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There has been much talk in Germany about southern European nations being over-reliant on the country’s generosity but when it comes to entertaining, the Germans display quite an appetite for...
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FM.Marche.Itani Si Che BELLISSIMA✪Le ❙t e Amo<3

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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Unforgettable Wedding Gift Created with a GoPro Camera Taped to a Bottle of Whiskey

Unforgettable Wedding Gift Created with a GoPro Camera Taped to a Bottle of Whiskey | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
We’ve seen the fun that’s had with a GoPro camera, and we can now add this video to the list. Redditor Drowsy_jimmy attended the nuptials of Brian and Allie, and instead of getting the happy couple a standard wedding gift, he opted for something that’s simple yet creative. After taping a GoPro to a bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, he let the camera and the booze make its way around the celebration. The result is an unforgettable wedding gift video.
From what we can tell, it looks like a good time was had by all. The amusing recording opens with the groomsmen drinking a swig and it goes on from there. We get to see everyone’s bottle expressions in an exaggerated, playful way. Unconventional? Sure. But seeing Aunt Suzie taking a pull from a large bottle of whiskey? Priceless and timeless!


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Hilarious Captions by Moms Highlight Absurd Parenting Stock Photos

Hilarious Captions by Moms Highlight Absurd Parenting Stock Photos | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it

Many of the images that you’ll find on stock photo websites don’t accurately convey reality. And sometimes, the difference between the real world and these sites’ fantasy lands are so far apart that it’s absolutely hilarious. No one knows this better than parents, who, according to these stock images, have perfectly-styled outfits, tantrum-free children, and the time to play video games as their offspring patiently sits on their lap. Parents and non-parents alike know that this is totally fiction.
On the Tumblr called It’s Like They Know Us, witty moms submit an absurd stock photo of motherhood and add their amusingly sarcastic caption to go with it. This highlights the incredible contrast between the text and images, which mocks these idealized pictures by applying some cold, hard, truth to them. The Tumblr is a good laugh and a reminder that no one is perfect - especially when it comes to parenting.
It's Like They Know Us Tumblr via [Pleated Jeans and 22 Words]

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Gorgeous Home Perched on Cliff's Edge Opens Up Towards the Sea

Gorgeous Home Perched on Cliff's Edge Opens Up Towards the Sea | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Located in Nahr el Mot, Lebanon sits the gorgeous seaside home known as Amchit Residence. It was designed by Blankpage Architects and is perched on the edge of a cliff with a boardwalk-like rooftop deck and a lap pool for unobstructed ocean views.
The property is sleek and modern with a warm-yet-minimalist feeling interior that emphasizes concrete and wood. It was conceived by the architects as a series of decks that maximize the home’s relationship to the sea; they designed it outwards and towards the water rather than away from it. An upper platform contains the master bedroom constructed in walls of glass, while the middle deck features two additional bedrooms and a family living area. The lower platform serves as a reception space with an infinity pool and a staircase that leads you to the shore.
Amchit Residence is at seal level and oriented almost due west, so the sunset is a spectacular time of day. The airy, open feel invites rays of sunshine and drenches the spaces in a deep…
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Hollywood Make-Up Artist Transforms Into Pop Culture Characters

Hollywood Make-Up Artist Transforms Into Pop Culture Characters | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When make-up artist Kandee Johnson isn't working on the prettiest faces in Hollywood, she's replicating them. Just check out her Facebook page and you'll be surprised to see all of the famous people she's transformed into which include Elsa from the hit Disney movie Frozen to iconic movie star Lucille Ball. Her Youtube video channel alone has over 2.3 million subscribers who come to find out how they too can look like Daenerys Targaryn from the Game of Thrones or Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games.
As fan Anna Maria stated, "Its incredible how you're able to analyze peoples faces and reconstruct them with contouring... love the transformations!"
To her, make-up is beyond a form of art. Her philosophy is that "Make-up becomes a magnifying glass for the inner beauty and confidence to just shine and glow for everyone to see. Make-up is not just an art form for her; it allows her to connect with each person, and bring out the beauty hidden in him or her that lies just waiting to be…
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Adorable Photos of Puppies Shaking by Carli Davidson

Adorable Photos of Puppies Shaking by Carli Davidson | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
We're excited to share with you some great news! Photographer Carli Davidson, known for her Shake series, is back, but this time she's featuring young puppies! The Oregon-based photographer is a pro at capturing adorable photos of dogs as they shake off water. We're talking in full slow motion - fur flying, chins flapping and eyes crossed! This new series was inspired by her friend's second grade class. Carli showed her Shake photos to the young children and then asked them what they wanted to see. Their response? Puppies and colors!
Of course, Carli had a lot of fun taking on this new project. "I was also drawn to the idea of surrounding myself with puppies," she states. "It was almost medicinal—spending the day overdosing on cuteness. I love making books that focus on animals. I love knowing that these pictures can make people smile. While I feel a strong ethical responsibility to keep up with current events, these feel good creative projects to keep me from feeling hardened. They…
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These Images Appear Photoshopped, But Are Actually Distorted 3D Sculptures

These Images Appear Photoshopped, But Are Actually Distorted 3D Sculptures | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
While these mind-boggling images may look like the work of Photoshop, in reality, they are incredibly skewed 3D sculptures by New York-based artist Robert Lazzarini. Ordinary objects like skulls, chairs, telephones, and hammers are distorted to an extreme degree, creating a visual experience that challenges perception and disrupts normal visual recognition. Because of the three-dimensional nature of Lazzarini's work, there is no one ideal point of view from which to admire the sculpture, compelling viewers to walk around and examine the piece from all angles.
As uniquely warped as the objects appear, the sculptures and their deformities stem from reality, as the artist uses mathematical distortions and algorithms-based operations to alter the basic forms. Additionally, Lazzarini constructs his pieces using the same materials as the objects on which they're based—for example, using cast bone for the skull, wood for the violin, and metal and wood for the revolver.
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Daughter Edits Herself into Mother's Childhood Photos to Imagine Their Friendship

Daughter Edits Herself into Mother's Childhood Photos to Imagine Their Friendship | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For her heartwarming photo series If I Had Known My Mother Back Then, Portland, Oregon-based art director Danielle Delph inserted images of herself into old snapshots from her mother's childhood as a way to imagine the friendship that could've blossomed between them if the two had known each other growing up.

The seamless edits create nostalgic images of youth and friendship, as Delph blends in perfectly alongside younger versions of her mother. Without knowing the full story behind the series, any viewer might naturally assume that the photos depict two best friends who grew up together, laughing, playing, and supporting each other for years.
"I've always wondered if my mom and I would have been friends had we grown up together," Delph writes on her website. "Would we be in the same classes? Would we have the same sense of humor? Would people tell us we're inseparable? After seeing myself in her childhood photos, I'm pretty sure we would have been great friends."
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15 Incredible Halloween Makeup Transformations

15 Incredible Halloween Makeup Transformations | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Looking to win the top prize at a Halloween party? It's not too late to come up with a creative costume! Last year we showed you 12 fantastic Halloween makeup transformations that included an awesome Pop Art Zombie and an eerie Cracked Statue. We created a new list this year that's jam-packed with more ideas. Taking inspiration from pop culture, including movies and television shows, you'll see how these talented people took things to the next level. Try creating these yourself or ask your friend to help you out. Makeup + Costume = Win!
Mystique Photo credit: @nickeilgenesis
Blood Elf Photo credit: Sssamanthaa
Robot Photo credit: makeupmaiden
Van Gogh Photo credit: elloellothere via Reddit
Ursula Photo credit: Brittany Couture
Alien Photo credit: saupvesfpssas
Toy Soldier Photo credit: frmheadtotoe
ET Photo credit: Christy Lewis
Snake Girl Photo credit: MadeULook by Lex
Universe Face Photo credit: Brittany Couture
Morticia Addams Photo credit: MadeULook by Lex
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New Hand-Cut Layered Glass Sculptures of Ocean Waves

New Hand-Cut Layered Glass Sculptures of Ocean Waves | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Sydney-based artist Ben Young, whose gorgeous, handcrafted glass sculptures of ocean waves brought him to the forefront of Australia's budding glass art scene, recently unveiled a new collection of aquatic pieces to be displayed at the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago next month. Filled with the same fluid elegance as his previous works, the sculptures depict bodies of water interspersed with rocky formations, rolling shorelines, palm trees, lighthouses, seaside homes, and tiny figures in boats.
A surfer and boatbuilder by trade, Young is entirely entirely self-taught as a sculptor. Instead of using high-tech machinery, the artist hand-cuts sheets of glass, which he then layers into stunning, translucent formations atop concrete bases to mimic the rippling surface of the ocean.
Speaking of his manual creation process, Young tells Art Media Agency, "I guess the fact that I don’t have those skills is a large part of it. In this age of technology it feels…
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Berlin Wall Being Rebuilt in a Dazzling Display of 8,000 Glowing Orbs

Berlin Wall Being Rebuilt in a Dazzling Display of 8,000 Glowing Orbs | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In 1961, the infamous Berlin Wall was constructed and completely cut off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin. The infrastructure was taken down in 1989 and with it reclaimed free movement between East and West. That was nearly 25 years ago, and to commemorate this occasion, light artist Christopher Bauder and filmmaker Marc Bauder designed Lichtgrenze, a 10-mile reconstruction of the Wall. But, instead of concrete and barbed wire, the original path will feature 8,000 glowing white balloons to be set up for two days. The installation will commence in the middle of the night on November 7 to symbolize the how the original wall was constructed, which was literally overnight.
At six key locations along the route, Lichtgrenze will display historical footage of life during the Berlin Wall’s presence. Visitors will also find that every 500 feet features personal stories and memories of people who lived on both sides of barrier, or whose lives were affected by it in some way.…
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Playfully Interactive Light Shaped Like an Abstract Bird

Playfully Interactive Light Shaped Like an Abstract Bird | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Perch Light is a playful light design that looks like a small, abstract bird sitting quietly on the edge of a ledge. It was created by London-based Umut Yamac, an architect and designer who enjoys creating works that blend his interest in traditional materials like metal with more fragile materials like paper.
The balancing sculpture is made out of folded archival paper, LEDs, and brass and is illuminated through contact with the brass. It remains sedentary until a gentle wind or touch activates the device, which comes alive and begins to rock back and forth.
According to Yamac, "The quality that unites each piece is the emphasis placed on the relationship with the user; and the desire to offer different levels of engagement, from purely functional to the playful and imaginary."
You can check out the video below to see the Perch Light in action.

Umut Yamac's website via [Cool Hunting]
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Captivating Photos of Our Planet from an Astronaut's Perspective in Space

Captivating Photos of Our Planet from an Astronaut's Perspective in Space | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
World-renowned astronaut Chris Hadfield, whom we had the pleasure of hearing speak about his experience on the International Space Station at last year's Beakerhead, crafts a compelling and intimate visual essay about the planet we live on in his new book You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. During his time beyond the earth's atmosphere, Hadfield—who served as the commander of the ISS and was the first Canadian to walk in space—took thousands of photos that present a unique perspective of our world from up above.
His book, which he calls "my guided tour of our planet, as if we were floating and looking out the spaceship window together," depicts breathtaking aerial views of places like Venice, the Himalayas, Manhattan, and the Nile River. Our beloved cities, oceans, landscapes are reduced to kaleidoscopes of color and texture—beautiful, but so small in the grand scheme of the universe. According to the book description, You Are Here "opens a singular window on our planet,…
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Windowless Plane Displays Panoramic Views of the Sky

Windowless Plane Displays Panoramic Views of the Sky | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
UK-based tech innovation company Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)'s Windowless Fuselage concept replaces windows on commercial planes with high-definition, flexible panels that can display breathtaking views of the world around the aircraft as it soars across the sky.
Imaging from cameras mounted on the outside of the plane would appear on the OLED screens, allowing passengers to experience immersive, panoramic views while also adjusting easier to time zone differences as lighting panels produce the color changes associated with sunset and sunrise around them. CPI's vision would be possible thanks to a roll-to-roll manufacturing technique that would also coat the screens in a protective layer for longevity.
While this isn't the first time a windowless plane has been proposed, CPI believes that their vision could become reality within the next 10 years, effectively changing the flight industry forever. According to CPI, the windowless plane walls would be thinner, more lightweight,…
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Colorful Mural in Italy Celebrates 20th Century Poet Alfonso Gatto

Colorful Mural in Italy Celebrates 20th Century Poet Alfonso Gatto | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Rome-based visual artist Alice Pasquini recently completed an extensive mural project which celebrates the life and work of Italian poet Alfonso Gatto. Pasquini was commissioned by the Fondazione Alfonso Gatto to create the work in the city of Salerno, where the poet was born.
Pasquini created colorful murals along the walls of a large staircase, and also painted the words of Gatto's poetry along the steps. As visitors climb up to inspect the details of the black and white people, ships, and birds set against splashes of blues and purples, they can enjoy the eloquent language of one of the most important Italian poets of the 20th century.
All of Pasquini's work communicates meaningful messages to her viewers. Her bio explains, "Through her art she strives to demonstrate the small moments between people and their connections to one another. She wishes to represent human emotion and explore these emotions from a different point of view."
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Playful Installation Invites Visitors to Crawl Through Sculptural Tunnels Made of Tape

Playful Installation Invites Visitors to Crawl Through Sculptural Tunnels Made of Tape | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For the group exhibition Inside at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, design collective Numen/For Use—consisting of Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler, and Nikola Radeljković—used the everyday material of scotch tape to create an extraordinary, sculptural tunnel that stretches across the top of the entrance hall like a web or the branches of a strange tree. Titled Tape Paris, the installation is the latest iteration of the group's Tape series, which has brought similar tape structures to Tokyo, Melbourne, Frankfurt, and other cities across the globe.
Using 44 kilometers' worth of tape, a team of 10 people took 10 days to construct a structure strong enough to support five humans at once. "This form is so perfect, it's shaped by the forces of tension," says Jonke, "we determine the attaching points and then we have a sense of what the volume will look like."
The result is a futuristic, translucent piece as fascinating from the inside as from the outside. For a transportive experience,…
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Fantastic Surreal Landscapes by Painter Jung-Yeon Min

Fantastic Surreal Landscapes by Painter Jung-Yeon Min | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Paris-based artist Jung-Yeon Min paints fantastic, dreamlike landscapes that are both beautiful and intriguingly grotesque. Playing with form, space, perspective, and scale, the Korean-born artist uses acrylic on canvas to create surreal scenes filled with warped expanses of land, towering organic life, and fleshy appendages that sprawl and twine like vines or tentacles. Min's paintings, which blend Western and Eastern aesthetics, invite the viewer to explore a world as alluring as it is frightening.
"I consider that we live nowadays in a constant exchange between the real and the virtual," says the artist. "For me it is a kind of modern Surrealism, so if my works look like 'traditional' Surrealism, the idea behind it is somehow different." Indeed, Min's bizarre worlds bring to mind the desolate, distorted landscapes present in works like Salvador Dalí's The Persistence of Memory and Metamorphosis of Narcissus.
As for the tiny figures that often appear, Alice in Wonderland-like, in…
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Woman Spends 10 Hours Crafting the Perfect "Mystique" Halloween Costume

Woman Spends 10 Hours Crafting the Perfect "Mystique" Halloween Costume | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
With Halloween quickly approaching, some of the best costumes you’ll see aren’t the ones bought at a store. They’re handmade, labors of love that will have people talking for years to come. Redditor drbonedaddy recently posted a picture of his girlfriend’s Halloween costume, and it’s nothing short of incredible. She’s dressed as the Marvel X-Men character named Mystique (as portrayed by actress Jennifer Lawrence in the films), and really did it justice by donning a full body suit, matching painted face, and striking red hair. She even dyed contact lenses to make her eyes yellow!
As you can probably imagine, constructing this amazing outfit wasn’t easy. Drbonedaddy briefly described the process, explaining that the spandex suit was first landmarked and then painted. “Each side took three to four hours and had to be allowed to dry overnight. Applying the latex for the scales on her face and painting it took two to three hours as well,” he writes. “She dyed her hair for the costume which…
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Foam Sculptures Playfully Create Candy-Colored Landscapes

Foam Sculptures Playfully Create Candy-Colored Landscapes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The process of creation and change are characteristics emphasized in Dresden-based artist Stephanie Lüning’s work. And in her piece titled Schauminsel, we’re witness to how the sculpture gradually takes its form. The artist uses a foam machine connected to different water tanks that feature pigments like blue, red, and yellow. She then uses these two things to produce a large pile of colored foam. We see the machine spit out the suds in a series of rings, and the amorphous shape has the appearance of a fantastical landscape when viewed at certain angles.
Everything, from the mixing console of colors to the machine itself, is controlled by Lüning. It’s also a piece that can be reproduced, which is exactly what she’s done since Schauminsel was created in 2012. The foam later appeared in front of a crowd of people in a shopping district, and it occupied a house in 2013. There, Lüning playfully concealed the foam machine and tanks near a window so it looked like the building was…
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Go Inside These Giant Eyes for a Fascinating Perspective of the Surrounding City

Go Inside These Giant Eyes for a Fascinating Perspective of the Surrounding City | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As you go throughout your day, you’re probably used to seeing cameras. They’re in shops, on the street, and available to anyone with a cell phone. In fact, they’re so commonplace, you might not even notice them anymore. Belgian artists Pascal Leboucq and Lucas De Man have created an art installation with this idea in mind. Their piece entitled EYE features five larger-than-life pupils (all in different locales) that see everything around them. Only, instead of watching you, they give you the opportunity to look at your surroundings from the artwork’s perspective.
Each interactive piece seats one visitor at a time. A specially-trained usher assists you onto a chair, secures your seat belt, and wheels you through the window and out into the eye. You then experience hanging outside of the building from inside the pupil. It offers a fascinating look at the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch; you’re able to see everything from a unique vantage point and take in the people, places, and things all at…
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Live Ants Create "Sculpture" Tunnels in New Plexiglass Art

Live Ants Create "Sculpture" Tunnels in New Plexiglass Art | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In this "live" new piece of art, by artist Brad Troemel, worker ants take center stage as they're seen creating tunnels through multi-colored gel. The gel provides the ants with all of the necessary nutrients, so it's up to the ants to complete their daily tasks. This includes biting into the gel, chewing it and packing smaller bits into larger spheres, carrying gel chunks to the surface and storing their refuse into designated piles. Most of the gel is excavated and organized.
The artwork consists of nine clear plexiglass cartridges that hang from the ceiling. Since these are all clear, viewers can watch the ants scurry around as they perform their daily tasks. They can even see these ants build the "sculpture" tunnels themselves.
Part science, part art, it's a mesmerizing piece of work that gives you an inside look at ant farms.
The artist himself learned a few things. "Some people say  ants build tunnels aimlessly, but those people haven’t watched ants for as long as I have. Ants…
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Unexpected Interactions with Monumental Statues

Unexpected Interactions with Monumental Statues | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
London-based artist Liane Lang’s series entitled Monumental Misconceptions features her interacting with tall, imposing statues in unexpected ways. The collection of photographs depict Lang in different situations and places, and she’s not just pretending to have her arm around the large figures. Rather, the artist takes a more active role, climbing inside, hanging from, and laying underneath the monuments at the Memento Sculpture Park in Budapest.
Some of Lang’s images show her attempting to be one with the statues; we see her legs are moving with theirs, and she’s laying in a similar position with them. Other times, the artist seems to be an adversary to these figures. She’s seen crushed under one giant’s foot as well as in the path of running men. The photos, often captured from far away, highlight the disparity in size between the two subjects. Thei interactions create a different story than if the statues were shown by themselves. With Lang, they now appear to take on an active…
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Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards were recently announced and the photos are better than ever! The competition, which is put on by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, is one of the exciting photo competitions around because of all of the great entries. This year, they received more than 42,000 from 96 countries.
The top prize, claiming the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 title, went to Michael 'Nick' Nichols for his incredible black and white photo of lions in the Serengeti sleeping. "They were used to Nick’s presence as he’d been following them for nearly six months, so he could position his vehicle close to the kopje. He framed the vista with the plains beyond and the dramatic late afternoon sky above. He photographed the lions in infrared, which he says ‘cuts through the dust and haze, transforms the light and turns the moment into something primal, biblical almost’. The chosen picture of lions in Africa is part flashback, part fantasy..."…
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Zaha Hadid Designs Five Interlocked Wooden Buildings for Cambodian Genocide Research Center

Zaha Hadid Designs Five Interlocked Wooden Buildings for Cambodian Genocide Research Center | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has unveiled designs for for the new Sleuk Rith Institute, a leading center for genocide studies in Asia to be located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Conceived by activist Youk Chhang, the Director of the Cambodian Documentation Center, the new institute will not only continue the organization's work of compiling, analyzing, and preserving information related to the brutal Khmer Rouge era, but will also act as a forward-looking work of memorial architecture that inspires hope for the future.
Hadid, typically known for her flowing concrete buildings, envisions a unique aesthetic for the institute in the form of five wooden structures that interweave and link together as they rise upwards. The five buildings will house spaces for different functions, including a museum, a library holding the largest collection of genocide-related material in Southeast Asia, a research center and archive, a media center, an auditorium, and a graduate school focusing on…
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Portrait Series Captures the Charming Personality of Very, Very Old Dogs

Portrait Series Captures the Charming Personality of Very, Very Old Dogs | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it

Canadian photographer Pete Thorne celebrates the beauty of aging in this portrait series featuring what he describes as "very, very old dogs." So far, the ongoing project, entitled Old Faithful, has more than 50 gray-haired dogs in the collection. Thorne works closely with his subject and owner to capture the personality of the individual animals in a small studio set-up. Each fuzzy face is filled with the wear and tear of time but they still have those cute puppy-dog eyes that any dog-lover will adore.
"I usually request that the owner bring their dog's favorite treats and toys to help focus their attention. This doesn't always work as a lot of these old doggies are blind or deaf, possibly both," says Thorne. "I found that the trick is to direct the owner; the dog will follow. It can be quite a comical scene. I'll be low on the ground firing off shots from my camera while the owner is crawling around on the floor with me trying to get the dog pointed in the right direction."…

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Constructed Vacation Photos Blur Lines Between Romance Imagery and Reality

Constructed Vacation Photos Blur Lines Between Romance Imagery and Reality | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When marketing teams use the right stock photographs, they can generate all kinds of fantasy vacation dreams and idealized visions of a place. After googling Deauville, London-based photographer Hemya Moran realized this truth in the form of couples sipping cocktails by the pool, playing on the beach, and cuddling in hotel rooms.
In reaction to the way that the French tourist spot is portrayed online, Moran decided to develop a series of images, entitled Love in Deauville, to convey how a fictional romantic narrative can easily be concocted. In each photograph, an intimate scene suggests a passionate love between a couple, however, in reality the duo are perfect strangers.
"I reenacted these stock image scenes with men I approached in Deauville—complete strangers who somehow fit the description or demeanor of the men depicted in the Google Images I had seen," she explains. "In each of these captured encounters there lies a tension between existing romantic imagery, reality, and…
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