and his team first devised a plan to make the 40-foot long installation as light as possible. They used machines to carve the entire structure from polystyrene and covered the surface with materials that look like stone. Over four days, the team installed a metal frame and put the sculpture together like a puzzle until the visually exciting illusion came to life on a massive scale.
"Art has the capacity and license to re-imagine, re-present…
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Awesome 3D Pumpkins Made With Easy Plugs

Awesome 3D Pumpkins Made With Easy Plugs | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If you'd like to make sure that you have the coolest pumpkins on the block, check out these new pumpkin plugs by Villafane Studios. Ray Villafane is the master at pumpkin carving but he makes it easy for us that don't have his carving chops. Just trace the pumpkin plug, cut a hole and then squeeze and insert the plugs. Different eyes and mouths are available. They include angry eyes (featured on the green pumpkin), swirly eyes (featured on the small pumpkin), big teeth (featured on the green pumpkin) and mouth with tongue (featured on the small pumpkin). Each plug is only $5.99. Love them all!
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12 Adorable Animals the Internet Fell in Love With

12 Adorable Animals the Internet Fell in Love With | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
They caught the internet by storm. Their cuteness overwhelmed you. And now, twelve of the most adorable animals have been brought together in one place. You may remember our headliner Lil Bub, the runt of a litter of feral cats who was born with several genetic mutations. Bub's vet said that he was the weirdest cat he had ever seen and the internet agreed. Bub has dwarfism, an underdeveloped jaw and no teeth which is why his tongue sticks out permanently. How could you not love this unique-looking kitty?
For some, it was their hilarious expressions while for others it was their snazzy costumes. Whatever the case, we were thankful to the owners for letting us share in the memories of these animals, as they all grow up right before our very eyes.

Lil Bub, the Perma-Kitten [Link]

Boo, the Pomeranian [Link]

Beast, the Hungarian Sheep Dog [Link]

Maddie, the Coonhound [Link]

Darcy, the Hedgehog [Link]

Hamilton the Hipster Cat [Link]

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New Book of Sweet and Surreal llustrations

New Book of Sweet and Surreal llustrations | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Italy-born and raised SHOUT is an artist that creates beautifully thoughtful illustrations. His works don't overpower you, rather, they ask you to sit back and see the silent beauty in them. SHOUT (otherwise known as Alessandro Gottordo) has just released a new book that compiles the best of his work. They're mostly commissioned illustrations done within the last four years (2010 to 2014). The book contains 192 pages with 141 illustrations, most of which have never been released.
We've been big fans of SHOUT over the years. As you may know, we've posted on his work several times. (See here and here). That's why It brings us great joy to see all of his illustrations in one place! The book will be available on October 25 at 279Editions's website. Here are some of our favorites. They're what you can expect to find inside.
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Incredible Knitted Sculptures Made Entirely out of Glass

Incredible Knitted Sculptures Made Entirely out of Glass | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Looking at these knitted pieces by artist Carol Milne, you’ll immediately notice that they weren’t fashioned with yarn. In fact, they’re crafted using something that’s much less malleable - glass! It’s almost unbelievable how neatly each fragile row is made and has the look and feel of fiber; this is especially astonishing since the melting point of glass is somewhere between 1,400 and 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit; it gets too hot for Milne to traditionally manipulate it with such impeccable craftsmanship.
To produce these incredible works, the artist uses a technique she invented in 2006 that involves knitting, lost-wax casting, mold-making, and kiln casting. Milne first makes a model of the sculpture out of wax, and then she encases it with a refractory mold material that’s made to withstand extremely hot temperatures. Afterwards, hot steam melts the wax and leaves behind an empty shell in the shape of her work. Pieces of glass are then placed in the mold, heated to the proper…
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Remarkably Realistic Bob Marley Tribute Mural Towers Over the Streets of Portugal

Remarkably Realistic Bob Marley Tribute Mural Towers Over the Streets of Portugal | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Portuguese street artist Odeith picked up his first spray paint can in the 1980's and has been creating all kinds of mind-blowing art every since. His creatively composed anamorphic work and masterfully detailed graffiti art is so realistic that it seems to pop right off of the surface of walls and out of corners of various streets throughout the world.
Taking a slight turn from his typography optical illusions, Odeith recently created this amazing tribute to Bob Marley. The enormous mural, which took the artist a few days to complete, is an extraordinary, monochromatic portrayal of the legendary singer. Residents of Quinta do Mocho in Portugal will be pleasantly surprised to come upon the remarkably elaborate portrait, which towers stories above the street.
When speaking about his work, Odeith says, "For years most of my paintings had a message to society because I thought I could change the World. Now I don’t care about it—I just want to change my life before the World changes me."…
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Disparaging Catcalls Transformed Into Delicate Needleworks

Disparaging Catcalls Transformed Into Delicate Needleworks | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
You Are My Duchess is a provocative collection of handcrafted textiles in which catcalls have been transformed into a delicate art form. Created by Brooklyn-based Elana Adler, the project depicts certain phrases that were shouted out towards the artist in a fleeting moment along the streets, but which then took her hours upon hours of time to stitch into colorful needleworks. "The physically delicate, traditionally feminine, form of the piece engages the viewer and confronts him/her with a sweetness that may mask its crassness and vulgarity," explains Adler.
She breaks down the disparaging remarks into tiny, colorful stitches that appear quite fragile. Viewers will naturally approach the works expecting to find decorative textiles. At first, one or two phrases may seem amusing, however, after moving from one offensive statement to the next, the words within the frames start to feel quite unsettling.
According to the artist, the works are "a contemporary and unexpected response to…
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Couple's Extraordinary 550,000-Mile Road Trip Across 177 Countries Over 26 Years

Couple's Extraordinary 550,000-Mile Road Trip Across 177 Countries Over 26 Years | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In 1988, before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine set off on a monumental road trip that would span 26 years, 177 countries, and nearly 550,000 miles (885,139 km). The couple originally planned to spend just 18 months touring the African countryside in their Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen named "Otto," but a year and a half eventually turned into a continuous voyage interrupted by only a few periods of rest. Without sponsorship, publicity, or the online fanfare that such a journey would have today, the couple traveled purely for the sake of traveling, determined to see as much of the world as they could.
For over two decades, Gunther and Christine lived out of their car as they drove to incredible locations across six continents. Otto took them to extraordinary places like the sand dunes of the Sahara, rural villages in Kenya, the streets of Paris, ancient Buddhist temples, war zones in Iraq, and even the normally forbidden nation of North Korea. At night, the…
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18 Adorable Photos of Animals Caught in a Warm Embrace

18 Adorable Photos of Animals Caught in a Warm Embrace | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Call it snuggling, hugging or cuddling. When our day is just not going right, all we need is a sweet embrace. From cats to polar bears, we'll show you how the world's animals are a lot like us. They need that tender touch to just get through the day. It's the body's way of saying, "Take a deep breath. It's going to be ok."
Photo above: Ray Morris

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Photo: Roeselien Raimond

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Photo: Vincent Chopard
Photo: Sabine Reuss
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Colorful Paper Art Arrangements Convey Ten Principles of Design

Colorful Paper Art Arrangements Convey Ten Principles of Design | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Every good graphic designer knows that there are certain fundamental rules to follow when creating something new. Turkish graphic designer Efil Türk decided to visually communicate these ideas through her series, entitled The Principles of Design.
For each poster, Türk arranged a clean, geometric paper art composition on a simple gray background. Her series draws upon creatively arranged shapes, forms, and textures to describe how artists should plan to incorporate certain elements within their artwork.
The posters visually convey each of ten select core values, including balance, hierarchy, pattern, rhythm, space, proportion, emphasis, movement, contrast, and unity. Additionally, purposeful typography, set below each colorful arrangement, is used to explain the expectations of each fundamental idea.
Efil Türk on Behance via [Smashcave]
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Delightful Penguin Cover for Your Floor Sweeper Makes Cleaning More Fun

Delightful Penguin Cover for Your Floor Sweeper Makes Cleaning More Fun | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If your household chores are feeling a little lackluster, then try adding some pizzazz with this adorable cover that’s meant to accompany your floor-wipe sweeper. It’s shaped like a penguin and fits through the handle of the cleaning device, transforming it from the conventional into the delightfully whimsical. The flightless bird appears as if it’s sliding along your floors as you make them sparkling clean. And, in addition to being a sweeper, the penguin doubles as a tissue box holder.
This product is part of the YOU+MORE line from the online Japanese retailer felissimo; they must intend to bring a smile to your face because when "YOU+MORE" is spoken in Japanese, it sounds like “humor.” There are other amusing animal-themed products available, too, including a panda bear duvet cover and a neck pillow that’s painted to look like a wolf.
felissimo website via [Spoon and Tamago]
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Layers of Rainbow Fabric Invite Visitors to Get Lost in a Sea of Color

Layers of Rainbow Fabric Invite Visitors to Get Lost in a Sea of Color | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
A vibrant, flowing rainbow could be seen cascading across Shinjuku Central Park in this colorful installation by French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux. The first installation of the project, entitled 100 Colors, was initially conceived with paper for an interior space during the 2013 Shinjuki Creators Festa. This year for the event, the artist went outdoors to capture a new kind of energy from the blowing winds.
For this second installation, Moureaux hand-dyed 1,875 pieces of fabric and hung them vertically from above in layers of textured color. The piece was set high off the ground so that it would move with the breeze and so that passers-by could walk underneath and find themselves consumed by the various hues.
The artist explains, "Valuing the emotion inspired from Tokyo, I want to show the beauty of colors to the fullest extent. I also wish to share the feeling of being surrounded by overflowing colors by exhibiting 100 colors, here in the middle of Tokyo."…
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Sleepy Cat Shironeko Lives in Constant State of Bliss

Sleepy Cat Shironeko Lives in Constant State of Bliss | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
It's been a pretty cat-tastic week here at My Modern Met, with our posts on the world's angriest feline and this adorably surprised kitty. Today, we bring you Shironeko ("White Cat"), also known as Kagoneko ("Basket Cat"), a Turkish Van cat who is known for his perpetually sleepy and happy expressions, his habit of curling up in small baskets, and his amazing ability to balance various objects on his head.
The 12-year-old kitty, who lives in Japan with his owner and a whole pack of other feline friends, has been a member of the internet cat elite for several years. Viewers, who have nicknamed him "Basket Cat" and "Zen Cat," are captivated by Shironeko's delightfully round face, blissed-out expression, and endless patience for the silly antics his owner subjects him to.
Whether Shironeko is balancing miscellaneous fruits and vegetables on his head, covered in flowers, dressed up in cute hats, or hanging out in small containers, the adorable cat's closed eyes and little smile always…
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Hilarious One Star Yelp Reviews of Gorgeous National Parks

Hilarious One Star Yelp Reviews of Gorgeous National Parks | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When you think about the stunning natural beauty of places like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park, there should be nothing to complain about - or any National Park for that matter. Their gorgeous views, picturesque mountains, red rocks, and clear blue waters are truly a sight to behold. But, while most might share that opinion, there are some tourists who just weren't satisfied and took to Yelp to make their voices heard.
The website Mashable did some research and compiled some one and two star reviews of National Parks around the United States. They found that disgusting bathrooms, bears, and someone named Ranger Weiner are just a few of the things that made visitors unhappy. And, for one person, the Grand Canyon was just a “really big hole in the ground.”
These are some of the excerpts from their reviews. When you consider what they’re complaining about and compare it to the visual splendor that was in front of them, it’s hilarious.
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Sleek Two-Legged Chair Design Demands Physical Activity While Seated

Sleek Two-Legged Chair Design Demands Physical Activity While Seated | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This two-legged chair appears a bit unstable to sit in but that was the intention of product designer Benoit Malta. The sleek, modern concept, entitled Inactivité, is meant to provide support while still engaging the body in some physical activity. While sitting in the wooden chair, users are forced to slightly engage their legs and core in order to maintain a balanced seat.
This active stimulation results in a constant awareness of the body which Malta describes as "bearable discomfort." Users can create a slight rock as they continuosly stabilize themselves in the seat. When not in use, the piece must rest against a wall so that it doesn't topple over. Malta explains, "Through my design process I try to ask myself about our ways of living and our ways of consuming and I would like to look for a way to give meanings to all kind of objects."
Benoit Malta's website via [Lost At E Minor]
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Photographer Says Goodbye to Her Dog of 16 Years with Touching Portrait Shoot

Photographer Says Goodbye to Her Dog of 16 Years with Touching Portrait Shoot | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
To any pet owner, one of the cruelest things in the world is how short a time our beloved companions have with us on this earth. For photographer Maria Sharp, the time she had with her dog Chubby was just 16 years before she had to say goodbye. In the final days before her best friend's passing, Sharp came to terms with her loss by digging up old photos of Chubby, writing down her memories of their time together, and documenting some of their last moments with each other in a touching portrait shoot by fellow dog lover and photographer Suzanne Price.
Price's heartwarming shots capture the inseparable bond the two have shared since the day Chubby came home from the pound. "Being the impatient seven year old that I was, I would wake her up from her puppy naps so we could play," Sharp reminisces on her blog. "I just wanted someone to enjoy life with [...] Whenever we had guests over, I would barely say hi before saying, 'Do you want to see my dog?!' She was my favorite part of myself."…
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Firefighter’s Remarkable Instagram Shows Us How Intense the Action Is

Firefighter’s Remarkable Instagram Shows Us How Intense the Action Is | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Gregg Boydston is a US Forest Service “Hotshot,” meaning that he’s part of a crew of firefighters that work to contain and extinguish forest fires. You might be able to imagine some of the dangerous and incredible sights that he sees, but if you can’t, then he’s captured them on his Instagram (@greggboydston).
Boydston’s photos give us a firsthand look at what it’s like to be near the intense orange flames. We see him and other brave Hotshots taking steps to control the blaze, as well as what the ground looks like after it's gone. The images show the incredible and destructive power of these fires; especially when they're set against the backdrop of beautiful places like Yosemite National Park and the Sierra National Forest.
The fires certainly make Boydston’s Instagram account an exciting one, but it’s not all he’s shot. He also photographs a lot of tranquil, picturesque landscapes that you won’t want to miss.
Above: Klamath National Forest
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Jaw-Dropping Makeup Transformations by Lucia Pittalis

Jaw-Dropping Makeup Transformations by Lucia Pittalis | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As we've seen before, makeup has the unbelievable power to transform people into entirely different beings. Italy-based makeup artist Lucia Pittalis demonstrates the magic of cosmetics by turning herself into famous musicians, actors, and TV and film characters.
Using just wigs, makeup, a few accessories, and her raw skills, the 43-year-old artist morphs into iconic figures such as Marlon Brando, Keith Richards, Walter White, and Bette Davis. Her transformation into these celebrities is all-encompassing, as she not only recreates their facial structures, wrinkles, and hair, but also their attitudes.
Her secret? Nothing more than intense studying and observation. She told the Huffington Post, "The process is studying the character—watching photos, movies, videos and saving frames where necessary. I think how can it be adapted on my face. It is a kind of acting process before. I must be that character. Then I put on background music related to that character to be in the mood and I…
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Spectacular Black and White Portrayal of San Francisco in the 1940s and '50s

Spectacular Black and White Portrayal of San Francisco in the 1940s and '50s | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In a post-war San Francisco, photographer Fred Lyon found that, everywhere he looked, he could capture the essence of the city through his camera lens. The wonderfully exhilarating culture during the 1940s and '50s was one of energy and lively spirit, as residents and visitors enjoyed the many activities that were missing or limited during the times of war.
In his collection of black and white images, recently released as a book entitled San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940-1960, Lyon depicts a city filled with magnificent bridges, beautiful architecture sitting at the peak of giant hilltops, and cable cars running along the streets, as well as north beach around fisherman's wharf, an area of which he was particularly fond.
The magic of the city's fog or glistening bay is presented as graphic elements of dizzying heights, strong contrasts, and beautifully mysterious night scenes covered in a fuzzy haze. “I utilize my camera for ‘selective seeing,'" says Lyon. "Perhaps the most…
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Hilariously Awesome Mugs by Emily McDowell

Hilariously Awesome Mugs by Emily McDowell | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Emily McDowell, the Los Angeles-based illustrator behind those adorably awkward cards, has a new set of mugs that you'll want to sport around the office. (Especially if you're the sarcastic type). Her wonderfully witty humor graces the outside of eight ceramic mugs, perfect for filling your morning cup of joe.
We asked Emily to tell us more about this product line:
"When I was in middle and high school in the late 80s-early 90s, a family friend who was like a second mom to me had a collection of screen printed mugs with funny sayings on them, like 'World's Greatest Lover' and 'Screw Everything.' I learned how to drink coffee out of those mugs, so I have a lot of love for them, and I feel like the world is ready for an updated version of that trend. My work is all about reflecting our shared human experience in all its messy, weird glory, and it turns out mugs are a pretty fun way to do that. I like a wacky mug because you can keep it on your desk every day, it's useful, but you don't…
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Swiss Company Turns Loved Ones' Cremated Remains into Memorial Diamonds

Swiss Company Turns Loved Ones' Cremated Remains into Memorial Diamonds | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Swiss company Algordanza has come up with an unconventional and intriguing way to memorialize our loved ones forever. At Algordanza, extreme heat and pressure are used to turn cremated human remains into "memorial diamonds" that can be kept as single gems or worn as unique jewelry. The service, which costs 4,500 to 20,000 Swiss Francs ($5,000 to $20,000) per diamond, depending on the size, provides a fascinating alternative to traditional burial and cremation methods.
The process is essentially the same as creating any synthetic diamond. Carbon extracted from the departed's remains is heated to high temperatures and turned into graphite. The graphite is then subjected to temperatures as high as 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit and a force of over 870,000 pounds per square inch. The finished diamond, after being cut down to around 1 carat, is presented in a box or set as jewelry. The color of the diamond, which is unique to each person, can range from crystal-clear to almost black, although…
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Beautiful Kaleidoscopic Photos of Abandoned Buildings in 360 Degrees

Beautiful Kaleidoscopic Photos of Abandoned Buildings in 360 Degrees | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
German photographer Sven Fennema captures his architectural subjects in a full 360 degrees. He travels to abandoned places in Europe like churches, cemeteries, and even cooling towers to show all sides and angles of them. Sometimes, these locations are well kept, while other times we see that they’ve fallen into disrepair.
Fennema’s photos of these structures are often of a view that’s looking up towards the ceiling. There’s a central point with architectural features radiating from it that creates a kaleidoscopic effect. As a result, we see beautiful, complex designs with interesting lines, textures, and glimmers of light; you might not necessarily know that these are buildings upon first glance.
To produce these wide-ranging shots, the photographer first takes several images of the full peripheral perspective of a room and then assembles the individual images using an aggregator. This creates a single picture that covers 360 degrees horizontally and 180 degrees vertically. Fennema’s…
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