Visual Learner

blancmagazine:

Slinkachu – The Little People

 

‘The Little People’ is a miniature street sculpture and photography project by anonymous London based artist, Slinkachu.

The project began in 2006 and is designed to encourage those of us who live and work in the city, to be more aware of our surroundings and to look for the less obvious in day too day situations.  

The majority of the scenes created by the artist explore the emotional isolation that one can often experience when living in a large city. However there is always a level of humour to the work, with the aim of getting the audience to empathise with these tiny people, all of whom are just reworking’s of the miniatures you find on architectural models and model railways.

 

More Slinkachu here: www.slinkachu.com

cross-connect:

NeSpoon is a street artist from Warsaw, Poland. Her artistic focus is on the intricate patterns of lace, and breaking its granny stereotype by using it to beautify gritty urban spaces. NeSpoon calls her artistic approach the “jewellery of the public space”:

Jewellery makes people look pretty, my public jewellery has the same goal, make public places look better.

NeSpoon often uses the usual spray paint and stencils of enlarged lace patterns to produce her works on the street via

artist find at Lustik

(via cross-connect)

annfriedman:

Found this book in the men’s restroom at the U.S. Supreme Court.

annfriedman:

Found this book in the men’s restroom at the U.S. Supreme Court.

awkwardsituationist:

photos by thomas zakowski at the st. joseph north pier on the coast of lake michigan, where crashing winter waves have covered two lighthouses and the connecting bridge in ice.

charlinye:

This is a lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan that sits ON Lake Michigan. My dad lives not too far away from it. I found this picture through a weather site this morning.
This is how cold it gets here in IL/MI etc. Water splashed over it and apparently it turned to ice on contact. This is simultaneously gorgeous and frightening.
( A quick Edit: Michigan & Chicago weather sites picked this photo up yesterday and thought it was from the weather over the weekend, it turned out it was taken last January. I do want the photographer, a man named John McCormack to get the credit for this photo as he deserves to!) Despite it not being from the deep freeze we just experienced the last few days, it’s still stunning & a wonderful example of how fabulous nature can be).

charlinye:

This is a lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan that sits ON Lake Michigan. My dad lives not too far away from it. I found this picture through a weather site this morning.

This is how cold it gets here in IL/MI etc. Water splashed over it and apparently it turned to ice on contact. This is simultaneously gorgeous and frightening.

( A quick Edit: Michigan & Chicago weather sites picked this photo up yesterday and thought it was from the weather over the weekend, it turned out it was taken last January. I do want the photographer, a man named John McCormack to get the credit for this photo as he deserves to!) Despite it not being from the deep freeze we just experienced the last few days, it’s still stunning & a wonderful example of how fabulous nature can be).

archiemcphee:

Last year, American photographer Thomas Zakowski took advantage of extraordinarily cold weather to capture stunning photos of 30-foot-tall lighthouses on Lake Michigan completely enshrouded in ice. Depending on how you look at them - icy wonderland or frozen wasteland - Thomas’ beautiful photos are as enchanting as they are haunting.

Visit Thomas Zakowski’s 500px gallery to check out more of his photography.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

Has anyone in American actually been harmed by Obamacare?

motherjones:

The Last Few Months:

A Short Play

Conservatives: “Obamacare is hurting millions of Americans!”

Liberals: “Like who?”

Conservatives: “Uh, like that guy over there!”

Liberals: “He’s actually saving money.”

Conservatives; “What about her in the back?”

Liberals: “She’s got expanded coverage.”

Conservatives: What about that fellow on the right?”

Liberals: “He’s keeping his doctor.”

Conservatives: “Well, my brother’s friend’s bowling partner’s niece heard a story from a dude on Snapchat about a person having to pay negligibly higher premiums!”

Liberals; “That does sound possible.”

Conservatives: “Checkmate.”