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FRANCE 1. BOULOGNE Where: Vieille Ville (within the walls of the old town) When: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December 2012 Time: 10am-6pm Boulogne is magical when the Christmas market is in full ...
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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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FM.Marche.IT ✪ Eataney Si BELLISSIMA

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Top 12 Most Amazing Sculptures in 2014

Top 12 Most Amazing Sculptures in 2014 | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Let's look back on the year and check out some of the most amazing sculptures in 2014. Who "wow-ed" us with their ingenuity? What sculptures made us do a double-take? Today, we present to you twelve sculptures that stood out because of the materials the artists used, the way the sculptures simulated movement or because of their sheer size. So, without further ado, check out these stunningly carved sculptures we wish we could have come up with ourselves!

12. Beautiful Skulls Carved and Painted on Mother of Pearl Shells by Gregory Halili
New Jersey-based artist Gregory Halili creates stunning bas-relief skulls delicately hand-carved and painted on mother of pearl shells. Inspired by the lush vegetation and tropical wildlife of the Philippines, where he was born and raised, Halili fuses the human form with the natural world in these lovely, intricate works of art. See more, here.

11. Nature-Inspired Crayon Sculptures by Herb Williams
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Monkeys and Kittens Combine to Form Adorable “Mittens”

Monkeys and Kittens Combine to Form Adorable “Mittens” | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Seoul-based artist and photographer Sarah DeRemer playfully combines different species of animals to form unique hybrid creatures. Using photos of cuddly kittens and adorable monkeys, she seamlessly fuses the two in a series called Mittens (monkey kittens). The results are fantastical and natural-looking portraits of something that we’ve never seen before.
If you weren’t ever told that these cute creatures didn’t exist, then you might not ever realize it. DeRemer shows off her skills by expertly blending the colors and fur from both animals so that there's no indication of where the kitten ends and the monkey begins. Although we know these combinations are fake, she’s able to trick us, if only for a second, into thinking that they’re real!
DeRemer writes to her Facebook fans, “Since it’s getting cold out, I made you all some Mittens!” Of course, she means her well-crafted animals, but looking at their sweet faces will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, too.
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Winners of National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

Winners of National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 have just been announced! Out of more than 9,000 entries, the photo titled A Node Glows in the Dark nabbed the top spot. An eerie glow comes over the girl in the center of the photo, who's consumed by her smartphone. It's the sign of the times. The photographer of that image, Ben Yen of Hong Kong, told National Geographic, "I feel a certain contradiction when I look at the picture. On the one hand, I feel the liberating gift of technology. On the other hand, I feel people don’t even try to be neighborly anymore, because they don’t have to."
Photographers from more than 150 countries submitted their photos into three categories: people, places and nature. The grand prize winner, Ben Yen, receives $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in their annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. The first place winner in each category takes home $2,500 and his or her…
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Lovely Rainy Day Photos That Look Like Oil Paintings

Lovely Rainy Day Photos That Look Like Oil Paintings | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Eduard Gordeev’s cityscape scenes distinctly capture the moody ambiance of dark skies and rain-soaked streets. The St. Petersburg-based photographer often features widely recognized Russian landmarks viewed through windowpanes as raindrops streak down the glass. As the rain smears colors and diffuses light, the photos nearly take on the quality of impressionist oil paintings.






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Elaborately Detailed and Colorful Sculptural Paintings by Terry Hays

Elaborately Detailed and Colorful Sculptural Paintings by Terry Hays | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Texas-based artist Terry Hays cuts, assembles, and paints sculptural works of art filled with ornate details, intricate patterns, and bold splashes of color. The resulting pieces, made of acrylic paint on wood or sintra PVC, are incredibly unique works that portray otherworldly scenes through eccentric, dizzyingly dense imagery. Fire, rivers, and the landscape are transformed into highly stylized elements dotted with demons, tiny human figures, and other living creatures in these striking, imaginative, three-dimensional paintings.
Hays' work is influenced by the cultures and traditional artwork of Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea, China, and Japan, as well as the aesthetics of street art and full-body tattoos. He explains, "Starting with fragments of images from these various sources I began to cut up, enlarge and tape together various bits and pieces of imagery in an attempt to create a language of my own derived from all of these sources. Taped together to form a skin it was…
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Louis XIV-Inspired Floating Chandelier Made of 91 Porcelain Candles

Louis XIV-Inspired Floating Chandelier Made of 91 Porcelain Candles | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The French design firm Beau et Bien has produced this eerily captivating floating chandelier. The piece, known as Wersailles, features 91 porcelain candles hanging down as far as 10 feet from the top anchor point. With the help of a round mirror mounted directly overhead, the candles give off a hauntingly soft light from from their diffused LED bulbs. Beau et Bien designed the piece to embody an aesthetic that seamlessly combines traditional French luxury decor, influenced by Louis XIV, and contemporary minimalist simplicity. Along with this keen eye for elegance and style, the team also strives to create lighting with low environmental impact. The result is a truly entrancing and radiant centerpiece.
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4 Fantastic Moments of Animals Acting in Unexpected Ways

Animals can really surprise us sometimes! Whether it’s acting like humans, showing compassion, or fantastically dodging fake gunfire, these creatures are doing the unexpected. It’s endearing, hilarious, and even educational. And, luckily for us, these moments were caught on video so we can enjoy them over and over again.



Sometimes we all need a little help. This sweet video was captured at a zoo in Taipei, Taiwan, and it shows a compassionate tortoise helping out another in distress. When one tortoise was facing upright and couldn't move, his companion came by to flip him back over! You can even hear a crowd cheering him on.




AkXpro Productions used a drone when filming this large group of humpback whales in Alaska. If you’re unsure of what they’re doing, it’s called “bubble feeding.” This means that the mammals move in a circular formation and breath out bubbles as they simultaneously rise to the surface. The bubbles miraculously form a wall that fish can’t penetrate. It…
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Fantastical Creatures Adorned with Ornate Sculptural Details

Fantastical Creatures Adorned with Ornate Sculptural Details | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Together, Ukrainian artists Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev craft fantastical porcelain creatures with vividly-decorated surface designs. The charming figures are small in stature - ranging from one and a half inches to about 15 inches - and are adorned with ornate sculptural details as well as intricately-painted stories and patterns. Fish, owls, rabbits, and hybrid critters make an appearance in the duo’s impressive repertoire.
Considering the creativity and the amount of skill needed to produce these characters, you might be surprised to learn that Stasenko and Leontyev aren’t trained ceramicists. They are graphic artists and painters, but choose to use clay because it’s relatively easy work with. Stasenko mostly focuses on the painting while Leontyev concentrates on the overall form and concept. Their successful collaboration creates a single artistic voice for these beautifully unusual and endearing figurines.
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Top 12 Most Mind-Bending llusions in 2014

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending llusions in 2014 | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative boundaries like Strok's figures walking on walls and Aakash Nihalani's piercing neon shapes. We also got to enjoy a woman painted perfectly as a parrot and a simple placemat that warped our minds. We had so many great illusions in 2014, we had to expand our list from 10 to 12. Enjoy, everyone!





12. Strok's Shadows of Figures Walking on School Walls
Using his signature technique of multi-layered stencils, Norwegian-based street artist Anders Gjennestad, also known as Strøk, creates photorealistic images that fool the eye. They distort perspective using strong shadows and gives the illusion that people are walking up walls. See more, here.





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Exquisite Historical Portraits Produced on Old Paintbrush Handles

Exquisite Historical Portraits Produced on Old Paintbrush Handles | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szeto whittles down the everyday paintbrush to transform it into an incredibly-detailed portrait. The ongoing series, titled Paintbrush Portraits, features a variety of the well-loved tools that are splattered in different pigments with their bristles in less than pristine condition. At the tip of each handle, however, is Szeto’s exquisite handiwork. She roughly defines the shape of the head and then paints beautiful, expressive faces on the wood.
Paintbrush Portraits features women that you might recognize. The artist intends for her series to refer to the history of painting, you’ll notice that Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer makes an appearance (above). Szeto also plays with the notion of reforming beauty and value as she converts conventional, discardable paintbrushes into works of art. The sloping handles now become the figures' forms while their worn-out bristles are the playful edges of dresses.
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Collectors' Anthology Showcases Ornate, Centuries-Old Mechanisms

Collectors' Anthology Showcases Ornate, Centuries-Old Mechanisms | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Photographer Roberto Bigano strikingly showcases the ornate designs of antique mechanisms and tools in a trio of books from publisher Cesati & Cesati. Published with both avid collectors and amateur admirers in mind, LOCKS - A Collection of Masterpieces, DOORKNOCKERS - A Collection of Iron Sculptures, and TOOLS - Beyond Hands Towards Beauty are the products of rigorous study released over the span of seven years starting in 2007. Cesati & Cesati specializes in research and publications relating to metal artifacts, and the images filling the pages of these volumes come from museums and private collections all over the world.
The exhibited pieces of iron, copper, brass, bronze, and silver date back as far as the 15th century and span hundreds of years of immaculate craftsmanship. Commissioned by nobility, the pieces are crafted to sumptuously merge form and function, and are often filigreed with images specific to particular occasions or house insignia. These books offer an incredibly…
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20-Year-Old Photographer's Dreamy Conceptual Portraits

20-Year-Old Photographer's Dreamy Conceptual Portraits | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
20-year-old, self-taught photographer Shelby Robinson weaves stunning tales of nature, magic, and wonder in her beautiful conceptual images. Taking advantage of the abundant woods, fields, and rivers near her home in the state of Georgia, Robinson captures self-portraits that seem to draw on fairytales, fantasy stories, and legends of old. Saturated with fluid strokes, subdued tones, and deliberate pops of color, the young photographer's images have a distinctly painterly style that evokes dreamy romanticism.
"I love exploring the artistic side of photography. In my images I strive to tell a story through pose or atmosphere so that a viewer may become engaged or feel a part of that image," says Robinson. "I enjoy making dreamy images or pictures that appear to resemble paintings. The foundation of my style consists of a fantasy aura or theme that strongly reflects my personal thoughts, stories, or feelings."
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Beautiful images.,reminiscent  of the Rephaelites... check out this really talented photography

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Santa and Children Swap Faces in Hilarious Photo Series

Santa and Children Swap Faces in Hilarious Photo Series | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As Christmas draws nearer, our hearts are filled with joy at the thought of caroling, gingerbread cookies, gently falling snow, and the age-old tradition of children posing with Santa Claus for an endearing photo. Imgur user grumpypunkcat, however, puts a hilarious twist on that holiday ritual with Santa Face Swap, a collection of photos in which old Saint Nick's jolly face is swapped with that of the young child sitting on his lap.
The results are both amusing and slightly disturbing. Santa is transformed into a wide-eyed, bearded baby who often looks like he's on the verge of tears. Perched on his lap is a tiny, terrifying figure with spectacles and a wrinkled face that's aged 60 years. Nothing says "happy holidays" like a good ol' face swap!
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Coworkers Recreate Famous Works of Art Using Objects Found Around the Office

Coworkers Recreate Famous Works of Art Using Objects Found Around the Office | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Bored at work one day, Squarespace employees Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick decided to recreate a famous work of art using only objects found in their workplace, eventually leading to their imaginative, ongoing project Fools Do Art. Before long, their hilarious recreations started becoming more and more elaborate, as they started recruiting their coworkers to join in on the fun and began receiving idea submissions from around the world.
Fragomeni and Limbrick have only a couple of rules: 1) all props must be found in the office, and 2) all editing must be done on a phone. With these limitations in place, the two employees have proved to be experts at thinking outside the box. A colorfully decorated whiteboard becomes the backdrop to Mona Lisa's famous smile; trash bags are made into flowing gowns; flashy jewelry is constructed from paper and tape. What started out as a silly way to break the daily routine of work has become a fun exercise in creativity, art history, and humor…
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50 Prisms Emit Colorful Lights on the Streets of Montreal

50 Prisms Emit Colorful Lights on the Streets of Montreal | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Canadian architecture firm RAW recently unveiled Prismatica, a dazzling public art installation in Montreal that emits light from 50 prisms. The six and a half-foot-tall structures are spread throughout the Place des Festivals where visitors can walk around all sides of the rotating kaleidoscopes. At night, they display soft-but-colorful lights that illuminate those that are passing by.
The prisms are made from panels laminated with a dichroic film, and they transmit and reflect every color in the visible spectrum. Contained in their bases are projectors that create an infinite interplay of lights and reflections. And, as the prisms rotate, a soundtrack of bells play, too.
Prismatica was designed with winter in mind. “We wanted to contribute an installation that was immersive, yet inviting. We wanted people to play around, have fun and, in doing so, forget about the cold,” RAW Roland Rom Colthoff explained. Their installation is one of two that was selected by the juries of the fifth…
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Gorgeous Photos of Sunshine Hitting Mountains in Patagonia

Gorgeous Photos of Sunshine Hitting Mountains in Patagonia | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Photographers often travel thousands of miles and wake up at the crack of dawn to capture their once-in-a-lifetime shots. So it was Evgeny Tchebotarev who took these two breathtaking photos at Torres Del Paine, the national park in southern Chilean Patagonia. He writes,

"Another alarm. It's 4:00am. It's dead dark, but you have to wake up. Last night you got to bed at midnight. 4 hours of "sleep". It's raining. The clouds are actually far away, but stormy winds bring them from tens of kilometers away.
"We get in the car and drive to our first spot — a sunrise view with a waterfall. Locking the car, we walk maybe 15-20 meters. It takes up 5 minutes. The wind is heads on, and it's so strong, so that we simply cannot move move than a few meters a minute. After another attempts we abandon the plan and head back to the car. I never thought I'd experience the winds that kick me off my feet.
"We drive to the second point, and wait. Everything is in heavy clouds and the rain, mixed with gusty…
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Spectacular Photos Capture Earth’s Majestic Beauty

Spectacular Photos Capture Earth’s Majestic Beauty | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
French photographer Alban Henderyckx captures the majestic beauty of the world. His awe-inspiring landscape images show a variety of crystal clear and colorful terrains on this great Earth. They highlight intricate rock formations, multifaceted blocks of ice, and bright-blue lagoons in scenes that seems like they’re never ending.
There’s an incredible sense of tranquility in Henderyckx’s photos, and it’s as if he has frozen moments in time. Water stands still, the sun is suspended in the sky, and fog rises but it doesn’t move. This visual splendor reminds you of just how spectacular the world is, and it’s this sentiment that Henderyckx wants to communicate in his work. “When the horizon is open to me, I have a deep sense of freedom,” he writes. We can see how his photographs are a perfect way to remember this feeling even when he’s not on an adventure!
Alban Henderyckx Website and 500px page via [Illusion]
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Abandoned Hubcaps Transform into Amazing Animal Sculptures

Abandoned Hubcaps Transform into Amazing Animal Sculptures | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For over twelve years now, Brighton, UK-based artist Ptolemy Elrington has been morphing discarded hubcaps into amazing animal sculptures. While most of us see hubcaps as just replaceable car accessories, Elrington sees them as art, taking these scraps of metal and forming them into everything from a fish and birds, to a shark and dragons. "'I like to work with reclaimed materials to show that what is one person's junk is another man's treasure," he told The Daily Mail. Hubcaps that have emblems of them, of their long lost cars, such as BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Volvo often find new life in his work. (Check out the birds' eyes.)
His greatest challenge is to work with scale. As he tells us, "If you go too small you lose the materials' identity and if you go too big it looks remarkable like a pile of hubcaps. I’ve made a few large scale hubcap sculptures and I’ve struggled a bit with that."
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Interactive Map of Earth's Vegatation Rendered Through NASA Satellite

Interactive Map of Earth's Vegatation Rendered Through NASA Satellite | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has just released a vivid, high-resolution interactive map charting Earth's plant life. Utilizing a year's worth of data, which amounts to over 100 terabytes, collected from NASA's Suomi NPP Satellite, the rendering offers an extraordinarily detailed look at where the planet's highest (and lowest) concentrations of vegetation can be found. From a view of the whole planet, you can see wide swaths of green forests and sandy expanses of desert, while zooming in reveals the fine, vein-like channels of rivers and patches of plant-sparse urban areas.
The satellite, which makes 14 complete orbits per day, gauges the amount of plant matter on the planet's surface by using infrared, microwave, and radiometric sounding instruments to measure how much plant-specific energy is reflected back into space. Along with providing this richly green marvel for casual viewers, the data in this graphic can be used to help anticipate climate change…
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Enchanting Photography

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It brings us great pleasure to announce that we've now added ten new prints to My Modern Shop by 21-year-old photographer Elizabeth Gadd. The brilliant young photographer shoots people interacting with nature. The last time we featured her work she was taking all of us on a journey through the jaw-dropping landscapes of Iceland.
In an exclusive interview we conducted with her in 2013, she described how she found ultimately found her style. "At first, it was animals I photographed all the time (along with a few landscapes). Around 2009-2010, I made friends on Flickr with a lot of photographers who inspired me to start taking creative self-portraits. Over the year, my photographer eye developed and simultaneously my love for nature deepened. I soon realized how impactful the surrounding scenery could be in my creative self-portraiture, so by the end of 2010 I was mixing landscapes and people together."
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Wild Animals Wear Colorful Plaid Patterns in Delightful Painting Series

Wild Animals Wear Colorful Plaid Patterns in Delightful Painting Series | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In Sean Landers' North American Mammals series, wild animals take on colorful plaid patterns, lending a debonair twist to the natural world. The paintings depict animals alone in their habitats against rather drab backgrounds, and the plain surroundings allow details such as soft halos of fur to stand out. The Scottish tartan patterns contour to the animals’ bodies and movement, creating a distinct sense of shape and motion.
Although simple and charming on first impression, Landers’ work is also supported by a deep undercurrent of philosophy. He likes to present animals as symbols, and sometimes he even puts plays on words into his paintings. For instance, “Landers’s tartan patterns contain a visual metonymic phrase of ‘to coat,’” says the artist’s press release. “The phrase can be used as to ‘apply a coat of paint’ as much as it refers to the natural fur of an animal. Thus, through the hand of the artist, each animal receives a freshly painted coat of fur.”
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Stunning 1,000-Piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle

Stunning 1,000-Piece CMYK Color Gamut Jigsaw Puzzle | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Fans of jigsaw puzzles are in for a new challenge. 1000 Colours is a visually stunning jigsaw puzzle that consists of 1,000 different pieces, with each individual tile being a different color. The goal is to arrange the pieces exactly in relation to every other color, eventually assembling a large CMYK color gamut.
"The idea came from enjoying the subtle differences in the blue of a sky in a particularly brutal jigsaw puzzle," says artist Clemens Habicht, who created the puzzle in co-production with Lamington Drive Editions. "I found that without the presence of image detail to help locate a piece I was relying only on an intuitive sense of colour, and this was much more satisfying to do than the areas with image details."
"What is strange is that unlike ordinary puzzles where you are in effect redrawing a specific picture from a reference you have a sense of where every piece belongs compared to every other piece. There is a real logic in the doing that is weirdly soothing,…
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Handmade Book Features Mesmerizing Illustrations of Striking Eyes

Handmade Book Features Mesmerizing Illustrations of Striking Eyes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Visual artist Artem Ogurtsov creates dazzlingly enigmatic books out of paper made and cut entirely by hand. Using watercolor, acrylic, and gold leaf, Ogurtsov adorns these books with florid, mesmerizing illustrations of the human eye, along with delicate abstract and geometric patterns. The title of the work, Sententia, is a Latin term for a short moral aphorism or proverb, and Latin words describing different dispositions or traits that often accompany the many emotive, entrancing eyes throughout the tome. This combination of the imposing, ancient script with rich illustrations creates a powerful and captivating aura about this incredible piece.







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Cityscape Daydreams Come to Life Through Captivating Composite Photos

Cityscape Daydreams Come to Life Through Captivating Composite Photos | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Andrea Costantini’s photo manipulations depict daydream thought bubbles by blending head shots with images of architecture and cityscapes. The Washington D.C.-based illustrator captures human subjects displaying thoughtful expressions as photos of picturesque streets and buildings hover over or extend out of their heads. The series, titled Where Is My Mind, seems to capture the essence of daydreaming about faraway places with promising potential, or dwelling on the deluge of daily responsibilities in a bustling metropolis.
As far as artistic inspiration for the series, Costantini says he’s interested in the “atmosphere that certain environments can create, and also the emotions it can provoke.” He is also passionate about creating moods and a sense of place using light, shadow and texture. “It can make ordinary and dull places look like something from out of this world,” he says.
 






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Animated DIY Card Cleverly Mimics Computer Loading Screen

Animated DIY Card Cleverly Mimics Computer Loading Screen | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Instructables contributor goldlego, also known as Calvin Nutter, produced a clever greeting card that mimics the aesthetics of an old computer loading screen. Better yet, it’s animated, and as you pull the card from the envelope, the bars appear to “load.” Nutter created a detailed, step-by-step guide on the Instructables website so you too can make your own version of this customizable item.
The card measures around six and a half inches wide and a little over three and a half inches high. This project requires scissors, an X-ACTO knife, a printer, two sheets of paper, and tape for construction. Nutter also includes a downloadable template that has easy-to-edit text for a personalized message.
With some careful cutting and heartfelt words, you’ll create a unique take on a standard greeting card. Plus, anyone who used a computer in the late 90’s and early 2000’s will appreciate this “vintage” look!
Loading Message Card on Instructables website Calvin Nutter website
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