Morning Linkage (Aug 18)

by lara on August 18, 2009

Trans­porta­tion

Auto-topia pro­vides tons of links to cov­er­age of Mon­ter­rey. And this
sweet pic­ture of a BMW Isetta 300. A few other nota­bles in the slide
show as well. The descrip­tion of the 523 Jag C-Type as buxom is dead
on.
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/08/heaven-on-wheels-in-monterey/

Sweet 1916(?) Miche­lin poster. The com­ments are worth a read as well.
At least until they reach the inevitable BB con­clu­sion “Duck in the
face at…“
http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/08/17/michelin-tire-ad-by.html

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The Visual Arts

A nice vin­tage photo of a cabaret cast on hols. (Pointed out by Amy
C.) Mov­ing back­wards in the pool there is a col­lec­tion of banjo player
pix. No doubt why Amy was there in the first place.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricksoloway/3814037151/

David Lan­ham does child­ish (in the nicest pos­si­ble way) vec­tor art.
Nav­i­gate by click­ing on the tiny fav­i­cons in the left panel. Here a
tree reacts to change from fall to win­ter about the way I do.
http://dlanham.com/art/fall/

Things I don’t think I needed to know. Graf­fiti artists use spe­cially
con­cocted spray paints man­u­fac­tured by the likes of Upper Play­ground
and Mon­tana. For a lim­ited time you can order your pro­fes­sional
van­dal­ism tools in these cus­tom cans.
http://viacomit.net/2009/08/12/upper-playground-x-montana-limited-edition-spray-cans/

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Lit­er­a­ture and Booze

Yup in one post. War­ren Ellis points us to the Jura Writ­ers Retreat.
http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=7663

Okay the real site is here. But War­ren is fun­nier.
http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/node/3757

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Commentary

If you’ve got­ten as tired of the Indus­trial Design­ers “Design can save
the world” cant. You’ll like the last item in this list of things
IDers should stop doing. (Con­tains a naughty word)
http://www.productdesignhub.com/articles/36-tips-a-advices/91-dont-design-a-logo-five-self-promotion-rules-industrial-designers-should-break

Absti­nence porn reaches a new low. Can­dies — the brand that’s brought
you some of the finest strip­per shoes aimed at teens and twenty
some­things — uses sexy to sell, well, not hav­ing sex
http://www.sundancechannel.com/sunfiltered/2009/08/candies-sexes-up-abstinence-campaign/

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Sci­ence and Animation

Stu­dents of  Brown Uni­ver­sity biol­ogy prof Casey Dunn are pro­duc­ing
video pod­casts about top­ics in zool­ogy. Here’s the first, a dis­cus­sion
of iri­des­cence in squid. The topic is cool, the sci­ence is cool, the
sci­en­tists are cool, and the ani­ma­tion will make you gig­gle.
http://creaturecast.org/archives/127-creaturecast-episode-1

that’s all for today

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