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Despite history, Japanese Americans and African Americans are working together to claim their rights

During World War II, the fates of Blacks and Japanese Americans crossed in ways that neither group could have anticipated.<p>While Japanese Americans were being forced to abandon the lives they'd built on the West Coast, African Americans were in the midst of the Great Migration out of the South. …

Bizarre Found Photos Follow A Man In A Bear Suit Through Nazi Germany

The strange corner of German history you never knew existed.<p>"In short: from the very first day, I loved being a bear."<p>Photography collector Jean-Marie Donat discovered a bizarre blip in the world of found photography. In Germany, between the 1920s and the 1960s, there was a preponderance of photos, …

100-Year-Old Hand-Colored Postcards Offer a Fascinating Glimpse of Pre-War Japan

Postcards can offer a fascinating glimpse into eras that have long since passed. The Digital Collections of the New York Public Library (NYPL) has released a selection of postcards from Japan in the early 20th century. Comprising hand-colored photographs, these landscape snapshots represent the …

Land of Nothingness - Photographs and text by Maroesjka Lavigne | LensCulture

<i>This starkly beautiful landscape series was selected as a finalist in the Magnum Photography Awards 2016.</i> <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 44 of the winners, finalists, jurors’ picks and student spotlight award winners.</i><p>Namibia: a country named after a desert. One of the least densely populated …

Articles about angular beach home blends dunes surprisingly well on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an unrealistic one because of coastal homes prices.<p>For many baby boomers, "retirement" is just a long way to spell "the end." This wasn't the case for Mike and Fiona Goodchild, a...<p>Bravo’s new show Yours, Mine or Ours challenges couples to work …

Psychedelic imagery twists and warps in Delorean's 3D-mapped Crystal music video

<b>Music:</b> Spanish director Joan Guasch has used 3D mapping and animation to distort and transform images of a man and woman in Delorean's music video …

Music Videos

Artist Creates Traditional Chinese Landscape Paintings Using Roller Skates

Tian Haisu has an unconventional method for applying paint to a surface – she uses roller skates! The artist wears a modified pair of inline riders that are adapted to hold small pots of black pigment. Her giant works – sometimes as large as 43 feet by 20 feet – mimic traditional Chinese landscape …

The Urbex Trend Took Over Instagram

Artists have started to explore new areas which are away from urban or industrial hubs, or areas which are abandoned. This trend is starting to gather momentum due to artist's search for places where they can show a different perspective. Find out who they are.<p>It's like Indiana Jones in Raiders of …

Crashing Glass Waves Frozen Into Elegant Vessels by Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma | Colossal

<p>Husband and wife team Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker translate their oceanic inspirations directly into their collaborative glass sculptures, frozen …

A Lonely Rain Cloud Giving Water Back to the Sea

Huw Alexander Ogilvie was flying over the Pacific Ocean in 2005 when he shot this peculiar photograph of a lone cloud dumping rain onto the world. …

Sushi Socks

Sushi Socks<br>If you love sushi, this product is definitely for you. What better than to wear your favorite sushi flavor that are not only comfortable …

Traversing Croatia’s exquisite Adriatic coast

Go beyond Dubrovnik to find former pirate settlements, marble-rich lands, a wine region worth hiking and secret swimming holes worth exploring.

Watch a Mesmerizing Beer Bottle and Sushi Symphony

Who knew the sound of chopping cucumbers and scaling fish could be so darn catchy? Kirin Ichiban, apparently. The newest ad from the Japanese beermaker features truly weird musical group the Bottle Boys playing Johann Strauss's “Radetzky March” accompanied by a crew of sushi chefs as they …

Checklist for What Every House Needs

The Barefoot Contessa and 15 other experts share their lists of home essentials. See more of our best kitchen tips here.<p>Kitchen Essentials<p><b>INA GARTEN</b>, cookbook author<p><b>A GOOD SET OF SHARP KNIVES</b> by Wüsthof, including a chef's knife, a paring knife, a slicing knife, and a bread knife<p><b>ALL-CLAD POTS:</b> …

Cleaning

Our Latest Contest: Your Best Recipe with 5 Ingredients or Fewer

<i>Our latest contest is all about keeping your grocery list short and sweet.</i><p>There are few things more daunting in daily life than heading to the grocery store with an ingredient list that spans the length of your arm. For days when you need to keep your trip to the market short, what recipes do you …

For the first time, the world economy grows while carbon emissions don't

The change is likely due to an increase in sustainable energy<p>For the last 40 years, whenever the world economy grew, so did the Earth's carbon dioxide levels — until 2014, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports. The International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that in 2014, the economy grew and CO2 levels …

Swirl Is the Most Beautiful Sink Faucet

Categorize this design concept in the realm of “unnecessary, but we want it”. Royal College of Art student Simin Qiu’s Swirl concept was awarded a …

Flower Identification App

Until recently, there wasn’t a week that went by without me asking, “Why isn’t there an app where you can just upload a picture of a flower or plant …

See The Eiffel Tower's Gorgeous New Wind Turbines

Paris' iconic landmark is going green<p>When the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 it was only intended to last for 20 years. The tower has gone through a lot of renovations in the past 126 years, but the latest makeover is decidedly green. Last week, renewable energy firm Urban Green Energy installed …

Researchers warn that patients are missing out on potential benefits due to prohibitive regulations on research into recreational drugs<p>Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of …

Consciousness

Towels That Look Like Sushi Rolls When Rolled Up

These are the Sushi Towels created by designer Jenny Pokryvailo (of Loch Ness Monster soup ladle fame) for Ototo, who better hurry up and produce …

Beyond Tequila: Alternative Agave Spirits To Know

As tequila tries to recover from a reputation long-built as the spirit of bad choices and blacked-out college years, its sister mezcal has sashayed onto craft cocktail menus, opening the door for lesser-known agave-based spirits. And in addition to a growing spread of mezcal-devoted bars, more …

Staggering servings of salmon roe are waiting for you at these four Tokyo restaurants

There are a couple of distinct price tiers to <b>seafood</b> in Japan. Squid and octopus tend to be very budget-friendly, with a step up in price for …

The Konost FF is a Digital Rangefinder and Could Challenge Leica

For years, Leica was the only camera manufacturer to dominate the digital rangefinder camera space–and while they still are it seems like they could …

My Life Aquatic - Photographs and text by Silvie De Burie | LensCulture

Over the past 15 years, I have spent countless hours underwater, but only recently I have started to take a camera with me.<p>Ever since, a magnificent macro world has opened up to me. A world that excites me so much it makes me feel like a little wondering child again.<p>“My Life Aquatic” shows a series …

Beautiful Naturalistic Turntables Made from Black Walnut Trees

These beautiful turntables are made from cross-sections of trees, turning state-of-the-art hardware and black walnut wood into rustic record players. The creative, minimalistic designs are produced by Kent Walter and his father through their Seattle-based company, Silvan Audio Workshop. The pair …

Look at all that blue! Marina Batinic snapped this in Majorca, Spain.

Adventurous Couple Quit Their Jobs and Built a Tiny Mobile House to Travel Across the Country

Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard are inspiring examples of what can happen when you decide to take the leap and follow your dreams. Two years ago, the couple were living in Los Angeles working as an engineer and an executive assistant for a movie studio to make ends meet. Guillaume had always …

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.