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#Europe #Christmas #Markets | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
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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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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Ingenious Smart Suitcase Pairs with an App to Take the Worry out of Travel

Ingenious Smart Suitcase Pairs with an App to Take the Worry out of Travel | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Travelling on an airplane with your luggage can sometimes feel like a gamble. If you’re checking the bag, how much will it weigh, and will you have to pay extra for it? And, once it leaves your sight, where exactly are your belongings? Bluesmart Technologies helps take the worry out of travel with the first luggage that’s designed to harmoniously pair with your mobile device.
Aside from its striking blue spinner wheels and handle, the best features of the polycarbonate, anodized aluminum suitcase aren’t something that you can see. Launch the iOS or Android-compatible app, however, and you’ll notice that it has an array of components that communicate with your phone through Bluetooth.
Pulling up on the bag’s handle will display its total weight in app, and you can lock and unlock the suitcase (using a TSA-approved master key lock) with it as well. There’s an integrated proximity sensor that’s designed to keep track of your bag when it’s both near you and in transit; the app will send a…
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Meet Toast, the Adorable Dog Whose Tongue Is Constantly Sticking Out

Meet Toast, the Adorable Dog Whose Tongue Is Constantly Sticking Out | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Meet Toast, an adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel whose luxurious locks are always accompanied by her signature tiny tongue. She was rescued in 2011 from a puppy mill in North Carolina and adopted by her owners in New York City. Luckily, she found a forever home with them but had to get all of her rotten teeth removed; it's why we see her tongue in every photo.
Just because Toast is rocking a toothless smile doesn’t mean she’s any less happy or active than other dogs. On the contrary! Her popular Instagram account shows her travelling around New York City, having fun with her sister Muppet, and posing with celebrities. She’s even done some professional modelling. And, like many dogs, she graciously tolerates being dressed in silly costumes that are simply for our own amusement.
Check out more of Toast’s escapades on her Instagram (@toastmeetsworld).
Toast website and Instagram via [Design Taxi]
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Dynamic Black and White Photos Capture Dramatic Light in NYC

Dynamic Black and White Photos Capture Dramatic Light in NYC | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
While visiting New York City, Geneva-based self-taught photographer Alex Teuscher wanted to capture the day-to-day life and fantastic architecture throughout the popular tourist destination. He explored for ten days and documented iconic locations like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park.
Afterwards, using a wide variety of post-processing techniques, Teuscher transformed his photographs into a dynamic black and white collection. By eliminating color, he created dramatic lights and shadows that produce an unusually eerie quality and change the traditionally bright, lively, and energetic way that viewers perceive the frequently visited spots.
"All these shots were taken pretty much following the usual tourist trail in Manhattan… the locations along that trail are iconic for a reason," he explained. "I wanted to present them differently however, like the Chrysler and Empire state buildings in different compositions than they are usually seen in. I also wanted black and…
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Giant Mushroom Upside Down Sculptures by Carsten Holler

Giant Mushroom Upside Down Sculptures by Carsten Holler | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Originally trained as a scientist with a doctorate in biology, Belgium-born Carsten Holler is inspired by research experiments and the world around him. His works reflect social spaces like amusement parks, the zoo or a playground but he puts an expected twist onto each of them. One of the subjects he's always centered on has been mushrooms. Since 1994, they've been a regular feature in his works. Of course, in true artist style, these aren't your ordinary mushroom, they're gigantic ones, and sometimes, they're suspended from the ceiling! In 2000, he showed the Upside Down Mushroom Room at Fondazione Prada in Milan.
New Yorkers got a chance to see his mushroom sculptures in 2011 at the New Museum. Viewers got to feel like Alice in Alice in Wonderland as they walked through a side room filled full with huge fungi. His typical mushrooms are halves of two random mushrooms. Some, like the large red-and-white agaric fungus, are believed to have psychoactive elements.
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New Banksy Piece: "The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum"

New Banksy Piece: "The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum" | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
A new Banksy piece has just been spotted in his hometown of Bristol. This time, the elusive street artist pays tribute to Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's 1665 masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring. Of course, in true Banksy style, there's something a little off about the piece. The pearl earring (and the entire earlobe) has been replaced with an alarm box (from ADT). The piece can been seen on a building at the Albion Dockyard in Hanover Place. Banksy is calling it The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum.
The last time Banksy painted in his home city, he was making fun of cell phone users with Mobile Lovers.
Banksy's website via [BBC]
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Interactive Installation Inspired by Ideas of a Geological World Below Sea Level

Interactive Installation Inspired by Ideas of a Geological World Below Sea Level | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Breaking the Surface is a collaborative installation created by Kontur, Abida, Intek, Scandinavian Design Group, and Ctrl+N to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Norwegian oil company Lundin Norway. The installation combines design with advanced sensor technologies that provide an interactive experience for visitors. Spanning two levels, it can be viewed both from above and from below "the surface" in an abstract representation of the geological world below sea level.
In the piece, rows and rows of acrylic plastic undulate overhead like ocean waves to create a soothing experience of motion and light. As visitors walk through the piece, they will feel the energy of gliding movements as sensors recognize and respond to their presence and create a pathway for walking.
"The installation is based on inspiration from geological models, while referring through its movements to Lundin Norway's exploration activities," explains the Scandinavian Design Group. "Lundins six most important…
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Mom Counts Down to Halloween by Dressing Her Baby in a New Costume Every Day

Mom Counts Down to Halloween by Dressing Her Baby in a New Costume Every Day | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Writer and new mom Jessica Chavkin is counting down to the spookiest day of the year by dressing her baby son Noah in a different costume every day until Halloween. She explains, "Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, and Noah is my favorite thing ever, we are celebrating by counting down with a new costume every day until the big day. I hope that you are amused. I know we will be."
More than halfway through October, Chavkin has already snapped plenty of adorable pics for Noah's Halloween Countdown. Using costumes, props, and backgrounds that they already owned or DIY'd, the proud mama has turned her son into beloved characters like Charlie Brown, Waldo, and Tarzan, in addition to even more humorous and creative portrayals like the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Jean Valjean from Les Mis, and one very cute fruit salad.
To keep up with the daily project, be sure to follow Chavkin on Instagram or Tumblr.
Jessica Chavkin on Instagram Noah's Halloween Countdown on Tumblr
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Transparent House Consists of Alternating Levels Connected by Multiple Staircases

Transparent House Consists of Alternating Levels Connected by Multiple Staircases | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Located near Omiya Station in Saitama, Japan, the S-House is a transparent home with an extraordinary, avant-garde geometric structure. Created by Tokyo-based practice Yuusuke Karasawa Architects, the two-story building is split into five levels of wall-less rooms connected by over a dozen criss-crossing staircases and diagonal beams.
The modern home's labyrinth of rooms require careful navigation of the complicated levels, as some floors contain up to two rooms, while others consist of empty voids. Drawing from studies of nature and space, the structure flows upward in an impressive display of alternating solids, angles, and emptiness.
According to Karasawa, the convoluted structure was built for a client as a response to the lack of privacy and increasingly complex webs of information born of our internet age. He says, "Our hope is that this complex, layered network space will become a new architectural form that captures the various activities borne out of today's informational…
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Artist Creates Mind-Blowing Illusion of a Levitating Building in London

Artist Creates Mind-Blowing Illusion of a Levitating Building in London | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This surreal architectural sculpture, entitled Take My Lightning But Don't Steal My Thunder, is a mind-blowing piece in which a section of a building appears to be levitating in mid-air. Created by British artist and designer Alex Chinneck, the large-scale optical illusion sits directly in Covent Garden in London and was modeled after the original architecture of the184-year old Market Building.
Chinneck's expertise with large-scale works was the appeal in commissioning the artist to create a work that would stand out in the huge public space. He and his team first devised a plan to make the 40-foot long installation as light as possible. They used machines to carve the entire structure from polystyrene and covered the surface with materials that look like stone. Over four days, the team installed a metal frame and put the sculpture together like a puzzle until the visually exciting illusion came to life on a massive scale.
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Awesome 3D Pumpkins Made With Easy Plugs

Awesome 3D Pumpkins Made With Easy Plugs | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If you'd like to make sure that you have the coolest pumpkins on the block, check out these new pumpkin plugs by Villafane Studios. Ray Villafane is the master at pumpkin carving but he makes it easy for us that don't have his carving chops. Just trace the pumpkin plug, cut a hole and then squeeze and insert the plugs. Different eyes and mouths are available. They include angry eyes (featured on the green pumpkin), swirly eyes (featured on the small pumpkin), big teeth (featured on the green pumpkin) and mouth with tongue (featured on the small pumpkin). Each plug is only $5.99. Love them all!
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12 Adorable Animals the Internet Fell in Love With

12 Adorable Animals the Internet Fell in Love With | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
They caught the internet by storm. Their cuteness overwhelmed you. And now, twelve of the most adorable animals have been brought together in one place. You may remember our headliner Lil Bub, the runt of a litter of feral cats who was born with several genetic mutations. Bub's vet said that he was the weirdest cat he had ever seen and the internet agreed. Bub has dwarfism, an underdeveloped jaw and no teeth which is why his tongue sticks out permanently. How could you not love this unique-looking kitty?
For some, it was their hilarious expressions while for others it was their snazzy costumes. Whatever the case, we were thankful to the owners for letting us share in the memories of these animals, as they all grow up right before our very eyes.

Lil Bub, the Perma-Kitten [Link]

Boo, the Pomeranian [Link]

Beast, the Hungarian Sheep Dog [Link]

Maddie, the Coonhound [Link]

Darcy, the Hedgehog [Link]

Hamilton the Hipster Cat [Link]

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New Book of Sweet and Surreal llustrations

New Book of Sweet and Surreal llustrations | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Italy-born and raised SHOUT is an artist that creates beautifully thoughtful illustrations. His works don't overpower you, rather, they ask you to sit back and see the silent beauty in them. SHOUT (otherwise known as Alessandro Gottordo) has just released a new book that compiles the best of his work. They're mostly commissioned illustrations done within the last four years (2010 to 2014). The book contains 192 pages with 141 illustrations, most of which have never been released.
We've been big fans of SHOUT over the years. As you may know, we've posted on his work several times. (See here and here). That's why It brings us great joy to see all of his illustrations in one place! The book will be available on October 25 at 279Editions's website. Here are some of our favorites. They're what you can expect to find inside.
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Trompe-l’œil Paintings of Windows Create Fantastic Optical Illusions in Istanbul

Trompe-l’œil Paintings of Windows Create Fantastic Optical Illusions in Istanbul | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If you were walking past these small and decorative windows, you might not assume that they’re fake. But, you’d be mistaken. These windows are actually paintings by the Spanish street artist Pejac. He recently stopped in Istanbul, Turkey to create three new trompe-l’œil pieces in the district of Uskudar. Titled Lock, Poster, and Shutters, they’re convincing as part of the landscape; it’s only upon closer inspection that we see Pejac used brushes, acrylic paint, and sandpaper to seamlessly blend artwork and the environment.
Lock, Poster, and Shutters takes advantage of the building’s existing elements and textures to produce the illusions that we see here. Pejac intends to play with our perception of what’s real and fabricated, and he’s persuasive. Even some of the detailed photographs look as though they really could be stone. And, it’s the artist’s aim to momentarily confuse you. “Trompe-l’œil literarily translates from French to ‘eye trap,’” he explains. “In the case of these three…
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My Modern Met is Searching for Contributing Writers

My Modern Met is Searching for Contributing Writers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If you've been a fan of My Modern Met and want to go from a casual reader to an actual contributor, guess what, you're in luck. We're now hiring! It's an exciting time for us here as we continue to expand our business.
We're looking for applicants who are web-savvy, love all things creative, and want to share their passion with the world. You'll not only get to polish your writing skills, you'll have the opportunity to help build a dynamic internet-based business that makes it a priority to stay on the pulse of what's new and exciting. Most of all, we're looking for passionate, motivated people who want to be a part of something bigger.
Necessary Qualifications: Excellent writing skills
Understanding of social media: Facebook, Twitter, etc
Previous blogging experience
Passion for art, design, photography
Quick learner
Daily and Weekly Tasks: Assist editors in writing blog posts
Contact artists, designers and photographers for interviews
Help manage social media accounts
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15-Year-Old Recreates Famous Movie Scenes in Amazing LEGO Stop-Motion Animation

15-Year-Old Recreates Famous Movie Scenes in Amazing LEGO Stop-Motion Animation | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Morgan Spence, a 15-year-old aspiring filmmaker from Scotland, spent three weeks using hundreds of LEGO bricks to recreate famous movie scenes in an amazing stop-motion animation. Popular scenes from iconic works such as Dracula, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Titanic are instantly recognizable even in tiny plastic form, speaking to the fame of the films as well as Spence's extraordinary skill at replicating characters, props, scenery, and other details using the toy building blocks.
Each scene—lasting just a few seconds—took the teenager between 15 minutes to two hours to film. While Spence admits that stop-motion requires quite a bit of patience, he told the Daily Mail, "I really do enjoy the animation. I'm a big fan of LEGO—it lets my imagination run free."
Spence's animation, which features the custom printed minifigures of artist Warren Elsmore, was created as a trailer to promote Elsmore's new book Brick Flicks, available online now.
Above: The Sound of Music
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Geometric Wooden Sculptures Depict Abstract Cityscape Formations

Geometric Wooden Sculptures Depict Abstract Cityscape Formations | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Philadelphia-based artist and craftsman James McNabb recently opened a new solo exhibition, called Metros, that expands upon his ongoing collection of stunning wooden cityscapes. The work is currently on display at the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami and "explores sociological concepts regarding transformations of cities and urban landscapes, their beauty, uniqueness, and overdevelopment."
Each geometric piece is an amazing explosion of architectural shapes that seem to burst from the surface. The circular, square, and asymmetrical arrangements capture the animated spirit of a city in unexpected formations. McNabb doesn't plan ahead before he starts a piece. He uses a bandsaw and his natural intuition to very quickly work through the project and carve the impressive city-inspired works completely out of scrap wood.
"I compare hyperrealistic painting to fine woodworking," he explains. "Both are slow, tedious, detail-oriented processes that require great care and consideration through…
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Photoshop Battle Hilariously Reimagines a Round Cat into Fantastic Situations

Photoshop Battle Hilariously Reimagines a Round Cat into Fantastic Situations | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that the Internet loves cats, and this fluffy white feline marvelously appears perfectly round. And what makes this viral picture even funnier? When Reddit works its magic in a hilarious Photoshop Battle (PsBattle). If you’re unfamiliar with what that is, it’s described as “a place to have fun with everyone's favorite graphic software.” Users take an original image and reinterpret it in imaginative, funny ways. Here, they superimposed the cat into different fantastic scenarios.
People took advantage of the feline's easily-Photoshoppable shape and imagined it as a variety of objects. We see that it has taken on the role of a dandelion, cheerleaders’ pompoms, and even a basketball in the hands of the famous LeBron James. And with Miley Cyrus’ wrecking ball, the PsBattle highlights a strange-yet-entertaining collision of different popular culture phenomena.
Be sure to check out another Photoshop Battle that we enjoyed featuring an old lady, a squirrel, and a puppet!
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Colorful Paper Art Arrangements Convey Ten Principles of Design

Colorful Paper Art Arrangements Convey Ten Principles of Design | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Every good graphic designer knows that there are certain fundamental rules to follow when creating something new. Turkish graphic designer Efil Türk decided to visually communicate these ideas through her series, entitled The Principles of Design.
For each poster, Türk arranged a clean, geometric paper art composition on a simple gray background. Her series draws upon creatively arranged shapes, forms, and textures to describe how artists should plan to incorporate certain elements within their artwork.
The posters visually convey each of ten select core values, including balance, hierarchy, pattern, rhythm, space, proportion, emphasis, movement, contrast, and unity. Additionally, purposeful typography, set below each colorful arrangement, is used to explain the expectations of each fundamental idea.
Efil Türk on Behance via [Smashcave]
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Delightful Penguin Cover for Your Floor Sweeper Makes Cleaning More Fun

Delightful Penguin Cover for Your Floor Sweeper Makes Cleaning More Fun | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If your household chores are feeling a little lackluster, then try adding some pizzazz with this adorable cover that’s meant to accompany your floor-wipe sweeper. It’s shaped like a penguin and fits through the handle of the cleaning device, transforming it from the conventional into the delightfully whimsical. The flightless bird appears as if it’s sliding along your floors as you make them sparkling clean. And, in addition to being a sweeper, the penguin doubles as a tissue box holder.
This product is part of the YOU+MORE line from the online Japanese retailer felissimo; they must intend to bring a smile to your face because when "YOU+MORE" is spoken in Japanese, it sounds like “humor.” There are other amusing animal-themed products available, too, including a panda bear duvet cover and a neck pillow that’s painted to look like a wolf.
felissimo website via [Spoon and Tamago]
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Layers of Rainbow Fabric Invite Visitors to Get Lost in a Sea of Color

Layers of Rainbow Fabric Invite Visitors to Get Lost in a Sea of Color | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
A vibrant, flowing rainbow could be seen cascading across Shinjuku Central Park in this colorful installation by French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux. The first installation of the project, entitled 100 Colors, was initially conceived with paper for an interior space during the 2013 Shinjuki Creators Festa. This year for the event, the artist went outdoors to capture a new kind of energy from the blowing winds.
For this second installation, Moureaux hand-dyed 1,875 pieces of fabric and hung them vertically from above in layers of textured color. The piece was set high off the ground so that it would move with the breeze and so that passers-by could walk underneath and find themselves consumed by the various hues.
The artist explains, "Valuing the emotion inspired from Tokyo, I want to show the beauty of colors to the fullest extent. I also wish to share the feeling of being surrounded by overflowing colors by exhibiting 100 colors, here in the middle of Tokyo."…
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Sleepy Cat Shironeko Lives in Constant State of Bliss

Sleepy Cat Shironeko Lives in Constant State of Bliss | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
It's been a pretty cat-tastic week here at My Modern Met, with our posts on the world's angriest feline and this adorably surprised kitty. Today, we bring you Shironeko ("White Cat"), also known as Kagoneko ("Basket Cat"), a Turkish Van cat who is known for his perpetually sleepy and happy expressions, his habit of curling up in small baskets, and his amazing ability to balance various objects on his head.
The 12-year-old kitty, who lives in Japan with his owner and a whole pack of other feline friends, has been a member of the internet cat elite for several years. Viewers, who have nicknamed him "Basket Cat" and "Zen Cat," are captivated by Shironeko's delightfully round face, blissed-out expression, and endless patience for the silly antics his owner subjects him to.
Whether Shironeko is balancing miscellaneous fruits and vegetables on his head, covered in flowers, dressed up in cute hats, or hanging out in small containers, the adorable cat's closed eyes and little smile always…
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Hilarious One Star Yelp Reviews of Gorgeous National Parks

Hilarious One Star Yelp Reviews of Gorgeous National Parks | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When you think about the stunning natural beauty of places like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park, there should be nothing to complain about - or any National Park for that matter. Their gorgeous views, picturesque mountains, red rocks, and clear blue waters are truly a sight to behold. But, while most might share that opinion, there are some tourists who just weren't satisfied and took to Yelp to make their voices heard.
The website Mashable did some research and compiled some one and two star reviews of National Parks around the United States. They found that disgusting bathrooms, bears, and someone named Ranger Weiner are just a few of the things that made visitors unhappy. And, for one person, the Grand Canyon was just a “really big hole in the ground.”
These are some of the excerpts from their reviews. When you consider what they’re complaining about and compare it to the visual splendor that was in front of them, it’s hilarious.
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Sleek Two-Legged Chair Design Demands Physical Activity While Seated

Sleek Two-Legged Chair Design Demands Physical Activity While Seated | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This two-legged chair appears a bit unstable to sit in but that was the intention of product designer Benoit Malta. The sleek, modern concept, entitled Inactivité, is meant to provide support while still engaging the body in some physical activity. While sitting in the wooden chair, users are forced to slightly engage their legs and core in order to maintain a balanced seat.
This active stimulation results in a constant awareness of the body which Malta describes as "bearable discomfort." Users can create a slight rock as they continuosly stabilize themselves in the seat. When not in use, the piece must rest against a wall so that it doesn't topple over. Malta explains, "Through my design process I try to ask myself about our ways of living and our ways of consuming and I would like to look for a way to give meanings to all kind of objects."
Benoit Malta's website via [Lost At E Minor]
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Photographer Says Goodbye to Her Dog of 16 Years with Touching Portrait Shoot

Photographer Says Goodbye to Her Dog of 16 Years with Touching Portrait Shoot | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
To any pet owner, one of the cruelest things in the world is how short a time our beloved companions have with us on this earth. For photographer Maria Sharp, the time she had with her dog Chubby was just 16 years before she had to say goodbye. In the final days before her best friend's passing, Sharp came to terms with her loss by digging up old photos of Chubby, writing down her memories of their time together, and documenting some of their last moments with each other in a touching portrait shoot by fellow dog lover and photographer Suzanne Price.
Price's heartwarming shots capture the inseparable bond the two have shared since the day Chubby came home from the pound. "Being the impatient seven year old that I was, I would wake her up from her puppy naps so we could play," Sharp reminisces on her blog. "I just wanted someone to enjoy life with [...] Whenever we had guests over, I would barely say hi before saying, 'Do you want to see my dog?!' She was my favorite part of myself."…
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Firefighter’s Remarkable Instagram Shows Us How Intense the Action Is

Firefighter’s Remarkable Instagram Shows Us How Intense the Action Is | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Gregg Boydston is a US Forest Service “Hotshot,” meaning that he’s part of a crew of firefighters that work to contain and extinguish forest fires. You might be able to imagine some of the dangerous and incredible sights that he sees, but if you can’t, then he’s captured them on his Instagram (@greggboydston).
Boydston’s photos give us a firsthand look at what it’s like to be near the intense orange flames. We see him and other brave Hotshots taking steps to control the blaze, as well as what the ground looks like after it's gone. The images show the incredible and destructive power of these fires; especially when they're set against the backdrop of beautiful places like Yosemite National Park and the Sierra National Forest.
The fires certainly make Boydston’s Instagram account an exciting one, but it’s not all he’s shot. He also photographs a lot of tranquil, picturesque landscapes that you won’t want to miss.
Above: Klamath National Forest
Lolo National Forest

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