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Be Charmed By Manarola – Italy Manarola is the oldest of five small coastal villages that make up Italy’s Cinque Terre, all of them listed on the Unesco World Heritage List. The little fishin...
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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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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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Adorable Shar-Pei Puppy Looks Like a Cuddly Teddy Bear

Adorable Shar-Pei Puppy Looks Like a Cuddly Teddy Bear | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Meet Tonkey, an adorable bear-coat shar-pei who looks more like a stuffed animal than she does pup. The fluffy pooch is just a baby at four months old, but she’s already taken the internet by storm with her silly persona and delightful antics. Because she’s young, Tonkey is still learning to conquer the stairs, fetch a ball, and enjoy bath time, all of which are captured on her Instagram, thanks to owners Christine Park and her boyfriend, Dave.
With that sweet smoosh-face and unforgettable resemblance to a teddy bear, we know that we'll be seeing a lot more of Tonkey. We can’t wait to see what she gets into next!










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Mom Fulfills Promise to Best Friend by Adopting Her Four Daughters after Their Mother Died of Cancer

Mom Fulfills Promise to Best Friend by Adopting Her Four Daughters after Their Mother Died of Cancer | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When single mother Elizabeth Diamond was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer in 2014, her only concern was what would happen to her four daughters when she was gone. Fortunately, her best friend Laura Ruffino was right by her side to reassure her that her girls would always be taken care of.
"She said, 'if anything ever happens to me, I want you to take my girls,' and I instantly said, 'okay,'" Laura, who had known Elizabeth since childhood, told 7 Eyewitness News. "As she started to weaken, you can imagine the fears that I had for the girls and being without her."
Tragically, those fears became reality this past April when Diamond lost her battle with cancer. Laura, her husband Rico, and their own two daughters immediately opened up their home and hearts to Elizabeth's young children. The Orchard Lake, NY couple adopted the four girls as their own, doubling the size of their family.
Now, their community in upstate New York is rallying around the family in an effort to ease the…
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Mom Continues to Document the Sweet Friendship between a Boy, His Dogs, and His Horse

Mom Continues to Document the Sweet Friendship between a Boy, His Dogs, and His Horse | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
There's nothing like the special bond between a boy and his dog—unless, of course, it's the friendship between a boy, two dogs, and a horse! Stasha Becker (a.k.a. @northwestmommy), a mother and photography enthusiast who lives on an island north of Seattle, documents the adorable adventures of her 7-year-old son Julian, his two big-hearted Newfoundlands, and their family horse who lives on a nearby farm.
When we last wrote about Stasha and her son two years ago, Julian only had one big, furry playmate to run around the island with. Since then, the boy and his 8-year-old pooch, Max, have added new pals to their entourage: Bruce, a 2-year-old Newfoundland, and a regal stallion named Vizon. Throughout the years, Stasha has continued to capture the sweet moments between Julian and his four-legged friends as they pose in front of the garage door, play outside, and visit Vizon and his fellow horses at the farm.
The Becker family is gearing up for their next big adventure in the upcoming…
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Vibrant Flowers Delicately Complement Naturally-Toned Vintage Paper Envelopes

Vibrant Flowers Delicately Complement Naturally-Toned Vintage Paper Envelopes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Kiev-based photographer Anna Remarchuk (aka @annaremarchuk) creates colorful compositions using beautiful blooms tucked inside of envelopes. Remarchuk developed this project after finding a bunch of old envelopes that belonged to her great-grandfather, as well as receiving snowdrop flowers in the mail. “At the table there were those envelopes. I saw them together and decided to make a photo,” she told the Instagram blog. This visual connection was the start of her aptly-titled #envelope_series.
The Instagram-based project features a variety of flowers, delicately arranged to appear as though they’re budding from their packages. To begin her aesthetically-pleasing compositions, Remarchuk buys the flowers or gets them as gifts. She carefully considers the colors of the blooms and the envelopes’ paper, making the perfect combinations and then capturing the photo on her phone. These photos, though left open to interpretation, seem to encapsulate the moment a thoughtful, splendid gift is…
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Stunning Photos Capture the Dreamy Beauty of Rolling Lavender Fields

Stunning Photos Capture the Dreamy Beauty of Rolling Lavender Fields | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Is there anything lovelier than the sight and scent of a lavender field in full bloom? All around the world, from France to England to India, gently rolling pastures of lavender are treasured by both tourists and farmers for the flowering plant's alluring beauty, sweet fragrance, and refreshing uses in essential oil production, culinary pursuits, and the medical field. Grown in thick, aromatic rows of purple stretches across acres of land, lavender is harvested year-round all over the globe. Here's a look at some of the most spectacular lavender-filled meadows in the world.
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Two Shelter Dogs Are Saved Thanks to Viral Photo of Them Hugging

Two Shelter Dogs Are Saved Thanks to Viral Photo of Them Hugging | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
An incredible chain reaction occurred when Angels Among Us Pet Rescue posted a photo that showed two dogs embracing. The overwhelmed organization was using their social media presence to save the canine companions before they were euthanized. "I'm Kala. This is Keira. We're so scared in here," read the image's caption. "The people working in the shelters see how scared we are but just told each other that today is our deadline. We have to have someone rescue us or we'll be 'next.'"
After the heartbreaking photo was posted online, it quickly went viral and demonstrated the amazing power of the internet. Exactly 2 hours and 6 minutes later, the dogs were rescued and their lives were saved. In this short amount of time, a community of animal lovers banded together to find this adorable duo a foster home. They even secured enough funding so that the hugging pups could receive veterinary care.
Although they haven't been adopted yet, Kala and Keira are safe and they are together. Most…
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3D Grass Printer Lets You Produce Creative Gardens in Any Shape You Want

3D Grass Printer Lets You Produce Creative Gardens in Any Shape You Want | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In 2013, students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia designed a “green” 3D printer, known as PrintGREEN, whose output has the ability to grow grass. Conceived by Maja Petek, Tina Zidanšek, Urška Skaza, Danica Rženičnik and Simon Tržan, they developed the device with the help of their mentor Dušan Zidar. The innovative invention prints an earthy mixture in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing you to express your gardening creativity with unconventional designs.
PrintGREEN, which is a specially-modified CNC machine, dispenses a combination of soil, seeds, and water, rather than plastic or metal. The mud holds its form and, over time, grass is able to grow from the organic, printed materials. There are a variety of uses for this type of machine, one of which is the application of single-surface compositions featuring lettering, artwork, and decorative patterns. In addition, PrintGREEN is capable of printing along the z-axis to produce bowls and other sculptural shapes. These…
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Adorable Portraits of Pollen-Covered Bats Taken by the World's Leading Bat Expert

Adorable Portraits of Pollen-Covered Bats Taken by the World's Leading Bat Expert | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Bats are some of the most fascinating and misunderstood creatures in the world, and few know this better than Merlin Tuttle, the world's leading bat biologist and photographer. If you've ever seen a fantastic photo of a bat in a newspaper article, book, or anywhere else, chances are that Tuttle took it. The founder of Bat Conservation International, Tuttle has spent nearly his entire life working for the conservation of bats, who are often hunted and feared despite playing a vital part in nature.
His passion sprouted as a teenager living in Tennessee in the 1950s, when Tuttle managed to prove that gray bats are migratory, contrary to what textbooks and scientists said at the time. Since this first breakthrough, Tuttle has gone on to become a top ecologist who has captured and banded well over 1 million bats in order to identify and track them for research purposes. Part of his work includes photographing bats in an effort to positively depict their harmless—and often adorable—nature.…
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Abandoned Golf Courses in Japan Are Being Turned into Solar Power Fields

Abandoned Golf Courses in Japan Are Being Turned into Solar Power Fields | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The company Kyocera has plans to transform Japan’s forgotten golf courses into sites of alternative energy. These open green spaces were in high demand in the 1980s, but have declined over the years, as participation in the sport is down 40% from the 1990s. Since then, courses have been abandoned and overgrown, but it turns out they’re ideal locales for solar power—the lack of trees mean that they receive a lot of sunlight.
Kyocera’s inaugural project is currently under construction, and it’s set to be a 23-megawatt solar plant on a golf course in Kyoto prefecture. The slated completion is 2017, and once done, it will produce enough energy for about 8,100 households.
The ingenious concept is also being developed in other locations. Kyocera is planning a 92-megawatt solar plant on an abandoned course in Kagoshima prefecture. This massive establishment will generate power for over 30,000 households. It’s a fantastic way to repurpose space that would otherwise sit vacant, with the…
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Renaissance Paintings Come to Life as Giant Sculptures Representing the Four Seasons

Renaissance Paintings Come to Life as Giant Sculptures Representing the Four Seasons | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
We first saw artist Philip Haas's tremendous The Four Seasons sculptures in 2013 and now, two years later, they continue to dazzle viewers all across the country. This breathtaking series has relocated earlier this year. Currently, the massive sculptures are located at Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Each figure towers above visitors, capturing the essence of its respective season and paying homage to painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo's world-renowned portrait series of the same name.
While the classic and modern works of art perfectly display nature's rhythmic cycles, there's one distinct difference: Arcimboldo's works are two-dimensional paintings; whereas, Haas's sculptures are three-dimensional, 15-feet high structures that invite viewers to walk around and take in the full scope of each figure. Both the paintings and sculptures reimagine the human face as botanical creations using lush flowers, ripe fruits, and earthy vegetables that represent each of the four seasons.
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Couple Celebrates 40th Anniversary by Recreating 1975 Wedding Photos

Couple Celebrates 40th Anniversary by Recreating 1975 Wedding Photos | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Redditor Magic976's parents were determined to creatively relive their past. According to the Redditor: "[My father] was smooth. They met in a bar called 'The Lower Level' and his first words to her were 'You wanna Boogie?'" The happy couple, who married in 1975, wearing outfits made by the bride herself, had many photographs taken to mark the occasion. Now that 40 years have passed, the husband and wife thought it was time to recreate their classic wedding photos. And even though a lot has changed, the adoring twosome were still able to fit into the same wedding dress and jacket! While this is an admirable feat on its own, it's even more amazing to see the same amount of love in their eyes, all these years later.





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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
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Cancer


Aries


Libra


Sagittarius


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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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Japan's Largest Treehouse is Built Around a Towering 300-Year-Old Tree

Japan's Largest Treehouse is Built Around a Towering 300-Year-Old Tree | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Famed treehouse creator Takashi Kobayashi is the mastermind behind Kusukusu, a sprawling structure built around a towering, 300-year-old camphor tree in Atami, Japan. Officially the largest treehouse in the nation, Kusukusu is the result of collaborative work between Kobayashi and Hiroshi Nakamura of NAP Architects for the Risonare Resort.
After 3D-scanning hundreds of points on the tree, the team created a steel trellis that threads throughout the branches, forming a support system that's both architecturally sound and visually arresting. What's truly amazing is that the self-standing structure doesn't touch the tree at all, leaving it unharmed and free to grow further.
Construction on the treehouse was completed in March 2014. Now, guests of the resort can enjoy the view from up high as they explore the coffee stand, picnic area, and mezzanine of the treehouse. Visitors can also engage in athletic activities like zip-lining amongst the branches and foliage of the wooded grounds.…
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Deformed "Mutant" Daisies Photographed near Fukushima Spark New Radiation Worries

Deformed "Mutant" Daisies Photographed near Fukushima Spark New Radiation Worries | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Snapshots of deformed daisies growing in Nasushiobara City are going viral online, causing many people to speculate that the mutated flowers are a result of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant located about 108 miles northeast. Beginning on March 11, 2011, an unknown quantity of radiation leaked from the power plant after it was damaged by a deadly earthquake and tsunami. The devastating disaster not only took thousands of lives and homes, but also sparked fears about the effect that the radiation leak could have on residents and the environment in the future.
The photos circulating online, which were recently captured and uploaded by Twitter user @san_kaido, show wild daisies that appear to be malformed. In the photographer's words (translated by the Fukushima Diary), "The right one grew, split into two stems and had two flowers connected to each other, having four stems of flower tied in a belt-like fashion. The left one has four stems that grew to be bound to…
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Little Girl and Her Dog Pose Identically for Fun Lookalike Portraits

Little Girl and Her Dog Pose Identically for Fun Lookalike Portraits | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
A year ago, photographer Jesse Holland's parents gave her baby daughter a hat as a present. On a whim, the Victoria, British Columbia-based mom photographed her daughter and her dog wearing the same hat, and a new photo series was born.
Putting a new spin on the "who wore it better?" concept, Holland regularly captures portraits of her 2-year-old toddler and her 5-year-old Boston Terrier on their adventures together. Whether the duo is exploring the great outdoors, reading a book, or lounging in bed, each diptych shows them in a similar pose, in the same setting, and sharing identical clothes and accessories. Not only is the sweet project a fun way to engage with both child and dog, but it also serves as a precious documentation of the pair as they grow older and bigger together. According to Holland, "The baby is now a full-on kid and the dog tolerates being dressed up much better now."
The endearing series, which Holland pursued as a 100 Days challenge, concluded earlier today as…
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Artist's Amazing Invention Offers Handicapped Children a Fun Way to Paint

Artist's Amazing Invention Offers Handicapped Children a Fun Way to Paint | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
From a young age, Dwayne Szot knew that he wanted to be a different kind of artist. “I knew growing up that I was never going to be this kind of art guy who put paintings on the wall in a museum,” Szot told The Huffington Post. “I wanted to be the kind of art guy who made something that was going to create social change – that was going to make a difference. And there’d be a usefulness to what I did as an artist.”
Szot's artistic dream was inspired by his childhood, which was spent in the Midwest's foster care system. Specifically, the creator was inspired by his disabled foster siblings, who constantly had to adapt to the world around them, trying to live life like other children in spite of their setbacks. For instance, Szot recalls helping his sister, who suffered from cerebral palsy, catch the school bus by pulling her behind him in a wagon.
The memories from his past motivated Szot to invent something that could bring joy to a community of children who are often forgotten, when…
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Towering “Skysphere” is a Hi-Tech Home with Gorgeous 360-Degree Views

Towering “Skysphere” is a Hi-Tech Home with Gorgeous 360-Degree Views | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
New Zealand-based graphic designer and engineer Jono Williams has built a towering, solar-powered structure that offers 360-degree views of the surrounding rural landscape. Known as The Skysphere, it stands at 33 feet tall and contains 270 square feet of circular living space, constructed around a giant column that includes steps leading you into the unique apartment.
Williams originally planned to build a treehouse, but after months of designing, abandoned the idea for this ambitious design. He liked the concept of an unconventional building that could exist anywhere, such as a forest, hilltop, or even in water. This project was completely DIY, and he took classes to teach himself everything—from welding to wind simulation testing—so that he'd know what to do as he went along.
The most eye-catching feature of The Skysphere is its 6.5-foot-tall window that bathes the room in natural light. Although anyone can see inside the space, Williams made sure that you can lower the curtains for…
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Photographer Conquers Fear of Heights to Capture a Couple’s Stunning Yosemite Wedding

Photographer Conquers Fear of Heights to Capture a Couple’s Stunning Yosemite Wedding | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This past spring, photographer Brian Rueb captured his friends’ unforgettable wedding and overcame his fear of heights at the same time. Endijs and Elina, the happy couple and avid outdoor enthusiasts, approached him about shooting their nuptials on the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Without knowing the specifics of the trek, Rueb quickly said yes.
Afterwards, the photographer began to research what he had signed up for. The Half Dome, while worth the journey, was an 8.2 mile climb and 4,500 feet of elevation gain, with part of the trail only scalable via support cables. Feeling terrified, Rueb convinced Phillip Nicolas, his colleague and backcountry explorer, to record the wedding on video and offer him moral support.
On the morning of the wedding, Rueb and Nicolas met the couple and their wedding officiant and set off on the grueling hike. The bride and groom weren’t in the proper attire just yet, though. They had a bag filled with a vacuum-packed dress and suit, plus…
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Drone Discovers Stunning Glacier Scene Hidden in the Himalayas

Drone Discovers Stunning Glacier Scene Hidden in the Himalayas | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Thanks to the help of a drone, Polish photographer David Kaszlikowski captured a stunning scene atop a glacier near the K2 mountain, one that he wouldn’t have ever discovered otherwise. The quest to find a unique Himalayan locale started while he was shooting the upcoming documentary called K2 Touching the Sky. Kaszlikowski wanted a personal project to work on during his downtime, and so he sent his DJI Phantom drone to check out the scenery surrounding the world’s second-highest peak.
The device found a secluded spot near Concordia, which is the area below K2 where the Baltoro and Godwin-Austen glaciers converge. Kaszlikowski noticed that there was a section of glacier surrounded by a 65-foot-wide pool of water. “The place was special, making a very clean graphic frame,” he told Wired. “It was disappearing, melting, changing its form every day. It was quite obvious nobody will photograph it again like me; nobody will see it the same way the next season.”
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Secondhand Novels Are Carved into Extraordinary Mountainous Landscapes

Secondhand Novels Are Carved into Extraordinary Mountainous Landscapes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artist Guy Laramee has made a name for himself through his incredible ability to transform encyclopedias, dictionaries, and secondhand novels into extraordinary mountain landscapes. Drawing inspiration from places that he's visited, the artist carves away at printed materials that have been replaced by technology. Upon the pages of wide-ranging publications, Laramee reveals every tree, curve, canyon, and crack in the Earth's surface. This erosion is a key motif in the carver's work, since it represents the changes that ultimately occur as time goes by.
During the sculptor's most recent trip to southern Brazil, he was enchanted not only by the terrain, but he was also captivated by the birds that live there. These beautiful creatures encouraged Laramee to add another feature to his sculptures. Rather than simply transforming the inside of his books, the artist decided to utilize their covers for his latest project. In painting elaborate portraits of Brazilian birds on the outside of…
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Remote-Controlled Bed Hangs from the Ceiling Like a Hammock

Remote-Controlled Bed Hangs from the Ceiling Like a Hammock | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Polish designer Wiktor Jażwiec has crafted an elegant bed that attaches to the ceiling and hangs likes a hammock. Using strong jute ropes, a pulley system, and a steel safety line, the 176-pound structure hovers over the floor and adds a unique touch to any bedroom.
Jażwiec’s hanging bed has two stances that are each controlled by a remote: the “sleeping” position, where the bunk is suspended 18 inches above the ground; and the “pulled up” position, which retracts the bed directly under the ceiling. These options are great for small spaces, and they allow you to utilize the room for other things while awake.
In addition to its mobility, the furniture features fully-adjustable backlit accents, located where the ropes and structure meet. Like the lights, the frame comes in a variety of woods and finishes. Jażwiec will work with you to specially customize the piece, and he says that installation is easy. All you need is a drill and a hammer, and you too can have this bed in your home.…
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Coffee-Stained Leaf Paintings Created with Remnants of a Morning Brew

Coffee-Stained Leaf Paintings Created with Remnants of a Morning Brew | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nizar (aka @coffeetopia) began as a latte artist, but has taken his craft to another level by deconstructing frothy brews and utilizing their most basic component—coffee—as his medium of choice. Al-Nizar takes the steamy, soothing drink out of the cup and artistically applies it to an equally unconventional canvas—a leaf. The result is a series of sepia-toned scenes featuring a beautiful blend of nature and the pigmented, earthy, grainy remnants of a cup of coffee.
Despite the additional effort put in to create each piece, al-Nizar explains why he opts for coffee over traditional paints: "I love intimacy. I feel it with coffee and It’s fun to have fun with something you love. So I can’t find any better medium to celebrate my feelings. Artists have to feel when they do something, and I think it applies for everyone. I have tried to paint using other media but [I didn’t have any feelings for them]. If you can’t feel it, you will leave it." Despite his unusual…
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Stunning Underwater Restaurant Lets Guests Dine next to Ocean Life

Stunning Underwater Restaurant Lets Guests Dine next to Ocean Life | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
At the Subsix restaurant, located in the PER AQUUM Niyama resort in the Maldives, guests can dine with the fishes. The subterranean locale descends six meters below the waterline, and it was recently transformed by Poole Associates from a nightclub into a trendy dining spot. Its updated decor draws inspiration from its aquatic surroundings and infuses the marine aesthetic into every facet of the design.
To reach Subsix, diners must take a speedboat to its 500-meter offshore location. Upon arrival, guests descend a dramatic three-tier staircase into the space. It’s lit with abstract chandeliers that mimic white stars sparkling through the sea’s surface, and they reside among thousands of strands of capiz shells that drape from the ceiling. This stunning feature is reminiscent of the ocean waves and adds an incredible textural element to the restaurant.
The center of the room includes a huge clam-inspired bar with a fiberglass shell. It conveys the mood of the space, and its lighting…
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