Finally. A custom that I would sell my Defender to own. Okay, maybe
not the Defender but there are a couple of Schnauzers on the block.
These are some sweet cross sections of bits of the landscape. Honda UK ads.
Visualizing air traffic across the globe. 24 hours of aviation data.
Industrial Design (or Things)
The ultimate Velcro. Holds up to 35 tonnes (google says 35 tonnes = 77
161.7918 pounds — thanks Shasta) and withstands 800 degrees C (800
degrees Celsius = 1472 degrees Fahrenheit)
Um, all I wanted was something that would keep the garage door opener
stuck to the visor.
Old ladders are useless for climbing but they make nifty book shelves.
Really nifty. Or maybe a curio cabinet?
Tech and Information
The illusion of anonymizing data. There are some leaps in this
summary, but the missing links are available through the sources
cited. The salient quote (of a quote) “… central reality of data
collection: “data can either be useful or perfectly anonymous but
Does this belong here or under the next heading? Call it a segue. The
apple logo and the laptop skin have never been so aptly juxtaposed.
Culture and the Cult of the Girly‐Girl
The complicated question of South African runner Caster Semenya’s
gender is being discussed by scientists and doctors. (See second link)
Meanwhile I have to wonder about the girly‐girl makeover that appears
on the cover of the South African magazine You. Nadya Lev brings the
important points out in this essay.
Old style femininity in a collection of “Resort Wear” from 1953.
And not too long after those illustrations appeared the world woke up
to one of the new style girly‐girls. Brigitte Bardot. She (and her
photographers) provided a fresh look at what it means to be a
celebrity. More girl and less mannequin.
The title assigned to this montage of Justin Andrew’s sculptures
prompts musing. “Abstraction has often been associated with a lack of
Two illustrators with new work out. One from Burbank who believes that
the rest of use hold our pencils weird. (Read the about me page.)
One teenager from Amman. Hifzi hasn’t settled into his own style yet -
his portfolio at DeviantArt still includes a lot of copies of popular
cartoon and comics characters. There are flashes of good things to
come. Here’s a couple of his best.
Photographs of miniatures that portray the seamier side of urban life.
The McDonalds’ burger box UFO…
Yummy flags of the nations.
Google Japan shows you how they work to protect your privacy in Google
Maps street view. Cute.
keep calm and carry on,