Morning Linkage (Jul 16)

We’ve all seen the pic­tures of the motor­cy­cle tow truck. Here’s the
web­site of the man­u­fac­tur­er (now in English) Truly cool.

Audrey Kawasaki’s cus­tom paint­ed hel­met for the CELERITAS charity
auc­tion. Is a gen­tle trib­ute to pret­ty girls and weird skull-moth
bugs? Anyway, I like it. (Follow her links to oth­er hel­mets too.)

I love this too. Jim hates it. More cage pr0n. I’d give you guys bike
porn but it there’s so lit­tle of it with decent pro­duc­tion val­ues. Yes
I know about bike EXIF. Anything else?

A cou­ple of illustration/‘cartoon links.

For the fash­ion aware. A bril­liant sum­ma­tion of Ed Hardy from a Core77 reader.

NSFW but worth putting a star next to for lat­er today. Robert Ullman’s
Atom Bomb Bikini. Dude has a sense of humor and great chops.

Take vin­tage post­cards add robots and big bug-eyed mon­sters. Uneven
exe­cu­tion but there are some great ones. Like this one with the dog.

A not so alien crea­ture mak­ing a pos­si­ble come­back in China. Cute baby
‘gator pic­tures and video of crat­ing and ship­ping alli­ga­tors then
releas­ing them into the wild. No, real­ly, alli­ga­tors and crates.

Making things:

A list of essen­tial mak­er skills. More bet­ter in the com­ments too.
(Way too heavy on the elec­tron­ics and not enough fab­ri­ca­tion IMO.)

Now go fab­ri­cate some home-made ice cream sand­wich­es. Yum.

Lies, damned lies, and sta­t­ics. Another attempt at dis­play­ing the
state of the world graph­i­cal­ly and explain­ing what it means.
Same guy also does weath­er data — not quite as use­ful­ly but it’s still fun.

Coilhouse has a mas­sive col­lec­tion of links for the Crucible Fire Arts
Fest. (This week­end for those of you in the more souther­ly latitudes.)

Lastly a lit­tle bit of sci-fi (spelled prop­er­ly) about dinosaurs and
guns and mon­ster trucks and a bunch of oth­er stuff. 10-minute read,
20-minute giggle.‑f.shtml

more tomor­row,