This Cook Custom caught my eye this morning. It is far more to the
chopper side of the custom market than I am usually drawn to but good
is good, no matter the genre.
The photographer responsible for the above shot is Colleen Swartz at
Digital Magic BigShots. Her Bikes and Builders portfolios are
excellent. The Girls portfolio may or may not be NSFW depending on
where you work — no nudes but lots of bikini clad women straddling
bikes. (Music warning)
Photos of our forefathers (and foremothers) with their bikes are
VW preps a Tuareg for the Paris-Dakar. Ignore the P‑D as ultimate test
of man and machine hyperbole and just ogle the pics.
The most beautiful image of the day comes from the Woods Hole Census
of Marine Life.
Technology (and Culture)
Ariana rants again. This time explaining cogently why the blogs are
not a medium for conversations. Her dig at the
owning-friends/reputation economy is nice too.
Photography (and Culture)
The Lives They Left Behind is an on-line exploration of the lives of
9 people who spent the majority of their lives institutionalized. They
lives are read from the records of the Willard Psychiatric Center in
New York and the contents of the suitcase(s) that they brought with
them when they entered. Beautifully photographed and well documented.
Early Japanese stereograms by T. Enami. Fascinating. (And tons more
vintage Japanese images in Okinawa Soba’s photostream.)
To get an idea of what these might look like if you had a proper
viewer you can look at these headache inducing simulations.
Art, Images, and Design
what you can have in your backyard (a clothesline.)
Red and white circle traffic signs line the streets of European
cities. In Lyon, the Panos project installed dozens of signs created by artists
from around the world. Some of these are very clever or funny. A
couple are unintelligible, at least to me.
Children’s book illustrator Heather Powers posted two illustrations
(in two colorways.) The adorable little squirrel (?) is included here
mostly because she looks like she’s riding a moto in one.
Anansi is an African trickster figure. He’s also the theme of the 2008
Figures Futur. I love this image of Anansi et la Mort from Stephane
A somewhat similar flavor runs through the work of Mayo Nmg. Flash
but just click on the image for another image. Also a flickr set.
A 3‑D animation that shows what it would be like to live on an Earth
that had Saturn-like rings.
Out The Door
Apropos the recent discussion of classics of Jazz. Mr. Ellington.
Happy Monday campers.