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Ode To Light: Luminous Designs From The Talented Winners Of Lit Design Awards

We can all use a bit of light in our lives and the talented winners and Honorable Mentions of LIT Lighting Design Awards have delivered it in the most creative and stunning ways possible.

Do you have a lighting design to try out? LIT Design Awards is open for 2021! To see other projects and for more information, click the link below.

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50 Real-Life Photos That Look Like Screenshots Of A Video Game Or A Movie Set

From Blade Runner to GTA V, part of what makes blockbuster movies and video games so immersive is the incredible visuals. Even though it’s made up, the scenery looks so real, so palpable, it’s as if you’re almost there. Sometimes, however, you are. If only for a moment.

Our world is so diverse that there are places where you can actually feel like you’re in a different galaxy or even a 3D render. The surroundings, the lights, and a few random coincidences can make it look almost identical to your favorite productions.

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30 Beautiful Photos Capturing The Magical Bond Between Humans And Animals By Anastasiya Dobrovolskaya

There’s a special bond between humans and animals – and there’s hardly anyone out there who can capture it better than Russian photographer Anastasiya Dobrovolskaya. The photographer takes fairytale-like photos of humans posing with animals, and her work looks absolutely magical.

In a recent interview with Bored Panda, Anastasiya said she’s inspired by both people and animals. She says that the main goal of her work is to show their uniqueness, emphasizing their external and internal beauty and individuality. “I try to achieve this mainly by comparing their appearance. For example, I like to photograph people with albinism with white animals, redhead people with animals that have red fur, and so on,” explained the photographer.

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This Artist Makes Animals Look Like Fairytale Characters By Creating Beautiful Flower Crowns

Freya’s Floral Company is a company created by college professor Yarely that offers beautifully crafted flower crowns for both animals and their owners. It all started when Yarely made one for her Australian shepherd Freya – people instantly fell in love with them and that’s when the artist decided to start making them for other dogs to spread the love.

Even though Yarely sometimes uses the same flowers to create her crowns, she says that each one is unique and even offers her customers an option to place a custom order.

h/t: Bored Panda

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Even though many pet owners wanted their pets to pose in Yarely’s flower crowns, one of her main models is a cat named Leonidas – an Instagram star from Chicago with over 150k followers.

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Leo modeled many crowns for Freya’s Floral Company and gathered thousands of likes with many people praising the cat for his fashion sense.

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“I knew nothing about making crowns so I just winged it. After posting a photo of Freya in her crown I received a lot of positive feedback,” said Yarely in an interview with Bored Panda. As a Chicana and Spanish speaker, the artist says she draws inspiration from the colors and vibrant energy of Mexico.

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When asked how she gets the animals to wear her crowns, Yarely says she recommends bribery – that’s how she trained her dog Freya to wear one.

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“Freya is the heart of my business. We joke that she is my quality assurance coworker,” says Yarely. “I test experimental pieces on her to make sure they are sturdy enough to sell. […] She is a great model (when she wants to be). Although I get photos of her, she definitely gives me some sass.”

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She revealed that Leo is also a big inspiration when creating the crowns and his owner is a huge source of support for her. “I am proud to announce that Leo has the biggest Freya’s Floral Co. collection and he is a source of inspiration,” says Yarely.

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“I’ve often seen photos of dogs in flower crowns, so I thought cats could rock them too!” says Jane, the owner of Leo. “Luckily Leo is a very laid back kitty, and lets me put the crowns on his head.”

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Jane says that people love seeing Leo in the beautiful flower crowns – and it’s not hard to see why. Check out more pictures of Leo and other animals in the beautiful flower crowns in the gallery below!

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UK’s Smallest Castle Is For Sale And It Costs No More Than A Mid-Sized Flat In London

Finally, you might get a step closer to living in a fairytale, because Britain’s smallest castle is up for grabs, and it costs no more than a mid-sized flat in London!

The property in question is Molly’s Lodge, a Grade II listed castle that sits on a 0.61-acre plot of land near the village of Long Compton in Warwickshire. Originally a gatehouse for the Weston Park Estate on the northern edge of the Cotswolds, Molly’s Lodge was built by the famous British architect, Edward Blore, in the 1830s. The very same guy who was in charge of restoring Lambeth Palace and extending Buckingham Palace for Queen Victoria.

Inside, it’s a fully functioning home, with one bedroom, a bathroom, living room, decorative spiral staircase and dining room complete with mullion windows and cast iron Victorian fireplace.

For those seriously interested, it costs £550,000 and you can express your interest before the 19th of April through here. (h/t: cosmopolitan)

Take a look inside:

There’s also Molly’s Mews in the property…

A perfect housing for visitors staying overnight

Andrius

In cahoots with the secret orde…
With nobody. In cahoots with nobody.

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You Can Rent A Medieval Castle In Spain With 15 Friends For Less Than $30 Per Night Each

If you weren’t quick enough to get a free castle from Italy, there’s still a way you can live out your own medieval fairytale. Right in the center of Ripollès, Spain, between rivers, valleys and mountains stands a majestic ancient castle called Llaés. The unique place is exceptionally beautiful, offering absolute tranquility amidst lush nature for €381 ($413.25) a night. And if you gather a crew that fills its 16 beds, the price comes down to €23.81 ($25.83).

More info: castelldellaes.comairbnb

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Yes, there’s also a €59.5 ($64.53) but split it and you’ve got yourself a bed in an authentic 10th-century castle for under €28 or $30. But the host of the property, Marc, offers 25% off if you stay for a week and a 50% discount if you book it for a whole month.

The castle is available to rent throughout the whole year.

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Home to the castle, Ripollès is the comarca (county) where the Gironese part of the Pyrenees mountains are located. The Puigmal peak is the highest part of the range, standing at 2,913 meters (9,557 feet).

According to Metropolitan Barcelona, the natural beauty of Ripollès is enhanced by other Romanesque churches and castles spread all over the region. These architectural treasures were mostly constructed between the 10th and 12th centuries. This was just after the Count of Barcelona, Wilfred the Hairy, made huge efforts to increase the Catalan population in the area in the ninth century.

The castle was built in the 10th century and has maintained its authentic vibe

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If you do choose to stay at the Llaés castle, you can get a better understanding of Romanesque buildings by visiting the monasteries of Santa Maria in Ripoll (the comarca’s capital), Sant Joan de les Abadesses and Sant Pere in the town of Camprodon. Of course, as mentioned before, there are many smaller examples to be explored as well.

But Ripollès is known for more than its landscape and architecture. The region has a rich industrial history, and its efforts accelerated the development of Catalunya in general. People have been mining iron and coal for centuries there, as well as undertaking other metalwork, papermaking, and other endeavors.

Stone walls and ceilings with exposed beams allow guests to really immerse themselves into its history

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And there’s plenty of space to relax in

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Even a pet lives at the castle full time

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Chandeliers and wooden furniture add a lot to the unique experience as well

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The property has 11 beds in 8 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms

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A veranda overlooking the breathtaking surroundings

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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating

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The hosts live on the property, offering to help their visitors around the clock with anything they need

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There’s even a church on the property

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And plenty of rivers, valleys, and mountains to explore

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Here’s what people said about the listing

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These French Gardens Are Fit For A Fairytale

When Pierre Yovanovitch needed help taming the landscape around his remote château in Provence, he called in garden master Louis Benech.

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