'nature'에 해당되는 글 13건

  1. 2018.06.16 Clever Street Artist Transforms Ordinary Public Places Into Funny Installations 스트리트 아티스트, 평범한 길거리를 유머틱한 환경으로 변신시켜
  2. 2018.06.16 Powerful Waves Crashing With the Force of Mythical Gods and Sea Creatures 신의 힘을 보여주는 강력한 파도의 부서짐
  3. 2018.06.08 Mini Trucks in Japan Are Being Transformed Into Enchanting Tiny Gardens 일본의 미니 케이 트럭, 정원으로 변신하다
  4. 2018.06.05 Photographer Captures the Mystifying Moods of Mount Fuji at Dawn 신비의 후지산 석양
  5. 2018.05.26 Early Highlights of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 코믹 야생동물 사진 콘테스트
  6. 2018.05.25 Stunning Photos Capture the Dreamy “Heaven on Earth” Landscapes of Patagonia 비엔나 출신의 소프트웨어 엔지니어 루카스 푸르란의 파타고니아 경관 작품
  7. 2018.05.24 VIDEO:Gorgeous Infinity Pool on Vietnamese Mountain Looks Like It’s Sitting on Clouds 호앙 리엔 국립공원 토파스이콜로지
  8. 2018.05.16 Interview: Floral Installations Transform Gallery Spaces Into Immersive Indoor Gardens
  9. 2018.04.28 VIDEO: Glacier calving
  10. 2018.04.26 World’s First Underwater Villa Offers Spectacular Living 16 Feet Below the Sea 세계 최초 해저 빌라
  11. 2018.04.14 Spectacular Photos Capture Frozen Beauty of Largest Freshwater Lake in the World
  12. 2018.04.07 Traveling Photographer Captures Light Dancing Across Majestic Landscapes
  13. 2018.04.01 Glass-Walled Cabin in Iceland Lets You Gaze at the Northern Lights Right From Bed 아이스란드의 파노라마 유리벽 민박집
Nature2018.06.16 10:51


Clever Street Artist Transforms Ordinary Public Places Into Funny Installations

By Jessica Stewart on June 5, 2018


Four years ago, Australian artist Michael Pederson began placing his lighthearted, humorous street art installations in unexpected places. Playing with the public space we often forget to look at, Pederson's project Miguel Marquez Outside is a clever escape into the urban landscape.


Humorous Street Art by Michael Pederson


스트리트 아티스트, 평범한 길거리를 유머러스한 환경으로 변신시켜


그는 말한다

"어디서 영감을 얻었는지 정확히 기억이 나지 않는다.

그렇지만 이 일을 시작하기 전에 꽤 오랫동안 내 마음 속에 있었던 건 분명하다."


- 호주 아티스트 마이클 페더슨 -


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator




“I can't remember exactly what originally inspired me to do these outdoor projects, but it had been in the back of my mind for quite some time before I started,” Pederson tells My Modern Met. “I had a small drawing show a few years ago which featured images and text. One of the pieces was also placed in a more public context and seemed to work better that way. Placing something unexpected out on the street can have a powerful element of surprise. It really got me hooked, and I've wanted to explore street interventions ever since.”


Whether inspired by a particular space or object, or location scouting for a particular idea, Pederson's installations are a perfect demonstration of how the best street art is tied to its context. His work takes passersby out of their familiar scenery and gives them a jolt, forcing them to look closer in order to have a chuckle.


From musing about the reasons people seem to throw their shoes on electrical wires to embracing themes of solitude, Pederson's ironic art touches on universal concepts and questions. The artist hopes his work will provoke deeper thought about public space and how we can reconnect with our surroundings. “Humor is a great way of engaging people, even if there is something a little sad underneath some of the pieces. Hopefully, people will find something there to think about as well.”


Michael Pederson, also known as Miguel Marquez, has been creating clever street art installations across Sydney for over four years.

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Nature2018.06.16 01:25


Powerful Waves Crashing With the Force of Mythical Gods and Sea Creatures

By Jessica Stewart on June 12, 2018



“Sedna”


신의 힘을 보여주는 강력한 파도의 부서짐

선원이자 프로 사진작가인 레이첼 탈리바트  (Rachael Talibart)의 작품


With her series Sirens, Rachael Talibart continues to elevate wave photography to an artform. Working with high shutter speeds, the English photographer freezes water in time, immortalizing each powerful drop. Her passion for stormy weather was shaped by her childhood on the south coast of England, and her sensitivity in capturing waves has made her a premier outdoor photographer.


Ongoing since 2016, Sirens sees Talibart photographing waves at just the right moment. Each frame is titled after a mythical sea creature or Norse or Greek god. In Loki, an alien face appears in the waves, bringing the Norse god crashing down on the viewer. While at other times, the form of the wave itself recalls the god after which it's named (e.g. Medusa).



As a constant source of inspiration, the ocean continues to push Talibart in her photography. “For me, the ocean will always be a potent source of inspiration,” Talibart shares. “It makes small, unimportant things of us all yet, at the same time, it is exhilarating and profoundly life-affirming.”


Talibart will bring her Sirens series to the Brighton Photography Gallery for a solo exhibition opening in September 2018. Her book Sirens is also available for purchase via her website.


British photographer Rachael Talibart is known for her powerful photographs of waves.

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Goliath” Giant warrior (Hebrew)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Mishipeshu Roars” Underwater panther (Native American)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Pounce”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Nyx” Goddess of the night (Greek)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Sea nymph”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Niobe”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Nonook” King of bears (Inuit)

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Loki” Trickster god (Norse)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Maelstrom”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Medusa” Snake-haired Gorgon (Greek)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Poseidon Rising” God of the Sea (Greek)

In her series Sirens, each wave is titled after a mythical sea creature or mythological god.

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Oceanus” Titan Lord of the Sea

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Raptor”

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Leviathan”

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Ligeia” Derived from Greek λιγυς (ligys) meaning “clear-voiced, shrill, whistling”. This was the name of one of the Sirens in Greek legend. It was also used by Edgar Allan Poe in his story ‘Ligeia' (1838).

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Anapos” Water god (Greek)

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Ceto” Primordial sea goddess (Greek)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Kraken” Giant sea monster (Norse)

Rachael Talibart: Website | Facebook | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to use images by Rachael Talibart.

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Nature2018.06.08 09:47


Mini Trucks in Japan Are Being Transformed Into Enchanting Tiny Gardens

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on June 7, 2018

 


Every year, the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors hosts the Kei Truck Garden Contest, a quirky competition that turns tiny trucks into moveable gardens. The annual event attracts landscape artists all over the country, inviting them to pair their knack for gardening with a need for speed.


Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Fukuharu Landscaping


일본의 미니 케이 트럭, 정원으로 변신하다

눈길을 끄는 독특하고 아름다운 일본 정원 콘테스트 출품작이다.



Praised for its practical size and maneuverability, the miniature Kei truck fittingly has roots in Japan's construction and agriculture industries. Though typically used to transport materials to and from work sites, the vehicle has recently been reimagined as the foundation for these enchanting pop-up gardens.




Year after year, the eye-catching entries of the contest highlight the distinctive beauty of the Japanese garden. While most participants stick to traditional design elements, like pebble paths, sliding screen doors, and tranquil water fixtures, others have a more modern and minimalist look.


No matter the aesthetic approach, however, each exquisite creation proves that a flat bed can be a flower bed with a green thumb and a colorful imagination.


During the annual Kei Truck Garden Contest, talented landscapers turn the beds of their trucks into ornate Japanese gardens.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Kansai Ueki Co., Ltd.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Dry Landscaping Co., Ltd.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Takahashi Landscaping Co., Ltd.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Sancho Garden

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Nishikawa Landscaping

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Matsuda Landscape Construction

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Showa Landscaping Civil Engineering

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Kei's

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Osaka Landscaping Civil Engineering Co., Ltd.

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Tanaka Landscaping Co., Ltd. Civil Engineering

Kei Truck Garden Contest Garden Truck

Created by Takenaka Garden

Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors: Website | Facebook
h/t: [Spoon & Tamago]

All images via the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors.

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Nature2018.06.05 17:50


Photographer Captures the Mystifying Moods of Mount Fuji at Dawn

By Emma Taggart on June 3, 2018

 

Earlier this month, we introduced you to Japanese photographer Takashi Nakazawa—a member of Your Shot, whose beautiful image of Mount Fuji was recently chosen by National Geographic as their June/July 2018 Traveler cover. As it turns out, Takashi has been enchanted by Japan’s tallest peak for several years and often spends his weekends capturing the iconic volcano in all its majestic beauty.


Mount Fuji Photography by Takashi Nakazawa


신비의 후지산 석양. 

일본의 사진작가 타카하시 그는 1년에 1만 가까운 사진을 찍는다


Shooting around 10,000 photographs a year, Takashi’s growing portfolio features stunning images of Mount Fuji in three different styles: color, black and white, and “blue ink.” While each collection captures a different mood, one thing remains constant—the powerful presence of Mount Fuji.


Often shot at night or in the early hours of the morning, the photographer’s monochrome and midnight-hued images highlight the natural wonder’s tranquility and mysterious allure. The sacred mountain is seen peaking above the white clouds and fog, while it’s reflected in the surrounding, glass-like Lake Yamanaka. The artist tells My Modern Met, “I hope that people around the world will know Japanese charm through my Mt Fuji photos. And I would like them to come to Japan and actually see it.”




You can see more of Takashi’s spectacular Mount Fuji photographs on Instagram.


Mount Fuji Photography by Takashi NakazawaMount Fuji Photography by Takashi Nakazawa

Often shot a night or in the early hours of the morning, the artist’s black and white photography highlights the natural wonder’s tranquility and mysterious allure.

Mount Fuji Photography by Takashi NakazawaMount Fuji Photography by Takashi NakazawaMount Fuji Photography by Takashi Nakazawa

Mount Fuji Photography by Takashi Nakazawa

The sacred mountain is seen peaking above the white clouds and fog, as the surrounding Lake Yamanaka below appears as still as glass.

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Takashi Nakazawa: Website Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Takashi Nakazawa “Art Fuji”: Website | Instagram

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Nature2018.05.26 09:23


Early Highlights of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

By Emma Taggart on May 25, 2018


“Split” by Geert Weggen


2018 코믹 야생동물 사진 콘테스트 중 

가장 재미있는 출품작 선정 공개


Whether an animal is the hunter or the hunted, surviving in the wild is serious business. And while many wildlife photographers aim to capture this “dog-eat-dog” world, some have been able to show that even the toughest creatures have their silly moments. Now in its fourth year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards recently released some of the funniest entries from the 2018 competition so far.


Founded by Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, the annual competition aims to “raise awareness of wildlife conservation through the power of laughter.” This year’s hilarious entries include a rather acrobatic squirrel, caught mid-split by Geert Weggen. Other funny animals include a friendly polar bear who appears to have waved at photographer Simon Gee as he took his shot, and an adorably-bashful rabbit captured by Daniel Friend.


Along with founders Sullam and Joynson-Hicks, this year’s judge panel includes wildlife TV presenter Kate Humble, actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, wildlife expert Will Travers OBE, the Telegraph’s online travel editor Oliver Smith, and Managing Director of Affinity, Ashley Hewson. Chosen from five categories—On the Land, Under the Sea, In the Air, the Portfolio Category, and one Overall Winner—this year’s top prize is a one week safari trip to Kenya.


You can submit your own silly snapshots to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards via the competition website—entries close on June 30, 2018!


Now in its fourth year, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards recently released some of the funniest entries from the 2018 competition so far.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Over Here” by Simon Gee



Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“So There” by Barney Koszalka

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Rabbit Hiding Face in Embarrassment” by Daniel Friend



Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Astonished Lemur” by Jakob Strecker

The annual competition aims to “raise awareness of wildlife conservation through the power of laughter.”

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“A Camera Steal” by Michou von Beschwitz


Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“I’ve got feather so I can have some bird food now“ by Maria Kula

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Bullies” by Amy Kennedy

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Strong Ant” by Muhammad Faishol



Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Full Mouth” by Nick Parayko

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Dances with Bears“ by Luca Venturi

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Mid-Way Entries

“Smiling Blue Shark” by Tanya Houppermans

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

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Nature2018.05.25 22:15


Stunning Photos Capture the Dreamy “Heaven on Earth” Landscapes of Patagonia

By Jessica Stewart on May 24, 2018




비엔나 출신의 소프트웨어 엔지니어 루카스 푸르란의 

아르헨티나 파타고니아 수려한 경관 작품



Vienna-based software engineer Lukas Furlan honed his passion for landscape photography during a recent trip to Patagonia. Fueled by wanderlust, Furlan is an avid traveler who photographs diverse locations, from Vietnam to Iceland. For a little over two weeks, the self-taught photographer soaked in the world famous Patagonian landscape, bringing home a camera filled with memories.


With an environment that seems plucked from a dream, Patagonia is a playground filled with snow-capped mountains and lush greenery. Furlan, who was pushed toward photography as a way to seek adventure and new challenges, captures the diversity of the terrain in his photographs. From the golden glow of the sun to the cool mist grazing the mountain tops, the young photographer's photos make you want to pack your bags for Patagonia immediately.


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Though he just got a small glimpse of the Patagonian landscape during his voyage, Furlan's vast portfolio clearly demonstrates what attracts so many travelers to the area. Water, trees, and mountains join together for an unforgettable landscape that ultimately creates postcard-perfect pictures.


Lukas Furlan's pictures of Patagonia show off the area's incredibly beautiful landscape.

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Nature2018.05.24 09:10


Gorgeous Infinity Pool on Vietnamese Mountain Looks Like It’s Sitting on Clouds

By Sara Barnes on May 23, 2018

 

Infinity Pool by Topas Ecolodge


호앙 리엔 국립공원 토파스이콜로지


하노이에서 북서쪽으로 350km 떨어져있는 산악지대인 사파. 

그 곳에서도 셔틀을 타고 40분을 더 들어가야 갈 수 있는 곳


주커버그의 여름 휴양지이기도 하다

그곳에는 산신이 내린 놀라운 수영풀이 있다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


Positioned on a hilltop in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park is the Topas Ecolodge, an eco-conscious escape that’s about five hours away from Hanoi. The locale comprises 33 bungalows that each offer rustic interior decor and private balconies for gorgeous views of the surrounding hillsides and valleys below.


Topas Ecolodge provides a different experience than your standard hotel. They are concerned with their ecological footprint, and they employ minority tribe members from the nearby Thanh Kim and Thanh Phu villages. “We call ourselves a ‘lodge’ because we lack some of the basic features and services of a standard hotel,” they explain. “Our bungalows have no TV and no internet connection, enabling guests to completely escape from everyday life and immerse with nature.”




The distinct lack of technology allows you to immerse yourself fully in the surroundings—many of which you can admire from the breathtaking infinity pool. Added in 2017, the basin provides a picturesque peek down onto the Muong Hoa Valley. There, you’ll see layers of rice terraces and workers attending to their crops. The valley occasionally fills with fog, which makes the entire soaking experience seem like something out of a dream.


If you do find time to leave the pool, Topas Ecolodge has other amenities to indulge in. There is a spa on site where you can have a massage and herbal bath as well as places to go hiking and cycling. Additionally, there is a restaurant that features Vietnamese dishes with a European twist.


With its stunning location and dedication to eco-friendly tourism, it’s no wonder that the Topas Ecolodge has been named a Unique Lodge of the World by National Geographic.



The Topas Ecolodge is an eco-friendly getaway in Northern Vietnam.


Boasting gorgeous views from a mountaintop, they look even better from their infinity pool.

Infinity Pool by Topas EcolodgeInfinity Pool by Topas Ecolodge

In addition to the luxurious pool, the locale offers private balconies, spa treatments, hiking, and more.

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It's no wonder it was named one of the Unique Lodges by National Geographic.

Infinity Pool by Topas Ecolodge

Topas Ecolodge: Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Nature2018.05.16 23:51


Interview: Floral Installations Transform Gallery Spaces Into Immersive Indoor Gardens

By Emma Taggart on May 11, 2018


British installation artist Rebecca Louise Law creates stunning installation art made from thousands of real flowers, suspended with copper wire. Exploring the relationship between humanity and nature, the artist transforms art galleries, museums, and other public spaces into immersive indoor gardens that “cocoon” the viewer with floating flowers and gorgeous spectrums of color.



영국의 설치 예술가 레베카 루이제 로

그녀는 구리선을 이용해 수천개 꽃을 연결하여 작품을 만든다.



As a classically trained artist, Law’s inspiration comes from the work of abstract expressionists and their energetic use of bold color. However, rather turning to acrylics or oils, she opted for more organic materials. “The flower became my paint,” Law explains. As such, she creates mesmerizing, site-specific installations that capture the beauty of nature in three dimensions. By working with a variety of of fresh and preserved flora, Law’s ephemeral art transforms naturally over time—viewers can appreciate the changes in the natural material’s form, color, and texture as they wilt and dry.


We recently spoke with Law to ask about her inspirations and processes, as well as what it’s like to work with such a delicate material. Read on for our exclusive interview.


Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Hated Flower”, Coningsby Gallery, London (2014)


When did you first begin working with flora?


I have always used flowers within my art. As a child, my mother and grandmother encouraged me to press and dry flowers as well as the usual drawing and painting. I first used flowers as my art medium in 2003, whilst studying Fine Art at university. The flower became my paint, using the dried tones in layers, suspended with copper wire.




What inspired your hanging flower installations?


At university I loved the abstract expressionists, I wanted to create monumental colorful artworks that would make the viewer feel like they were cocooned by color. Rothko was a huge inspiration and Anya Gallaccio inspired me as an ephemeral installation artist. But I have to say that my biggest inspiration has always been nature itself. I can never seem to grasp the beauty we have been given on this earth, every installation I make I try to capture an essence of nature’s magnitude, but I never feel close enough.


Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Hated Flower”, Coningsby Gallery, London (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Hated Flower”, Coningsby Gallery, London (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Hated Flower”, Coningsby Gallery, London (2014)

How do you plan your installations?

Every new artwork is site-specific. Often, the country in which I am exhibiting has a rich symbolism associated with certain flowers—I like to do as much research as possible in terms of the material used. I also reuse flowers from previous installations; nothing I make is wasted and thousands of flowers have been re-purposed in my work. Each installation will take at least 6 months planning—mathematical calculations and meetings can become consuming before an installation is finally realized.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Flower Garden, Display’d”, The Garden Museum, London (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Flower Garden, Display’d”, The Garden Museum, London (2014)




Where do you source your flowers?

Most of my flowers are from the country that I am working in. If I cannot source flowers locally, I use flowers from Europe.

Do you consider the symbolism of each flower you choose to use?

The symbolism is often the strongest part of the artwork, but this will depend on the country and culture that I am making the artwork in. For example The Yellow Flower made in Japan was entirely inspired by the symbolism of the imperial emblem, the yellow chrysanthemum.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Yellow Flower”, Japan (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Yellow Flower”, Japan (2014)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Life in Death”, Kew, London (2018)




Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Life in Death”, Kew, London (2018)

Is it difficult to work with such a delicate material?

Yes. I think that is why it has had me captivated for so long. I always imagined that I would have moved on to a different material by now, but I still feel like I have so much to learn. It had been incredible to build my knowledge of how to keep a delicate material strong and durable and I have loved making artworks that challenge the longevity of such a fragile material.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Life in Death”, Kew, London (2018)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Life in Death”, Kew, London (2018)



By sight, your installations look incredibly beautiful, but is scent also an important part of your work?

The scent can be intense. Life in Death at The Shirely Sherwood Gallery, Kewincluded spices as well as flora and grasses. Each natural element takes you on a scented journey, I love hearing the responses to my artwork in relation to smell.

What kind of impression or feeling do you hope to leave upon others who experience your immersive installations?

My work allows the viewer time to observe nature within a controlled space. The fantasy of rolling around in a field of wild flowers, contained and suspended in time. I hope that the artwork can be a place to escape and bathe in nature.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Canopy”, Melbourne, Australia (2016)

Do you have any upcoming projects or exhibitions you'd like to share?

I have an exhibition about to launch in Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio. The artwork is called Community and is inspired by what the Museum represents to the local Toledo community. I will be using my own collection of material combined with over 10,000 locally grown plants. Each flower will be plucked and wired into the installation, while the plants will be planted around Toledo and given back to the local community. We will also have 1,000 hours of voluntary help from groups associated with the museum. I am incredibly excited about this installation and all it represents. It has been a year in planning and I leave in less than 2 weeks to get started with the install. This will be my largest installation to date with undulations of flora fresh and dried taking the viewer on a natural, sensual journey.

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Drying”, House of St Barnabas, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“Drying”, House of St Barnabas, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

Still Life Exhibition, Broadway Studio & Gallery, Letchworth (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

Still Life Exhibition, Broadway Studio & Gallery, Letchworth (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Beauty of Decay”, Chandran Gallery, San Fransisco (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Beauty of Decay”, Chandran Gallery, San Fransisco (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Beauty of Decay”, Chandran Gallery, San Fransisco (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The Beauty of Decay”, Chandran Gallery, San Fransisco (2016)




Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The City Garden”, The City Centre, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The City Garden”, The City Centre, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

“The City Garden”, The City Centre, London (2016)

Hanging Flowers Installation Art by Rebecca Louise Law

Rebecca Louise Law: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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Nature2018.04.26 00:36


World’s First Underwater Villa Offers Spectacular Living 16 Feet Below the Sea

By Sara Barnes on April 24, 2018

 


If you’ve ever dreamt of being like Ariel and living under the sea, now’s your chance to make your fantasy a reality. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island recently announced what they believe to be the world's first underwater villa. They’re calling the stunning locale Muraka, or “coral” in Dhivehi (the local language of the Maldives), and it's projected to sit 16 feet and four inches below the surface of the ocean. You’re sure to feel truly immersed in the blue waters and bustling ocean life.


The undersea abode is designed to be a two-level structure that will straddle the waterline. Residents will sleep under the ocean’s surface in a suite that features a king-size bedroom and bathroom, as well as a living area for relaxation. Above the water, lead by a spiral staircase, Muraka will have a bevy of amenities that speak to its high-end, luxury living; the features include another bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym, butler’s quarters, security quarters, second living room, kitchen, bar, and a deck for your viewing pleasure.



Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Bedroom




바다에서 4.8M 깊이에 있는 세계 최초 해저 빌라



Envisioned as a curved acrylic dome, the project will be completed by the end of 2018. Once done, it will be available at a starting rate of $50,000 a night. The villa will be fit to accommodate nine people.


This isn’t the first underwater venture that Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has created. In the mid-2000s, they opened Ithaa, the world’s first undersea restaurant.


Known for its underseas living, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has just announced their plans for a new underwater villa.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Bathroom



Called Muraka, they believe it to be the world's first underwater residence.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Corridor

Once completed in 2018, guests can sleep below water or enjoy the views above the sea.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Master Bedroom

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Master Bathroom

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Deck

Learn more about Muraka in the video below:

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island: Website | Instagram | Facebook

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

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Nature2018.04.14 23:48


Spectacular Photos Capture Frozen Beauty of Largest Freshwater Lake in the World

By Emma Taggart on April 11, 2018

 


Moscow-based photographer Kristina Makeeva traveled to Lake Baikal in southern Siberia where she captured the beauty of the largest freshwater lake in the word. At around 600 kilometers long (373 miles), the vast, mirror-like surface features layers of transparent ice that has cracked and bubbled, leaving incredible, organic patterns and frozen formations.



Lake Baikal Photos by Kristina MaKeeva



세계 최고의 청정호수 러시아 바이칼호

바이칼 생수도 출시되어 있다.


With icy depths of 5,387 feet (1,642 meters) in certain areas, the freshwater lake’s frozen surface can withhold the weight of people and even cars. Known for its crystal-clear water, visitors can see into the green-blue abyss, where fish, plant life, stones, and various objects shimmer under the thick layer of ice. Shooting in an area with below-freezing temperatures, Makeeva came to the quick realization that many cameras could not cope in such frosty conditions, often only lasting around two hours before the batteries would give in.



Many of Makeeva’s images depict the thousands of large bubbles trapped beneath the surface which result from algae-produced methane gas. These glassy, pearl-like spheres are perhaps the reason for the lake’s nickname, “the pearl of Siberia.” The large cracks can span as much as 30 kilometers (8 miles) with widths of around 2 feet (2-3 meters). According to Makeeva, when they crack, the sound is “reminiscent of thunder or a gunshot.”


You can find more of Makeeva’s incredible images on Instagram.


Moscow-based photographer Kristina Makeeva traveled to Lake Baikal in Southern Siberia where she captured the beauty of the largest freshwater lake in the world.


Lake Baikal Photos by Kristina MaKeeva

Lake Baikal Photos by Kristina MaKeeva

Around 600-kilometers-long, the vast, mirror-like surface features layers of transparent ice that has cracked and bubbled, leaving incredible, organic patterns and frozen formations.



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With icy depths of 5,387 feet (1,642 meters), the lake is known for its crystal-clear water.

Lake Baikal Photos by Kristina MaKeevaLake Baikal Photos by Kristina MaKeeva

Visitors can see into the green-blue abyss, where fish, plant life, stones, and various objects shimmer under the thick layer of ice.



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Nature2018.04.07 01:54

 

Traveling Photographer Captures Light Dancing Across Majestic Landscapes
 

By Jessica Stewart on April 5, 2018 
 
 
When we last checked in with Michael T. Meyers, he was capturing magnificent aerial images of Chicago. Now three years into his photography journey, Meyers has continued to develop his techniques and has spent the last year traveling across the United States and abroad. This has pushed him to experiment shooting under different conditions, and his growth as a photographer in this short time is astounding.


Indeed, a lot has changed for Meyers since we featured his photos almost one year ago. “I think I’ve grown a lot as a photographer, and my social media following has reflected that,” Meyers shares with My My Modern Met, “going from about 10k to nearly 70k followers on Instagram since your article.”  Now, more and more followers flock to see Meyers' photos, many taken from two memorable trips he took in the past year—a 12-day road trip around some of America's most famous natural landscapes and a trip to Cuba.

 

 


Michael T. Meyers Travel Photography

 

 

Both trips provided fertile ground for Meyers to experiment, as he further honed his skill at capturing the light and color of each landscape. From long-exposure night photos of the desert to the warm island atmosphere of Cuba, Meyers' growth as a storyteller is evident in his new work. And, during his US road trip, he realized that he didn't necessarily need to travel far in order to find some noteworthy landscapes to photograph.





“I learned a ton about shooting in different types of conditions and more importantly discovered first hand just how beautiful this country is. Everyone always seems like they’re in a rush to leave and travel abroad to see these amazing places—and for good reason—there are a ton of them in other countries. But there are also some pretty incredible spots here at home as well. And it’s kind of amazing how many different types of climates, ecosystems, and landscapes we have and how disparate they all are from each other.”

Instead, Cuba provided a strong contrast to what Meyers was used to and demonstrated how the power of a camera can lead to some unique encounters with locals. “I was taking a picture of an old car (as I did about a thousand times over the five days I was there) and an old man walked out of his house and began speaking with me,” Meyers remembers. “I told him that I was a photographer and he invited my girlfriend and I inside his home to show us a photo he had of his son with Castro. From a photography standpoint, it’s second to none. there’s not another place in the world that could be mistaken for Havana.”

With such rapid growth as a photographer, we can't wait to see where Meyers will land next, and what images he'll take away with him.

T0 push himself creatively, photographer Michael T. Meyers took a 12-day road trip to some incredible natural landscape in the United States, from Horseshoe Bend to Grand Teton National Park.





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Nature2018.04.01 16:04


Glass-Walled Cabin in Iceland Lets You Gaze at the Northern Lights Right From Bed

By Jessica Stewart on March 30, 2018





아이스란드의 파노라마 유리벽 민박집


북측에서 펼쳐지는 오색영롱한 빛의 향연을 

침실에서 바로 바라볼 수 있다.


아이슬란드의 수도인 레이캬비크에서 30분 거리에 위치해 있다

1박에 $420불 


조기에 예약해야 숙박이 가능하다.

8월말에서 4월말 사이에 찾는 것이 가장 좋다.



그러나 이것이 전부가 아니다.


피오르드에서 고래를 발견할 수도 있고 

해변에서 일광욕을 하고 있는 바다 표범을 볼 수 있다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator



If you want to take your Northern Lights watching to another level, you may want to book a stay at the Panorama Glass Lodge. Located in a remote area just 30 minutes outside of Reykjavík, this quaint lodge features an incredible view of the Icelandic landscape thanks to large glass windows that surround the bed.


Built to sleep two people, you can lounge while gazing at the stars above and the night sky around you. By encasing the sleeping area in glass, visitors are guaranteed an unobstructed view of nature night and day. Panorama Glass Lodge is located on the shores of the sea, and with only five other houses on the coastline—each a fair distance from the lodge—it's the perfect stay for those looking to unplug and unwind in complete privacy.



A hot tub located directly next to the lodge will keep you toasty while you stargaze and is a great option for adventurous honeymooners. For the best chance to see the Northern Lights, Panorama Glass Lodge recommends visiting between late August and late April and checking the Aurora Forecast frequently. But a colorful sky isn't the only thing you can expect, there's also a possibility to spot a whale out in the fjord or seals sunbathing on the beach.


Prices start from €342 (about $420) a night, but make your reservations early, as this glass oasis books up quickly.


The Panorama Glass Lodge is a private getaway in Iceland for two people, allowing you to take in nature straight from bed.

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All images via Panorama Glass Lodge.

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