1984 — the movie. Did you realize those thought police bikes were Vincents? Additional links to the back story on Cafe Racer Soc.
Another e‑bike. This one with pedals. I“m not sure where this more push-bike than moped fits into the hierarchy of vehicles but it is sweet looking.
Keeping you up to date on the police cruiser in the rear view mirror game. The Crown Vic will be no more; Ford announces (a few details about) it’s new in 2011 purpose-built police vehicle. I’m sure most of us will continue to have that automatic “am I legal?” reaction to the Crown Vic profile for decades.
Developed as a military tool, Xflex wall reinforcement is meant to protect the occupants of buildings from blasts by reinforcing the walls. No doubt it will see military service but I’m betting they sell a lot to civilian services that need to protect assets from hurricane and tornado driven debris.
Fitness monitoring is getting more compact and cheaper. The Fitbit is the size of a money clip and only costs $100. PC downloads and tracking software monitor exercise levels and sleep patterns. Pure curiosity makes it nearly irresistible.
I spend a lot of time thinking about eggs. Not really, but they are a constant part of my life along with the 13 hens that produce them. This 1930s(?) counter top egg holder takes up a little too much space but it charms anyhow.
Slightly less charming but more desirable. Doris
Day Duke’s shooting gallery. Seriously, taken from her basement, sold for more than 40K. (That’s for the correction Debb!)
Art, Images, Animation
Amy C points to Paul Jacoulet’s Japanese inspired woodcuts. Serene. (NSFW)
Pure texture in photographs.
Image 5 of the slide show of the work of Johanna Velasco. (SFW except for one baby butt.)
Tim Burton delights me. Concept sketches from the last 15 years.
Spy. Spanish street artist with a taste for sarcasm and an understanding of the ephemeral nature of art.
Wood block like illos of the characters of the Western and Chinese Zodiacs. Much goodness on this site.
Ariana Osborne is one of my heroes. Technology is her playground and quirky irony her usual filter for looking at the world. Yesterday however she was having a cranky day. The starting point is her recent production of a POD book (Sifting Sands) for Warren Ellis. The burr under her saddle: whingers who has 19 excuses for why they can’t make their own book; the chief one being “but I’m not Warren Ellis” Her comebacks are snappy and pointed — as in sharp stick. Because all of us need to reminded on occasion to get off-ass and do something.
More gently there is Elizabeth Gilbert’s Ole at TEDTalks.
An oldie, today needs a gentle out the door. Cat Man Do.
That’s it my dears. More than half way through the week.