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.

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G.F. Handel, Concerto Gross 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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First, a few caveats. Koryo Tours covered the travel expenses of the guys who created this video, no doubt in the hopes that it’ll help drum up business. And even though the creators claim that they had “complete editorial control” over the final product, they were accompanied at all times by government minders. Consequently, there’s absolutely nothing here that North Korean censors would have objected to. All that aside — wow, what an amazing clip.

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Former war-zone, now haven for penguins.

In case you were wondering what I was wondering:

it turns out penguins just aren’t heavy enough to trip the mines


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iPhone Oil Paintings” by JK Keller are NOT the kind of iPhone Oil Paintings you would expect. Using only his finger as a paintbrush, Keller, 36, turned the oil from his face into fun works of iPhone art - and then made a Tumblr dedicated to it! 

“I think people are drawn to it at this moment because there’s a current thread of uneasy tension that we all have with our technology,” Keller tells DailyDot. “People are very interested in these places where beauty and repulsion are at odds with each other in very relatable ways.” Intriguing… what do you think? Cool? Repulsive?

Art is everywhere. 

Genius is truly 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.

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