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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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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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Beautifully Abstract Aerial Views of Colorful Tulip Fields in The Netherlands

Beautifully Abstract Aerial Views of Colorful Tulip Fields in The Netherlands | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Rome-based nature and wildlife photographer Simone Sbaraglia ventured to The Netherlands to document the billions of magnificent tulips for which the country is known. He rented a plane to take him high above the fields in order to transform the flowers into magically captivating abstractions filled with vibrant colors and patterns. From such a high aerial view, the dynamic streaks look more like bold strokes of paint across a canvas rather than what they really are—rows and rows of delicate little tulips.
By eliminating any human presence within the photos, Sbaraglia created breathtaking landscapes that remind viewers of the beauty of nature. "I am especially drawn to the geometry and colors, so I loved the harmony of the tulip fields from an aerial view," explained Sbaraglia. "Having rented a small airplane, I explored the area from above, taking several hundred photographs in total. I was happy with the results, as, to me, the pictures seemed like the abstract paintings, and that…
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Modern Kitchen Island Gorgeously Combined With Fully-Functional Aquarium

Modern Kitchen Island Gorgeously Combined With Fully-Functional Aquarium | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Dutch designer Robert Kolenik has turned the innocuous kitchen island into a source of oceanic wonder. Combining the furniture’s typical function with an aquarium, you can now prepare dinner while admiring swimming fish below. Kolenik calls his creation Ocean Kitchen, and it’s a great way to add a unique ambiance to any dining area.
The large aquarium is topped with an L-shaped slab of Corian that effortlessly lifts up at the press of a button, giving you access to the top of the tank. And while the piece may look minimal, the Ocean Kitchen comes complete with hidden storage that helps keep your space organized. Each aquarium is limited edition and customized based on where it’s installed. For fans of tropical fish, this could be the perfect addition to your home.
Robert Kolenik website via [Inhabitat]
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Zestful Arrangements of Food Methodically Placed in Accordance to Color

Zestful Arrangements of Food Methodically Placed in Accordance to Color | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Methodically placing food in accordance to color, Emily Blincoe finds inspiration from shapes, colors, light, and everyday objects. Previously we admired The Garden Collection and Sugar Series, where Blincoe demonstrated her skill of arranging shrubbery and nostalgic candy in the same fashion. 
Her vibrant series, Colors Organized Neatly, evokes a lively collection of prints that creates intrigue with objects most would find nothing more than ordinary. Her motive seems simple enough, but there is something astonishingly satisfying about how she thoughtfully arranges the colorful foods. Her series is aesthetically pleasing with similar objects emphasized and appreciated when organized in a grid of hues that seem to leap from the images.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Blincoe has a keen eye for color and placement. Simplistic beauty is her speciality. Viewers can’t help but smile when feasting their eyes on her playful images of everyday objects in all their brilliant glory.…
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Playfully Expressive Masks Sculpted Out of Toilet Paper Rolls

Playfully Expressive Masks Sculpted Out of Toilet Paper Rolls | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Masks is a funny project in which French artist Junior Fritz Jacquet took plain old toilet paper rolls and transformed them into expressive abstract faces. The squished up faces are both a little bit odd and a little bit adorable. To create each one, Jacquet first sculpted the cardboard into the desired shapes. He then coated them with a shellac and sometimes a pigment to add a touch of color to the playful characters.
From a very young age, Jacquet has been fascinated with paper and this passion comes through in his work. According to his bio, "He explores and experiments with folding and crumpling techniques, innovating, with his fingers, methods still undiscovered to create forms and craft poetic objects that visually enhance any surrounding." Everything that Jacquet makes is inspired by the traditional paper folding art form of origami but he chooses to use more than just a single sheet of paper. The final results are intriguing works constructed out of everyday objects.…
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Sleek Conference Table Made from Recycled 747 Jet Engine

Sleek Conference Table Made from Recycled 747 Jet Engine | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The next time you walk into a conference room, don't be surprised if you are seated at a table made out of an old jet engine! This impressive 747 Cowling Conference Table design, created by Southern California company MotoArt, features recycled plane parts as the foundation for the modern, sleek piece of furniture. Having this as the centerpiece for a meeting would be an impressive addition to any modern office and would certainly be the topic of conversation around the room.
The base of the 12-foot wide, circular conference table is a polished jet engine set on its side. In addition to seating 12 people, the beautiful design has the option of having data ports to charge any device. A spun aluminum dome points upward and serves as the central point to hold a large, 1/2" thick glass table top. Bright LED lights illuminate the center of the engine to add a little flair to the powerful motor. The clear glass top allows anyone seated to gain an unusually close perspective of the large…
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Beautifully Sloping Wooden Staircase Creates a Sense of Flow in the Home

Beautifully Sloping Wooden Staircase Creates a Sense of Flow in the Home | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
We’ve recently seen some beautifully-designed staircases, and we can now add another one to our list. Arquitectura en Movimento Workshop crafted wooden, sweeping stairs that certainly don’t disappoint. They’re part of the SDM apartment, a two-storey home located in Mumbai, India.
The stunning staircase really steals the show in this modern home. It was imagined by the architects as a sculpture within the apartment and provides additional lighting and natural ventilation to the space. Gentle, sloping lines create the feeling of flow and movement throughout, and the stairs are visible from almost all of the common areas.
Arquitectura en Movimento Workshop used this dramatic and eye-catching piece to inform other parts of the SDM apartment. The same bold lines are seen in other elements like the blinds and the ceiling.
Arquitectura en Movimento Workshop website via [Contemporist]
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Dazzling Splatter Ink Cheetah Street Painting Combines Art Styles

Dazzling Splatter Ink Cheetah Street Painting Combines Art Styles | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
With a unique combination of Western graffiti styles and traditional Chinese art, 23-year old Chen Yingjie, (aka Hua Tunan), is making a name for himself as one of the leading forces in the realm of street art. His work demonstrates his exploration of remarkable ways to combine two seemingly different styles with elements that include ink painting, drum rhythms, and a variety of cultural symbols. 
Splatter Ink Cheetah is grand in scale and incredibly detailed, combining traditional Chinese ink methods and Western art graffiti by splattering ink, adding complexity and richness to the breathtaking image. The colors come to life, almost mimicking the wild and unpredictable nature of his subject. 
Tunan is a core member of the EDGE Creative Collective, a Shanghai-based agency, dedicated to helping clients achieve creative ideas and inspired storytelling. His “splatter” portraits encompass organized chaos, while simultaneously exuding a sense of preciseness, further demonstrating his…
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Stunning Aerial Views of Iceland

Stunning Aerial Views of Iceland | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
On a recent trip to Iceland, Montpelier, France-based photographer Sarah Martinet had the opportunity to fly over the landscape in a plane with open windows. During the aerial tour, she captured these breathtaking shots of the Land of Fire and Ice from a bird's-eye view, showcasing the country's extreme natural beauty from a unique perspective.
Iceland—already a photographer's dream for its abundant waterfalls, volcanoes, geysers, and icebergs—is transformed into a stunning series of bold textures, prominent shapes, and twisting lines etched upon the dramatic landscape. Countless rivers snake in between craggy cliffs or over vividly green plains. Azure lakes stand out in stark contrast to the barren land surrounding them. Snow-capped mountains, so large and imposing when viewed from the ground, are reduced to minuscule features scattered throughout the images.
To see many more gorgeous aerial shots of Iceland, check out Martinet's gallery on her website.
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Liquor Bottle Labels Photoshopped to Tell the Hilarious Truth

Liquor Bottle Labels Photoshopped to Tell the Hilarious Truth | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If your favorite liquor bottle was this honest on the label, would you change your approach to a cocktail? This hilarious collection of digital creations from TotalSororityMove.com features phrases created in the style and design of the original liquor bottle labels, but with messages of the brutally honest truth about what you are in for if you drink too much!
According to the project, tequila will have you dancing on the tables, too much Jack Daniels will have you texting your ex, and indulging in Jägermeister will lead to the unpleasant experience of vomit everywhere. With the not-so-pleasant warnings placed right there on the bottle, the funny series is a reminder that we should always "know when to say when!"
For more funny interpretations, you can also check out these Honest Slogans by graphic designer Clif Dickens, whose website features hilariously redefined brand slogans.
Total Sorority Move website via [Bored Panda]
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Digital Composites Capture Bustling Energy Along the Streets of Singapore

Digital Composites Capture Bustling Energy Along the Streets of Singapore | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Shooting Singapore Street Composites is a collection of images in which photographer Danny Santos documented average scenes of strangers going about their daily lives along the streets of Singapore. The catch is that each image is actually a product of multiple photographs digitally merged together.
For the 4-week project, Santos set up his tripod in various locations and photographed a single scene for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Afterwards, he reviewed the images, selected specific elements from the shots, and merged them together into one visually intriguing final scene.
By blending together the various pieces, Santos was able to freeze time into a single arrangement. The results are a fascinating collection of street photography where people are placed in perfectly organized patterns of walking. "Singapore is such a multifaceted place that you can’t help but see and feel the diverse energy of the crowd as you move from one place to another," explained Santos. "From the…
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Fragmented Black and White Scenes Create Beautifully Abstract Formations

Fragmented Black and White Scenes Create Beautifully Abstract Formations | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
L.A.-based photographer Kevin Saint Grey captures a calming energy throughout his striking black and white photographs. Narrowing in on just a fragment of a tall building or an isolated tree surrounded by sky, his minimalist approach results in beautifully abstract formations.
When Grey looks at a scene, he naturally composes the shot in his mind before actually clicking the shutter. The results are a dramatic combination of strong contrast, diagonal lines, and geometric forms that divide the scene into intriguing shapes and patterns.
Grey believes that every component within a composition has to work together in harmony with each other in order for the final photograph to work. "The most important aspect of an image for me is balance," he explains.
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Beautifully Haunting Self-Portraits That Are Filled with Emotion

Beautifully Haunting Self-Portraits That Are Filled with Emotion | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This elegant collection of self-portraits by London-based photographer Mariell Amélie is filled with soft color palettes and strong lighting that lend to the haunting aura throughout each image. Amélie captures unbelievable emotion throughout her work, which quickly consumes the viewer and creates a quiet, meditative visual experience.
Amélie grew up on a very remote island called Andøya, above the Arctic Circle in Norway and, as an only child, she spent a lot of her time alone, observing nature. She became interested in photography at a very young age and has been producing these amazing self-portraits across the past 8 years.
Throughout her work, the self-taught photographer captures herself as a single figure often surrounded by vast landscapes or small interiors, which creates the sensation of loneliness and isolation. "My self-portraits are quite personal and it is something I really enjoy doing," explains Amélie. "It's almost like meditation. I don't think of anything trivial,…
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Artist Uses Melting Ice Cream as Medium to Create Unique Paintings

Artist Uses Melting Ice Cream as Medium to Create Unique Paintings | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Instead of using the typical watercolors to create his paintings, Baghdad-based artist Othman Toma uses all kinds of delicious, melting treats as his medium. While the chocolate ice cream bars and colorful popsicles begin to melt, Toma scoops up the liquid with his brushes and begins to paint.
The clever collection of work includes lions and tigers bursting from splatters, and minimalist portraits peeking out from the page. Toma is able to obtain an incredibly wide array of saturated colors without requiring very many materials. He simply has to go to the freezer! When photographing the piece, he includes the uneaten ice cream and his brushes as a part of the composition. In doing so, he offers his viewers a small glimpse into his process of transforming the food into beautiful artwork.
Creating artwork with a unique medium requires a lot of planning and forethought, which is also evident in this impressive coffee ring portrait by Shanghai-based artist Hong Yi, aka Red.
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Olafur Eliasson Transforms a Museum Space into a Natural Rugged Terrain

Olafur Eliasson Transforms a Museum Space into a Natural Rugged Terrain | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In his first solo exhibition Riverbed, Olafur Eliasson assembled a landscape of stone and soil that conceals the normally tiled floor of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, to emulate a natural rugged terrain. 
Viewers are given the opportunity to become immersed in the authenticity of the art installation, and thoughtfully ponder the contrasting dissimilarities of the exhibit and the outside world. 
“What I’m interested in with my work at the Louisiana isn’t really that you experience an object or an artwork,” says Eliasson.  "I am interested in how you connect this landscape to the rest of the world and ultimately, how you experience yourself within it." 




Olafur Eliasson's Website via [Louisiana Museum of Modern Art]
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Man Hilariously Inserts Himself into Pop Culture Photo Calendar Thanks to a Lost Bet

Man Hilariously Inserts Himself into Pop Culture Photo Calendar Thanks to a Lost Bet | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As football season approaches, it’s becoming time for a fan-favorite activity - fantasy football. Maybe you’re playing it just for fun, but for Henry Stern and his friends, getting last in their league means a punishment. Stern, last season’s loser, had to put together a calendar of himself recreating famous moments in pop culture. The results are embarrassingly hilarious!
Each month features Stern’s face Photoshopped onto the body of a celebrity or fictitious character. Some scenes are older, like January’s recreation of George Costanza from Seinfeld, or September’s “Marilyn Monroe” skirt flutter. But he also pays homage to more recent events, like Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” music video for March. The valuable lesson here is that if you play in a fantasy football league, make sure you know all of the rules first.
Henry Stern Instagram via [Distractify and Deadspin]
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Makeup Artist Paints Her Chin and Mouth to Look Like Cartoon Characters

Makeup Artist Paints Her Chin and Mouth to Look Like Cartoon Characters | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
While we might often dismiss the chin in our daily beauty routine, London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson highlights hers in a humorous tribute to cartoon personalities. She paints characters from Disney movies, Looney Tunes, South Park, and more onto her chin, lips, and the skin above them. This cleverly transforms Jenkinson’s mouth into a figure’s over-sized mouth, and when she moves her lips it looks like the character is talking.
The makeup artist is skilled at applying her colorful cosmetics; she can make her human lips appear like they're totally natural on these characters. To add to the believably, she’ll also imitate their grin or teeth. While some have a full set of pearly whites, others only have a couple of front chompers. Jenkinson will curl her lips just so to hide her real teeth, and in a case like Bugs Bunny, expose her fake ones.
You can follow Jenkinson on Instagram to see all of her quirky characters that are sure to make you smile.
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Stylish Ducks Waddle Down the Catwalk in Annual Fashion Show

Stylish Ducks Waddle Down the Catwalk in Annual Fashion Show | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Forget about New York Fashion Week or the Paris runway. In Sydney, Australia, well-dressed ducks steal the scene at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. It’s here that the waterfowl are outfitted in elegant pink, green and yellow gowns, and even have tiny matching hats, too! They waddle down the catwalk at the Pied Piper Duck Show, and the adorable sight is considered one of the highlights of the annual event, which overall attracts an average of 900,000 visitors.
Brian Harrington, a quirky Australian farmer, is the man behind the fashion show. He’s run it for the past three decades, and works with a professional dressmaker who individually styles each duck to a theme or era. They’ve covered daywear, evening attire, bridal outfits, and more. Currently, they’re showcasing costumes from the 1800’s era as well as favorites from the past.
Haute couture isn’t the only waterfowl-related event that you’ll see at the Easter Show. Duck racing also has crowds laughing and cheering their favorite…
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Brilliantly Red Lines Radiate From the Top of a French Waterfall

Brilliantly Red Lines Radiate From the Top of a French Waterfall | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Brilliantly-colored red lines radiate from the top of a waterfall and over a pool in this stunning installation by French artist Pier Fabre. The 240 strings are suspended in front of a cascade at Egliseneuve d'Entraigues, in the mountainous Sancy region of central France. Titled Dripping, Fabre designed his piece to create an unusual space above the rushing water, and for the liquid to cling to its multiple strands. The sun is meant to shine through the water droplets in a dazzling effect.
The 20 meter-long strings start at the top of the eight-meter-high waterfall and curve out in three tiers, giving the illusion that they end in midair above the water. Fabre does this by attaching the lines to metal wires that connect to a thin frame crossing the river. This infrastructure attaches to the trees on either side of the pool and is anchored to rocks in the ground.
Dripping was produced for this year’s Horizons Sancy, which is an arts and nature festival held annually across the region;…
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Striking Photos Showcase the Elegant Beauty of Big Cats

Striking Photos Showcase the Elegant Beauty of Big Cats | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Using only a simple, dark background, Vincent J. Musi captures the elegance of lions, leopards, tigers, and more. The South Carolina-based photographer works for National Geographic and shot these breathtaking images as part of a series titled Big Cats. His photos showcase incredible, up-close details that we don’t often see, like the individual hairs, whiskers, and terrifying-looking teeth of these large animals.
In order to successfully shoot these photographs, Musi and his team created a studio space for each cat.  A huge, seamless paper background was installed for them to run around as the shutter went off (paper was only used for the cheetah - each one was a different approach - sometimes achieved with paint, wood and lighting.  Musi worked closely with experts of these captive-yet-untamed animals, and it took weeks to produce a small number of stunning portraits. The results highlight both the beauty and fierceness of the creatures.
Musi reflected on the challenges that he had…
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Floating Orchid Pods Could Bring Pop-up Restaurants to the Singapore Waterfront

Floating Orchid Pods Could Bring Pop-up Restaurants to the Singapore Waterfront | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Singapore has a beautiful waterfront and a street food heritage that some feel needs reinvigorated. Intending to jump-start the conversation about it are SPARK Architects, who unveiled a proposal for a mobile, reconfigurable, and sustainable floating cooked-food center (also known as hawker center). Called the Solar Orchid project, it’s a pop-up shop that could potentially appear in numerous locations with a variety of vendors who operate within its pods.
The design features a protective canopy that’s a solar-energy generating, inflated pillow-top with thin-film photovoltaic cells. There are multiple floating, compartmentalized areas, and each houses a different street food purveyor. The pods accommodate cooking stalls and have built-in exhaust, water, gas, electrical, waste collection, water recycling services, and table settings. They are modular, meaning they can be clustered together depending on their locale. And when it’s time to clean up, you won’t even realize that they were…
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A Sparks architects proposal for a floating cook food center in Singapore

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Beakerhead Celebrates the Crossroads of Art, Science and Engineering...and My Modern Met Will Be Reporting Live!

Beakerhead Celebrates the Crossroads of Art, Science and Engineering...and My Modern Met Will Be Reporting Live! | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In just under a month, My Modern Met will be on the ground in Calgary, covering the most exciting art+science+engineering event of the year. Beakerhead is an annual, citywide, interactive movement that brings together brilliant minds to one place for five spectacular days, September 10-14, 2014. After last year's highly successful inaugural event, Beakerhead has already become a staple in Calgary's cultural calendar.
According to their website, "In 2013, 62,500 people experienced Beakerhead by scaling a 40-foot tall rocketship, jamming with Berlin’s most famous robot band, getting shocked by 1,000,000 volts from Arc Attack, sampling Engineered Eats at Calgary restaurants, singing with Commander Chris Hadfield or learning from one of the dozens of pop-up presentations over the course of five days."
This year's Beakerhead is expected to be just as exciting, if not more, with a plethora of fascinating events, such as The Tremendous and Curious World of Beakerhead and Periodic Table, the…
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Explosive Gunpowder Drawings Reveal Delicate Etchings of the Seasons

Explosive Gunpowder Drawings Reveal Delicate Etchings of the Seasons | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
New York City-based, China-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang kicked off his solo exhibition The Ninth Wave with a bang—literally. After sailing a boatload of 99 fake animals down the Huangpu River, Cai got to work on the other pieces in his show at Shanghai's Power Station of Art, including the explosive series of gunpowder drawings titled Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter.
Four porcelain reliefs, each representing a season, were decorated with gunpowder and then set ablaze by Cai at an event that drew a large crowd of spectators. Adopting a different method of ignition for each drawing, the renowned artist used everything from fireworks to pellets to strips of explosives to detonations beneath fireproof sheeting for the pyrotechnic display. Once the last of the dying embers had been stamped out, beautifully subtle images emerged. Ashy layers highlight the delicate aesthetic and intricate details of flowers, trees, and birds in this contemporary take on traditional Chinese motifs.
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MMM Exclusive Interview: Journeys Through Mysterious Landscapes by Felicia Simion

MMM Exclusive Interview: Journeys Through Mysterious Landscapes by Felicia Simion | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
20-year-old photographer Felicia Simion, who recently reached out to us to share some of her latest images, has only become more masterful at her craft since we last posted her work three years ago. Rather than confine herself to one genre of photography, the Romania-based creative dabbles in them all, mixing portraiture, landscapes, street scenes, and conceptual photography for a stunning portfolio of diverse images.
Several of her newest photos, which she labels as "dreamscapes," follow silhouetted figures in their journeys across vast, mysterious landscapes. Wandering through surreal vistas such as endless mountain ranges and paths obscured by fog, the subjects appear small and isolated compared to the sweeping, grandiose beauty surrounding them.
According to Simion, this series follows her continuous quest in pursuit of happiness. She told us, "The choices I had to make only to escape the dull, the known and the feared. But through him (the silhouette-shaped little man), I…
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Artist Poses Playfully with Incredibly Lifelike Paintings of Swimmers

Artist Poses Playfully with Incredibly Lifelike Paintings of Swimmers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Valencia, Venezuela-based artist Gustavo Silva Nuñez creates extraordinary paintings that are so hyperrealistic, they seem to come to life and flow right off the canvas. Submerged in azure pools of water, his subjects float serenely, swim gracefully, splash about, or surface for air with a spray of bubbles. With each stroke of his paintbrush, Nuñez captures every last detail—subtle shades of blue, sparkling glimmers of light, distortions of bodies under the water, myriads of ripples and currents, and much more.
Nuñez adds another dimension to the lifelike paintings with playful snapshots of himself interacting with his creations. Through his Instagram, the artist frequently shares glimpses of his works-in-progress as he poses with them, pretending to hold onto the subjects' arms or greet the swimmers as they break the water's surface for air. With the breathtaking level of hyperrealism in his works, it often becomes difficult to distinguish Nuñez from his paintings, speaking to his…
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Beautifully Crafted Paper City Highlights Intricate Patterns in Moroccan Culture

Beautifully Crafted Paper City Highlights Intricate Patterns in Moroccan Culture | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Inspired by the intricate patterns in Moroccan culture, New York-based paper artists The Makerie Studio created an alluringly beautiful place they call Cloud City. Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft make up the creative practice, and they carved and sculpted the fantastical palaces. The heavily-detailed structures are set against a dreamy, hazy-colored background and photographed by Luke Kirwan, whose lighting makes the scene appear ethereal and otherworldly.
The Makerie Studio produced these weightless-looking buildings out of iridescent paper. They are truly stunning pieces; each features a mixture of small, complex patterns and layered papers. It creates subtle color effects that truly shine in certain lights.
As you look beyond the gorgeous exterior, you’ll find that every structure has something inside of it. We see a fountain, a flowering tree, and more. It adds to the story and mystique of this floating patterned city, which we can ponder as we continue to admire the…
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