Let’s face it: appearance matters when we’re talking about food. You won’t feel the urge to dive into a piece of ugly, dirty-looking piece of cake as you’ll feel when you see an artfully-made baked good. Vickie Liu is an amateur baker and a professional eater, who studied Architecture, but decided that baking is something that interests way more than what she graduated in. She bakes from the comfort of her home and she prepared orders for various occasions. She has a creative eye for the detail and loves photography. Needless to mention that her work has been featured in famous websites, like Buzzfeed, Martha Stewart and she has collaborated with Food Network, Fanta, Disney and Olympus.
Fully stuffed unicorn
The animal kingdom collection
Mr. Sun and Mr. Cactus
Dapper ice cream cones
Pineapple snuggling with a marshmallow
A romantic date in the mountain
Although Vickie calls herself amateur, it is clear that her abilities are far from that. She is a professional without having studied in some pastry school. You can follow her work on Instagram and her website.
It is common for babies to look like their parents, right? Of course they can also have features from other relatives such as their grandparents or even uncles! While the kid is growing up the similarities to a certain family member become more obvious. But some babies decided not to follow that rule! Why? Simply because they tend to look like famous celebrities rather than their parents, which makes the whole situation even more weird!
1. A 2 year old boy who looks like Ed Sheeran.
The resemblance is uncanny!
2. He could have easily been Gordon Ramsay’s kid.
Do you call that breastmilk?
3. This boy thinks he is the Royal Prince.
We don’t blame him!
4. WOW! Look at this Vin Diesel look alike baby.
That’s a tough baby.
5. What a shocking similarity.
The baby is so cute!
6. Jay Z’s look alike baby wouldn’t miss this list!
Okay, that’s crazy.
7. One of the cutest yet funniest things you will see today!
I actually laughed with this one.
8. Kind of looks like Kevin from the office!
I don’t know if these babies will still look like those celebrities when they grow up but right now this whole thing is so weird!
My opinion of Instagram photos has always been very low. I mean, it’s so obvious that everyone is getting preped up and posing for about 50 shots before finding this one picture that is flawless. But, then again nothing is flawless, so we get to the next stage of photoshop and editing. So, how can a picture that seems to completely lack of spontanity can be real and not as fake as Kylie Jenner’s lips?
This magnificent girl is Sara Puhto, a Finish blogger that has set the goal of making people love their bodies and not believing everything they see online.
Who would’ve thought?
Sara shows us that everything has two sides and that same thing worked with photographs.
It’s all about having a particular perspective.
God, I am tired of seeing pictures like the one on the right.
Everyone nowadays seems to be taking a picture similar to this one.
Again, it’s how you work with your body.
One slight movement can create a totally different image and the outcome will be ”insta-worthy”.
Migingo is a 2,000 square-meter island in Lake Victoria. The island was a matter of dispute between Uganda and Kenya, but the issue ended fast and peacefully, after there was conducted a research that showed that the most part of the island belongs to Kenya. Uganda still hasn’t fully accepted the final decision simply because the waters surrounding the lake are very lucrative in the fishing business. This is why so many people are living on the island.
Two Kenyan fishermen, Dalmas Tembo and George Kibebe, claim to have been the first inhabitants on the island.
When they settled there in 1991, it was covered with weeds and infested with birds and snakes.
Later, other fishermen from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania came to the island because of its proximity to fishing grounds rich with Nile perch.
Back in 2009, an official census put the population of Migingo at 131, already pretty high for a small, uninviting rock island.
Right at this point, the population is said to have reached 1,000 according to an RT documentary.
Hundreds of people flocked to the island when they saw an opportunity to catch large quantities of fish and sell them to exporters.
Nexe to Migingo is a larger and abandoned island that no one goes to live, because the myth says that it is the home of a demon.
Even though police frequently watches over them, pirate boats continue to attack the fishermen’s boats and try to steal their fish.
The island of Migingo is so crowded that you can hardly walk through it. The houses are literally glued to one another and there is so little space for kids to play. Even though the island is overcrowded, the people feel safe there instead of moving to the neighbouring island, where they will be easier targets for pirates and gangs.
In my country, most people will eat ice cream when the weather is starting to get warmer. There is something fearful about eating something cold when the weather is freezing. But, there are still so many people in the entire world that like to eat ice cream no matter the weather. And if you don’t want to eat a large quantity, you can always go for a small ice cream. So, if you ever happen to be in NYC, you must visit Gelarto, which was founded by Luca Grassi, a gelato master who has been crafting his recipe since 1986 in Turin, Italy. Both their ice cream and sorbet are award-winning and are made of natural ingredients with absolutely no preservatives.
This is their famous sushi gelato.
The shop is getting some serious buzz due to this new recipe and design.
The shop is already known for its incredible gelato flavors.
They are not just pretty, but also tasty.
The ingredients include fresh fruits, Piemonte water or fresh milk from their own cows.
The only preservative is the very cold air their use to keep the gelato from melting.
You can find products that are gluten free, fat free and free of dairy flavors.
There are 30 different flavors of gelato and 12 flavors of sorbetti.
Gelarto is located in the East Village (145 Avenue A) and a simple visit will prove to you why its reputation is as glorious as it is. A simple taste will reveal a whole new world of tastes in front of you.
If you are not living in an apartment house, it is very likely that you have a garden. Small or bigger gardens are set to make our living conditions a lot better and much more pleasant. They have the prospects to do that, but we have to make it happen. Spending some time next to plants, dirt and fertilisers, you learn how to be close to nature and use it in order to make your own living condition much more breathable. You don’t have to own a huge garden with trees and natural lakes. You only need a bit of imagination and the will to create something beautiful.
A small fountain in the middle of your garden and next to a stylish bench is as romantic as it looks.
Replacing the ground’s dirt with gravel or pebbles might be one of the best ways to create a luxurious-looking atmosphere.
A garden area is nothing if it doesn’t consist of bright colored objects and furniture.
If you want the ground you’re walking on to be more stable, you can go for wood paneling.
Give a lot of the space to flowers and opt for plants that create a colorful and very bright atmosphere.
Artistic people will looks for more architecturally interesting designs and will pay a little bit more to get the result they want.
A jungle-looking garden would be my paradise. Expressive with the plants and sparing on the furniture.
I get it if you want to have lawn instead of pebbles or wood. Some people need to have a lot of free walking space.
Sometimes small gardens are a lot cozier and prettier than big and extravagant ones. Like it happens with small apartments, you don’t need a lot of space to create something personal that gives you the energy and relaxation that you need.
Back in time food was considered a very simple thing. People would consume it in order to survive and they wouldn’t make a big fuss about it. As time went by, food became a form of art and science. People are now studying to become chefs. They use rare and high end ingredients to create dishes that look more like a piece of art than food you can eat. Through Instagram, you can see how imaginative people can get with food and (why not?) maybe become inspired to get a little more creative yourself!
Brittany Wright is the woman who started this instagram trend, which later opened new paths for her.
Brittany has grasped the idea that you first eat with your eyes and knows exactly how to make our eyes open as wide as they can.
She places one type of food at the time based on its size, color and texture, creating very alluring images.
She started using the hashtag #foodgradients and people started noticing her incredible work.
Brittany is a photographer, but wanted to find inspiration outside of her day job, which drove her to cooking.
Cooking has always been a huge part of her life and while working on it, she found a new way to present it elegantly and with even more appeal.
As a trained photographer it didn’t take her a lot of time to start arranging food by color and size.
Airports and airplanes are two of the few places where you expect your day to go as smoothly at possible. That’s mainly because the regulation is very strict and specific that there is not too much space for anyone to do just whatever they want. But, once again humans surprise us and give us good stories to talk about. Two of the main causes of problems occurrence while on the air is people’s fear of planes and being so far up the ground and also their being intoxicated. People do crazy stuff when they are drunk and scared and they don’t really understand how big of an impact their actions can have on other people’s lives and well-being. Let’s see all the crazy stuff that people have done in airports and while on an airplane.
1. Slapping a gate agent
In 2017, a woman who arrived at the gate of her flight to Paris 14 minutes after the gate had closed got so mad that the gate agent didn’t let her go through that she started slapping her.
2. Throwing coins in the engine for good luck
A 76-year-old woman threw coins for good luck in the engine of the airplane she was flying in and when other passengers saw her, they alerted the crew members on board. The flight was rescheduled for the next day due to security precautions.
3. Throwing hot instant noodle soup on flight attendant’s face
A woman was so mad that she and her boyfriend were seated differently at a flight that she decided to order hot instant noodles just to throw it at the flight attendant’s face.
4. Opening the door just before takeoff
A man decided to stand up and open the door of the plane just before taking off. When asked why he did it, he answered that ”the door is not important”. He was sent to jail for 10 days.
5. Sneaking in an empty airplane after stealing an airport cafe
A man was so drunk after losing his hotel manager job that he stole $50 worth of food from an airport cafe and entered an empty airplane. Nobody knows how he managed to cheat security.
6. Opening the emergency exit door just to see if the handle works
A man in 2015 was seated for the first time next to an emergency exit door and he wanted to test whether the handle actually worked or not and opened it just before the plane started moving.
7. Smearing feces all over the bathroom’s wall
A flight to Hong Kong made a stop to Alaska when a man smeared feces all over the bathroom walls and shoved his shirt inside the toilet.
8. Falling asleep at the luggage carousel
As it seems this incident has happened more than once, with people having fallen asleep on the luggage carousel. One of them even passed the X-ray machine and was discovered drunk by airport security.
We can all understand how stressful and tiring flights can be, but if everyone acts normally everything will go as planned and no security will have to interfere.
Vestmannaeyjar is a coastal town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. Heimaey is the largest island, having over 4,000 in population. The rest of the archipelago’s 12 islands are uninhabited, but 6 of them have hunting cabins built for hunters to spend their nights there. The island that draws the most attention is Elliðaey, which is one of the islands that have one hunting cabin. However, many people like speculating crazy theories, like the one that it belonged to singer Bjork. Visiting Vestmannaeyjar will give you the opportunity to see this isolated cabin and also enjoy the endless nature of Iceland.
The volcano erruption
In 1973, Vestmannaeyjar was hit by a tremendous volcano erruption, which destroyed many buildings and made people evacuate their properties.
Efforts to halt the lava flow
The entire population of the island moved to mainland Iceland and the authorities had to throw 6.8 billion litres of cold sea water to halt the melting lava.
The archipelago consists of 12 smaller islands
Heimaey is the largest island and the only one occupied by people. The smallest island, Geirfuglasker, is only 5 acres long.
Many islands have been built due to erruptions
All the islands have been built up in submarine eruptions and consist of alternating layers of palagonite tuff and lava. The oldest geological formations are in the northern part of Heimaey, the largest island and the only inhabited one.
The archipelago gets a lot of rain, but very little snow
Due to its climate, returning migrant birds are often first seen in spring and they set out from the islands in autumn. All of Iceland’s seabirds can be found in Vestmannaeyjar: the guillemot, gannet, kittiwake, Iceland gull, and puffin.
Hundreds of plant pieces and insects can be found in the island
150 plant species of flora and about 80 types of insect types have been identified in the islands. Also, the waters around the Vestmannaeyjar contain some of the North Atlantic’s richest fishing grounds.
This cabin at the Elliðaey island has been the center of various speculations
Many people speculated that this house belonged to singer Bjork, but soon the Hunting Association of the island announced that it was used as a hunting cabin.
This island has no population of people or wildlife
Vestmannaeyjar is famous for The National Festival, which attracts thousands of visitors every year. Also, it has been featured in two films and two novels and one of the leading football teams of Iceland is based at the archipelago.
For most of us cleaning is not always something we do with pleasure – actually I would go as far as to say that it seems like a chore. Especially, if you live on your own and cleaning is something only you must do! But, hey… what are life hacks for? Take some notes, as you will definitely find yourself in desperate need of these tips!
1. An eraser help you remove any greasy fingertip stains from your screen.
It’s one of those things that you never think of, but when you hear them, you are like “oh yes!”
2. Rub some shaving foam on the mirror!
As a result it won’t sweat when you are taking a bathroom.
3. Clean youe windows during cloudy weather.
As a result it won’t have any smears on.
4. Baking soda helps remove any persistent coffee or tea stain.
Did you know that?
5. Blowdry any water stain on a wooden surface with your hairdryer.
Isn’t that genius?
6. Do you get those dark stains on the ends of your toothbrush?
Well, if yes then hydroxen peroxide should be poured into the toothbrush holder.
7. Conceal any nail holes on the walls with toothpaste.
8. Remove any unpleasant smell from your dog’s bed with this simple recipe.
Make a vinegar and water solution, then spray over the area. After that, just sprinkle some baking soda on top and then vacuum.
I believe that the first hack is something we all need to try immediately.
The 2018 Underwater Photography Of The Year (UPY) contest announced yet another year the best underwater photos that captured life under the ocean. As scary as the ocean may look on the outside, it is a lot more beautiful and peaceful on its inside and this is what the photographs that won show. A total of 5,000 photographs were submitted for the 11 categories and the grand prize. The photographs had to be all taken underwater, with split-levels being accepted as well and there were no restrictions on post processing.
Winner in the Portrait category: “A Sand Tiger Shark Surrounded By Tiny Bait Fish” By Tanya Houppermans, USA.
Black & White Category: “Hypnosis” By Wendy Timmermans, Netherlands.
British Underwater Photographer Of The Year: “Love Birds” By Grant Thomas, UΚ.
Wide Angle Category: “Blacktip Rendezvous” By Renee Capozzola, USA.
Macro Category: Runner Up “Friend Or Food?!” By Songda Cai, China.
Macro Category: “Black-Saddle Snake Eel” By Marchione Dott. Giacomo, Italy.
Wide Angle Category: “Cooking Sausage” By Pekka Tuuri, Finland.
Behaviour Category: “The Fisherman” By Filippo Borghi, Italy.
Lake Braies is located in the Prags Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy. It is a not so famous Italian destination, but its natural beauty is so captivating that more people should start going and more tourism agencies should start putting it into their tour guides. There is nothing more refreshing than visiting a quiet lake with crystal clear water that can magnetize any living being and take even the smallest troubling thought out of your mind.
Davide Sasso is an Instagrammer, who loves photography and of course his country. That’s why he went to lake Braies and captured its unlimited beauty.
The lake is surrounded by the Dolomites and Croda del Becco, which is truly stunning to watch.
The water’s emerald green and turquoise colors and so clear that you will realize that you can even use them as a mirror.
The lake attracts mostly hikers, bikers and climbers during the summer months when the weather is mild.
The parking lots nearby can get very crowded, so you are advised to reach the lake by foot from the village of Ferrara.
It will take you about an hour and a half to hike along the perimeter of the lake, which is wide and flat on the west bank and narrow and steep on the east shore.
There is a myth that the lake was the only gate of entrance to the underworld kingdom of Fanes.
Braies Lake is also the starting point of the famed Alta Via n. 1 of the Dolomites, which traverses the Dolomites at high altitudes for 150 kilometers reaching Belluno in Veneto.
Braies, ”The Pearl among Dolomite lake”, is truly a magnificent lake, a lake that deserves so much more attention than what it is getting right now. Or maybe it should stay relatively known, so that it remains a true gem and not an industrialised object.