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6 Swoon-Worthy Small Kitchens #refinery29 A minuscule kitchen’s main downside is that you’ll miss out on all the gossip going on in the next room – which calls for drastic measures. Removing an interior wall to create an open plan space is an investment, but will make for a more convivial household. Retain a part of the wall for a counter area to zone the different spaces and provide a perch for company. The actual…

from Mail Online

April Fool's Day jokes: Clarkson goes green and Cowell on the fiver

Mock-up: But the safari park in fact has no need of such drastic measures to protect against monkey mayhem

Workers rest on park benches in Tokyo in May. Two aides to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the nation is planning to bring in more overseas workers to bolster the shrinking labor force. | BLOOMBERG

from the Guardian

The Met: a full season, but a not-full-enough house

The Met: a full season, but a not-full-enough house A glamorous new season masks the fact that the Met had to take drastic action to get attendances back up