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Animal response to a bushfire is astounding. These are the tricks they use to survive Have you ever wondered how our native wildlife manage to stay alive when an inferno is ripping through their homes, and afterwards when there is little to eat and nowhere to hide? The answer is adaptation and old-fashioned ingenuity. Australia’s bushfire season is far from over, and the cost to wildlife has been epic. A sobering estimate has put the number of animals killed across eastern Australia at 480 million - and that’s a conservative figure. But let’s look at some uplifting facts: how animals survive, and what challenges they overcome in the days and weeks after a fire. Sensing fire

shed wraps london shop in ocean debris to spread the 'pass on plastic' message interior designer, shed, has designed the ‘pass on plastic shop‘ in soho, london, in an effort to raise awareness of the damage being caused to our marine environment and make it a little easier for everyone to help tackle the problem. single-use plastic is a major issue for our oceans and the ‘pass on plastic’ shop provides alternatives and invites visitors to become part of the growing movement. all images courtesy of shed shed’s brief was simple: create a temporary store to sell ‘pass on plastic’ products with maximum impact and a singular clear message. the resulting concept is based on ‘beautiful provocation’. they developed a wallpaper design using imagery of plastics found in the ocean. this was then used to wrap the entire space, inside and out. the custom pattern includes common ocean waste, such as bottle tops and plastic toothbrushes. the result is a backdrop that is beautifully impactful from a distance and provocative when the content is understood up close.

photography ramblings ​Do you want some tips, tricks and pointers to improve your motor sports photography? Well you ‘ve come to the right place as below are nine tips that will help you be a better motor sports photographer in 2017. 1. Use a long reach zoom lens The 16 Most Iconic Foods to Eat in Italy The most difficult thing about eating in Italy is that you can’t try everything. Every day you have a finite number of meals, and a finite amount of space in your stomach, whereas there seem to be an infinite number of Italian dishes that you “absolutely need to try”. From regional specialties to the finest seasonal delicacies, you would need multiple lifetimes to sample all the best Italian food, and that’s before you even consider dessert and drinks. Before you start to panic, we’ve come up with a little bucket list of Italian foods for you to try on your trip. This isn’t a best of, and it’s certainly not exhaustive – for one thing, we’ve avoided the topic of cured meats and cheeses because they are worlds unto themselves – but on it are the dishes that we think everyone should try at least once when they visit Italy. Taken together, they sum up the heart and soul of the various cooking traditions that exist around the country.

ettore sottsass-designed maui retreat is memphis through and through a series of brightly colored, geometric volumes make up casa olabeunaga, a hawaiian residence designed by famed italian architect and designer, ettore sottsass. completed in 1997 the home is defined by its memphis style, with virtually everything in the home, from furniture and décor, to the dishes, flatware, glasses, and even the stationery, designed by sottsass. images via sotheby’s international realty the two-storey maui abode comprises rectilinear boxes of various colours contained within a black frame and punctuated by a red gabled tower. inside a mixture of oakwood floors and wool carpets are the base for interiors featuring totemic storage, accented with bright, saturated colors, a main characteristic of the memphis style. set over 2,748 square feet, the home features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, decorated with colorful and unusual details including romanesque arched doorways and cartoonish furnishings. kieron marchese I designboom

Motorsport Photography For Beginners – Part 2: Cameras & Lenses In part one we looked at the different types of camera and why a DSLR is the best choice for fast action/motorsport. I also spoke about how ended up with my kit. This time around we’re going to have a closer look at the different options we have with lenses and cameras in the Canon range. Even though we are only talking about one manufacturer the options can still be overwhelming. So the best place to start is to ask yourself; what do I hope to achieve?

Party Hairstyles: Best Hairstyles for Christmas and Holidays (Updated:2018) – Luxy Hair The halls are decked, mistletoe hung, and the first snow of the season is covering the front yard. The holidays are a time of warmth and joy, however, in the midst of Christmas gift shopping, party planning, and gift wrapping, it's easy to leave getting ready for the big night until the last minute! This year, don’t let your hair fall flat in the midst of the Christmas chaos. 11 Delicious Food to Try in Albania Baklava is one of the traditional pies of the Balkans | © Michael Miranda / Flickr Add travel ideas to a Plan and see them on a map Got it! One of the best reasons why everyone should include Albania in his or her bucket list’s places to see is the food.

The Best Pet Bird Types Care Guides Parakeet Conure Dove Cockatiel Lovebird Parrotlet Large parrots Before you get a bird… UAE firm plans Gulf expansion for Kerala Golden Trio - PTI feed News Dubai, Dec 13 (PTI) A UAE-based hospitality and leisure firm has said it will strengthen its presence in the Gulf region by appointing more sale representatives and travel partners for promoting Kerala Golden Trio. A first-of-its-kind initiative Kerala Golden Trio by Fragrant Nature Resorts has been launched for the visitors from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. "The culturally discerning can experience old world charm at Fragrant Nature Fort Kochi, just off the commercial capital of Kerala, to start their journey. They can then head to Fragrant Nature Munnar, a prized jewel in the Western Ghats, for a hill resort experience with unmatched views of misty hills, valleys and tea plantations.The visitors will then head to Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa in Paravur, Kollam, to revel in the famed backwaters of the state," Anne Sajeev, Managing Director of Fragrant Nature, said. This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

2018 Photo Contest Thanks to everyone who submitted their favorite nature images during the 2018 Photo Contest. We’re pleased to announce this year’s winners by category. Want to see more images that inspired us? VIDEO: Princess Beatrice's most stylish outfits of 2018 It's been a big year for Princess Beatrice in lots of ways but certainly in the style stakes. The daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York has whipped around the world appearing at glittering events full of a-listers, attended the two biggest weddings of the year in the UK and has represented the royal family on multiple occasions - all in absolutely dreamy attire. Here, we chart our favourite style moments of the 30-year-old over the last 12 months - what are your favourite outfits? STORY: Princess Beatrice goes public with new boyfriend

Traditional Dishes From Indian States The supreme recipe from Bihar which involves a thick type of bread, litti, to be consumed with a traditional curry called chokha. Littis are similar to dinner rolls, a dough made from wheat flour flavoured with carom seeds (ajwain) and spices, stuffed with a spice mix, traditionally baked in a tandoor. These are to be relished with a curry of eggplants, potatoes, tomatoes cooked with chillies, onions, spices and a very important ingredient – mustard oil. Apparently, mustard oil completes this combination!