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Stunningly Atmospheric Portraits Explore Light and Shadows

Stunningly Atmospheric Portraits Explore Light and Shadows | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Though a nutritionist by profession, Italian photographer Alessio Albi has a passion for expressing himself through incredibly atmospheric portraits. The Perugia resident captures stunning images of young women lost in the depths of their thoughts, whether they're surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes outside or curled up in the shadowy depths of their homes.
Although Albi is not afraid to experiment with different settings, styles, and subjects, one element all of his photos have in common is the use of natural light. Rather than rely on bright studio lighting or the harsh glare of a flash unit, Albi lets natural light and shadows play off his models, resulting in beautifully moody images filled with softly subdued tones.
"I love natural light because it creates amazing shapes and volumes that I can’t obtain with artificial light," Albi says in an interview with Andrew S. Gibson. "I could spend an entire day waiting for that precise ray of light coming through my window and…
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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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Photographer Explores the Beautiful Diversity of Redheads

Photographer Explores the Beautiful Diversity of Redheads | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Between one and two percent of the world's population are redheads, according to BBC News. While gingers are usually thought to be white, pale, and of Celtic-Germanic descent, the reality is that there are millions of people of color around the world who have freckles and fiery locks of hair. French-born, London-based photographer Michelle Marshall explores the stunning diversity of redheads in her portrait series MC1R, named after the gene known as "melanocortin 1 receptor" that causes red hair.
Marshall was originally interested in documenting manifestations of freckles for her visual census. Eventually, after meeting a freckled little girl who was of mixed race, the photographer decided to focus on incidents of the MC1R gene variant among Afro-Caribbean people. She found her subjects, who are primarily black or mixed race individuals, through social media, word of mouth, or random encounters on the street.
"I want to stir the perception that most of us have of a 'ginger' as a white…
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Portuguese Community Bands Together to Create a Stunning Paper Flower World

Portuguese Community Bands Together to Create a Stunning Paper Flower World | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The residents of Alentego, Portugal have created an enchanting world that's filled to the brim with paper flowers. For four months, the townspeople dedicated their time to dressing Alentego's streets in these delicate paper creations for The Flowers' Festival. Rather than choosing only one or two streets to work on, they decided to decorate the entire city—so that each street has its own special theme. One road features brightly colored poppies to instantly catch your eye, while another displays a relaxing blend of handcrafted jasmine. These dazzling assemblages make it no surprise that people are traveling from all over the world just so they can admire the craftsmanship, twinkling lights, and unique shadows that are cast between the floral artwork.
Luckily, visitors to this community are able to marvel at a sky made solely of paper blossoms. Guests can also take a moment to realize that this view is completely handmade, which is why the event is also known as The People's Festival.…
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Spectacular Installation of 100,000 Illuminated Balloons Float Inside of London Market

Spectacular Installation of 100,000 Illuminated Balloons Float Inside of London Market | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
From August 27 to September 27, the 19th Century Market Building in London’s Covent Garden is home to 100,000 giant white balloons, an installation aptly titled Heartbeat. This awe-inspiring display is the work of French artist Charles Pétillon—his first public art installation—and it stretches 54 meters (177 feet) in length and 12 meters (39 feet) in width. Embedded within the cloud-like mass is a gentle pulsating light, meant to symbolize the beat of a heart and also reflect the Garden district’s sense of energy and dynamism.
The unified orbs are suspended within the grand architecture, infusing modernity into the historical space. Pétillon hopes that their unexpected presence will encourage passersby to view the locale in a different light. “The [balloons'] goal is to change the way in which we see the things we live alongside each day without really noticing them,” he says. “With Heartbeat I want to represent the market building as the beating heart of this area – connecting its…
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New in the Shop: Dreamy Watercolor Paintings

New in the Shop: Dreamy Watercolor Paintings | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
From European landmarks to stunning skylines, Maja Wrońska has continued to captivate us with her dreamy and vibrant interpretations of picturesque scenes. The Polish artist, who is an architect by trade, picked up a passion for drawing and painting in her first two years of school. She never received any additional training, making her meticulous hand with the challenging medium that much more impressive.
We’re happy to announce that we now have a collection of Wrońska’s beautiful works available in both print and canvas at My Modern Shop!
Above image: Sunset in Rome

Woods

Winter in Paris

Flamingos

Brooklyn Bridge

Allium

Brussels
My Modern Shop: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest Maja Wrońska: Website
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Amusing Illustrations Show Monsters Have Problems Like the Rest of Us

Amusing Illustrations Show Monsters Have Problems Like the Rest of Us | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Who says monsters can’t have problems, just like the rest of us? Artist and designer Teo Zirinis (aka Hands Off My Dinosaur) has created a delightful, on-going series that sheds light on the hilariously distinctive dilemmas faced by fictional monsters. Aptly called Monster Issues, the charming cartoon-style illustrations feature creatures like the Kraken, Dracula, and Cthulhu lamenting over the unique challenges they face in their respective paths of monsterhood.
Life is harder than it seems for these mythical figures: according to the Troll, the Internet hates him; Nessie isn’t very photogenic; and Medusa’s wild, slithering hair frightens hairdressers. And the real reason Godzilla acts out? It's because he really hates modern architecture.
Zirinis’ amusing illustrations are available as prints, pillows, and coffee mugs through his shop on Society6.
Above: Kraken
Cthulhu

Godzilla

Nessie


Hydra


Troll


King Kong


Cyclops


Medusa


Dracula


Dragon


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13 Trailblazing Female Artists to Celebrate on Women's Equality Day

13 Trailblazing Female Artists to Celebrate on Women's Equality Day | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Countless women have contributed to the world in a unique and artistic fashion. August 26th—Women's Equality Day—serves as the perfect time to celebrate these inspiring individuals. In honor of the talented women we admire, we've compiled a list of our recent favorites. These are the female artists, designers, architects, and inventors who have impacted others with their tremendous, creative talents.

Elora Hardy

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Elora Hardy aimed to make a difference after she left her successful fashion career behind in New York. She then moved back to her childhood home in Bali, which is where she's currently building sustainable bamboo homes for a living. Over the course of the last five years, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction. They believe that this plant is underused and that it's an ideal renewable resource that will change the future. With her expert craftsmanship and resourceful mindset, Hardy hopes to redefine eco-friendly…
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Infrared Camera Captures the Poetically Desolate Landscapes of Northern California

Infrared Camera Captures the Poetically Desolate Landscapes of Northern California | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based photographer Nathan Wirth captures "slices of silence" in his beautiful, on-going series of desolate landscapes. The striking black and white images depict solitary trees on rolling hills in Marin and Sonoma counties in Northern California, where marbled-gray skies often cast ominous backdrops over the grassy knolls. It gives us the feeling that at any moment, something could easily go awry.
Wirth’s photos are divided into three series, all under the name Infrared Silence. To give them such a distinctive look, he took the pictures using an infrared-converted camera. Thanks this alteration, what were once low-light scenes and drab skies now take on a striking visual presence— as if they’re not of this world.
Above photo: Hamilton I—The Hills of Marin County, California, USA
Oak II—Novato, California, USA

White Tree XI—The Hills of Solano County, California, USA


Oak—Novato, California, USA


White Tree XII—The Hills of Sonoma County, California, USA


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Japanese Artist Creates Delicate Watercolor Paintings of Fish Every Week

Japanese Artist Creates Delicate Watercolor Paintings of Fish Every Week | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Tokyo-based artist Yusei Nagashima has been fascinated by fish since he was a child, so it's no wonder that the aquatic creatures have become the sole focus of his beautifully detailed watercolor paintings. Every Friday for the past three years, Nagashima has posted a new illustration of fish on his blog, covering an eclectic range of specimens that differ in size, color, and shape. Rendered in delicate washes of paint with intricate scales and luminous eyes, each fish is a soothing blend of realism and artistic whimsy.
"I was captivated by the form of the fish when I was young," Nagashima says of his childhood in Osaka, Japan. "How it carried itself in the water, the sparkle of its eyes and scales; the lively movements of its muscles when it were caught, its intimidating expression as its throat swelled. Under the incandescent light of the fish shop, they looked as brilliant as stars on a stage. My feelings since then haven't changed, so now I draw fish."
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Artist Creates Fantastical Worlds by "Painting with Dreams"

Artist Creates Fantastical Worlds by "Painting with Dreams" | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artist Erica Wexler paints surreal creations featuring subjects who have a distinctly dreamy disposition. "As an artist, I try to develop paintings that speak to me and to others, through colors and compositions, about the beauty and strength that exists in humans and in nature, specifically women," the artist explains. "I would describe my style as a combination of surrealism, realism, and abstract."
Keeping true to her ethereal aesthetic, Wexler designs fantastical worlds that contain relaxing and romantic qualities. The painter utilizes wood panels and slabs as naturalistic canvases to bring her fascinating, imaginative ideas to life. Using the surreality of dreams as her inspiration, the artist designs an alternate universe filled with subtle colors, flowing lines, and delicate forms of nature.













Erica Wexler: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Society6
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Adorably Studious Cat is Adopted by a High School, Issued His Own ID Card

Adorably Studious Cat is Adopted by a High School, Issued His Own ID Card | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Bubba is not your average feline—this cat is a high school student. He attends class just like any other student, keeps his peers company at their desks, and occasionally takes a quick cat nap in the library of California's Leland High School. "His owners live right next to the school," one student explained. "I’ve just gone to school with him for 6 years now. He sat on my lap and took a nap while I was taking my Spanish final." Since the studious cat truly does understand the importance of receiving an education, school officials decided to gift him his very own student ID card. Now, it seems that Leland High School has an unofficial mascot named Bubba.








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Bride and Groom Combine Two Visions into One Incredible Wedding Cake

Bride and Groom Combine Two Visions into One Incredible Wedding Cake | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When it comes to the wedding cake, soon-to-be married couples often have to make sacrifices in order to finally choose how their dessert will look and taste. Newlyweds Kia Parsons and Billy Bunning clearly have the whole give-and-take thing figured out, as they each had different visions when it came to the confection: the bride wanted an all-white cake with cascading sugar flowers, while the groom wanted his love of comic book superheroes to be part of their celebration. To make each other happy, they met in the middle—literally.
The four-tiered cake included everything they both wanted. One half featured Parsons’ beautiful, traditional-style floral arrangement that flowed from the top to the bottom. And, behind delicate icing curtains, a colorful confection celebrating Bunning's passion for comic book heroes was cleverly revealed. The logos of Captain America, Spider Man, Iron Man, and Batman occupied each layer.
Julia Baker of Tier by Tier cake design was the mastermind behind the…
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Rustic Stable House Is Disassembled and Transformed into Modern Holiday Home

Rustic Stable House Is Disassembled and Transformed into Modern Holiday Home | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In the wheat fields of Tuscany sits what appears to be an unassuming, historic stone building. Beyond this rustic exterior, however, is a former stable house whose interior has been completely transformed into a strikingly modern holiday home. Roy David Studio was responsible for this metamorphosis, calling the updated property Motelparo villa.
In order to convert the space, the architects had to work against the constraints of strict preservation laws. To do this, each of the original stones used in the facade was numbered, disassembled, and later reconstructed after being deemed strong enough to build with. To update the interior, terra-cotta stone flooring was installed in a subtle fishbone arrangement, and ceiling tiles with wooden support beams were also added. Coupled with the white and light-colored furnishings, the space has an open and airy feel, akin to its countryside locale.
There were also other details from the original structure that remained unchanged…
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Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan

Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. "My photographs are like Japanese paintings," Suzuki explains. "Japanese like to express emotions and spiritual feelings through the landscape photography. Contemporary theater, art and music stimulate the brain and increase mood. Emotional art heal people and leads the society to harmony. I took a challenge to capture emotions with my camera." This element of spirituality can be detected in each and every photo, which helps to highlight the beauty of Japan's nature. Suzuki also demonstrates that expressive artwork can serve as a means for finding serenity in both our inner and outer worlds.














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Pet Owners Mimic Their Dogs in Adorable Look-Alike Portraits

Pet Owners Mimic Their Dogs in Adorable Look-Alike Portraits | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
German photographer Ines Opifanti demonstrates that dog owners are experts when it comes to imitating their furry friends. “The Dog People is an ongoing project where dog owners try to mimic their dogs’ facial expressions," the artist explains. "While I don’t believe in the common folk wisdom claiming dog owners become similar looking to their dogs over the years, I do believe that they become really really good in interpeting their pets subtle mimic."
Aside from their impressive impersonations, some of Opifanti's subjects do look quite alike. One duo has a similar hair and fur color, while another's snapshot showcases their seemingly identical big brown eyes. Based on how they're posing, certain pairs appear to have the same personalities. Then again, what matters most is the noticeable love that's shared between these pet owners and their loyal companions.
Above: Annika and Bob
Cosmo and Elena

J and Mali


Ines and Fleur


Leandro and Koko


Giocco and Maria


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Artist Creates Delicious Smoothie Blends to Match Pantone Color Swatches

Artist Creates Delicious Smoothie Blends to Match Pantone Color Swatches | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Recently, art director Hedvig Astrom Kushner embarked on a deliciously colorful project. "I make a lot of smoothies and discovered it works like mixing paint," she told us in an email. Playing with this idea of smoothies as paint, Kushner found that adding a strawberry would yield a bright pink hue, while blending in some tofu softened the color’s intensity. This got the designer thinking—is it possible to create a tasty smoothie in any Pantone color? Through her delicious experiment, called Pantone Smoothies, she’s trying to find out.
To make these delectable drinks, the process is simple: Kushner buys colored paper from an art supply store, matches it to a Pantone swatch, and combines ingredients like bananas, mangoes, and avocados to reproduce a specific shade of a Pantone swatch. She then collaborates with photographer Michael Kushner to create appetizing images, which always include a neatly-organized shot of what went into the smoothie.
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Build the Life-Sized Object of Your Dreams with Giant LEGO Bricks for Adults

Build the Life-Sized Object of Your Dreams with Giant LEGO Bricks for Adults | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Anyone who's ever played with LEGO bricks knows there's something magical about assembling sophisticated structures and displays from a pile of individual pieces of plastic. Now, adults can have the same fun with EverBlock, a new modular building system of oversized blocks capable of forming fantastic, life-sized creations.
With EverBlock, users can dream big, stacking and organizing to construct walls, room dividers, furniture, shelters, and much more. Using four interlocking parts—a full-sized 12-inch block, a half-sized 6-inch block, a one-quarter-sized 3-inch block, and a 12-inch finishing cap—anyone can create functional objects that are both striking and structurally sound without the use of any tools.
EverBlock founder and LEGO enthusiast Arnon Rosan came up with idea after his young son wondered about the possibility of a material that could not only be used to make life-sized items, but could also be disassembled and changed at will. Rosan's answer was to supersize his…
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Stunning Ink and Pencil Drawings of Human Faces Emerge from Maps

Stunning Ink and Pencil Drawings of Human Faces Emerge from Maps | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In an intriguing blend of cartography and illustration, UK artist Ed Fairburn uses maps as his canvases for stunning ink and pencil portraits. Faces are fragmented by contours that not only delineate borders, roads, and geographical features, but also bear a striking resemblance to veins and the texture of skin. Made up of incredibly intricate details, the human forms that emerge from dense lines are extraordinarily realistic, even while being abstracted by the patterns of the maps.
When asked why he uses maps as his medium of choice, Fairburn replied on his Facebook page: "Several reasons... the ephemeral quality, the traditional element away from digital, the richness of pattern... maps offer a kind of framework which fits my work both physically and conceptually."
Scroll down to see more of Fairburn's recent work, shown here with captions courtesy of the artist.
Above: Eloyse Lesueur
A portrait of French athlete Eloyse Lesueur, drawn in ink on an original street plan of Paris, 40"…
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Photographer Documents Chemically Polluted Landscapes and Soaks Film in the Same Toxins

Photographer Documents Chemically Polluted Landscapes and Soaks Film in the Same Toxins | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Brandon Seidler draws attention to the damage humans have done to the environment by photographing natural landscapes that have been altered by chemical pollution and then soaking the film in the same harsh chemicals that were found at the site. The developed film, which has been corroded by different acids, yields distorted, uncanny images of a world transformed by manmade toxins.
Seidler, who was raised in New Jersey, was a college senior when he found a way to treat film using chemicals, producing extremely colorful results in the process. Later, he came up with the idea of pairing chemically altered film with the environmental issues he was so passionate about. "I was Googling one of the chemicals one day, and found that a chemical spill of that particular chemical had occurred not far from my school," Seidler says in a video about his project. "I decided to take pictures of the landscape and nature surrounding the spill site, and used varying amounts of the same chemical to alter…
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"Treehotel" Cabins Offer One-Of-A-Kind Lodging in a Bird's Nest and UFO

"Treehotel" Cabins Offer One-Of-A-Kind Lodging in a Bird's Nest and UFO | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If you're looking for a unique lodging experience, the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden is it. This unconventional locale feature six cabins that are all suspended above ground and no two are alike. The varied designs are all delightfully creative takes on a treehouse: they include a bird’s nest and UFO, as well as a mirrored box that reflects its magnificent surroundings in unspoiled nature.
The imaginative cabins aren't just spectacular on the exterior—their interiors are also beautifully decorated. Modern and stylish, they often correspond to what's on the outside. The UFO lodge, for instance, has cosmos-themed pillows, making these places more than just hotel accommodations, but fantasy experiences.
Although secluded, the small village of Harads has Britta’s Pensionat, a multi-use building open to Treehotel guests. There’s a restaurant, bar, sauna, and relaxation area, as well as television and internet that are just a short stroll away from where you’re staying.
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Foliage Covered "Tunnel of Love" is an Enchanting Pathway for Lovers

Foliage Covered "Tunnel of Love" is an Enchanting Pathway for Lovers | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The Tunnel of Love, as it’s commonly known, looks like something out of a dream. Completely covered in bright green foliage, the branches create a beautifully-enclosed arch that acts as a 1.8-mile passageway for a private train that hauls wood to a factory in Klevan, Ukraine, near the city of Kiev.
With its undeniable natural beauty, it’s no surprise that this Eastern European hideaway is also a popular spot for people in love. Romantics stroll along the seemingly endless path that appears before them, like a scene straight out of a fairy tale. Here, couples are encouraged to make a wish, and it’s said that if they are sincere in their love, it will come true.
Photographers around the world have captured the charm hidden within the Tunnel of Love. Check out some of our favorites, below.
Above photo source: Cool HD Wallpapers
Photo credit: Miloš Pjatko

Photo credit: Oleg Gordienko


Photo credit: Oleg Gordienko


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Photo credit: Amos Chapple


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Couple Hilariously Recreates Newborn Photo Shoot with Their Puppy

Couple Hilariously Recreates Newborn Photo Shoot with Their Puppy | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
 A common question often posed towards couples is, “So, when are you having kids?” While it can be an irritating inquiry, one couple found a hilarious way to deflect the issue. Matt Kay and Abby Lee staged a very special photo shoot—the kind you see from newborn parents—only instead of a little human, their “new addition” was their sweet baby puppy, Humphry.
Photographer Elisha Minnette captured the amusing series, which shows off proud parents Kay and Lee. It also features all the trappings of typical newborn photos: a dreamy, romantic landscape; a vintage-style baby carriage; and parents lovingly cooing at their offspring. In these images, Humphry is an adorably great sport who doesn't even fuss when swaddled in a tiny blanket!
The idea for this photo shoot came during the long drive the couple took to bring Humphry home from his breeder. Minette told BuzzFeed that the series was a “light-hearted poke at parents who do similar photo shoots with their newborns.” Judging from how…
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Whimsical Bronze Sculptures Turn Airport into Interactive Playground

Whimsical Bronze Sculptures Turn Airport into Interactive Playground | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In collaboration with Hamad International Airport, Qatar Museums has brought the museum experience to the Doha, Qatar airport by installing works by local, regional, and international artists throughout the building. Among the installations is a series of playful bronze sculptures by Tom Otterness, a New York-based artist known for his cheerful figures that pop up in unexpected public spaces. Standing, sitting, tumbling, or curled up on the floor, the towering frames of the bronze characters contain stairs, slides, and hollow spaces that can be explored fully, turning each work into an interactive jungle gym for children and adults alike to enjoy.
"I try to make work that speaks a common language that people understand, a visual language that doesn't intimidate them," says the artist. By casting each sculpture in the same cartoonish, jolly style, Otterness allows them to communicate universal ideas of fun and play that anyone can understand.
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3D-Printed Chess Set Turns Each Piece into a Miniature Planter

3D-Printed Chess Set Turns Each Piece into a Miniature Planter | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The MicroPlanter Chess Set reimagines the classic board game by cleverly combining it with nature. Its creators, XYZ Workshop, were inspired by Bauhaus-style chess pieces and designed them as miniature planters that can each hold a different herb or succulent. This gives every piece its own unique look, as the monochromatic, hard-edged shapes are now offset by soft, green leaves.
This imaginative chess set is completely customizable. The pieces are 3D printed, and XYZ Workshop has made the patterns available for download, allowing you to produce them in a variety of colors and materials. In addition, they’ve included a printable and portable chess board skin, which means any flat surface can be a place for game play. Keep it as a fun outdoor activity, or bring the game inside to add some green to your living room.




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#Vanlife: The Wanderlust-Inducing Lifestyle of Roaming across the Country in a Home-on-Wheels

#Vanlife: The Wanderlust-Inducing Lifestyle of Roaming across the Country in a Home-on-Wheels | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
What is #vanlife? For some, it's just a hashtag on Instagram, but for others, it's a philosophy, a way of life that says, "Home is where you park it." For members of the #vanlife community, there is no greater pleasure than driving down empty roads in their home-on-wheels, sleeping under the stars, and sitting around a campfire while exchanging food, laughter, and stories with fellow wanderers. Gathered in the shade of a dozen vans and campers, many of these people have never met before, but strangers quickly become friends over a shared love of freedom, adventure, and the great outdoors.
"It's people who just value quality time spent, who are humans being," says Ryan Sellmeyer, one of the #vanlife enthusiasts featured in a recent short documentary by The Atlantic. "It's the home we wish we could call home for eternity."
The #vanlife community and way of living began taking off on social media thanks to Foster Huntington, who created the Instagram hashtag after he quit his corporate…
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21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as more than tasty treats. From geometric sculptures to intricate floral arrangements and impressive animals, these creatives have carved this summer fruit into edible, museum-worthy pieces. We've compiled some of our favorites, which are expertly crafted and too beautiful to munch on.
Photo via Andre Pan

By Valeriano Fatica

Photo via CarolineLD 

By The Invisible Underground 

By Art Chef

By Takashi Itoh

By Takashi Itoh

By Clive and Sharon Cooper

By Clive and Sharon Cooper 

By Valeriano Fatica 

By Paul Williams

By Takashi Itoh

Photo via Candi


By Paul Williams
By Timm Carv

By Mariano Orozco

Photo via Elna Ooi

By Jovenal Bual

By Martina Kopecká (photo via Fruit Ninja)

By Clive…
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