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Passengers at Kunming Changshui Airport were infuriated as their flights were delayed for more than two days. Around 10,000 furious air passengers clashed with police and airport officials last wee...
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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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MMM Exclusive: Spectacular Artwork from Nuit blanche à Montréal 2015

MMM Exclusive: Spectacular Artwork from Nuit blanche à Montréal 2015 | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This past weekend, I was on the ground in Montreal, attending the city's wildest winter night of the year – Nuit blanche à Montréal.  The event took place on the last day of Montréal en Lumière, an 11 day festival that illuminates the entire city and transforms it into a cultural hotspot, featuring art exhibits, riveting music performances, gastronomy, and hundreds of captivating indoor and outdoor events.  It was clear that people of all ages, including children and their families, marked this night in their calendar every year. 
Even with temperatures hitting bone-chilling lows at 1°F (-17 °C), Montreal's city streets were jam packed with hundreds of thousands of energized people all gathered to party.  In fact, the event received 350,000 visits in a matters of hours, making Nuit Blanche the most attended event in a single night in Montreal.  
For the 12th edition Nuit Blanche, more than 200 activities were hosted throughout the city, most of them free, uniquely programmed for the…
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New Book: Sweet Portraits of Mothers with Their One-Day-Old Babies

New Book: Sweet Portraits of Mothers with Their One-Day-Old Babies | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
We've followed photographer Jenny Lewis' series One Day Young for the past few years, showing you beautiful portraits of mothers with their newborn babies. Taken within 24 hours of their birth, the portraits show babies who have just emerged from the womb, with their caring mothers holding them in a sweet and caring embrace. All of the photos were shot in East London, in the comfort of each woman's home. Lewis's aim was to capture the extraordinary bond mothers and infants have from the moment a mother gives birth.
How has shooting the series changed Lewis's life? As she tells us, "It's been quite a journey, and I must say, I have learned so much from meeting all these women at such a dramatic time. It makes me think of the of midwives who witness this moment on a daily basis. The wisdom and stories they must gather along the way must be infinite. I have only encountered a tiny fraction of what they must see. My life attitude, just five years ago, seems so remote to the way I think…
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Canadians “Spock" Five Dollar Banknotes in Honor of Leonard Nimoy

Canadians “Spock" Five Dollar Banknotes in Honor of Leonard Nimoy | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This past Friday, February 27, the world grieved the loss of actor Leonard Nimoy, who was best known for playing Spock on Star Trek. People expressed their condolences via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, and the Canadian Design Resource (CDR) even tweeted a call to action: "'Spock’ your $5 bills for Leonard Nimoy,” they wrote. If that sounds totally foreign to you, it’s a cultural phenomena that involves a pen and turning the $5 bill into a convincing portrait of Spock.
The practice actually started years ago when former Canadian Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier was transformed into the pop culture icon. “This series of Canadian bills was an easy target,” explains CDR’s publisher Todd Falkowsky to Quartz. “The existing portraits are quite large and can be improvised with ease, and the color of our $5’s are the same blue as Spock’s uniform,” he says. There’s even a Facebook page dedicated to “Spocking Fives.”
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Incredible Body Painting Turns Torsos into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Incredible Body Painting Turns Torsos into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Amazingly, these mind-bending optical illusions aren’t made with the help of projections or Photoshop. Artist Natalie Fletcher painted them directly on human skin! The Oregon-based body painter created this impressive series completely freehanded with an airbrush. She calls it Just an Illusion, and the "canvases" feature bright base colors of fuchsia, cyan, green, and yellow. Black contour lines help fool our eye into thinking that parts of a torso are popping out at us.
It was serendipitous that Fletcher became a body painter. She started her career a few years ago after moving to Bend, Oregon and coming across an ad for it while looking for a job. Since then, she has masterfully developed her talent and recently became the winner of the GSN TV show Skin Wars. Fletcher also just started a body art project titled 100 Bodies Across America where she’ll paint two paintings in each state.
If you love seeing optical illusions on skin, check out this incredible tattoo by Paul O’Rourke.…
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New Mind-Boggling Photo Manipulations

New Mind-Boggling Photo Manipulations | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Swedish-born photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is an undisputed master at photo manipulation, as can be seen from his mind-boggling depictions of everyday scenes with major twists. Part surreal wonders, part mind-boggling optical illusions, the Berlin-based artist's images depict impossible situations that transcend our experiences of daily life. Looking at his impressive creations, it's no surprise to learn that the 29-year-old is inspired by the likes of M.C. Escher and Salvador Dalí.
For each work, Johansson begins with a simple sketch of a concept. Once he determines if the idea is good enough, he starts planning and finding places to capture the raw photographs. Next, he collects the materials needed to construct the final image by shooting hundreds of photos while maintaining similar lighting and perspective. Finally, he combines all the pieces like a puzzle with the help of image manipulation software like Photoshop. The final results are astounding, multilayered…
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Meandering Green Pathway Adds a Whimsical Twist to a Suspended Balcony

Meandering Green Pathway Adds a Whimsical Twist to a Suspended Balcony | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In design, it’s often said that “form follows function,” but for the Zalewski Architecture Group, sometimes “the form follows fun.” They designed a walk-on balcony that’s suspended above a courtyard in Gliwice, Poland. This isn’t your typical pathway, though. Instead of being a rigid, straight line, the designers added some whimsy and created a meandering green course that leads you from one entrance to another.
The inviting concept encourages office workers to step out of the balcony door and take a walk along the grassy route. Its path flows freely and is meant to offer a moment of relaxation, rest, and a change your attitude if you’re having a bad day. Better yet, this design provides quick access to the outdoors - no need to walk all the way downstairs.
The structure is mounted and supported by a series of thin wires that extend to the surrounding buildings. This, along with the path being 80cm wide, helps to reduce the shadows made on the courtyard. The bottom of the walkway…
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Portraits of Households Around the US Explore the Universal Spirit of Family

Portraits of Households Around the US Explore the Universal Spirit of Family | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
All families are different, but at the same time, they're connected by the universal bonds of love and kinship. For the past few years, New York-based photographer Michele Crowe has explored this concept through her portrait series The Universal Family, which features diverse imagery of families around the country. From families of mixed heritage, to same-sex couples, to single-parent households, to multiple generations living under one rooftop, each intimate portrait represents a family of the new millennium.
"The Universal Family is a portrait series made to unite the human race through the spirit of family," says the photographer. "Everyone has a family in some shape or form, and I believe that support system to be one of the most important things in the world. A family can be big or small, blood related or not, same sex oriented or not and of course composed of people with similar or wildly different cultural backgrounds. I believe If you're lucky, you truly understand that love…
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Clever Pictogram Images Show the Values We All Live

Clever Pictogram Images Show the Values We All Live | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If you could boil down the values we all live by into simple, easy to understand images, what would that look like? London-based designer Genis Carreras's latest series answers this very question. Carreras first came under our radar with his Philographics project, where he took complicated philosophical theories, like Existentialism and Idealism, and turned them into simple shapes. Philographics became UK's most funded graphic design project ever on Kickstarter, earning £65,217, which was well over its goal of £15,000.
Now, Carreras plays with the art of pictograms, turning universal values like Love, Creativity, Curiosity and Friendship into cleverly designed cards. The Values deck is a set of cards that makes visible the invisible drivers of human behavior. Included within are 58 value cards with identical backs for use in games, exercises and activities, 6 activity cards that feature games to play with friends, and 6 fact cards, that offer information on the different sets of…
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Stranded Polar Bears Surrounded by a Sea of Ice

Stranded Polar Bears Surrounded by a Sea of Ice | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
While on board a ship touring the Svalbard Archipelago in Norway, Italian academic researcher Marco Gaiotti caught these stunning images of lonely-looking polar bears surrounded by a sea of ice. He joined a photo expedition that's purpose was to observe polar bears in their raw and natural habitat. As he states about the photo above, that shows a dramatic sunset sky, "This is exactly the situation I was looking for when I decided to explore this remote part of our planet, I deeply wanted a polar bear photograph in its natural environment and the results is probably the strongest image I have ever taken. The polar bear stands on the ice floe as the horizon is inflamed by the sunset light, as he was wondering about the future of the entire Arctic."
Though the polar bears appear at rest, they're actually in search of food, which come in the form of seals. While some are stranded, waiting for the sea ice to return for the winter, others actively jump from one iceberg to the next.
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Beautiful Triptych Shows Photographer's 14 Year Struggle with Fibromyalgia

Beautiful Triptych Shows Photographer's 14 Year Struggle with Fibromyalgia | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Though, year after year, we've featured her surreal photos on My Modern Met (see here and here), we had no idea that for the last 14 years of her life, photographer Brooke Shaden has been suffering from fibromyalgia. Over 5 million Americans are affected by this condition that causes chronic muscle pain, fatigue, insomnia, headaches and tender pressure points on the body.
"When I was 13, I started having pain in my left knee. I got a knee brace, but soon the pain shifted to both knees," she said. "When I started alternating how I wore my knee brace, people at school began to wonder if I really had any pain at all. That was my first experience with this 'invisible' disorder, and I was diagnosed a year later. It manifests itself in joint pain, fatigue, and overall sensitivity, but in the end it has taught me invaluable lessons about just how much one can overcome if given the right mindset."
To raise awareness for the cause, Brooke has created a beautiful set of images featuring a swarm…
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Beautiful Naturalistic Turntables Made from Black Walnut Trees

Beautiful Naturalistic Turntables Made from Black Walnut Trees | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
These beautiful turntables are made from cross-sections of trees, turning state-of-the-art hardware and black walnut wood into rustic record players. The creative, minimalistic designs are produced by Kent Walter and his father through their Seattle-based company, Silvan Audio Workshop. The pair recently started selling the products and raising money for workshop upgrades through a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. They’re sending turntables to supporters who offer $750 pledges.
The record players, with feature transparent glass platters to show off the rich wood bases, are intended to be conversation starters. To the creators, intriguing design matters just as much as sound quality. “The music that we like is unique, it’s got life, it’s distinctive,” Walter says. “We think that the things we play it on should be the same way.”






Silvan Audio Workshop Kickstarter via [Laughing Squid]
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New LEGO Recreations of Banksy's Famous Street Art

New LEGO Recreations of Banksy's Famous Street Art | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
"My favorite thing about Banksy's street art, and all of his other work, is how witty and thoughtful it is. He mixes clever humor with serious issues in a perfect balance." It's been almost a year since photographer Jeff Friesen first came out with his original series Bricksy where he recreates Banksy's famous street art using ordinary LEGO bricks. Friesen has just released a second batch of Bricksy works, and this time he's incorporated Banksy's New York residency pieces like Sirens of the Lambs, that slaughterhouse delivery truck carrying 60 squealing stuffed animals. Lucky for us, he's debuting that second set right here on My Modern Met!
"The series pretty much picks up where the first series left off," he tells us. "There are LEGO interpretations of Banksy's latest works, along with some Better Out Than In work from his NYC residency. A sprinkling of obscure oldies rounds out the mix. The builds are a little more complex this time round, as my daughter received quite a bit of…
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Interactive Art Gallery Allows Visitors to Become Part of an Illusion

Interactive Art Gallery Allows Visitors to Become Part of an Illusion | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This unique gallery lets visitors do more than just admire great works of art — they get to play with it, too. At Art in Island, an interactive gallery that occupies a former bus station in the Philippines, visitors can step inside paintings and take pictures with the optical illusions.
Each piece offers guests a different experience. At some stations, people can climb over the picture frame as if they’re in the portrait. At other stations, painted floors, walls and ceilings make it look like you’re part of an impressionist landscape. Other pieces include 3D elements that burst out of flat paintings, offering guests fun photo ops that make it look like they’re interacting with objects exploding out of canvas.
The museum is only a few months old – it opened in December 2014 — but it’s been a huge success so far due to its fun appeal. “The whole museum is painted so that it looks real, using the perspective and the depth of the painting,” says museum executive Blyth Cambaya. “Here, art…
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Surreal Space Photos are Edible Works of Art

Surreal Space Photos are Edible Works of Art | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Don't let your eyes deceive you. Photographer Navid Baraty takes a break from shooting New York from high above to create WANDER, fictional space scenes created by placing everyday household items, like cinnamon and curry powder, on an open photo scanner. WANDER is an imaginary space probe that explores the mysterious cosmos. Planets, stars and black holes may look believable, but they're actually created by mixing basic baking ingredients with a few unconventional items such as cat fur and silica gel.
"I'd seen examples of scanography done where others had scanned objects with the scanner lid open to create a sharp contrast between the highly detailed scan of the object with the totally black background," Navid told us. "I'm inspired by photos of space every day and I wondered if I might be able to create similar space scenes on this black background by sprinkling spices on the scanner glass to create stars, using liquids in a glass to create the natural swirls and clouds of planets.…
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Surfer Photographs Frozen Waves Breaking on the Island of Nantucket

Surfer Photographs Frozen Waves Breaking on the Island of Nantucket | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Traveler, surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh recently captured the rare site of nearly frozen waves breaking on the island of Nantucket. The frigid New England temperatures have turned the sea off the coast of Massachusetts into sheets of water that Nimerfroh likened to “slushies.” The waves appear dense and move slowly, resembling folded pastries as they peak. The surface of the waves gleams with rippling patterns made up of millions of ice crystals. The day clocked in at 19°F, or -7.2°C.
“The harbor to the main land is frozen solid. No boats running,” the photographer says of the day the waves froze.  “The day after I took these, it actually froze up the shoreline for 200 yards out.”






Jonathan Nimerfroh's website via [This is Colossal, Stay Wild Magazine]
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Eco-Friendly Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones into Trees

Eco-Friendly Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones into Trees | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Instead of the typical coffin burial, Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel developed an eco-friendly alternative. It’s called Capsula Mundi, and it uses egg-shaped pods that hold a deceased human body for burial. Each capsule will turn into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of the dead’s remains. The idea is that it these “seeds” can offer a more practical internment and allow us to come full circle, returning to nature.
For burial, the deceased is moved into the fetal position and either a tree or a tree seed is planted above their pod. There are already a variety of trees to select from via the Capsula Mundi website. It’s meant to be chosen while the person is alive and for friends and family to look after it after the death occurs. “ A cemetery will no longer be full of tombstones and will become a sacred forest,” explain Citelli and Bretzel. And, the idea of resting in the shade of a loved one is certainly comforting.
Capsula Mundi is currently just a concept and…
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New Cinematic Photos by Vincent Bourilhon Depict Enchantingly Surreal Worlds

New Cinematic Photos by Vincent Bourilhon Depict Enchantingly Surreal Worlds | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Fine art photographer Vincent Bourilhon expresses his dreams of a dynamic, vibrant world through enchantingly whimsical images. The Paris-based creative, who first first picked up a camera at the age of 16, combines photography and digital manipulation for stunningly surreal results that invite viewers to get lost in otherworldly scenes and visual narratives.
Since we last shared Bourilhon's work in 2013, the photographer has continued to surprise and stun with fresh, imaginative concepts. Some familiar motifs, such as airplanes, rainclouds, and magical jars, are reinterpreted in different ways, while other images explore new ideas and worlds. As always, Bourilhon's work is beautifully cinematic, with each shot resembling a still from a film filled with magic, adventure, and self-discovery.
To purchase prints of Bourilhon's fantasy-inspired work, head on over to My Modern Shop.
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Perfectly Symmetrical Spheres Made From Hundreds of River Stones

Perfectly Symmetrical Spheres Made From Hundreds of River Stones | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
These geometric, nature-inspired spheres made from hundreds of smooth river stones look like they belong on the grounds of a palace. The stunning garden centerpieces combine sophisticated symmetry with the shiny-yet-natural look of the stones, making them enchanting additions to manicured gardens or rustic landscapes. The fountain version of the sculpture even contains internal lighting, which casts a magical glow through gaps between stones.
Creator David Harber drew inspiration from the solar system when designing the beautiful monstrosities. “Juxtaposing the delicate geometry of a perfect sphere with the apparent mass of hundreds of perfectly positioned pebbles, the Dark Planet garden sphere will pull even the most casual observer into its mysterious gravitational field,” he says.





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Loving Family Looks Back on First Year with Adopted Baby Boy

Loving Family Looks Back on First Year with Adopted Baby Boy | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Happy Birthday, little Sam! Photographer Kate T. Parker just sent word that, two days ago, her nephew Sam had just turned the ripe old age of one. We introduced you to this adorable baby boy, who was adopted by Kate's sister and brother-in-law, last July. In her series Blended, Kate shows us intimate moments between Sam and his new family, including playing or cuddling with his cousins or Kate's own beautiful daughters Ella and Alice. Though at first it may seem that Sam is the lucky one for having been adopted into such a loving home, the whole family feels as though they're the ones who have been truly blessed.
As Sam's grandfather, Frank Anthony, tells us, "Being a very family-centric group, it is extra special to see the reaction everyone has to Sam -- and his reaction to everyone. In his first year he has brought so much joy to our family, which already had a ton of joy. His smile lights up the room. Of course he has grown and is demonstrating the normal things such as crawling,…
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Photographer Captures the Portraits and Dreams of Russian People from 1 to 100 Years of Age

Photographer Captures the Portraits and Dreams of Russian People from 1 to 100 Years of Age | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
After Danish photographer Keen Heick-Abildhauge moved to Russia in 2009, it wasn't long before he fell in love with the vast diversity and beauty of the Russian people he encountered every day. Contrary to the stereotype of Russians as "unfriendly and cold" that Heick-Abildhauge had encountered across Europe, he found his new neighbors, friends, and acquaintances to be just as complex, varied, and full of life as any group of people. With the goal of portraying the Russian people in a positive and contemporary light, Heick-Abildhauge created One Hundred Years: the Russian Portrait, an ambitious project that features the stories and faces of Russian individuals ages 1 to 100.
Over the course of nearly three years, Heick-Abildhauge met more than 230 people to photograph them while learning more about their personal narratives. The result is an incredibly comprehensive collection of black-and-white portraits accompanied by captions that reveal the subjects' names, birthplaces,…
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More Gorgeous Portraits of Women with Wild Animals

More Gorgeous Portraits of Women with Wild Animals | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Moscow-based photographer Katerina Plotnikova consistently produces gorgeous portraits of young women cradling exotic animals as if they’re pets. Since we last shared her images that featured the likes of giraffes, elephants, and elk, she’s created more stunning photos. Beautiful figures donning flowing dresses cuddle with wild creatures in picturesque locales.
Recently, Plotnikova has leaned into the winter weather and shot some of her photos in the snow. Subjects wear long, white dresses and nestle against foxes, bears, and wolves. Sometimes, they’re without their furry companions and pose alone against stunning backdrops. Plotnikova still adds a touch of magic to these pictures by creatively including flashes of snow. And in one warmer-weather photo, she’s constructed a small house gorgeously composed of moss and flowers.
If you’re wondering how Plotnikova crafts these images, then you’re in luck. She has an active Facebook page and shares behind-the-scenes photos, like a bear…
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New in the Shop: Beautifully Abstract City Maps by Jazzberry Blue

New in the Shop: Beautifully Abstract City Maps by Jazzberry Blue | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Using bold colors and geometric forms, artist Jazzberry Blue creates abstract maps of some of the world's most famous cities. He's made these modern maps, that have that mid-century modern look to them, for almost every city you can think of including Chicago, Milan, and Berlin. The self-taught graphic artist, who's based in Toronto, is the latest creative to join us at My Modern Shop. Wouldn't his works look great hanging on a wall?
When asked if he was a cartographer by trade, Jazzberry told Prints on Wood, "Definitely not a cartographer. I am basically more of an abstract artist who got sidetracked while seeking new shapes and curves and compositions. Maps wonderfully puzzle together thousands of incongruent little pieces to generate a particularly grand composition you cannot find anywhere else in our world."
You can now buy a selection of his works, we have nine in all, as either prints or canvases over at My Modern Shop.
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World's First Plantable Coffee Cup Biodegrades Into Seedlings After Use

World's First Plantable Coffee Cup Biodegrades Into Seedlings After Use | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Given America’s caffeine addiction, it’s no surprise that to-go coffee cups contribute significant amounts of waste to landfills. One California-based company has a solution to cut back on coffee-related trash: cups that can be planted. Seeds embedded in fibers that make up the cup’s walls will spring to life when soaked in water and then buried in the ground. If a consumer chooses to throw the cup away instead of planting it, that’s ok, too. The biodegradable cups turn into compost, and they will break down into natural material within 180 days.
Coffee shops that choose to adopt the cups will have special wastebaskets to collect these discarded cups. Community partners can pick them up and use the biodegradable material to re-plant natural areas that have been burned or otherwise destroyed.
Aside from contributing positively to the environment, the cups can also add value to the business models of coffee shops. Offering plantable cups can boost shops’ reputations and even bring in…
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Adventurous Couple Quit Their Jobs and Built a Tiny Mobile House to Travel Acrosss the Country

Adventurous Couple Quit Their Jobs and Built a Tiny Mobile House to Travel Acrosss the Country | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard are inspiring examples of what can happen when you decide to take the leap and follow your dreams. Two years ago, the couple were living in Los Angeles working as an engineer and an executive assistant for a movie studio to make ends meet. Guillaume had always loved photography, and Jenna wanted to become a writer, so they decided to quit their jobs, build a tiny house to travel the country in, and pursue travel journalism while embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
The couple sold almost everything they had to fund their project. After exactly one year and over 1,000 hours of extensive work, their dream home was finally complete, and they were ready to hit the road. Together with their dog Salies, Guillaume and Jenna have spent the last five months criss-crossing 10,000 miles across the US in their 125-square-foot house, traveling everywhere from Florida to New York City to the Painted Desert in Arizona. Their cozy abode may be small, but it has…
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Hilarious Photos Offer a Fun Look into Secret Lives of Superhero Toys

Hilarious Photos Offer a Fun Look into Secret Lives of Superhero Toys | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Photographer Edy Hardjo humanizes superhero toys in his hilarious, on-going series of images. Using high-quality action figures, the Indonesian creative poses characters from the Marvel and DC-comic universes into picture-perfect situations. The Hulk, Thor, Spiderman, and many more are seen playing hopscotch, giving each other haircuts, and taking selfies. Hardjo’s delightfully-arranged compositions offer a fun insight into their secret lives.
Before this project, the photographer never liked action figures. It was only after this new generation of ⅙-scale figures (from brands like Hot Toys, Enterbay, and 3A) that he changed his mind, because they look like the actors from the movies. Hardjo then began collecting them and telling stories through their poses. In an interview with Shutterbug, the photographer says that he uses his daily experiences as inspiration. “The recipe,” Hardjo says, “is ‘wrong combination.’ All I do is replace the ‘usual’ thing with the ‘unusual.’”
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