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archiemcphee:

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]

Amazing.

(via tawnyscostumesandcuriosities)

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caoine:

This is why it’s advisable to go to Original Cyn on Mondays: there is whiskey, there are naked ladies, there are ridiculously attractive friends, and you might win a flogger made out of recycled bicycle tires. It just sets the tone for the whole week.

(Source: Flickr / emmastory)

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bentrivettontherocks:

Last week was the final show of Original Cyn Burlesque. This is one of the craziest shows around and I am going to miss it so much. Mary Cyn and Joe the Shark always manage to put on a great show and they are both going to keep doing it. Just can’t help but being sad about my favorite Monday night show…. Here are a few polaroids from the very last Original Cyn.

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On September 18th at 10pm The partying-est show in New York City is starting up again at King’s County Saloon.   For 6 years Original Cyn rocked the Monday nights of Park Slope. It was a wooden roller coaster of a show, held together with pure love and blind faith. It was a clubhouse for the weirdos of the New York burlesque scene. Two years after shutting down it’s back and bringing the party to bushwick. The show is cheap, the drinks are cheaper, and the party will last all damn night. Wear your sexy underwear and bring a spare liver. Practice your calling-in-sick cough because the 19th has now been dubbed Hangover Friday! Starring Miss Mary Cyn, Apathy Angel, Fem Appeal, Cherry Pitz and Sarah Tops. Hosted by Donny Vomit. Kings County Saloon is located at 1 Knickerbocker Avenue in Brooklyn (Off Morgan stop on the L Train) Tickets are $8 available at the door

On September 18th at 10pm The partying-est show in New York City is starting up again at King’s County Saloon.
 
For 6 years Original Cyn rocked the Monday nights of Park Slope. It was a wooden roller coaster of a show, held together with pure love and blind faith. It was a clubhouse for the weirdos of the New York burlesque scene. Two years after shutting down it’s back and bringing the party to bushwick. The show is cheap, the drinks are cheaper, and the party will last all damn night. Wear your sexy underwear and bring a spare liver. Practice your calling-in-sick cough because the 19th has now been dubbed Hangover Friday!

Starring Miss Mary Cyn, Apathy Angel, Fem Appeal, Cherry Pitz and Sarah Tops. Hosted by Donny Vomit.

Kings County Saloon is located at 1 Knickerbocker Avenue in Brooklyn (Off Morgan stop on the L Train)

Tickets are $8 available at the door