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Tattoo You


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The leaf pictured at the top of this post isn’t a leaf at all. It’s made of paper and is an exquisite example of the Japanese art of papercutting is called Kirie (切り絵, meaning ‘cut paper’). All of the extraordinarily delicate examples of the Kirie seen here were handmade by a self-taught Japanese artist named Akira Nagaya, whose skills were first discovered about 30 years ago while he was working in a sushi shop.

"One of his first tasks was to learn sasabaran, a technique to create decorations by cutting slices into bamboo leaves. Back at home, and recalling his boss’s demonstration, Nagaya tried to practice using paper and a utility knife. He found that the technique came quite naturally, and he enjoyed doing it.”

Years later Nagaya was still making his intricate paper objects when he opened his very own restaurant and decided to display his kirie “for fun.” When a local newspaper showed up to review his restaurant they spotted his creations and encouraged him to display them in a gallery.

“That was the first time I even considered what I had been doing as art,” recalls Nagaya.

Head over to Akira Nagaya’s Facebook page to check out many more of his marvelous cut paper creations.

[via Spoon & Tamago]


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When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.

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Restore your faith in humanity.

احلى بوست شفته في حياتي التمبلريه

Amazing stuff

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The week’s best photojournalism

In some of the week’s most striking images, workers wash the Great Clock’s face, pups celebrate Mass, and more


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Leo Berne


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Spring Along the Mississippi, 1949
Loomis Dean

1950sunlimited:

Spring Along the Mississippi, 1949

Loomis Dean


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A woman watches the supermoon rise off the Sydney beachside suburb of Wanda on August 10, 2014. (Jason Reed/Reuters)

fotojournalismus:

A woman watches the supermoon rise off the Sydney beachside suburb of Wanda on August 10, 2014. (Jason Reed/Reuters)


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Flower Power!

On this day, in 1969, over 400,000 people came out for “Three Days of Peace and Music” at what is now the iconic Woodstock Festival. 

AubIn honor of the 45th anniversary, we looked at our own wood stock and found this beautiful 18th century limewood relief. Groovy!

Carved Relief, Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent, 1789, French. J. Paul Getty Museum.


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Crochet animals

Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos in his ongoing series has been wrapping animals in five-needle lace, handmade cotton crochet. But these aren’t any old animals. Vasconcelos has appropriated the ceramic artwork of Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905), one of the most renowned Portuguese artists of the 19th century.

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