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Cina’s great Olympic debate

Cina’s great Olympic debate | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The Chinese currently stand second in the Olympic medals table – in both gold and overall – but you would never know it from what’s going on in their media. Of course, there’s celebration of the co...
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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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95-Year-Old Yogi Believes We Can All Live to Be 130 Years Old

95-Year-Old Yogi Believes We Can All Live to Be 130 Years Old | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
95-year-old yoga master Kazım Gürbüz believes we can all live to be 130 years old and has some solid advice to help us achieve this. When you first look at the yogi, you'll realize that he most definitely does not look his age. To keep himself looking youthful, Gürbüz works on maintaining his flexibility and focuses on eating a variety of superfoods. This way of life hasn't only helped him to look fresh-faced, it's also allowed him to recover from a serious injury. At the age of 41, he was left paralyzed from the waist down after breaking his back. Doctors said he would never walk again, but the inspirational man ended up curing himself by having friends manipulate his vertebra back into place. “I conducted 63 different experiments on myself," the yogi told Daily Hurriyet. "I was born again. Nine months after the experiment I began to walk. ‘Miracle!’ they said."
While many saw Gürbüz's recovery as miraculous, he thought differently. "Man uses his brain power if applied correctly and…
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Elevated Getaway Home Offers Undisturbed Views of Chilean Seaside

Elevated Getaway Home Offers Undisturbed Views of Chilean Seaside | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Both land and sea are visible from Mirador, an elevated home perched on a steep cliff that’s located off the coast of Tunquén, Chile. Designed by Gubbins Arquitectos, its meant as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of nearby Santiago. Here, residents can bask in solitude and take advantage of all that the secluded landscape has to offer.
The 1,450-square-foot Mirador has a ramp that leads from the ground to the main floor of the house. Once inside, there’s a large living space that connects two outdoor terraces: one with views of water and the other of land. This main level also features a set of spiral stairs up to the roof deck, which offers more incredibly scenic sights—it’s perfect for admiring the sunrise and sunset, as well as watching those on the beach below.








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Photography by Marcos Mendizábal
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Can You Spot the Nude Models Camouflaged in These Landscapes?

Can You Spot the Nude Models Camouflaged in These Landscapes? | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artist Filippo Ioco travels the world to produce his spectacular body painting series called Landscapes. In it, nude models are cloaked in natural-colored pigments and posed in settings like red rock deserts, sandy beaches, and vasts woodlands, their camouflage so expertly applied that they seamlessly blend in with their surroundings.
It’s often hard to spot the figures in Ioco’s photographs, and only after a thorough examination do you see them acting as the branch of a tree or the smoothed curve of a large rock. Browsing through the series can feel a bit like Where’s Waldo? So, how many of the painted models can you spot?











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3D Sidewalk Murals Invite Pedestrians to Interact with the Illusive Art

3D Sidewalk Murals Invite Pedestrians to Interact with the Illusive Art | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artist Nikolaj Arndt continues to dazzle pedestrians with his remarkable sidewalk chalk abilities. Since 2009, the designer has created 3D works of sidewalk art that transform flat, grey pavement into a dynamically colorful canvas. "I use chalk and pigment. The pigment is the same as chalk, only in powder," he told PxlEyes. "I use water with lots of sugar to dilute the pigment. The sticky base protects the work from the wind. To draw a picture I need an average of two days." Even in just a matter of days, Arndt is capable of illustrating pieces that viewers can easily interact with.
"Those who want to try their hand at street art, I would say: Do not be afraid to experiment," the artist advises. "Try something new, it is always interesting. For me the main thing in art is to give positive emotions to the audience. When people are smiling, looking at my pictures, I’m happy."





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Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan

Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. "My photographs are like Japanese paintings," Suzuki explains. "Japanese like to express emotions and spiritual feelings through the landscape photography. Contemporary theater, art and music stimulate the brain and increase mood. Emotional art heal people and leads the society to harmony. I took a challenge to capture emotions with my camera." This element of spirituality can be detected in each and every photo, which helps to highlight the beauty of Japan's nature. Suzuki also demonstrates that expressive artwork can serve as a means for finding serenity in both our inner and outer worlds.














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Pet Owners Mimic Their Dogs in Adorable Look-Alike Portraits

Pet Owners Mimic Their Dogs in Adorable Look-Alike Portraits | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
German photographer Ines Opifanti demonstrates that dog owners are experts when it comes to imitating their furry friends. “The Dog People is an ongoing project where dog owners try to mimic their dogs’ facial expressions," the artist explains. "While I don’t believe in the common folk wisdom claiming dog owners become similar looking to their dogs over the years, I do believe that they become really really good in interpeting their pets subtle mimic."
Aside from their impressive impersonations, some of Opifanti's subjects do look quite alike. One duo has a similar hair and fur color, while another's snapshot showcases their seemingly identical big brown eyes. Based on how they're posing, certain pairs appear to have the same personalities. Then again, what matters most is the noticeable love that's shared between these pet owners and their loyal companions.
Above: Annika and Bob
Cosmo and Elena

J and Mali


Ines and Fleur


Leandro and Koko


Giocco and Maria


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Artist Creates Delicious Smoothie Blends to Match Pantone Color Swatches

Artist Creates Delicious Smoothie Blends to Match Pantone Color Swatches | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Recently, art director Hedvig Astrom Kushner embarked on a deliciously colorful project. "I make a lot of smoothies and discovered it works like mixing paint," she told us in an email. Playing with this idea of smoothies as paint, Kushner found that adding a strawberry would yield a bright pink hue, while blending in some tofu softened the color’s intensity. This got the designer thinking—is it possible to create a tasty smoothie in any Pantone color? Through her delicious experiment, called Pantone Smoothies, she’s trying to find out.
To make these delectable drinks, the process is simple: Kushner buys colored paper from an art supply store, matches it to a Pantone swatch, and combines ingredients like bananas, mangoes, and avocados to reproduce a specific shade of a Pantone swatch. She then collaborates with photographer Michael Kushner to create appetizing images, which always include a neatly-organized shot of what went into the smoothie.
Kushner's Pantone Smoothie recipes are all…
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Build the Life-Sized Object of Your Dreams with Giant LEGO Bricks for Adults

Build the Life-Sized Object of Your Dreams with Giant LEGO Bricks for Adults | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Anyone who's ever played with LEGO bricks knows there's something magical about assembling sophisticated structures and displays from a pile of individual pieces of plastic. Now, adults can have the same fun with EverBlock, a new modular building system of oversized blocks capable of forming fantastic, life-sized creations.
With EverBlock, users can dream big, stacking and organizing to construct walls, room dividers, furniture, shelters, and much more. Using four interlocking parts—a full-sized 12-inch block, a half-sized 6-inch block, a one-quarter-sized 3-inch block, and a 12-inch finishing cap—anyone can create functional objects that are both striking and structurally sound without the use of any tools.
EverBlock founder and LEGO enthusiast Arnon Rosan came up with idea after his young son wondered about the possibility of a material that could not only be used to make life-sized items, but could also be disassembled and changed at will. Rosan's answer was to supersize his…
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Stunning Ink and Pencil Drawings of Human Faces Emerge from Maps

Stunning Ink and Pencil Drawings of Human Faces Emerge from Maps | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In an intriguing blend of cartography and illustration, UK artist Ed Fairburn uses maps as his canvases for stunning ink and pencil portraits. Faces are fragmented by contours that not only delineate borders, roads, and geographical features, but also bear a striking resemblance to veins and the texture of skin. Made up of incredibly intricate details, the human forms that emerge from dense lines are extraordinarily realistic, even while being abstracted by the patterns of the maps.
When asked why he uses maps as his medium of choice, Fairburn replied on his Facebook page: "Several reasons... the ephemeral quality, the traditional element away from digital, the richness of pattern... maps offer a kind of framework which fits my work both physically and conceptually."
Scroll down to see more of Fairburn's recent work, shown here with captions courtesy of the artist.
Above: Eloyse Lesueur
A portrait of French athlete Eloyse Lesueur, drawn in ink on an original street plan of Paris, 40"…
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Photographer Documents Chemically Polluted Landscapes and Soaks Film in the Same Toxins

Photographer Documents Chemically Polluted Landscapes and Soaks Film in the Same Toxins | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Brandon Seidler draws attention to the damage humans have done to the environment by photographing natural landscapes that have been altered by chemical pollution and then soaking the film in the same harsh chemicals that were found at the site. The developed film, which has been corroded by different acids, yields distorted, uncanny images of a world transformed by manmade toxins.
Seidler, who was raised in New Jersey, was a college senior when he found a way to treat film using chemicals, producing extremely colorful results in the process. Later, he came up with the idea of pairing chemically altered film with the environmental issues he was so passionate about. "I was Googling one of the chemicals one day, and found that a chemical spill of that particular chemical had occurred not far from my school," Seidler says in a video about his project. "I decided to take pictures of the landscape and nature surrounding the spill site, and used varying amounts of the same chemical to alter…
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"Treehotel" Cabins Offer One-Of-A-Kind Lodging in a Bird's Nest and UFO

"Treehotel" Cabins Offer One-Of-A-Kind Lodging in a Bird's Nest and UFO | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If you're looking for a unique lodging experience, the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden is it. This unconventional locale feature six cabins that are all suspended above ground and no two are alike. The varied designs are all delightfully creative takes on a treehouse: they include a bird’s nest and UFO, as well as a mirrored box that reflects its magnificent surroundings in unspoiled nature.
The imaginative cabins aren't just spectacular on the exterior—their interiors are also beautifully decorated. Modern and stylish, they often correspond to what's on the outside. The UFO lodge, for instance, has cosmos-themed pillows, making these places more than just hotel accommodations, but fantasy experiences.
Although secluded, the small village of Harads has Britta’s Pensionat, a multi-use building open to Treehotel guests. There’s a restaurant, bar, sauna, and relaxation area, as well as television and internet that are just a short stroll away from where you’re staying.
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Foliage Covered "Tunnel of Love" is an Enchanting Pathway for Lovers

Foliage Covered "Tunnel of Love" is an Enchanting Pathway for Lovers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The Tunnel of Love, as it’s commonly known, looks like something out of a dream. Completely covered in bright green foliage, the branches create a beautifully-enclosed arch that acts as a 1.8-mile passageway for a private train that hauls wood to a factory in Klevan, Ukraine, near the city of Kiev.
With its undeniable natural beauty, it’s no surprise that this Eastern European hideaway is also a popular spot for people in love. Romantics stroll along the seemingly endless path that appears before them, like a scene straight out of a fairy tale. Here, couples are encouraged to make a wish, and it’s said that if they are sincere in their love, it will come true.
Photographers around the world have captured the charm hidden within the Tunnel of Love. Check out some of our favorites, below.
Above photo source: Cool HD Wallpapers
Photo credit: Miloš Pjatko

Photo credit: Oleg Gordienko


Photo credit: Oleg Gordienko


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Photo credit: Amos Chapple


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Winners of Weather.com's 2015 It's Amazing Out There Photo Contest

Winners of Weather.com's 2015 It's Amazing Out There Photo Contest | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The winners of the 2015 It's Amazing Out There Photo Contest have just been announced! Hosted by weather.com, the second annual competition received over 40,000 submissions from amateur and professional photographers around the world. These incredible weather, nature, and adventure shots were narrowed down to a final list of 73, from which judges selected the winners.
New York-based surf photographer Matt Clark took home the grand prize of $15,000 for his powerful black-and-white image of Casino Pier's Jet Star roller coaster captured in spring 2013 just months after Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the East Coast. Soon before the damaged roller coaster was due to be torn down, Clark made a trip to the Jersey Shore to document the beach that had a special place in his heart. "It was an intense time for so many people who had their lives changed in such an incredible way," Clark said. "I really wanted to capture this moment in history that would't be there in the future. I knew that…
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Strangers around the World Unite to Give a Syrian Refugee and His Children a New Life

Strangers around the World Unite to Give a Syrian Refugee and His Children a New Life | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
After a heartbreaking photo of a Syrian refugee selling pens in the streets of Beirut while holding his sleeping daughter went viral last week, strangers all over the world banded together to help the man and his family start a new life.
Abdul Haleem al-Kader, the man identified in the photo, is a Palestinian-Syrian refugee who is struggling to make a living in Lebanon after fleeing violence in Syria with his two children. He used to work in a chocolate factory in Syria, but was unable to find a similar job in Beirut. Left with no other options, he's been selling pens on the street in order to support his daughter Reem, 9, and son Abdelillah, 4.
Photos of the desperate father were originally shared on Twitter by Icelandic activist Gissur Simonarson, who founded the website Conflict News to shed light on conflict zones across the globe. With the help of fellow activists, journalists, and Lebanese residents, Simonarson was able to locate al-Kader and offer him aid. Simonarson set up a…
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Groundbreaking Solar-Powered Classrooms Provide Cost-Efficient Education Spaces in Kenya

Groundbreaking Solar-Powered Classrooms Provide Cost-Efficient Education Spaces in Kenya | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
UK-based computer company Aleutia developed a flatpack, solar-powered, modular classroom that may be the answer to a scarcity of educational resources in developing countries like Kenya. The so-called "Solar Classroom in a Box" provides everything needed for a classroom in one streamlined package, including the framework for the building, computers, electric cabling, and solar panels. Each set fits on a single pallet, and up to three classrooms can be transported in pick-up and cattle trucks to designated construction sites. There, local handymen need only two days and some simple tools—no crane required—to assemble the building, install solar panels on the roof, and set up computer equipment.
Each insulated classroom, which is made of cinder blocks, a corrugated tin roof, and a light gauge steel frame, houses 10 computers for students and one for a teacher. The computer models, Aleutia T1's, are designed to be fanless, economical, energy-efficient, and rugged enough to withstand the…
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Drone Footage Captures Breathtaking Aerial Tour of Iceland's Dramatic Landscape

Drone Footage Captures Breathtaking Aerial Tour of Iceland's Dramatic Landscape | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Countless photos have shown us the incredible beauty of Iceland, but this amazing video (below) by Blue Racer Productions is just another reminder of the Nordic country's allure. Shot during a recent 8-day trip to the island nation, using a DJI Phantom 3 drone, this aerial footage takes viewers on a breathtaking journey across the dramatic landscape of geysers, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, and beaches. The locations featured include Skógafoss, Reynisfjara Beach, Skaftafell National Park, Askja, Skaftafellsjökull, Dettifoss, Gulfoss, and Eskifjordur.















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3-Piece Rings That Need to Be Worn at Once to Become Playful Animals

3-Piece Rings That Need to Be Worn at Once to Become Playful Animals | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Bangkok artist MerryMe has designed a set of rings that will fit perfectly on the fingers of any animal lover. Each ring set comes with three separate pieces that fit together to form an adorable creature. One features a squirrel who's chasing a tiny acorn, while others display a variety of animals—a detailed seagull, a white French Bulldog with a golden button nose, a striped zebra, and more—who are each seemingly grasping onto the finger of the wearer.
"I used to work as a fashion buyer for Scandinavian fashion company," the creative admits. "Finally, I found merryme to create modern jewelries and accessories with different combination of materials. However, with M E R R Y, we love to be merry and love to merry people." It's this enthusiastic philosophy that makes the artist's 3-piece jewelry a delightful puzzle that users can merrily put together.

















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Photographer Explores the Beautiful Diversity of Redheads

Photographer Explores the Beautiful Diversity of Redheads | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Between one and two percent of the world's population are redheads, according to BBC News. While gingers are usually thought to be white, pale, and of Celtic-Germanic descent, the reality is that there are millions of people of color around the world who have freckles and fiery locks of hair. French-born, London-based photographer Michelle Marshall explores the stunning diversity of redheads in her portrait series MC1R, named after the gene known as "melanocortin 1 receptor" that causes red hair.
Marshall was originally interested in documenting manifestations of freckles for her visual census. Eventually, after meeting a freckled little girl who was of mixed race, the photographer decided to focus on incidents of the MC1R gene variant among Afro-Caribbean people. She found her subjects, who are primarily black or mixed race individuals, through social media, word of mouth, or random encounters on the street.
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Portuguese Community Bands Together to Create a Stunning Paper Flower World

Portuguese Community Bands Together to Create a Stunning Paper Flower World | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The residents of Alentego, Portugal have created an enchanting world that's filled to the brim with paper flowers. For four months, the townspeople dedicated their time to dressing Alentego's streets in these delicate paper creations for The Flowers' Festival. Rather than choosing only one or two streets to work on, they decided to decorate the entire city—so that each street has its own special theme. One road features brightly colored poppies to instantly catch your eye, while another displays a relaxing blend of handcrafted jasmine. These dazzling assemblages make it no surprise that people are traveling from all over the world just so they can admire the craftsmanship, twinkling lights, and unique shadows that are cast between the floral artwork.
Luckily, visitors to this community are able to marvel at a sky made solely of paper blossoms. Guests can also take a moment to realize that this view is completely handmade, which is why the event is also known as The People's Festival.…
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Spectacular Installation of 100,000 Illuminated Balloons Float Inside of London Market

Spectacular Installation of 100,000 Illuminated Balloons Float Inside of London Market | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
From August 27 to September 27, the 19th Century Market Building in London’s Covent Garden is home to 100,000 giant white balloons, an installation aptly titled Heartbeat. This awe-inspiring display is the work of French artist Charles Pétillon—his first public art installation—and it stretches 54 meters (177 feet) in length and 12 meters (39 feet) in width. Embedded within the cloud-like mass is a gentle pulsating light, meant to symbolize the beat of a heart and also reflect the Garden district’s sense of energy and dynamism.
The unified orbs are suspended within the grand architecture, infusing modernity into the historical space. Pétillon hopes that their unexpected presence will encourage passersby to view the locale in a different light. “The [balloons'] goal is to change the way in which we see the things we live alongside each day without really noticing them,” he says. “With Heartbeat I want to represent the market building as the beating heart of this area – connecting its…
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New in the Shop: Dreamy Watercolor Paintings

New in the Shop: Dreamy Watercolor Paintings | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
From European landmarks to stunning skylines, Maja Wrońska has continued to captivate us with her dreamy and vibrant interpretations of picturesque scenes. The Polish artist, who is an architect by trade, picked up a passion for drawing and painting in her first two years of school. She never received any additional training, making her meticulous hand with the challenging medium that much more impressive.
We’re happy to announce that we now have a collection of Wrońska’s beautiful works available in both print and canvas at My Modern Shop!
Above image: Sunset in Rome

Woods

Winter in Paris

Flamingos

Brooklyn Bridge

Allium

Brussels
My Modern Shop: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest Maja Wrońska: Website
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Amusing Illustrations Show Monsters Have Problems Like the Rest of Us

Amusing Illustrations Show Monsters Have Problems Like the Rest of Us | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Who says monsters can’t have problems, just like the rest of us? Artist and designer Teo Zirinis (aka Hands Off My Dinosaur) has created a delightful, on-going series that sheds light on the hilariously distinctive dilemmas faced by fictional monsters. Aptly called Monster Issues, the charming cartoon-style illustrations feature creatures like the Kraken, Dracula, and Cthulhu lamenting over the unique challenges they face in their respective paths of monsterhood.
Life is harder than it seems for these mythical figures: according to the Troll, the Internet hates him; Nessie isn’t very photogenic; and Medusa’s wild, slithering hair frightens hairdressers. And the real reason Godzilla acts out? It's because he really hates modern architecture.
Zirinis’ amusing illustrations are available as prints, pillows, and coffee mugs through his shop on Society6.
Above: Kraken
Cthulhu

Godzilla

Nessie


Hydra


Troll


King Kong


Cyclops


Medusa


Dracula


Dragon


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13 Trailblazing Female Artists to Celebrate on Women's Equality Day

13 Trailblazing Female Artists to Celebrate on Women's Equality Day | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Countless women have contributed to the world in a unique and artistic fashion. August 26th—Women's Equality Day—serves as the perfect time to celebrate these inspiring individuals. In honor of the talented women we admire, we've compiled a list of our recent favorites. These are the female artists, designers, architects, and inventors who have impacted others with their tremendous, creative talents.

Elora Hardy

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Elora Hardy aimed to make a difference after she left her successful fashion career behind in New York. She then moved back to her childhood home in Bali, which is where she's currently building sustainable bamboo homes for a living. Over the course of the last five years, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction. They believe that this plant is underused and that it's an ideal renewable resource that will change the future. With her expert craftsmanship and resourceful mindset, Hardy hopes to redefine eco-friendly…
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Infrared Camera Captures the Poetically Desolate Landscapes of Northern California

Infrared Camera Captures the Poetically Desolate Landscapes of Northern California | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based photographer Nathan Wirth captures "slices of silence" in his beautiful, on-going series of desolate landscapes. The striking black and white images depict solitary trees on rolling hills in Marin and Sonoma counties in Northern California, where marbled-gray skies often cast ominous backdrops over the grassy knolls. It gives us the feeling that at any moment, something could easily go awry.
Wirth’s photos are divided into three series, all under the name Infrared Silence. To give them such a distinctive look, he took the pictures using an infrared-converted camera. Thanks this alteration, what were once low-light scenes and drab skies now take on a striking visual presence— as if they’re not of this world.
Above photo: Hamilton I—The Hills of Marin County, California, USA
Oak II—Novato, California, USA

White Tree XI—The Hills of Solano County, California, USA


Oak—Novato, California, USA


White Tree XII—The Hills of Sonoma County, California, USA


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Japanese Artist Creates Delicate Watercolor Paintings of Fish Every Week

Japanese Artist Creates Delicate Watercolor Paintings of Fish Every Week | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Tokyo-based artist Yusei Nagashima has been fascinated by fish since he was a child, so it's no wonder that the aquatic creatures have become the sole focus of his beautifully detailed watercolor paintings. Every Friday for the past three years, Nagashima has posted a new illustration of fish on his blog, covering an eclectic range of specimens that differ in size, color, and shape. Rendered in delicate washes of paint with intricate scales and luminous eyes, each fish is a soothing blend of realism and artistic whimsy.
"I was captivated by the form of the fish when I was young," Nagashima says of his childhood in Osaka, Japan. "How it carried itself in the water, the sparkle of its eyes and scales; the lively movements of its muscles when it were caught, its intimidating expression as its throat swelled. Under the incandescent light of the fish shop, they looked as brilliant as stars on a stage. My feelings since then haven't changed, so now I draw fish."
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