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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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Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz decided to depict what our favorite animated heroines would look like with hair more true to life.
Brantz's humorously retouched images depict everyday hair problems that we can all relate to. Instead of having perfectly flowing locks that remain flawless all the time, these Disney princesses battle bed head, static, undyed roots, and much more in this hilarious series.
Above: Ariel with wet hair
Belle with hair stuck to her lip gloss


Cinderella with bed head


Mulan with staticky hair


Snow White with frizzy hair


Elsa with her roots showing


Pocahontas with windblown hair in her face


Jasmine (and Aladdin) with flat hair


Loryn Brantz's website
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Enchanting Macro Photos of Wet Ladybugs by Tomasz Skoczen

Enchanting Macro Photos of Wet Ladybugs by Tomasz Skoczen | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Glistening with rain or dew, these ladybugs look absolutely enchanting in these macro photos by Ireland-based photographer Tomasz Skoczen. For years now, he's been capturing these black and red winged insects as they're walking through grass or landing on flowers. Taken mostly in the garden of his backyard, he uses his Canon 5D Mark II and his macro lens to shoot these insects in their natural state.
Skoczen has learned a great deal about ladybugs, or ladybirds as they're often called. "They can be found all year round if you know where to look, and they can be very fast and therefore difficult to shoot. There are over five thousand species in the family in which the ladybird belongs. They are small, between .8 and 18 millimeters and they display a range of colors including red, orange, and yellow. Their covers are striped, spotted in black, or they can have no markings at all. There are also many species which are completely one color, like black, gray or brown, which can make them…
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Inflatable Planetarium Has All-Encompassing View of Cosmos

Inflatable Planetarium Has All-Encompassing View of Cosmos | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This past November, nestled under London’s A13 highway, was an mysterious glowing orb that invited visitors to crawl inside and take a look. It was called Osmo and was designed by the London studio Loop.pH as part of the city’s annual Light Night Canning Town. The project featured a pneumatically-inflated cocoon fashioned from silver mylar, and its viewers could pass through the zip-up entrance and sit beneath the stars in a brilliant, all-encompassing setting.
Loop.pH projected the galaxy onto a 29-foot-high surface with lasers and based it on the actual night sky. They used this map from In the Sky, which charts 88 constellations onto a 2D rectangular map. So, the designers had the challenge of projecting something flat onto a (roughly) spherical object. The 3D modeling program Rhino and a graphical algorithm editor called Grasshopper helped them with this.
The installation wasn’t an exact science but was a stunning experience nonetheless. When inside Osmo, visitors could look in…
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Cable Car Transformed into Luxury Room Suspended Above the French Alps

Cable Car Transformed into Luxury Room Suspended Above the French Alps | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Adventurous travelers can now direct their wanderlust towards Airbnb’s daring, redesigned cable car-turned-luxury accommodation. It’s suspended in midair above the Courcheval ski resort in the French Alps. But, before you book your plane ticket, know that it’s not available for just anyone to rent. The gorgeous room is actually a grand prize in the site’s latest competition.
This cable car hangs over 2,700 meters above sea level and is near the top of the Sommet de la Saulire, which is a mountain in the Massif de la Vanoise. Airbnb transformed it into a stunning one bedroom, two bed-apartment that can host up to four guests at a time.
The precarious setting is part of Airbnb’s “A Night At” initiative that awards 24-hour getaways to one-of-a-kind locations. Previous destinations included a commercial jet and an IKEA. Here, the winners will be chauffeured up to the mountain on snowmobiles, dine on a Savoyard menu in the car, and later sleep under the stars with amazing alpine views.…
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Photographer Captures an Eerily Empty New York City

Photographer Captures an Eerily Empty New York City | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
It was suppose to be the snow storm that paralyzed New York City, but it in the end it turned out to be a bust. Still, a few days ago, everyone cleared out, making it the perfect place to shoot a rarely ever empty New York City. Who else was there on hand but photographer Vivienne Gucwa, a native New Yorker who, for nearly a decade, has been capturing the energy of the city through her lens? She's behind the recently released NY Through the Lens, a 192 paperback book that Yahoo News described as "filled with beautiful images that capture the color, vibrancy, artistry and uniqueness of New York City."
We got in touch with Vivienne to ask her what it was like to shoot New York City during this snow storm. "What made this storm stand out versus other storms was that there was a ban on all vehicles aside from snow plows and emergency services. This meant that there were almost no cars on the streets. I have been photographing New York City during snowstorms for the last five years and…
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Striking Snapshots of the NYC Subway Captured in 1946 by Stanley Kubrick

Striking Snapshots of the NYC Subway Captured in 1946 by Stanley Kubrick | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Before Stanley Kubrick rose to fame as the acclaimed director of films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and The Shining, he worked as a photographer for Look magazine at the young age of 17. After starting out doing freelance work, Kubrick joined the photographic department as the youngest staff member. With a keen eye for aesthetics and a natural sense for visual storytelling, he produced the highest number of published articles of any photographer for the magazine from 1945 to 1950.
Among those published stories was Life and Love on the New York City Subway, a series of striking photos depicting passengers on their daily commutes in the lifeline of the city. Shot in 1946 over the course of two weeks, and often late at night, the images portray candid, romantic, and humorous moments that belie the difficulty of taking the photos in the uncontrived manner that Kubrick wanted. He couldn't shoot until the train was stopped at a platform because of the motion and vibration…
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Breathtaking Photos of Central Park During the "Blizzard" of 2015

Breathtaking Photos of Central Park During the "Blizzard" of 2015 | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
On Monday, the world held its breath as the news reported that New York City would be hit with one of the largest blizzards in the city's history. Forecasters predicted for up to 30 inches of snow. The city came to a standstill as thousands of flights were canceled, the subway system was shut down, and drivers were ordered off the road. The National Weather Service later said that the storm had moved farther east than predicated. Meteorologists downgraded the system from a blizzard to a winter storm. New York still ended up with about six inches of snow, a normal January snowfall.
A few New York City photographers like Vivienne Gucwa and Anthony Quintano (seen here) braved the blizzard warning and instead went out into the city to shoot it in its desolate state. Quintano headed to Central Park where he shot these breathtaking, winter wonderland-like photos "Being a passionate news photographer, I had to come into the city and document this 'historic' blizzard set to hit New York…
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Woman Gives Her Dying Dog a Beautiful Bucket List Adventure to Say Goodbye

Woman Gives Her Dying Dog a Beautiful Bucket List Adventure to Say Goodbye | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Travel writer Lauren Fern Watt had been through everything—college, her early 20s, boyfriends, moving to from Tennessee to NYC, and more—with her dog Gizelle at her side. The 160-pound English Mastiff was her best friend, roommate, confidant, and greatest joy. So when Gizelle was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, Watt was absolutely devastated. Determined to stay strong for the sake of her dog, who didn't like to see her cry, Watt decided to make the most of the rest of their time together by embarking on an extraordinary bucket list adventure of everything they wanted to do before Gizelle died.
"It was my mission for us to indulge and explore life’s joys," Watt says. Together, the pair went on a journey that took them around New York City, across New England, and even to coastal Maine. They experienced new things side by side, like riding in a canoe and going on a road trip, but also made sure to save time for familiar cuddles and quiet reflection. With so little time left, Watt…
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Starbucks Customer Draws Amazingly Detailed 'Lord of the Rings' Map on Cardboard Cup

Starbucks Customer Draws Amazingly Detailed 'Lord of the Rings' Map on Cardboard Cup | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Most people go to Starbucks to sip on brew and catch up on work. But one customer recently made his coffee cup his project, spending five hours at a Liverpool franchise penning a highly detailed map of Middle Earth on the cardboard cup. The artist, Liam Kenny, first stained the sides of the cup with a tea bag to achieve a mystical, well-traveled effect. Then he proceeded to hand-replicate a map of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved Lord of the Rings fantasy world. Mountain ranges, rivers and roads to Mordor and Rohan wrap around the green Starbucks medallion. The typography on the map is even consistent with the series’ flagship font.
When Kenny finished the impressive masterpiece, he handed it to the barista behind the counter without a word and walked out. The barista was so thrilled with the random artwork that she took it home, photographed it and posted it on Imgur. It’s easy to see why the gallery quickly went viral.


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New Puppy Joins in Adorable Duo Harlow and Indiana's Daily Cuddles

New Puppy Joins in Adorable Duo Harlow and Indiana's Daily Cuddles | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
As of this past December, the adorable canine duo Harlow and Indiana have welcomed a new little sister to the family! Reese (also called Reese Lightning), a miniature dachshund, was greeted with curious looks and cautious sniffs when she first arrived, but as these heartwarming photos show, she quickly joined in her older sisters' daily cuddles. With her big eyes, tiny body, and puppy-dog friskiness, Reese makes for an absolutely aww-worthy addition to the family.
Harlow, a Weimaraner, has gained a huge following on Instagram for the cute snapshots that her owner posts. The account name Harlow and Sage references Sage, Harlow's older sister who sadly passed away in 2013. Luckily, Indiana was soon introduced to brighten up Harlow's spirits, and now Reese makes for double the fun.
Harlow and Sage website Harlow and Sage on Instagram
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Delightful Recipe Makes Bread Hippos That Peek out of Soup

Delightful Recipe Makes Bread Hippos That Peek out of Soup | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
A hot bowl of soup pairs perfectly with the winter temperatures outside. What makes the meal even better are when hippos are included. Yes, you read that right - hippos in your soup! Sandra Denneler created a recipe for this adorable Healthy Hungry Hippo Soup. She crafted the creatures with bread dough and used black-eyed peas and black beans for the finer details. When placed in a bowl and surrounded by soup, they look like wild hippos peeking out of the water.
This is a simple, fun recipe that can be paired with any soup you like. Denneler mentions that her daughter enjoyed helping her, so it’s suitable for kids, too. In fact, it’s a lot like working with Playdoh, except that you get to eat it once you’re done. Denneler says that the trick to making these is to not overwork the dough. Simply form the hippos, align them on your baking sheet, and let them rise together. What a great treat - especially when you serve it up with this delightful Nessie Ladle.
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Photographer Docmuments What People Are Reading on the NYC Subway

Photographer Docmuments What People Are Reading on the NYC Subway | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen turned his lens to people reading on the New York City subway system, he launched a project that proves the power of the printed word is alive and well in the midst of public transportation. Gerritsen spent three years collecting the photos for "The Last Book" project, which was exhibited at New York City’s Julie Saul Gallery and turned into a book. Most readers remained engrossed in the pages as Gerritsen snapped their portraits. A few looked up and shot him curious stares or suspicious glances.
With the precision of a librarian, Gerritsen cataloged the 500 photos on his website by author’s last name. The project encompasses authors with last names beginning with every letter of the alphabet except Q and X. Suzanne Collins, James Patterson and J.K. Rowling were among authors who appeared the most on the subway. Classic works by philosophers, poets and Shakespeare were also surprisingly popular selections. Gerritsen noted that literature…
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Stunning Photos of the Coldest City in the World

Stunning Photos of the Coldest City in the World | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
What does it look like in the coldest city in the world? Thanks to one New Zealand photographer named Amos Chapple, we won't just have to wonder. Oymyakon, Russia is the coldest place on earth where humans actually live. The small, rural town has brutal winters where temperatures can dip to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The area is six time zones away from Moscow. You wouldn't guess it but neighboring Yakutsk is an economically vibrant place, mostly due to the abundance of natural resources around it, like diamonds, oil and gas. That makes it an expensive place to live in and visit.
When Chapple arrived in Oymyakon, he was struck by the emptiness of the place. The population stands at about 500 permanent residents. As he told Smithsonian, "The streets were just empty. I had expected that they would be accustomed to the cold and there would be everyday life happening in the streets, but instead people were very wary of the cold. It felt extremely desolate. It wasn't, but everything was…
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Touching Figurative Paintings of Women by Amy Lind

Touching Figurative Paintings of Women by Amy Lind | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Amy Lind’s figurative paintings offer beautiful representations of women dressed in captivating, feminine styles. The artist casts her subjects in soft colors and filtered light to showcase their gentle, realistic expressions. The styles exhibited by the subjects jump across decades to highlight the best of different beauty trends. Rosy cheeks and soft, voluminous hair popular at the turn of the century show up on some models. The sheath dresses and bobbed hair of the roaring ‘20s and more modern-looking styles with a classic twist (such as a tank top and flower crown) also make appearances. Flowers are a theme Lind gravitates towards, as many of her subjects are either wearing flowers or are surrounded by them.
The Savannah-based artist modifies her painting style depending on what era she wants to evoke. Some portraits feature clearer, stronger brush strokes for a more modern feel, while others display muted colors and diffused light for a vintage persona. Lind’s website notes that…
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Delightful Paper Dioramas Showcase Iconic Cities Atop Famous Foods

Delightful Paper Dioramas Showcase Iconic Cities Atop Famous Foods | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In Bea Crespo and Andrea G. Portoles’ delightful “Brunchcity” series, paper dioramas form iconic skylines that pop out of foods for which major cities are famous. Crespo, an illustrator, created the charming drawings, selecting and sketching landmarks that represent each city. For example, the ruins of Athens' Parthenon rises out of a dish of Greek yogurt, Cuba's capital building and a mural of Che Guevera stand on a bedrock of beans and rice, and a paper Coliseum teeters on the side of an Italian ice cream cone. Portoles, a photographer, captured the pop-up-bookish displays against often-pastel backgrounds in artistic lighting to show off the details in each piece. The artists turned out a new photo every two weeks beginning in 2013, when they started the project.
They say the series was a fun way to combine their passions. “This…is the result of things we enjoy the most: food, traveling, illustrations, photos and creativity,” the artists say on their website.






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Dreamlike Scenes by Conceptual Photographer Jenna Martin

Dreamlike Scenes by Conceptual Photographer Jenna Martin | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Jenna Martin constructs alternate, dreamlike realities through her conceptual photography. Inspired by films and storytelling, the Montana-based creative takes advantage of her mountainous, serene surroundings to capture elaborate portraits that truly come to life after seamlessly blending different components together in post-processing.
In one spectacular image, dozens of flowers encased in bubbles gently drift around a young woman in an evocation of spring. Another photo depicts a figure dressed in white perched atop a half-sunken car, playing a serenade on her violin to an unseen audience. Both conceptual portraits encapsulate the signature elements of Martin's work—imaginative, solitary, and filled with a touch of surreal wonder that hints at a larger narrative.
Jenna Martin's website
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Amazingly Realistic Large-Scale Sand Sculptures by Ray Villafane

Amazingly Realistic Large-Scale Sand Sculptures by Ray Villafane | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
While Ray Villafane is best known for his expertise in the art of food carving, he is also recognized for his magnificent, remarkably realistic sand sculptures. Using just sand and water, the artist sculpts incredibly detailed figures that tower above him as he works. Funny-faced people, nativity scenes, and hellish creatures from Dante's Inferno appear so lifelike that it's hard to believe they were formed from humble grains of sand.
Villafane only began sand sculpting in 2008 after accepting a challenge in Jesolo, Italy. Despite not having any experience working with the medium, he wowed viewers with his exceptional craft, and since then has received invitations from all over the world to take on new sand sculpting projects.
Ray Villafane's website
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Artist Creates Delicate Sculptures Made from Pressed Flowers

Artist Creates Delicate Sculptures Made from Pressed Flowers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Spanish artist Ignacio Canales Aracil uses the art of pressing flowers to craft spectacular sculptures that resemble hollow vessels. Starting with a large, cone-shaped mold, Aracil weaves hand-picked blooms into a flat, floral overlay that can take up to a month to dry. The pieces are sprayed with a light coating of varnish to protect them from moisture. The final products are incredibly delicate, yet rigid, works of art that glorify the beauty of spring and fresh life frozen in time.
"Ignacio presents an accesible and intimate work that celebrates spring and keeps it," the artist's press release reads. "His work explores the meanings of nature and flowers with shapes that capture their beauty in sculptures where life is held. His works speaks with irony and longing about the aims of our society, in a natural stage full of dramatic contrasts."
Ignacio Canales Aracil's website via [Colossal]
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Macro Photos Show Amazing Details of Everyday Objects

Macro Photos Show Amazing Details of Everyday Objects | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In his macro photo series Amazing Worlds Within Our World, artist Pyanek demonstrates the enormous complexity of everyday objects. Through the modified Canon T3i lens, squiggly fibers in book pages come into sharp focus, dramatic pit marks on the tip of a matchstick become visible, and beautiful green and gold streaks in the metal of a common screw jump out. To produce the images, the artist took multiple exposures with different focus points and stacked the frames, editing them in Adobe Lightroom and Exposure 5.
Pyanek’s project calls attention to stunning details hidden on the surface of common items. It suggests beauty is hidden in the everyday, available to those who will take the time to look closely enough.
Above: Grain of White Sugar

Book pages




Matchstick



Screw




Tea bag



Lipstick



Kitchen Sponge



Soap bubbles



Ballpoint pen


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3D-Printed Bulbshades Inspired by Art Deco-Style Skyscrapers

3D-Printed Bulbshades Inspired by Art Deco-Style Skyscrapers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Product designer David Graas rethinks the standard light bulb with his dazzling, Art Deco-inspired creations. Called Stalaclights, they’re 3D-printed bulbshades featuring intricate details that are reminiscent of the first skyscrapers built in cities like New York and Chicago. Graas’ designs hang upside down and mimic the icicle-looking stalactites you’d see in a cave - hence the clever name.
Stalaclights take advantage of the fact that LED lighting emits little heat. It’s now possible to connect a shade to a bulb without it getting too hot, and this gives designers the license to come up with unique-looking lighting solutions. Here, Graas creates the illusion that the towers grow directly from the bulb.
Lovers of architecture and sculptural lighting can buy their own Stalaclights starting around $236 a piece.
David Graas website via [Co.Design and CityLab]
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New in My Modern Shop: Joy St. Claire's Beautifully Enchanting Nature Photography

New in My Modern Shop: Joy St. Claire's Beautifully Enchanting Nature Photography | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
It brings us great pleasure to announce that we've just added the beautifully enchanting photos of Joy St. Claire to My Modern Shop! The self-taught photographer shoots with a classic Ricoh film camera. Her inspiration comes from wandering in nature off the main trail or road, onto paths less taken. In an exclusive interview with Joy we learned that she came to appreciate nature during the summers she spent at her grandfather's farm. As she described, "We would wander through the woods and he would have me sit quietly beside him and we would watch the woods come to life around us. I learned from him to become a part of my surroundings and because of that I have always felt at home in nature. I feel a sense of serenity and also like a very small part of something so much larger and greater."

"There is so much to see, experience and document, and a lifetime is just too short. I experience this world with my eyes and heart. I feel that art intertwines a passion with a medium. My medium…
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Ghostly Deer Sculpture Stands Deep in a UK Forest

Ghostly Deer Sculpture Stands Deep in a UK Forest | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artist David Freedman created this beautiful, ghostly deer sculpture deep in a UK forest. He was asked by the UK Forestry Commission to make a piece for the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire, England as part of a sensory trail, which make would make it accessible to people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. Despite being easy to access, the sculpture is set back from the pathway so that it appears deep in the forest.
"I chose the fallow deer to represent the local wildlife and I designed it to be more of a shadow or 'spirit of a deer' than a lifelike representation," he tells us. "I wanted to give viewers the sensation you get when you chance upon a secretive animal in the distance, silent and camouflaged. Hence he is not intended to be a solid object.
"The piece took about two months to construct, using hand forged wrought iron. It stands about 9 feet tall in total and it has been galvanised for long term protection. The galvanising process produces a bright shiny finish, so I…
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Poetic Photos of Women Surrounded by the Beauty of Nature

Poetic Photos of Women Surrounded by the Beauty of Nature | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Madrid-based photographer Elena del Palacio crafts images that conjure ethereal, dream-like scenarios in the wilderness. The vivid pictures feature young women who are often surrounded by the vast beauty of nature. They’re shown contemplating the world around them as well as being at rest. Babbling brooks, grassy fields, and gigantic tree roots become their bed in these peaceful tales.
Del Palacio’s photos poetically illustrate a relationship to the natural world. The quiet scenes depict the women at one with the environment rather than trying to rule it. Instead, they treat the landscape and its inhabitants with a mutual admiration. This beautiful union is a welcome reminder that the world is a exquisite place - all you have to do is take the time to enjoy it.
Elena del Palacio Flickr and Facebook page via [I Need a Guide]
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Artist Spends a Year in the Woods Creating Mysterious, Nature-Inspired Sculptures

Artist Spends a Year in the Woods Creating Mysterious, Nature-Inspired Sculptures | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Deep in the woods of southern France, artist Spencer Byles transformed the forest into a mysterious wonderland through a series of spectacular, organic sculptures. Byles spent a year immersed in the woodlands of La Colle sur Loup, Villeneuve-Loubet, and Mougins for this ambitious project. Surrounded by flora and fauna, the sculptor used only cables and natural, found materials to create his stunning, large-scale works of art.
According to Byles, many people come across his sculptures by chance in the woods. Met with the sight of towering, woven structures and suspended symbols made of twined branches, the viewer may question whether the mysterious installations were formed naturally, assembled by human hands, or left in the forest by supernatural forces.
The ephemeral nature of Byles' creations is integral to his work, as each piece exists in its completed state for only as long as the elements permit. The sculptor says, "The temporary nature of my sculptures is an important aspect of…
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Designers Works Over Ten Years to Complete Gorgeous Grand Piano of the Future

Designers Works Over Ten Years to Complete Gorgeous Grand Piano of the Future | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogányi recently gave the classic grand piano a makeover with a futuristic twist. The Bogányi Piano presents a sleek two-leg design that looks like a sideways “V” in profile. The streamlined style offers practical benefits: Supporting the piano with two legs instead of three lets sound waves waft unobstructed to the audience. Inside, when struck by the hammers attached to the keys, the strings vibrate against a composite wood-and-iron soundboard, which produces a set of distinctive tones.
While changing the grand piano’s design may seem unconventional now, piano models actually went in and out of style in the 18th century much like cell phones do today. The current, standard concert hall piano design has gone largely untouched since the late 1800’s, but before that, a series of evolutions enlarged the instrument to better fill large venues and morphed the sounds it produced.
Bogányi didn’t take the task of changing the grand piano’s characteristic sound or…
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