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You Call This Thai Food? The Robot Taster Will Be the Judge. Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra may have been thrown out in a coup, but her work goes on.


1970s living room design.


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This depressing chart shows that the rich aren’t just grabbing a bigger slice of the income pie — they’re taking all of it. All of it. As in, over 100 percent. Since the Great Recession, the bottom 90 percent’s income continued to shrink, and the recovery benefited only the top 10 percent. We’re basically just all handing money over to the rich.

Played 6 times

G.F. Handel, Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 5 in D, HWV 323, The Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Manze, dir.


Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders shares the extraordinarily small and intricate creations of Satoshi Araki, an artist based in Tokyo who painstakingly crafts miniature dioramas of towns, vehicles, and particularly cityscapes altered by urban decay and warfare. The level of realism and detail that Araki achieves on a 1/35 scale is astonishing.

"On his blog he explains that his primary tool for visual reference is google image search. Keywords like “Iraq war” and “Iraq ruins” (he warns that these search terms can also turn up some gruesome images) help him create scenes that are immensely life-like, even down to the smallest of details…”

But wait, these complex miniature scenes become even more impressive when you learn that Araki’s primary medium is Styrofoam board, cut down (way, way down) to the desired size and shape and then painted with tremendous care and attention to detail. For a diorama depicting a bombed-out corner in Baghdad, Araki made tiny beer and soda cans with labels written in Arabic. The last step is to glue everything together.

Follow Satoshi Araki’s blog or Twitter feed to check out more of his amazing creations.

[via Spoon & Tamago and RocketNews24]

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That’s probably a bad trend.

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