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I Created A Surreal Photography Series During Social Isolation

My name is Patty Maher, and I am a conceptual photographer from Ontario, Canada. I use photoshop to create surreal conceptual photography. This year, during lockdown due to COVID-19, I spent my spare time creating this series of self-portraits called “The Alchemy of Being.” It is a series about the process of creativity that was inspired, in part, by Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “Big Magic.”

Like so many people around the world, I have found this year to be both stressful and extremely difficult. As a way to combat those feelings, I decided to create a lighthearted series with bright colors and whimsical subjects. I live in the countryside, so I was able to find isolated places to take these photos, and in some cases, I superimposed subjects into the backgrounds using photoshop.

This series celebrates the joy of imagination and the magical things that can happen when we allow ourselves to become immersed in a world of our own creation. Working on each of these photos allowed me some respite from the isolation and stress of the year, and helped me to feel more balanced and positive. I have always found creating art to be a magical endeavor, and this year, it is what has gotten me through the darkest moments.

I hope you enjoy this series and I hope you are keeping safe, well, and happy wherever you are in the world!

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Surrender

Surrender

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Striped Ideas

Striped Ideas

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The Language Of Trees

The Language Of Trees

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Search And Wait

Search And Wait

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Dialogue

Dialogue

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Collaboration

Collaboration

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Listen

Listen

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Muse

Muse

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The Alchemy Of Being

The Alchemy Of Being

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Magical Thinking

Magical Thinking

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26 Winning Submissions From The ‘Through Your Lens’ Underwater Photo Contest 2020

Every year the Scuba Diving magazine hosts a photography contest where talented photographers from all over the world submit their best underwater pics. This year the contest celebrates its 16 year anniversary and has received 2,636 submissions, the highest number in its history.

Out of all the submissions, the jury has selected 13 winning images and 15 honorable mentions in four different categories: Behavior, Macro, Wide-Angle, and Compact Camera. The Grand Prize, a trip aboard the Roatan Aggressor, went to photographer Evans Baudin for his breathtaking (and a little terrifying) photo of a 12-plus-meter long whale shark with a mouthful of remoras taken in Baja California, Mexico. See his photo and the runner-ups in the gallery below!

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#1 Grand Prize Winner – Evans Baudin, Baja California, Mexico

Image source: Evans Baudin

“In June 2020, with a special permit, I went on an expedition to document marine life and the effects of reduced marine traffic due to COVID-19. After two hours in the water with a school of silky sharks near the surface, our boat captain yelled, “Whale shark, right behind you!”—a 12-plus-meter female. The surprise was twofold when I discovered about 50 remoras peacefully enjoying a free ride in her mouth!”

#2 Honorable Mention – Martin Strmiska, Styria, Austria

Image source: Martin Strmiska

“In early spring, while the mountain peaks around the village of Tragoess are still covered in snow, the meadow lining Grüner See (Green Lake) blooms. Only in later months, when night temperatures don’t fall below freezing, does the snow melt and travel down the creeks to fill up the lake with crystal-clear water. The meadow, with freshly bloomed flowers and rich green grass, gets flooded and for the next two months creates an amazing underwater park.”

#3 Honorable Mention – Marc Henauer, Amorgos Island, Greece

Image source: Marc Henauer

“This image was taken in Greece, on Amorgos Island. There are many caves like this along the coast. The darkness contrasts with the typical blue of the Aegean Sea. Greece is also a paradise for freediving. The settings offer total freedom to the imagination and to the creation of poetic images.”

#4 Honorable Mention – Chris Gug, Bonaire

Image source: Chris Gug

“After what seemed like an eternity, the flamingos resumed feeding in the sandy mud where I had been lying motionless since sunrise. As they waded past, they kicked up quite a bit of silt, which landed on my camera’s dome port. This one, being either very inventive or very brave, saw that silt had fallen into my port’s flare petal and began slurping it up, giving me a very brief opportunity to capture those unique filter-feeding serrations in its beak, and that beautiful beady yellow eye.”

#5 Third Place In Compact Camera – Enrico Somogyi, Anilao, Philippines

Image source: Enrico Somogyi

“While diving in Anilao, the macro capital of the Philippines, my spotter showed me a seemingly empty beer bottle in the sand. But there was something living inside. I started shooting the lemon goby that was living there. After a while, I noticed a shadow in the background, and a few seconds later, I saw the juvenile lionfish coming out. I pushed the shutter right when the goby started to yawn and the lionfish looked in the camera.”

#6 First Place In Compact Camera – Tobias Friedrich, Anilao, Philippines

Image source: Tobias Friedrich

“As a SeaLife camera brand ambassador I always have a DC2000 with me, in addition to my DSLR setup, to take a few side shots. I find it very interesting to see what I can shoot with a very small camera like the SeaLife and how close I can get to the quality of the images I shoot with my DSLR. This juvenile wonderpus was sitting on a palm leaf, a very nice subject to be tested. The dive was done near Anilao, Philippines, with Crystal Blue Resort and the support of photographer Mike Bartick.”

#7 Second Place In Compact Camera – Marcelo Johan Ogata, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

Image source: Marcelo Johan Ogata

“Have you ever had the feeling that a fish could be laughing at you? The funniest thing about this dive was that it took me ages to realize there was a porcupinefish inside the barrel sponge! I had my eyes glued on the sponge, looking for hairy squat lobsters, and only after a while did I see this camouflaged guy moving away from my camera with a smile on his face!”

#8 Honorable Mention – Massimo Georgette, Jardines De La Reina, Cuba

Image source: Massimo Georgette

“In this Cuban archipelago, among the mangroves, lives a small colony of American crocodiles. To make a series of photos I had to go in the water with them for three days, studying the currents, the light and the clarity of the water. Then I waited until the crocodile was in the right position against the backlight. The idea was to have the best contrast between the reflection of the sun and the color of the water.”

#9 Third Place In Behavior – Thomas Van Puymbroeck, Marsa Alam, Egypt

Image source: Thomas Van Puymbroeck

“This shot was taken in very shallow water. While on honeymoon, we couldn’t resist the call of the water, so my wife and I went snorkeling every morning. One day, a lot of silt caught my attention. In the silt, this beautiful stingray appeared. I only had a very short window to shoot, because the silt was spreading everywhere. The stingray was feeding on tiny critters in the sand. After a few seconds, the ray disappeared and we continued to enjoy the beautiful Red Sea and our honeymoon.”

#10 First Place In Wide-Angle – Martin Strmiska, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Image source: Martin Strmiska

“On the surface at the cenote’s entrance, I had no idea what sort of space lay beneath the small pool. Only when I descended and positioned myself outside the area lit up by sun was the dark space revealed. When my eyes adjusted to the darkness, I perceived the huge dimensions of the space. My buddy, hanging above that cloud and lit by sun rays, appeared so small that I spent the whole dive shooting from distance, trying to capture the tiny diver in that huge space.”

#11 Third Place In Macro – Robert Stansfield, Banco Chinchorro, Mexico

Image source: Robert Stansfield

“In November 2019 I signed up for 14 days diving on Banco Chinchorro with my good friend Heiko of Amigos del Mar, Mahahual. As a joke, Heiko set me a goal of seeing how many different species I could capture during my time there, so I opted for a 105mm to give me a bit more reach even though diving there lends itself much more to a wide-angle lens. On my second dive, I was setting myself up for a low-angle photo of a group of garden eels when I felt something nuzzle under my arm. Looking down, I saw this very confident 7-foot nurse shark looking back at me. I slowly moved up and back, repositioned the strobes and took a series of photos with the denticles slightly backlit. The nurse sharks around Banco Chinchorro are very bold and a joy to watch.”

#12 Honorable Mention – Andrey Shpatak, Sea Of Japan

Image source: Andrey Shpatak

“Sepiola birostrata is one of two species of cuttlefish resident in the northern Sea of Japan. During the day, it hides on the sandy bottom and can be found only by chance. But at night it goes hunting. Despite their small size [around an inch], these cuttlefish are predators, catching shrimps and crabs. There are usually a lot of them in July, above the sandy bottom, at depths from 15 to 40 feet. I managed to meet this beauty during a night dive. Its color was simply gorgeous.”

#13 Honorable Mention – Martina Andres, Red Sea

Image source: Martina Andres

“As a diver, you will never forget your first big shark. I felt eternally grateful to encounter this beautiful oceanic whitetip shark in the Red Sea. As we neared the very last minutes of our dive, she and her “entourage” slowly circled our group, peacefully looking at every single one of us, before they took off into the blue again.”

#14 Second Place In Wide-Angle – Marc Henauer, Amorgos Island, Greece

Image source: Marc Henauer

“The Olympia shipwreck can be seen in the 1988 Luc Besson movie The Big Blue. It ran aground near shore on Amorgos Island in Greece. The secret of this image lies in the synchronization. To succeed, it took a ray of sunlight to illuminate the underwater landscape, then a wave arrived with the right angle on the dome to have a good view above and below, and finally, the freediver had to hold position facing the wreck. It took a lot of rehearsal.”

#15 Third Place In Wide-Angle – Raffaele Livornese, Baja California, Mexico

Image source: Raffaele Livornese

“I took this picture last October in Baja California. It was my first time there, so it took a few days to get more confidence with the sea and the animals that live there. I was very lucky because at that time a lot of sardines were schooling there, so the sea lions were constantly playing and hunting them. To take this picture I was hovering at a shallow depth for a long time, looking for the right moment to push the button. When it arrived, I saw the two sea lions swimming first away, then toward each other. The sardines moved in the same way to escape the hunt, so they drew two lines like parallel waves, and I got it.”

#16 Second Place In Macro – Yury Ivanov, Bali, Indonesia

Image source: Yury Ivanov

“These nudibranchs are one of my favorite models for underwater photo sessions. I call them “the vivid colors of the sea” or “snow queens.” Here, Phyllodesmium iriomotense can be seen feeding on one of its favorite dishes: spindly gorgonian coral. This photo was taken at a depth of 32 meters (105 feet). The time allotted for photography is very limited at that depth, so I did four dives in order to get this photo.”

#17 Honorable Mention – Enrico Somogyi

Image source: Enrico Somogyi

#18 Honorable Mention – Lureen Ferretti

Image source: Lureen Ferretti

#19 Honorable Mention – Sean Steiniger, Ha‘Apai Island Chain, Tonga

Image source: Sean Steiniger

“A humpback whale calf sails through the emerald-blue waters of Tonga, closely accompanied by its colossal mother and escort. As the leviathans circle directly beneath me, the calf ascends toward the surface for fresh air. I tuck back my freediving fins and snap the shot. A split second later, momma surfaces to usher her baby away from the bubble-blowing stranger.”

#20 Honorable Mention – Dennis Whitestone, Palm Beach, Florida

Image source: Dennis Whitestone

“I captured this flying fish image, “Squadron,” on May 31, 2020, diving around a patch of sargassum just a few feet below the surface while on a black-water dive with Walker’s Dive Charters in Palm Beach, Florida. As I was entering the water, my good friend Lazaro Ruda informed me that there was a school of flying fish on the surface. Within a few minutes I was able to capture the photo.”

#21 First Place In Behavior – Jules Casey, Port Phillip Bay, Australia

Image source: Jules Casey

“Captured during a daytime dive at Blairgowrie Pier in Port Phillip Bay, Australia, this shorthead seahorse was feeding near the surface and freely swimming from one floating piece of weed to the next. I’m not sure if the seahorse mistakenly grabbed hold of the pipefish with its tail, confusing it for a piece of weed, or if this was deliberate. The pipefish immediately struggled to break free from the seahorse’s grip. This interaction lasted only about 10 seconds, which was just enough time to set up the shot.”

#22 Honorable Mention – Renata Romeo, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Image source: Renata Romeo

“In this Cuban archipelago, among the mangroves, lives a small colony of American crocodiles. To make a series of photos I had to go in the water with them for three days, studying the currents, the light and the clarity of the water. Then I waited until the crocodile was in the right position against the backlight. The idea was to have the best contrast between the reflection of the sun and the color of the water.”

#23 Honorable Mention – Enrico Somogyi, Anilao, Philippines

Image source: Enrico Somogyi

“I tried a slow shutter technique with a flash with snoot and colored flashlights.”

#24 Second Place In Behavior – Jerry Arriaga, Ambon Bay, Indonesia

Image source: Jerry Arriaga

“We were diving in the brilliant muck of Ambon Bay. I was swimming under the fishing boats at Laha, one of my favorite dive sites in the area. Out of the corner of my eye I saw the lizardfish suddenly dart off its rock perch. It was really fast, like a torpedo! I quickly swam closer to find the lizardfish with a damselfish in its mouth. I managed to capture this image just before the lizardfish swam off with its tasty meal.”

#25 First Place In Macro – Jeffrey Haines, West Palm Beach, Florida

Image source: Jeffrey Haines

“You never know what you are going to find when you go on a black-water dive. One night it may be tiny larval fish, another a mako or silky shark, but mostly you are searching through the plankton for tiny creatures as you float along with the current over deep water. Persistence and concentration are the keys to success in finding your subject as you drift along. About 45 minutes into my 90-minute dive, I started to spot small clumps of sargassum floating by, always an exciting sight on a black-water dive. I found this seahorse in the third clump I investigated.”

#26 Honorable Mention – Franco Tulli

Image source: Franco Tulli

“Pseudanthias are mainly composed of females and non-territorial males, but at certain times of the year it is possible to see other males fight for territory and defense of their harems”203 shares

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I Handmake Costumes From The Lightweight Wearable Porcelain And Stained Glass I Created, Here Are My Best Costume Designs (New Pics)

I am a professional makeup artist and a self-taught stylist. Whenever I am trying to come up with new creatures, costumes, or sagas for a costume/makeup look, it quite often happens that some of the more beautiful materials I would love to work with are simply not usable because of their sheer weight.

I have always desired a lightweight, pliable version of porcelain and stained glass, to bring my creations to the next level, so I took it upon myself to create Porcelain 2.0—my own lightweight wearable porcelain and stained glass.

As I am sometimes inspired by some of the world’s most impossible materials for costumes, I have to spend a lot of time researching and developing ways to recreate these materials. Whenever I have a certain design inside my head, I really don’t like to make concessions, as I am not only trying to create a character but rather a whole story, and it’s all in the details.

Being locked up at home during the beginning phases of COVID-19 gave me a lot of time to experiment with a multitude of techniques and materials, sometimes successful, but quite often, not so successful. But it eventually led to the creation of faux porcelain and faux stained glass. The whole process for a single piece of costume still takes 3 weeks.

I already had an amazing year by achieving the first place during the COVID-19 edition of the World Bodypainting Festival, and with this new technique, I can only hope to see the likes of Rihanna or Lady Gaga wearing one of my costumes when the whole world will become a bit safer again!

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I stared making costume designs out of my own lightweight wearable porcelain and stained glass. Here’s One Last Dance, for a Sacred Heart

Photographer: Au contraire photography

Model: Acid doll

It was a quiet, but surprisingly warm autumn day,
when the sun shone through the tinted glass and
created a spectacle only to be compare to a group of people dancing without a worry in the world.
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It created an un unexpected warmth in the otherwise
so cold Mausoleum and no tears would be shed today.
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As the sun would paint the graves with colours, so it would paint their keeper.
Bit by bit, pieces of tinted glass would manifest out of thin air,
and gold thorns would grow around them,
connecting to each other, becoming one, becoming her
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She was to dance on their graves one last time, before the cold winter nights would fill the atmosphere.
with an air so cold it would take your breath.
She would dance not out of spite, but out of love.
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One last dance for the remaining souls not ready to cross over,
One last dance to fill them with warmth of the sun,
One last dance to keep them going
One last dance as they become one.

Stained glass couture

Stained glass headdress

Stained glass corset

This was a bit of Eureka moment when I found out how to make the stained glass round shaped for the cups.

Wraith of the flying Dutchman

Photographer: Sanne van Bergenhenegouwen
Model: Lara Aimée

Completely handmade and hand-painted design. Finished with real porcelain beads.

Beatrice—a classic fairytale story

Model: Zoe Spakman

As Beatrice had been working in the castle since long before the incident, she knew the place like the back of her hand: 12 teapots, 78 bottles of red wine, and 130 teacups, she could go on and on.

But there was one little teacup which was special, her favorite. A teeny weeny chipped teacup, of which you could barely see it had been damaged. Therefore she didn’t think of it as damaged. It had lived and survived, proven to be strong, and was a small keepsake to stay strong during these dark and cold long nights.

While sitting at the kitchen table, contemplating about what to serve for breakfast she suddenly heard a loud shout: “BEATRICEEE!!! WHO IS THIS MAN KNOCKING AT MY DOOR, DISTURBING MY SOLITUDE?”

Baroque porcelain corset

Inspired by some of the 17th/ 18th century most beautiful ornamental paintings.

Baroque inspired gauntlets

Baroque porcelain corset

This was my first faux porcelain corset I made during COVID-19 isolation.

Delft blue corset

Since I’m a Dutchie, I had to make a delft blue inspired corset!

Here some of the best designs I’ve made previously

Photographer: Sanne van Bergenhenegouwen

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Model: Elena Lovebite

Photographer: Sanne van Bergenhenegouwen
Model: Kari Autumn

Photographer: Sanne van Bergenhenegouwen
Model: Nympha Ophis

Photographer: Sanne van Bergenhenegouwen
Model: Kari Autumn

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Model: Sensemielja Sumter

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Model: Xueli

Model: Nereida Deadlysin

Photography: Josefien Hoekstra
Model: Lara Aimée

Model: Poeka

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Latvian Ad Agency Creates Hilarious “If We Survived This, We Can Survive Anything” COVID-19 Campaign

Let’s face it – the pandemic and all the uncertainty surrounding it can get quite worrisome at times – and it is at those times that all we really need are a few words of encouragement. Understanding that, Latvian ad agency Nord DDB Riga released a series of inspirational ads that are just what you need to lift your spirits up.

The campaign is called If we survived this – We can survive anything and features hilarious fashion blunders from the past, like the mullet, socks and sandals, and Balenciaga’s dreaded platform Crocs.

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Latvian ad agency Nord DDB Riga recently released a series of funny advertisements encouraging people to stay strong

Funnily enough, the mullet would work great for social distancing – no one would come within six feet of you if you were sporting this bad boy.

The ads translate to “If we survived this – We can survive anything” and feature various fashion blunders from the past, like the mullet…

…socks and sandals…

Ahh, the hermit special – if you’re rocking these, chances are you never leave your house anyway.

…and, of course, Balenciaga’s dreaded platform Crocs

Humanity’s three greatest mysteries: how did they build the pyramids, what’s the meaning of Stonehenge, and why on earth did someone think creating these shoes was a good idea.

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Italians Are Reviving The 17th Century “Wine Window” Tradition That Was Used During The Plague

During this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all kinds of businesses are looking for different ways to keep providing their services while ensuring social distancing. Thanks to people’s creativity, such practice had recently managed to revive Italy’s legendary wine-selling tradition dating back to the 17th century.

These “Wine Windows”, or buchette del vino, that you can see in the photos below, were used by vintners in Italy to sell wine during plague pandemics that took place in the 17th century.

More info: buchettedelvino.org

Currently, these adorable little “wine windows” are being used again to serve customers wine, cocktails and other drinks while still maintaining social distancing

Turns out, there’s even a society called The Wine Windows Association and its whole purpose is to protect and promote them.

“Today, during our period of covid-19 pandemic lockdown, the owners of the wine window in Via dell’Isola delle Stinche at the Vivoli ice cream parlor in Florence have reactivated their window for dispensing coffee and ice cream, although not wine. Two other nearby wine windows, that of the Osteria delle Brache in Piazza Peruzzi and that of Babae in Piazza Santo Spirito, have taken us back in time by being used for their original purpose—socially-distant wine selling,” The Wine Windows Association writes on their website.

These windows were first introduced in the 1500s

According to the website of The Wine Windows Association, “Francesco Rondinelli, the Florentine scholar and academic, in “Relazione del Contagio Stato in Firenze l’anno 1630 e 1633”, during the terrible bubonic plague epidemic occurring in Europe at that time, reported that wine producers who were selling their own wine through the small wine windows in their Florentine palaces, understood the problem of contagion. They passed the flask of wine through the window to the client but did not receive payment directly into their hands. Instead, they passed a metal pallet to the client, who placed the coins on it, and then the seller disinfected them with vinegar before collecting them”https://www.instagram.com/p/CDnnx7rFREq/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Fwine-windows-buchette-del-vino-italy%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A2%2C%22os%22%3A4290%2C%22ls%22%3A2674%2C%22le%22%3A4240%7D

By the way, Bored Panda had a chance to ask one of the members of The Wine Windows Association named Mary Forrest some questions. When asked, how the idea to create a society like this came to be, Mary told us this: “Matteo Faglia and Diletta Corsini had been photographing the wine windows for several years and in 2015 decided to form an organization to protect and promote them.”

“Since the wine windows are hundreds of years old (most of them date from the 1500s and 1600s), we want to preserve them wherever possible. Many have been lost, covered over, or destroyed. We also do research to learn more about their uses. We are also cataloging them. Before the formation of the Association, nobody knew how many there were in Florence or in other Tuscan cities,” Mary Forrest told us.https://www.instagram.com/p/CCq03q-leCC/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Fwine-windows-buchette-del-vino-italy%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A3%2C%22os%22%3A9827%2C%22ls%22%3A2674%2C%22le%22%3A4240%7D

When asked, how many “wine windows” are currently open and working, Mary said this: “Only 4 or 5 windows are currently in use by the restaurants who have them. However, there are well over 150 in downtown Florence, as well as some in surrounding Tuscan cities and towns.”

“There are well over 150 in downtown Florence, as well as some in surrounding Tuscan cities and towns”

Image credits: buchettedelvino.org

“The restauranteurs who revived their use should be congratulated for using their imaginations and originality in reviving their use,” added Mary Forrest. “The wine windows are an architectural feature which is unique to Tuscany, and well worth seeking out the next time you are in Florence.”https://www.instagram.com/p/CAe48kOlsUa/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Fwine-windows-buchette-del-vino-italy%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A4%2C%22os%22%3A9863%2C%22ls%22%3A2674%2C%22le%22%3A4240%7D

To learn more about these “wine windows” and The Wine Windows Association, you can visit their website here.https://www.instagram.com/p/BzqZfIvAfcu/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Fwine-windows-buchette-del-vino-italy%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A5%2C%22os%22%3A9886%2C%22ls%22%3A2674%2C%22le%22%3A4240%7D

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Artist Notices That Many Articles About Coronaviruses Are Difficult To Digest, Creates An Easy Infocomic


There are a lot of different opinions when it comes to COVID-19, also known as the Wuhan virus or just coronavirus. Some people think it’s nothing more than a new strand of seasonal flu while others don’t dare to leave their homes without a respirator and are already stacking up on toilet paper and non-perishables. Of course, the media isn’t helping at all, with all sorts of fearmongering articles being published left and right.

Tired of all this commotion, illustrator Wei Man Kow created an easy-to-read comic summarizing what she learned about coronaviruses in general and also added some safety precautions. “I found that many informative articles about the topic were difficult to digest, so I tried to simplify the comic as much as possible so that they would be understandable even for children,” says the artist. She even made the comic available as an infographic that you can download and print as a poster. With the help of many others, the artist translated the comic into multiple languages and you can help as a translator too by emailing Wei at comicsforgood@gmail.com.

Check out Wei’s infocomic in the gallery below!

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One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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Artist Shows How Popular Apps Would Have Looked In The 1980s (13 Pics)

Have you ever wondered how famous apps would have looked in the 1980s? Graphic designer Luli Kibudi surely did! The 28-year-old artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina, currently living in Barcelona, created a new series called “Once Appon a Time” where she depicts famous apps a few decades back and gives them a new retro look. Scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with the artist!

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Spotify

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel1 day ago

Mixtape!5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

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MsM1 day ago

I kinda miss typewriters. I don’t miss trying to correct typos on them, though.16ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

“Honestly, I just saw a picture of a Diskette on the internet and came up with the idea. I just thought ‘Oh, the iCloud of the old days.’ I was using my spare time stuck at home because of COVID-19 to work on new projects and I thought it would be fun to work on something like that! Once I figured out the main concept, I started thinking about all the other elements we used in my younger days and started connecting them with the apps we use today. I spent 3 days thinking about how to name the project, I wanted the name to have a twist of some sort, until I came up with ‘Once Appon a Time.’ So that’s basically how the idea popped into my head!” Luli says to Bored Panda.#3 

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

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Juan Alcorta1 day ago

There are so many applicants for each job you apply to at LinkedIn, that you might as well throw your resume in a bottle to the sea.12Reply#4 

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

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MsM1 day ago

I believe that my 80 year old father still has his black rotary phone.11ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

In her project, Facebook becomes a long-forgotten photo album, Microsoft Word a retro typewriter, LinkedIn a newspaper’s job listing, and Gmail a physical letter. This series gives good nostalgia for old times when people used to search for jobs in newspapers, go to the nearest post office to send physical letters to one another, and have physical photos that they would keep in photo albums.#5 

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Netflix

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Firework1 day ago

I would imagine Netflix as a video rental shop, because it’s not just 1 film.4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

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Pinterest

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Andrew Gibb1 day ago

like the wall of a stalker2ReplyView more comments

When asked how long it took for her to make one illustration, she said: “It depends on the simplicity: the ones that I spent less time on are the simpler ones, like Spotify and Netflix (half an hour). The more complex ones were Linkedin, Pinterest and Gmail, since i had to spend a few hours retouching them (3 hrs).” She says that she enjoyed creating this project as she could dedicate as much time as she wanted. “I enjoyed all of the steps: from thinking about the apps in the old days and linking it to retro elements to retouching all images and looking at the final designs!” she explains.#7 

Gmail

Gmail

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Celia1 day ago

I miss snail mail.. but then, its not save to give your full address to strangers now2ReplyView more comments#8 

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

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tuzdayschild1 day ago

Try several volumes14ReplyView more comments

Luli Kibudi has been working as a graphic designer for almost 10 years now. Her main fields are the marketing and advertising industries. “I studied graphic design and did some marketing and programming courses. I worked in editorial design, marketing, advertising agencies, and brands, so I feel I could learn and experience graphic design from many different approaches.” She has a strong interest in arts and design so her series are extremely detailed and well-done. It’s even hard to tell that these things did not exist in the 1980s!#9 

YouTube

YouTube

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tuzdayschild1 day ago

Suddenly the logo makes sense3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#10 

iCloud

iCloud

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Hans1 day ago

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Facebook

Facebook

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Daria B1 day ago

Personally, I perceive Facebook as closer to the following children’s hobby we used to have in my time. Someone would take a notebook, fill it with questions (1 question per page), and then pass it on for each classmate to answer, and have it returned filled with answers and maybe pictures from classmates and friends.12ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

Domestika

Domestika

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Oskar vanZandt1 day ago

Another one I’ve not heard of… not surprising as I am a little tech-apps resistant.7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 

Slack

Slack

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Oskar vanZandt1 day ago

Never heard of this- in either timeline.15ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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30 Terrible Designs People Came Up During The Pandemic

When it comes to designing things, there are designs that are great, designs that are just not that good, and then there are those that are so terrible, they’re outright hilarious – and even pretty dangerous, especially during the pandemic. Sadly, it looks like that not even the coronavirus pandemic managed to stop crappy designers from creating their “art” but hey – at least we can have a nice laugh.

From poorly worded signs to sketchy statistics – people are sharing the most terrible designs they came across during the pandemic, and they will crack you up. Check them out in the gallery below! And if you want more, see our previous post here and here.

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30 Of The Funniest Answers To Jimmy Fallon’s Challenge To ‘Quarantine A Movie’

Jimmy Fallon is at it again. For a recent At Homeedition of The Tonight Show, he asked his viewersto rewrite movie titles so they would follow quarantine regulations. Immediately, people answered the call. From Good Will Hunting for Toilet Paperto Do Little, they have been transforming some of the most successful pictures into social distancing goals and often even the tiniest edits made well-known films sound like totally different productions. Continue scrolling to check out the funniest replies to Fallon’s challenge and upvote your faves!

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30 Of The Funniest Answers To Jimmy Fallon’s Challenge To ‘Quarantine A Movie’

Jimmy Fallon is at it again. For a recent At Homeedition of The Tonight Show, he asked his viewers to rewrite movie titles so they would follow quarantine regulations. Immediately, people answered the call. From Good Will Hunting for Toilet Paper to Do Little, they have been transforming some of the most successful pictures into social distancing goals and often even the tiniest edits made well-known films sound like totally different productions. Continue scrolling to check out the funniest replies to Fallon’s challenge and upvote your faves!

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Esca Sav 12 hours agoCan… can we actually get a movie of this?

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This story is another example proving that the coronavirus is becoming a cultural phenomenon.

The famous, supercharged Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek has already released Pandemic! COVID-19 Shakes the World, a book about the unprecedented global pandemic sweeping the planet that is supposed to “uncover its deeper meanings, marvel at its mind-boggling paradoxes, and speculate on the profundity of its consequences, all in a manner that will have you sweating profusely and gasping for breath.”

Written with his customary brio and love analogies (Quentin Tarantino and H.G. Wells sit next to Hegel and Marx in these pages), Žižek provided a concise and provocative snapshot of the crisis as it widens, engulfing us all.

The author also will receive no royalties from this publication. OR Books will pay all royalties to Doctors Without Borders.

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Daria B 13 hours agoWell, this chronology of events is actually plausible.

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Also, The Tiger Lillies have released a digital album, titled COVID​-​19. The cult British band wrote it in self-isolation, and the record includes such songs as Sanitizer Survivor and Toilet Rolls Mummy.

“COVID-19 came out of the blue and left me unable to do the thing which I’ve always done for the last 30 years – perform,” Martyn Jacques, the founder of the band, wrote. “The thing which has kept me alive materially, occupied my time and kept me sane. For me the act of singing to an audience has been my emotional and artistic release. COVID-19 stopped all that and for the last 3 weeks I’ve felt like a goldfish in a bowl. My only way of staying relatively sane has been to sing songs about the madness of this. Here’s the album we’ve recorded, me isolating in my studio in Berlin, my band member Adrian isolating in his studio in Athens.”

Now whether you like these releases or not is a different question. The fact of the matter is that the coronavirus has been reshaping our understanding of the world so hard, it’ll definitely leave a print in history.

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Why? 11 hours agoShakespeare in Gloves.

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Why? 11 hours agoClean Hand Luke.

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Rabbit Carrot 13 hours agoAnd not just with Covid-19 ba dum tss.

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Hermione Granger 11 hours agoHarry Potter and the Goblet of Wine.

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Why? 11 hours agoThe Man without a Face Mask.

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Wottermehlon Doge 11 hours agooh that was happeneing to you too? i just put an egg in the fireplace…i have no idea why THE FUCK I DID THAT AND IM MAD

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Wottermehlon Doge 11 hours agodont forget soon to be cancelled since you have to spend a whole other century with your loved one and by the time that’s up. you will already be divorced

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Hermione Granger 11 hours ago (edited)Dang, he found that much!? All of our stores are out lol

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