Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Good Morning, Paradise / Science Saving Ducklings

My heart almost exploded when I woke up to this scene this morning. I think I may possibly be the luckiest person in the world right now. I had no idea that Italy was just so incredibly beautiful (and thank you Nellie for snapping these twilight photos - not so bad for someone to whom I just said "stand there and click".) Not only is this little vineyard villa completely tranquil, it's also got kickass wifi, so I'm planning a lot of outfit shoots around this place.

shirt - Sportsgirl
skirt - Paper Hearts
bag - Thrifted
hat - Market stall in Osaka 
necklace - Claire's

Here's a cute science story to start off your day (or to accompany an afternoon coffee if you're in Australia). This duckling was born with a genetic deformation that caused him to have a backwards foot. The duckling had difficulties walking and was also at great risk of infections from the many injuries he sustained trying to get around. So his owners had his bad foot amputated, and replaced with a 3D-printed prosthetic (if you're new to 3D printing, I rave about it here, here and here). The duckling, now a grown-up duck, has his own facebook page and took his very first steps on his new foot just two days ago!
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Yay for 3D Printing! It's basically the best.

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  1. ugh sooooo preeeeeetttttyyyyyyyyyyy

    also that video was aduckable!! lawls, I crack myself up.

    Hope you're having a great vacation!

  2. Aw yay for the duck being able to walk again! I'm so excited for the future of 3D printing!

    Also the scenery in your pictures. Wow! You look super cute as always too. I'm really loving your polka dot top.

  3. oh my gosh, im so jealous, Italy looks so beautiful! xx

  4. You look wonderful! And what a touchy story about the duck. I am happy he could still walk. :)

    x Angela // bouncingbrunette.wordpress.com

  5. wow the place looks so pretty and you look gorgeous too!
    also, that duck story is really cute! aww.

    Francesca xo

  6. Italy is wonderful and these photographs are awesome! You outfit looks lovely and really matches this beautiful scenery :)


  7. Wow, the scenery is incredible! As for the little ducky, how cute!?

    ..F A S H E R N A B L Y - L A T E..

  8. Aaw you're in my neck of the woods! (Well, 1150 miles away but in the Antipodean scheme, that's pretty close!)

    How are you finding Europe?


  9. Ahhh look at the cute little guy!! Science saves cute baby animals! Hurrah!

    You look gorgeous!! That is quite a vista, and the light is amazing. Your friend certainly did a god job!

  10. aww, I do recognize the familiar scenery! those hills looks exactly like the valley where I was born and raised. Is it Tuscany or Umbria? I had no idea you were in Italy right now. Yep, my country is famous for a reason, it's so incredibly beautiful... Wait until you see the historical towns as well! I hope you enjoy your time here. Awww that duckling is the cutest :)

  11. OOh my goodness. I swooned when I saw these photos. You are definitely so lucky! Your lovely outfit fits the beutiful landscaps so well--love that bag. Ahh, I'm sighing with wistfulness. And that story about the duck was so cute! Yay for 3D printing!

  12. I love the 4th picture with the spider web in it. Gives a touch of natural habitation. :) Lovely outfit too.

  13. these pictures are absolutely stunning! the lighting is perfect and your outfit is super adorable as usual. the duckling story is so cute- thanks for sharing!



  14. God it looks amazing! My boyfriend is also currently staying in a vineyard in Vincenza. His Instagram is pissing me off, I wish I was there!


    1. that's kinnnnda close-ish to where i am staying, haha. Are his pictures all just beautiful rolling hills? they seem to be endless where I am.

  15. this duck is too cute <3
    i love your photos, you look so so so natural and beautiful!

  16. Gorgeous outfit and omg, the scenery! Incredible! And I read about that sweet little duck a couple of days ago and have been following him ever since! So amazing!

    xox Sammi

  17. Jeeeeeez, this is gorgeous and you look wonderful as well. I might just be a bit envious. I am not envious of that duck though, at least it's got fancy printed foot now!

  18. Italy looks so beautiful, and your outfit was lovely!

    Gen | raspberry-notes.blogspot.com

  19. awwww that story about the duck is so adorable! I love ducks :D
    also you look beautiful in these photos :D xx

  20. Ah, italy looks absolutely beautiful! ♡ hope you're having the best time there! xx


  21. Ooh...I'm in love with this beautiful landscape! Your outfit is lovely as well.(:
    Aww, that story about the duckling is so cute! It's so neat that the 3D printing was able to create a prosthetic foot for it! It makes me excited to see where 3D printing will go next...(:

    Decked Out in Ruffles

  22. Wow, beautiful photos, I love the light effects! And your outfit is so cute too, you really suit the hat! :)

  23. Beautiful place! I want to go there too..btw, poor duckling. I hope he's okay after the amputation and can life well..

    btw i invite you to join my first international giveaway.


  24. lovely outfit! and yay, 3D printers have done some good! that duck is adorable.
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  25. such lovely photos! you caught the light perfectly :) totally love your hat and skirt.

    haha aww that is so cute! it's amazing that the little duck's leg was able to be fixed the right way around! now he can walk properly :)

  26. These pictures are amazing! That shirt is just adorable and I love how you tied it!
    I'm so jealous of you being in Italy right now, sounds like you are having a blast! Can't wait to see more pictures!


  27. Beautiful!

    What kind of camera do you own?

    1. these were taken with an eos1000D, but the thing which makes the photos super nice is the lens I use (here).

  28. Tissue engineering is soooo my cup of tea :) And I really like the red skirt!


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