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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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Mirror Labryinth, Twisted Park Benches and Disappearing Rooms of Water at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Mirror Labryinth, Twisted Park Benches and Disappearing Rooms of Water at Brooklyn Bridge Park | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As if New York doesn't have enough exciting art going on right now, with Yayoi Kusama's show at David Zwirner and Teresita Fernández's golden canopy at Madison Square Park, it can now add another must-see exhibition to the list. At Brooklyn Bridge Park, Danish artist Jeppe Hein has just opened Please Touch the Art. His most comprehensive exhibition ever presented in a public space in the United States, the show consists of 18 interactive works that are both fun and surprising.
The exhibition, which has been curated by Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator Nicholas Baume, includes three distinct bodies of work. Appearing Rooms consists of a series of "rooms" with walls that appear and disappear as vertical jets of water shoot up from the ground in a grid-like pattern. Installed on the Bridge View Lawn at Pier 1, the iconic water sculpture challenges visitors to move throughout the "rooms" without touching a drop of water. If you don't time it just right, you might come away…
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Photographer Follows Girlfriend While Traveling to Breathtaking Indian Landmarks

Photographer Follows Girlfriend While Traveling to Breathtaking Indian Landmarks | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When photographer Murad Osmann and his girlfriend Natalia Zakharova were vacationing in Barcelona, they started an Instagram series that their followers fell in love with. The photographs feature Osmann being led by his girlfriend through the incredible destinations that they visit, resulting in the Follow Me theme that is present in all of their travel snapshots. "The first photo happened in Barcelona while we were on vacation. My girlfriend was a bit annoyed that I was always taking pictures of everything, so she grabbed my hand and tried to pull me forward. But it didn't stop me from doing photos," stated Osmann to Mashable. "That's how it all started."
After visiting extraordinary places like Spain, Italy, Hong Kong, and France, the couple recently visited India in February, which is where Natalia dressed up in Indian-esque outfits to recreate their famous Instagram images. While the twosome travelled to Delhi, Udaipur, Varanasi, Jaipur, and more, Osmann used his iPhone to capture…
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Famous Landmarks in Paris Recreated Using Historic Images from World War II

Famous Landmarks in Paris Recreated Using Historic Images from World War II | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artist Julien Knez spent two months touring Paris to figure out how much the famous city has changed since World War II. During August of 1944, the Liberation of Paris was fought, freeing Parisians from Nazi Germany's oppressive control. After collecting vintage photographs of this momentous battle, Knez decided to visit the locations that were captured in the historic images. At each location, the artist tried to imitate the exact angle that was shown in his photos, so he could recreate the snapshot in front of its modern day counterpart. "It was very intense to imagine the fights in the streets I know as a Parisian," stated Knez to The Washington Post. 
By taking images that were captured 71 years ago and reproducing them, the Parisian photographer was able to see the complex emotional history behind every location and landmark. Where a battle was once fought, there now stands a bookstore. General Charles de Gaulle and his troops marched before the now serene Arc de Triomphe. In…
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Beautiful Photos of Mysteriously Surreal Scenes by Nicholas Scarpinato

Beautiful Photos of Mysteriously Surreal Scenes by Nicholas Scarpinato | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Photographer Nicholas Scarpinato has the incredible ability to make his work appear as if it’s part of a dreamscape. We first featured the young creative a few years ago, and since that time he’s developed his talents with more conceptually intriguing scenes that are bathed in gorgeous, vintage-tinted colors.
Scarpinato’s photos often portray the story of one central character. Their relationship to the environment, specifically nature, always seems to be questioned or in flux. Some look as though they’re trying to escape their situation and want to disappear. Others embrace the landscape and explore it down fast-moving streams, through abandoned houses, and disguising themselves as someone else. With just a single photo, Scarpinato creates mysteries that leave us wanting to know more.
The photographer has attended Virginia Commonwealth University over the past years and studied film making. His short experiments, documentaries, other moving images feature the same fascinating style…
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Gorgeous Glass Vessels Beautifully Engraved with Trees by Kayo Yokoyama

Gorgeous Glass Vessels Beautifully Engraved with Trees by Kayo Yokoyama | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
"In Australia, I live among trees; trees are an essential factor for me to fell connected and at home." Japanese artist Kayo Yokoyama creates beautifully detailed glass sculptures engraved with trees. Like a dentist, she uses hand-held motor drills with small diamond tipped burrs to carve her nature scenes. Though she was born in Japan, Yokoyama lives in the Blue Mountain in Australia where she draws much of her inspiration. Trees represent real trees as well as a state of higher consciousness in the journey and growth of an identity. "My engraving of trees on the glass objects' surface recalls me to a place of strength inside me," she states. "They suggest the fundamental order of the world and my place in it - my homeland."
In some of her works, you'll also notice the addition of chairs. They act as a metaphor for the self, signifying the absence as well as the presence of a person. In others, you'll notice streaks of color swirling around the bottom of the sculptures. They're…
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Gorgeous Photos Highlight Beautiful Intricacies of Birds’ Feathers

Gorgeous Photos Highlight Beautiful Intricacies of Birds’ Feathers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As we’ve admired many times before, birds are wondrous, beautiful creatures. And in this series titled Birds, fashion photographer Thomas Lohr shows off their gorgeous plumage. He focuses on tightly-cropped, up-close shots of feathers, and he captures a variety of colors, textures, and movements within the illustrious tufts. It’s an unusual way to look at birds, and one that blurs the line between documentation and fine art.
In some of Lohr’s photographs, it’s even unclear that we’re looking at a bird. His vantage point abstracts the feathers and they seem to resemble scales or long strands of fur. Other times, the delicate layers of quills and vanes unmistakingly belong to a bird. “My aim was to show the variety of the species and the array of plumage, so I shot a wide range instead of concentrating on particular birds,” he tells AnOther.
Lohr did some traveling for this series, and it’s now a book of the same name. He only wanted to capture portraits of living birds, so he visited…
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Architects to Repurpose Abandoned Highway into Elevated Skygarden

Architects to Repurpose Abandoned Highway into Elevated Skygarden | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The innovative Dutch studio MVRDV is planning on transforming an abandoned section of highway in Korea. But instead of destroying it and building something new, the architects will repurpose the unused infrastructure into a 55-foot-high elevated park. It’s called the Seoul Skygarden, and it’ll include 254 species of trees, shrubs, and flowers, creating an ever-evolving urban arboretum for city dwellers.
The greenery will be organized according to the Korean alphabet and will allow people to interact with and discover new types of plants. In addition, places like tea cafes, flower shops, street markets, libraries, and greenhouses will also enliven the skygarden and provide new opportunities for commerce.
The existing highway was built in the 1970s but was deemed unsafe following intensive safety inspections in 2006. Originally, the city intended to demolish it, but after consulting with experts and residents, decided to reuse it for public space. They then launched a design competition…
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Photographer Takes Incredible Self Portraits Posed in Vast Landscapes

Photographer Takes Incredible Self Portraits Posed in Vast Landscapes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Photographer Nicholas Roemmelt reminds us just how big and beautiful our world is with his ongoing series of breathtaking self portraits. Based in Austria, the 40-year-old is lucky enough to have nature that's easily accessible from his backyard. He’ll hike the nearby mountain and insert himself within the frame of his camera, creating spectacular landscapes photos in the process.
Through these epic compositions, we get the sense that Roemmelt is an adventurous guy and passionate about the outdoors. He’s seen camping in the snow, climbing to the top of a peak, and standing above raging waters. Often, he poses at night and his small, silhouetted figure is set against a glittering, starry sky. Seeing the awe-inspiring vastness of Roemmelt’s picturesque photography is inspiration to venture out and explore the amazing places nature has to offer.
Nicholas Roemmelt website and 500px page via [PetaPixel and 500px ISO]
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Abandoned Detroit House Gets Adorned with 4000 Flowers

Abandoned Detroit House Gets Adorned with 4000 Flowers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
What does it look like when you give florists 48 hours to fill an old, abandoned house with flowers? These photos, taken by photographer Heather Saunders, are from the trail run of Flower House, an exhibition planned in October that will fill 15 rooms of a dilapidated Detroit home with between 60,000 and 100,000 flowers. For the preview event, it took florists 48 hours and 4,000 flowers to transform a neighboring house into a wildly beautiful wonderland.
Lisa Waud, the creator of Flower House, has had a floral design business called Pot & Box for five years. After seeing images of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapped Pont Neuf bridge in Paris and Christian Dior's 2012 couture show, Waud had an epiphany. "I knew I had to create my own house of flowers and invite as many people as possible to experience it with me," she stated. She found it surprisingly easy to get florists on board with her vision. "The Flower House October installation will be an unprecedented one," she wrote. "We will…
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Artist Designs Powerful Poster for Nepal After Devastating Earthquakes

Artist Designs Powerful Poster for Nepal After Devastating Earthquakes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In less than 3 weeks, the country of Nepal has experienced two major earthquakes, which destroyed many homes and killed a significant number of people. In an effort to help with this devastating situation, artist Thomas Yang created a special art print for his store 100copies, which is where he combines his love of both art and cycling. For the creative director's Nepal-inspired print, the compassionate artist designed a man riding a bike with his red cape blowing freely in the wind. The cape itself takes on the shape of Nepal in the spectacular "Ride On, Nepal" piece, encouraging the overwhelmed country to be strong during this difficult time. Most importantly, all proceeds gained from this empowering work of art will be donated to the Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Relief fund. 
In under one week, the print remarkably sold out. Since only 100 copies of the $60 print were produced, this means that a total of $6000 was raised for this amazing cause. Not only has Yang combined…
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Meticulously-Arranged Photo Transforms Whole Foods into Identical Cubes

Meticulously-Arranged Photo Transforms Whole Foods into Identical Cubes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it

In 2014, Amsterdam-based design studio Lernert & Sander created a wonderfully unconventional photograph of 98 different types of food. They transformed whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, and protein into identical 2.5 centimeter cubes. The assignment was for a Dutch newspaper called De Volkskrant and was part of their documentary photography issue about food.
Lernet & Sander’s visual response isn’t what you might expect, but it’s oddly satisfying to see such organization and uniformity in seemingly disparate edibles. The perfectly-arranged grid includes kiwis, watermelons, and lettuce alongside salmon and tuna. Their defining colors and characteristics remain partially visible, so that way the foods are still identifiable despite being cropped to a much smaller size.
The photo is available as a limited edition C-print of 50 copies. Check out their website for more information on how to buy it.
Lernert & Sander website via [Colossal and iGNANT]

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Luxury Yacht with Underwater Rooms Boasts Amazing Views of Ocean Life

Luxury Yacht with Underwater Rooms Boasts Amazing Views of Ocean Life | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The Dubai-based Kleindienst Group has designed a contemporary marine yacht concept that’s unlike any other. Called the Floating Seahorse, it boasts an underwater master bedroom and bath that offer amazing views of the surrounding ocean.
This aquatic accommodation is a luxurious home away from home, and it includes a fully-fitted kitchen with a dining and living area. There’s also a sun deck that doubles as an extended entertaining space once the glass facade is open. The upper deck of the boat features an additional sleeping area, mini bar, kitchenette, and glass-bottomed jacuzzi. But perhaps the most striking thing about the Floating Seahorse is its floor-to-ceiling windows above and below the water. When you’re downstairs, there’s an up-close, uninterrupted look at aquatic life.
Aside from providing an unforgettable boating experience, the Kleindienst Group wants to help make a better life for seahorses. CEO Josef Kleindienst explains, “The seahorse is an endangered species and we…
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Skaters Rejoice Over the World's First Multi-Story Skatepark

Skaters Rejoice Over the World's First Multi-Story Skatepark | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
British architect Guy Hollaway recently unveiled plans for the world's first multi-story skatepark, which is to be built in Folkestone, England. The project was commissioned by billionaire Roger De Haan with the hope that it will prevent young people from moving away from this sleepy seaside town. "What we're trying to do is reverse engineer this brain drain," Hollaway told Dezeen. "If you make childhood meaningful through education, sport, recreation then it's more likely that they'll invest in their town and the future and stay and maybe bring up their own children in that town – that is what true regeneration is about."
Three of the skatepark's undulating concrete floors will be used as a park for both skateboarders and BMX riders, while the basement will house a boxing ring. For both new and experienced climbers, there will be an 11-meter-high climbing wall, which will span the three upper floors. One floor will feature a giant bowl, so that adventurous skaters and bikers can drop…
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Striking "PaperBridge" Created with 22,000 Sheets of Paper and No Glue

Striking "PaperBridge" Created with 22,000 Sheets of Paper and No Glue | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Set against a gorgeous green backdrop, the crimson-colored PaperBridge is a striking sight. This installation was created by environmental artist Steve Messam, and it was a small feat of civil construction. The bridge was composed of 22,000 sheets of brightly-hued paper and weighed over 4.3 tons. What’s most impressive was that this structure was freestanding and didn’t have glue, screws, or bolts holding it together. Instead, Messam constructed the self-supporting arch by weighting it on either side with steel gabions filled with local stone.
The PaperBridge was a temporary work of art and part of the Lakes Ignite project in the Lake District of North West England. It spanned about 13 feet across flowing water at the foot of Helvellyn mountain.
Messam had the local surroundings in mind while forming the piece, and its relationship to it was important. “The intensity of colour used in the bridge contrasts with the verdant landscape making a bold statement of form and design,” he…
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Photographer and Artist Collaborate to Create Spellbinding Floral Collages

Photographer and Artist Collaborate to Create Spellbinding Floral Collages | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For Yen Magazine, photographer Rebekah Campbell teamed up with artist Ben Giles to create a beautiful set of collages that overlaid Ben's color-bursting flowers over Rebekah's stellar photography. This isn't the first time Rebekah has collaborated on a project with an artist but she calls it her favorite so far. Redheaded model Lauren Isabeau was the muse in the photos which featured her in a variety of sweet and seductive poses. While in one photo, the model's outstretched arms are covered with a waterfall of daises, in another, a flock of birds come to rest serenely on her arm. The collaboration couldn't be any more perfect for Yen's Creative Issue.
You could say that the two might not have ever found each other if it weren't for social networks. Rebekah and Ben discovered each others work through Flickr and then started having conversations on Facebook. When we asked Rebekah what she likes most about Ben's collages she said, "Ben's work is fantastically intricate and colorful, the…
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Engaged Couple Shed Tears of Joy When They See Old Versions of Themselves

Engaged Couple Shed Tears of Joy When They See Old Versions of Themselves | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Thanks to Field Day and The Cut's 100 Years of Beauty series, an engaged couple was given the amazing opportunity to see what the future holds. With their wedding only one month away, Kristie and Tavis wanted to see what they would look like as they got older, so a team of skilled makeup artists transformed them into 50, 70, and 90-year-old versions of themselves. Both individuals are in their late 20s, making this a dramatic change from how they normally look. 
The pair faced away from each other while the artists were working and waited to unveil their new looks once the process was completed. Each time the couple turned around, a beautiful moment unfolded where they emotionally reflected on what their life together would be like. After their 50-year-old metamorphosis, Kristie tearfully remarked, "We'll have kids and grandkids. So many stories." 
The heartwarming episode ended with the couple wondering what their last words will be. "You made me a better person. There's so many…
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Artist's Detailed Sketches Display Memories as Tangible Objects and Intricate Landscapes

Artist's Detailed Sketches Display Memories as Tangible Objects and Intricate Landscapes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what your memories would look like if they came alive? Michigan-based artist Pat Perry has the innate ability to portray this occurrence by sketching tangible objects and landscapes within a person's mind. Using yellowed paper, Perry draws fluid imagery swirling around his subject's body to expose the connection that is shared between memory and identity. Every object is brought to life with impeccable shading and contrast, while a combination of both urban and natural scenery creates a story that is unique to each of his remarkable designs and characters. 
A familiar sense of home is symbolically shown in Perry's surreal creations. Each piece has a specific personality, revealing that our memories are a key part of who we are in the present moment and who we will become in the future. The incredible details bridge the gap between fantasy and reality, so that onlookers can take a moment to visualize what their own histories would look like outside the confines…
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Artist Superimposes Subjects of Classical Paintings into Modern Day Kiev

Artist Superimposes Subjects of Classical Paintings into Modern Day Kiev | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Ukrainian artist and art director Alexey Kondakov creates surreal digital collages that fuse history with modern life. He superimposes subjects from classic paintings by artists like Hayez, Caravaggio, and Bourguereau, placing them in subway stations and bars located in his hometown of Kiev. The project is titled 2 Reality.
Kondakov frees the nymphs, royals, and goddesses from the confines of their original compositions and inserts them into a much different world. Thanks to his fantastic photo manipulation skills, they blend into the cityscape, and it seems like you might see them whenever you take the train.
This amusingly ironic mashup shows that not quite everything has changed between the times in these paintings and contemporary culture. It’s how Kondakov had the idea for the series in the first place. He visited a museum and saw a painting of friends drinking wine and celebrating. As the artist explains on Junk Culture, "I thought, some things have not changed in a long while."…
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Photographer Captures the Mesmerizing Spirit of Adorably Wise Owls

Photographer Captures the Mesmerizing Spirit of Adorably Wise Owls | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Owls are known around the world as a symbol of wisdom and beauty, which Thai photographer Sasi Smith intuitively captures in his mesmerizing photographs. Smith is an experienced cameraman who focuses mainly on parrots, but he also has a vast collection of owl images that are both adorable and captivating.
This type of photography can be especially challenging, since owls are known for their camouflage, but the dedicated artist has the ability to capture the enchanting huge eyes, extreme fluffiness, and lovely heart-shaped faces that make the owls the magnificent creatures that they are. Smith has taken photos of many different and unique species of owl, helping to show that there are close to 200 species of the gorgeous bird on Earth. They are separated by the categories of "true owls" and "barn owls," with barn owls being known for their distinctly cute, heart-shaped facial appearance. 

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Photographer Captures Spectacularly Colorful "Moon Trail" During a 37-Minute Exposure

Photographer Captures Spectacularly Colorful "Moon Trail" During a 37-Minute Exposure | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
You have most likely seen countless photographs of vivid star trails posted all across the Internet, but what about a moon trail? On May 4th, 2015, Finnish photographer Janne Voutilainen captured an incredible lunar image that took exactly 2,258 seconds to create. As the rising moon streaked across the peaceful nighttime sky, the clever photographer used his Nikon D800 to shoot a 37.6-minute exposure of the moon's path. This was not a simple task for the patient artist and it took him several tries to get the shot's lighting correct. “A moving, gradually brightening subject is not so easy to photograph,” explains Janne to Smithsonian. 
The resulting image displays a strikingly colorful band against the bold blue of the background sky, adding a surreal aspect to what Janne calls a "full moon gradient." When describing the spectacular photo on his website, the visionary photographer remarks, “Is it a huge lingonberry? Is it a ruddy apple? No, but it is something much more delicious,…
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Best Friends Build Tiny Homes on a Ranch to Celebrate Their Lifelong Friendship

Best Friends Build Tiny Homes on a Ranch to Celebrate Their Lifelong Friendship | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Four families inspired best friends everywhere when they decided to solidify their long-time friendship in an extremely unique way. After asking architect Matt Garcia for help, the friends collaboratively designed a personalized ranch right outside of Austin, Texas, so that each family would have their own affordable $40,000 tiny home to live in. The expansive Llano Exit Strategy property also includes a main house where the best friends can cook, gather together, and accommodate guests who want to join in on their incredible experience. 
Not only has the group created an amazing space that they can bond over, they have also made their tiny homes sustainable. The families installed a rainwater tank that can hold up to 5,000 gallons, while the windows feature special insulation that helps to keep things cool and cut back on electricity. A vegetable garden is also in the works, since the family has loved being surrounded by nature during this new chapter in their lives. “It’s like a…
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These Two Inseparable Sisters Show Love Knows No Bounds

These Two Inseparable Sisters Show Love Knows No Bounds | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In this heartwarming series called Barely Different, photographer and mom Anna Larson captures her two young daughters at play to show that love has no boundaries. Anna has three children, two of whom are biological and one who was adopted from Ethiopia five years ago. Saying that she "always had a heart for adoption," Anna was touched by a past experience that led her down that path. "After high school I volunteered in an infant care facility in Haiti and fell in love with one of the babies who was under my constant care," she told My Modern Met. "After leaving Haiti, I received word that he had passed away due to a progressed illness and low immunity from HIV. Through that heartache, I became certain that adoption was how I would grow a family. Although two of my children are biological, I am so grateful for the things adoption has taught our family. It's a beautiful experience, and though not all of it is easy, it will always be completely worth it."
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Custom Vehicle Wrap Turns Old VW Bus into “Star Wars” R2-D2

Custom Vehicle Wrap Turns Old VW Bus into “Star Wars” R2-D2 | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The Force is strong with this Volkswagen bus. San Diego-based artist César Aguzzoli had wondered how to transform his family’s old-looking vehicle into something more exciting. After a Star Wars movie marathon, he and his crew decided to pay homage to a lovable droid. They did so with a custom Star Wars-themed vehicle wrap made to resemble the character R2-D2. It was a large undertaking, and Aguzzoli was involved in every step of the process. He designed the wrap, printed it, and applied it to the bus using a heat gun.
To create the look of R2-D2, Aguzzoli and his team reproduced every object on the droid and adapted them to fit the shape of the bus. All of the measurements and computer work took about 50 hours, and that doesn’t even include the time they spent vinyl wrapping. But, in the end, he and his family have a totally unique-looking Volkswagen that any Star Wars fan will appreciate.
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Mother Continues to Capture the Youthful Beauty of Her 10 Kids

Mother Continues to Capture the Youthful Beauty of Her 10 Kids | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
At the end of last year, we featured the gorgeous work of Lisa Holloway, a mother who captures breathtaking photos of her 10 children. Holloway hasn’t stopped photographing them, and she’s since produced even more of her beautiful pictures. She focuses on natural light shot outdoors in Northwestern Arizona.
The images often depict the kids, whose ages range from 1 to 17, with stunning backdrops like fields of flowers or red rock mountains. Holloway’s girls don flowing, colorful dresses, and the children sometimes pose with a pet. Regardless of the setting, every photo showcases a youthful innocence.
Holloway began pursing photography as a serious endeavor while pregnant with her fifth child. “I think it just started with wanting to have [photos of] higher quality than snapshots,” she tells the Flickr blog. “Something that they can hand down to their kids, and that will become family heirlooms, hopefully.” The practice also affords her valuable one-on-one moments with her children…
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Gentle Therapy Dog and Adorable Rescue Rat Become Unlikely Best Friends

Gentle Therapy Dog and Adorable Rescue Rat Become Unlikely Best Friends | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When taxidermist Mickey Alice Kwapis saved a 4-week-old rat from becoming snake food at a reptile shop, she did not expect that this would be the beginning of an unlikely friendship. When Riff Ratt first arrived in his new home, he needed to be bottle-fed and nursed back to health. During his feeding sessions, Kwapis' dog Osiris would sit by his side and carefully lick extra milk off the tiny rat. Osiris is a Dutch shepherd therapy dog who has helped his owner rehabilitate countless homeless animals. "We’ve trained him to be really, really gentle. He responds to the word 'gentle,'" Kwapis stated to DNAinfo Chicago Friday. "He's the sweetest dog, and he's been great with other animals."
When Riff Ratt turned 3-months-old, the two animals proved their mutual trust as Osiris let his miniature companion crawl into his mouth and clean his teeth. Since then, the incredible friends have become viral stars, thanks to their detailed Instagram account. “Riff Ratt really likes licking the inside…
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