Libby is a 2-year-old girl with one of the cutest and sweetest buddies – an adorable 3-month-old piglet named Pearl. Both Libby and Pearl are adopted and their adoptive mother Lindsey, a photographer and blogger who loves all things cute, baby, pastel and sweet! Through the businesses she runs, Lindsey hopes to raise funds for other adopting families as well. Lindsey writes, “God has blessed us so much through adoption and it is now my passion to share adoption love with others!”
The latest trend to send the internet into hysteria are cinemagraphs – the cleverly designed GIF files that bring a still image to life. The images are seen on a continuous motion, but include a small video on a loop to make a part of the picture move. Many of these creations have gone viral, due to their popularity on social media sites like Buzzfeed and Facebook. Cinemagraphs can range from anything, be it an iconic film scene or a bit of cookery in the kitchen.
Here we look at 5 of the best examples:
The Running Hamster [fastcocreate]
The perfect piece of street graffiti to turn into a cinemagraph. The hamster is drawn on a stop sign, making it as if it is in a wheel. With the rest of the street setting frozen, the hamster moves in a running movement.
If you live in Paris, don’t be surprised if you find a bronze bull head fountain is suddenly transformed into a minotaur or a power box becomes x-ray machine, you probably just just witnessed the work of French artist Charles Leval. Thinking with humor, Leval create those playful site-specific street art which can interact with its environment in one way or another. If you love Levalet’s work, find more on his site.
The cup, named the ‘Scoff-ee Cup’, made from biscuit, wrapped in sugar paper and then lined with a layer of heat-resistant white chocolate to keep the coffee hot and the cup crispy, is KFC’s newest product: an edible coffee cup. Edible packaging is a relatively new concept and could significantly reduce the amount of paper or plastic packaging used, especially in the quick-service restaurant where packages or containers that ordinarily are designed to be used once and then thrown away. This type of edible packaging is definitely aligned with the global consumer mind-set in terms of sustainability and simplifying their life. As for the cup itself, it is described, “Once the chocolate lining melts over time, the biscuit begins to soften causing it to melt in your mouth.” Moreover, the cups have been dosed with ambient aromas, including “Coconut Sun Cream,” “Freshly Cut Grass” and “Wild Flowers.” to evoke memories of warm weather, sun and summer holidays — “things that make everyone smile. It is reported, coffee in edible cups will be servered in U.K. stores soon. Not sure when we can try it in North America, looking forward to try it.