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#Florence #Hotel #Alessandra | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Cookie-cutter Holiday Inn, this hotel is not. Housed in a building dating from the 1400s, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. What MrsMJ and I received is a comfortable stay close to everything tha...
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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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Futuristic Solar-Powered Airplane Concept Imagined for 2030

Futuristic Solar-Powered Airplane Concept Imagined for 2030 | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Barcelona, Spain-based industrial designer Oscar Viñals rethinks air travel with his new airplane concept AWWA·QG, a.k.a. "Progress Eagle." Aiming for high performance and low environmental impact, Viñals reimagined the shape of current commercial planes to create an environmentally friendly, futuristic-looking jet that makes use of particle streams and quantum mechanics.
Powered by electrical turbo fans, the aircraft generates most of its energy through solar and wind generators. This allows the Progress Eagle to be self-sufficient, with zero contaminant emissions. Furthermore, the plane will even be able to help "clear" the atmosphere through its CO2 system cleaner and hydrogen system generator, ensuring a positive impact on the environment.
Structurally, the Progress Eagle appears strikingly different from models flown today. A 314-foot wingspan, roomier fuselage, and expanded three decks mean that the aircraft is able to hold 800 passengers. The body of the plane is made of carbon…
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Dad Turns Star Wars' Millennium Falcon Cockpit Into Awesome Bed for His Son

Dad Turns Star Wars' Millennium Falcon Cockpit Into Awesome Bed for His Son | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Designer Edward McGowan of PlainJoe Studios recently shared a photo of a Star Wars-themed bedroom that’s built for kids but will undoubtedly have adults wanting to live in it, too. His brother Peter McGowan, an architect and interior designer, built it for his son. The room’s centerpiece is the impressive bed. It’s a mashup of a Millennium Falcon cockpit with a leg from an AT-AT used for support.
The awesome dad started the project a year ago, and Edward documented its construction. Even then, the bare bones were an impressive sight. Edward explained on Reddit that he and Peter work together, and this is the sort of thing they do for clients. The bedroom set was created with “found items,” and other people pitched in and donated their time to make it happen. It only cost around $250.
In addition to the bed, the wing acts as a desk, and the front of the window is made to look like a hangar door. It even slides opens to reveal the window. What a great room for a kid, and one that…
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Millionaire Sparks Treasure Hunt by Hiding $2 Million Worth of Gold and Jewels in the Rocky Mountains

Millionaire Sparks Treasure Hunt by Hiding $2 Million Worth of Gold and Jewels in the Rocky Mountains | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
An eccentric millionaire has hidden a treasure chest filled with $2 million worth of gold coins and jewels deep within the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Although this may sound like the premise of an adventure novel or an Indiana Jones movie, this fascinating story is very much real. Forrest Fenn, an art dealer who was shot down twice while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, is the mastermind behind an extraordinary treasure hunt that's drawn over 30,000 eager visitors to New Mexico.
The idea came to Fenn in 1988, when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Although he eventually beat his cancer, Fenn was nevertheless inspired to fill a wooden chest with gold coins and nuggets, ancient Chinese carved jade figures, pre-Columbian gold animal artifacts, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, diamonds, and other priceless objects. After he hid the chest in 2010, Fenn published a book featuring a poem that contains clues to the riddle—The Thrill of the Chase: A Memoir,…
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The Beauty and Grandeur of Opera Houses Around the World

The Beauty and Grandeur of Opera Houses Around the World | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For centuries, opera houses have stood as the symbol of a nation's wealth and grandeur. David Leventi celebrates these cultural landmarks by photographing the interiors of world-famous opera houses around the globe, capturing the spectacular architecture and ornate decor of vast halls in Budapest, Paris, Buenos Aires, and more.
Alternating between the vantage point of a singer and the perspective of an audience member, Leventi presents a two-fold picture of the opera experience in stunning, large-format detail. From center stage, stars gaze out at the endlessly extending rows of seats underneath magnificently elaborate ceilings. On the flip side, the audience is treated to the beautiful sights and sounds of talented singers standing beneath velvet red curtains.
"The project is in remembrance of my grandfather Anton Gutman, a cantor trained right after World War II by Helge Rosvaenge, a famous Danish operatic tenor who sang regularly with the State Operas in Berlin and Vienna," says…
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Tens of Thousands of Nude Bodies Form a Floating Feather

Tens of Thousands of Nude Bodies Form a Floating Feather | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
All is not what it seems in this fascinating new work by artist Angelo Musco. Called P1 (Aves), at first glance it looks like a digital photo of a floating feather but upon closer inspection you'll notice that the feather is made up of tens of thousands of nude bodies. Musco created this image by first photographing dozens of live models in pre-planned poses. Working in Photoshop, he then weaved each individual figure with the other, meticulously adjusting for tone and shadow.
As he states, "In the Aves series, the images are minimal and restrained on the surface but complex, poetic and compelling just below the surface. The images are presented lightly floating on the air or gently falling downward, a frozen dance, a silent musical bridge, an ongoing paradox of lightness. "
You can see a video of this incredible work, here. P1 is on view in the Mayfair Exhibition at Lyon Wier Gallery in New York from now through May 23.
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Mother's Day Gift Idea: My Modern Shop Art Prints for 25% Off

Mother's Day Gift Idea: My Modern Shop Art Prints for 25% Off | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Still looking for that perfect gift for Mother's Day? We're here to help. From now till May 10th, buy an art print or canvas at My Modern Shop and enter THANKSMOM in the promo code section to receive 25% off your entire order. My Modern Shop is a curated art store that sells only works featured on My Modern Met. From Matt Molloy's surreal skies to Andrea Minin's graphic whales, you'll find a diverse set of art there. Happy Shopping!
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Photographer Spends 10 Years Documenting a Single Alleyway in Norway

Photographer Spends 10 Years Documenting a Single Alleyway in Norway | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For the past decade, Norwegian photographer Lars Anderson has documented one particular alleyway in the city of Tromsø, Norway for a project titled In the Alley. Measuring 100 feet in length, the narrow, graffiti-filled passageway connects two streets. According to Anderson, few people stop and linger here, save for those who put up posters advertising cultural events on the walls, and those who use the alley as a place to urinate after a busy Saturday night.
The alley is a seemingly mundane part of the urban scene, yet it's described by the photographer as "obscure, dark and bizarrely beautiful." Ten years of shooting the alley has given Andersen an appreciation for the space and the people who navigate it. He says, "Every day the alley itself is evolving. People are continuously moving through, leaving their imprint. A decade of photographing it has proved just that."
The project has also has forced Andersen to grow as a street photographer. "I’ve gone from shyly taking pictures of…
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Hikaru Cho Merges Humans with Technology Through Hyperrealistic Bodypainting

Hikaru Cho Merges Humans with Technology Through Hyperrealistic Bodypainting | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Tokyo-based artist Hikaru Cho is back again with more captivating makeup transformations. This time, the exceptionally talented artist used her expert makeup skills to create hyperrealistic illusions of floating dismembered heads and altered human faces.
The designs were commissioned by Samsung for the launch of their Galaxy S6 phones, so all of the works of art were inspired by this technology. The creations have a high-tech aspect to them, combining parts of the human body with the characteristics of the newest electronics.
The floating heads are meant to represent the phone's wireless charging capabilities, showing what a model would look like if she were being recharged. Hikaru also used her own face as a canvas when she painted copies of her eyes further down her cheeks, mimicking the downward swiping motion used on modern cellphones. 

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Brandy The Pug is an Award-Winning Surfer and Snowboarder

Brandy The Pug is an Award-Winning Surfer and Snowboarder | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Brandy The Pug may be over six-years-old, but she is still going strong. Not only has Brandy won a 1st and 2nd place medal in doggy surfing competitions, she has also recently taken up snowboarding. This outgoing pug's thrilling journey is truly an inspiration to both dogs and humans alike. 
Jonny Dorman, Brandy's owner, enjoys filming and photographing his pug's adventures for Instagram and YouTube audiences. On her social media accounts, you can clearly see that Brandy is an amazing pug with a daringly unique lifestyle. 







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Stunning Drone Photos Capture World Landmarks From a Bird's-Eye-View

Stunning Drone Photos Capture World Landmarks From a Bird's-Eye-View | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
New Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple captures the world from a bird’s-eye-view in his gorgeous series titled Air. We’ve recently admired Chapple’s eye-opening images of the coldest city in the world. Here, in warmer climates, he uses drone technology to snap stunning pictures high in the sky. Architectural accomplishments like the Taj Mahal, Lotus Temple, and Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Pavilion are all featured, along with some lesser-known locales. They’re bathed in a glowing, soft light and cover an incredible distance.
Chapple was interested in consumer drones as soon as they hit the market. He bought one, learned how to fly it, and then started to travel the globe. These photographs were taken before drone photography was illegal or otherwise restricted. "There was a window of about 18 months where it was possible to fly these things anywhere and people were excited to see it. I’m glad I made use of that time," Chapple explained to Business Insider.
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Behind the Lens: Surreal Photographer Logan Zillmer Explores the Mysterious

Behind the Lens: Surreal Photographer Logan Zillmer Explores the Mysterious | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
With images shrouded in mystery, Logan Zillmer's work will leave you wondering how the story will unfold. The minimal landscape of his home in the midwest provides the perfect backdrop for his surreal photos. His journey into photography started in high school shooting film, but as an adult he needed a creative outlet to escape the drudgery of the 9 to 5 job, so his interest in photography turned conceptual. On a whim he turned to a 365 day project taking one photo a day for one year. Throughout the project his love for the art grew until he quit his job to pursue photography as a career. Inspired by his unique images, we asked Logan to tell us more about his creative process.
Tell us about how you became interested in photography?
I became really interested in photography in high school. I loved shooting film and spending time in the dark room. I was a very active kid with a tiny attention span, and photography was the first endeavor I took on that really required patience. It was…
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Driveable LEGO Hotrod Built from 500,000 Pieces and Runs Entirely on Air

Driveable LEGO Hotrod Built from 500,000 Pieces and Runs Entirely on Air | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This impressive-looking, life-sized LEGO-built hotrod isn’t just for show - it really works! A Melbourne-based entrepreneur named Steve Sammartino and a 20-year-old Romania-based technology genius named Raul Oaida came up with the idea after meeting on the Internet. They call it the Super Awesome Micro Project (SAMP), and the entire engine is made from LEGOs and runs on air. Its body is made almost entirely out of the plastic bricks, too.
SAMP was crowdfunded, but not through sites like Indiegogo or Kickstarter. Instead, Sammartino sent a tweet asking for support. It read, “Anyone interested in investing $500-$1000 in a project which is awesome & a world first tweet me. Need about 20 participants…” Forty Australian patrons ended up backing the idea.
The vehicle used more than 500,000 LEGO pieces for construction. It features four orbital engines with a total of 256 pistons, but it isn't a car you’d race. The top speed is only about 20 miles per hour, because Sammartino and Oaida were…
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May the 4th Be With You: 20+ Magnificent Artworks That Celebrate Star Wars

May the 4th Be With You: 20+ Magnificent Artworks That Celebrate Star Wars | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
May the Fourth Be With You! As most of you already know, today is Star Wars Day, the unofficial day to celebrate all things related to the cinematic saga. According to staticbrain.com, the Star Wars franchise is hugely popular amassing an estimated $27 billion in revenue. Looks like fans around the world are observing the day, and even NASA got into the act, which you can see by their funny tweets.
On a related note, have you seen Vanity Fair's new magazine cover of the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? The photo was shot by Annie Leibovitz and it blends old characters with new ones. Joining the original cast of Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) will be a slew of new actors like Daisy Ridley (Rey, a ship-parts scavenger), John Boyega (Finn, a possible stormtrooper), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron, an X-wing pilot) and Adam Driver (“Girls”), Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”),…
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Incredible Double Exposures Merge Wondrous Wild Animals with Stunning Scenery

Incredible Double Exposures Merge Wondrous Wild Animals with Stunning Scenery | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When Norwegian artist Andreas Lie digitally merges two unique photographs, he is able to create stunning works of art. Lie designs his creations with a double exposure that places captivating scenes from nature within the bodies of wild animals. While the images are brilliantly surreal, they also have a realistic quality to them, since the photographs of tree-covered landscapes tend to resemble the texture of animal fur. 
The imaginative artist lives in Bergen, Norway, which is a coastal city surrounded by seven majestic mountains. These surroundings no doubt have an influence on his environmental artwork, since mountains, woods, water, and even the Northern Lights have been featured in Lie's breathtaking images. 

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Redesigned Women's Bathroom Sign Breaks Old Stereotypes to Become Empowering

Redesigned Women's Bathroom Sign Breaks Old Stereotypes to Become Empowering | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The It Was Never a Dress campaign is not only taking social media by storm, it is also changing the way we view the traditional women's bathroom sign. We see that the men's figure wears pants and the women's symbol wears a dress, but what if it was never meant to be a dress in the first place? Axosoft's newest Curator of Code Tania Katan launched the popular #ItWasNeverADress campaign at last week's "Girls in Tech" conference with the idea that the female figure is instead wearing a cape, asserting that women can be superheroes or anything else they choose to be. 
While the campaign is starting an important conversation around challenging conventional gender stereotypes, it is also meant to show that there is a lack of women in the technology and entrepreneurial fields. Major companies such as Google and Facebook have released data revealing that for every four men working in the tech sector, there is only one woman. Out of those remaining women, close to 50% will end up leaving the…
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Tattoo Artist Beautifully Conceals Scars of Breast Cancer Survivors

Tattoo Artist Beautifully Conceals Scars of Breast Cancer Survivors | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Years ago, tattoo artist David Allen was approached by a client with an unusual request. Adriana had fought breast cancer and won, but she had to undergo a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. She asked Allen to conceal the scarring left on her breast using his skills as a tattoo artist. What followed was a journey for both Adriana and David, one that would change both of their lives.
As he describes it, "I'll never forget meeting Adriana and connecting instantly. I wasn't sure how to be. I knew just a portion of her story and my heart was heavy...Somehow I realized she was taking care of me before I had a chance to do the same. Maybe she sensed my concern, so her response was to allay my nerves. She showed me love and I knew only to do the same.
"How do you help a woman who has fought death? What can you possibly contribute?
"I knew then all I had was my vision, my eye. Years of passion towards one visual goal had me prepared. She was there and vulnerable... ready and willing to…
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Brilliant Polished Meteorite Offers a Fascinating Look at the Making of Earth

Brilliant Polished Meteorite Offers a Fascinating Look at the Making of Earth | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When picturing a meteorite, we generally think of it as something that’s jagged with a rough texture. Reddit user Isai76, however, recently shared something unexpected - a polished meteorite! It was posted in the subreddit called Damnthatsinteresting, a place that welcomes the rare and unusual. The shiny rock hardly looks like a meteorite at all, and it features brilliant metallic bits underneath a glass-like surface.
In addition to the photo, fellow Redditor fewthe3rd explained what makes this polished piece so special. It’s technically a pallasitic meteorite, and the green-yellow transparent minerals are called olivine, which composes most of the upper mantle of the Earth. The metallic parts are an iron-nickel alloy.
Here’s where it gets interesting. The mixture of the iron-nickel alloy and olivine originated from a small protoplanet out of the dawn of the Solar System. It melted from its original material of chondrite and separated into iron alloy and silicate phases (known as core…
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Brilliant Nighttime Photos of Los Angeles Shot from a Helicopter

Brilliant Nighttime Photos of Los Angeles Shot from a Helicopter | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Photographer Vincent Laforet flies high over the city of Los Angeles and turns his airborne perspective into captivating nighttime shots of the city. After the sun has gone down, Laforet goes up in a helicopter and uses his expertise to capture perfectly exposed frames that showcase LA’s vibrant nightlife. The crystal-clear images, pastel colors and twinkling lights make Los Angeles look like a picturesque miniature model rather than the life-size city in all its glory. From other perspectives, the highways blur out until the glowing infrastructure simply looks like a computer switchboard.
Laforet has used similar techniques to photograph other famous cities, but he says Los Angeles is by far the most difficult to frame. That’s because it’s a sprawling metropolis comprised of a chaotic grid of highways and rambling neighborhood boundaries. “From the air, it appears to never truly really end except for the part that lines the edge of the Pacific Ocean,” he says. “I have to say though,…
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Fairytale-like Photos of Russian Models Posing with a Real Bear

Fairytale-like Photos of Russian Models Posing with a Real Bear | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Russian photographer Olga Barantseva captured these incredible shots of beautiful models posing with a giant brown bear in a snowy forest near Moscow. The images look straight out of a fairytale, showing a softer side to the big predator. As part of an anti-hunting campaign, the extraordinary photos are meant to "show the natural harmony between humans and bears," according to Barantseva.
The bear, named Stepan, weighs more than 1,400 pounds and stands at a height of over 7 feet, but he is completely docile and willing to pose with his human collaborators. Stepan was rescued from hunters as a cub by his owner, professional circus trainer Yury Panteleenko. The bear was raised to be people-friendly, and has played roles in over 20 Russian films. For this shoot, Stepan was coaxed into different poses by his trainer with the help of mozzarella and sweet cookies, two of his favorites treats.

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Exquisite Light Boxes Made With Melted Gummy Bears Look Like Stained Glass

Exquisite Light Boxes Made With Melted Gummy Bears Look Like Stained Glass | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
These colorful works by Spanish architects Marta Alonso Yebra and Imanol Calderón Elósegui will fool you. At first glance, they might look like stained glass, but they’re actually melted gummy bears. The decorative wall hangings are called “light boxes,” and they delight us with their gorgeous hues and exquisite marbling. Plus, Yebra and Elósegui’s handiwork has a faint fruity smell to it.
Yerba first developed the unusual technique as an art student. She wanted to work with glass, but it was too expensive, and melting plastic produced too many harmful effects. The inspiration for using gummy bears happened as she was snacking on some. Yerba told Wired, “I realized, wait: This is very beautiful, and it’s similar to plastic, but we can eat it. I was sure if I melted it, it wouldn’t be toxic.”
Each light box uses about two pounds of candy, or six standard bags of Haribo candy (her brand of choice). The bears are melted and form a gelatinous paint, and it’s then swirled and applied on…
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Incredibly Steep Bridge in Japan Looks Like a Thrilling Roller Coaster for Drivers

Incredibly Steep Bridge in Japan Looks Like a Thrilling Roller Coaster for Drivers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The Eshima Ohashi bridge is the largest rigid-frame bridge in Japan and the third largest in the world, but its uniqueness does not stop there. This incredible structure appears to have an extraordinarily steep incline on both sides, making it look more like a roller coaster that you can enjoy from the seat of your car.
The astounding bridge connects the cities of Matsue and Sakaiminato, which rises above Lake Nakaumi. Since many boats utilize the lake for transportation, the architects decided to make it lofty enough for ships to easily pass underneath. The bridge reaches a tremendous height of 44 meters, with a 5.1% and 6.1% incline on each side. 

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Charming Newborn Photos Taken with Dad are Created Without Photoshop

Charming Newborn Photos Taken with Dad are Created Without Photoshop | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Polish parents Ania Waluda and Michal Zawer are both photographers. So, when it came to newborn photos of their daughter Emilia, they decided to get creative. They captured these whimsical images featuring Zawer and his little girl, and it appears as though she’s magically floating in mid-air. This isn’t the work of photo manipulation, either. The charming pictures were all produced without the use of Photoshop.
So, how’d they do it? It’s all about vantage point. The couple laid baby Emilia on a mattress with her father and various small props. Waluda then snapped the photos from above (taking breaks when their daughter fell asleep). They did a great job of creating the illusion - the white edge of the mattress resembles a floor’s baseboard while the cushion looks like a piece of textured drywall.
"The main idea behind this photo shoot was our daughter's safety," the parents explained to The Huffington Post, "We didn't want to use any extraordinary props." Their project yielded some…
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Breathtaking Photos of the Night Sky Capture the Beauty of the Cosmos

Breathtaking Photos of the Night Sky Capture the Beauty of the Cosmos | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt captures breathtakingly beautiful photos of the night sky shining over magnificent landscapes. Dazzling stars, glimpses of the Milky Way, and otherworldly auroras can be seen with startling clarity in his gorgeous images. Each shot is an extraordinary reflection of the universe's splendor unveiled for those who seek adventure when darkness falls.
"The weather, timing and lunar phases make it difficult to predict a good astrophotography day—that gives it a challenging twist," Lagerstedt told Instagram Blog. "There is a sense of mystery every time I take a long-exposure, and you can't know how the picture will turn out. It is one of the key things that inspires me to capture night photographs."
Amazingly, Lagerstedt is completely self-taught. He's only been photographing since 2008, when he was struck by a moment of inspiration while driving to a relative's cabin one summer day. According to him, "After a rainy day, the sun started shining, and the…
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3D-Printed Nests Bring Birds Back Into Cities

3D-Printed Nests Bring Birds Back Into Cities | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
A team of architects and designers have come together to explore how 3D printing technology can help our flying friends. Printednest aims to bring birds back into cities with its 3D-printed bird feeders. As 3D Print states, "Designed to adhere to the smooth, exterior surfaces of urban structures from apartment buildings to office buildings, these 8” tall objects are the result of an ambitious urban revival program. At the heart of the program is a concern for dwindling bird populations in urban areas, no doubt due to a range of causes from air pollution to the lack of available physical supports and material for nests."
The main body consists of an egg shaped container while deer antler-shaped stems protrude out of it, acting as a perch. The bird feeder can be attached to a building or home window using 2-sided adhesive dual lock tape. The project is open source, which means users can download the designs and 3D print them for free. Or, if you prefer, you can buy a nest on the…
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Inspiring Special Needs Children Are Photographed as Empowered Superheroes

Inspiring Special Needs Children Are Photographed as Empowered Superheroes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When Apollo Bergeron was diagnosed with a rare heart defect, he underwent two heart surgeries and was left with a feeding tube in his stomach. Despite his physical limitations, his mom Renee did not want her youngest son to view himself as less than other children, so she decided to dress him up as a superhero. 
Since the compassionate mom is also a professional photographer, she captured various encouraging snapshots of her son as a superhero and was then inspired to keep going with this theme. "I am a professional photographer, so when I saw how much he loved the photos, I decided to start doing this for other families of children with special needs," Renee told The Stir. "I offer these sessions free of charge because I want other children to get the same joy out of photos of themselves as Apollo did."
This initial photoshoot resulted in "The Superhero Project," which is a photo series of special needs children as powerful, strong superheroes. From this experience, the mom of 14…
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