Morning Linkage (Jun 14)

Bikes and Swap Meets.

From the middle of nowhere France, Mike Werner reports on the weekend market at Cany-Barville. Indoor and outdoor display space, piles of junk, and one very cute beach scene. You won’t recognize a lot of the vehicles but it doesn’t matter. These little treasures are fine. Can anyone identify the red and black bike in the 3rd and 4th pictures?

So while I was looking for something that would help to ID a couple of the items in the previous gallery I came across this report from the 2007 Hershey, PA swap meet. And now I want a Simplex Servicycle, 6th photo down. Or how about a 1952 moped that runs on diesel? 2nd photo down.

Infrastructure and Illustrated Cities

And back to foreign shores. How do you handle moving motor traffic from a country that drives on the right (China) to an island that drives on the left (Hong Kong.) Not to mention a complex set of border crossing protocols. You can attempt to hide the mechanics of the process or you celebrate the complexity. NL Architects designed a looping road dotted with artificial islands and tons of sublime. Caution huge washes of architecture and urban design speak.

Somewhat jumbled – hasty compilation? Taking crime data from the city of San Fransisco and running it through a map and some 3-D software gets these topographic looking maps showing crime as a terrain of peaks and valleys.

Imaginary Places

I know I’ve seen this work before but I can’t find any evidence that I’ve shared it with you all. A 4 year project, A Castle on the Ocean has lights, trains, and all the gingerbread castle bits any princess could want. And a Ferris Wheel. Wataru Itou.

Flash put to good use. The world of Syfy channel’s mini-series, Tinman. BTW Tinman is now streamable on Netflix. Flash – Sound.

Art, Images, and Printers

Take one photographer – not afraid of water, add some nifty camera gear, and a real talent for pushing post processing to the limits and you get this set of photographs from Clark Little’s new book “The Shorebreak Art of Clark Little”

Ignore the art school speak and just look. Especially study the working drawings and prototype videos. Joon Y. Moon has created an world of light and shadow that moves, grows, and goes quiescent as the user manipulates blocks on a surface.

Hard working Lego people. Or what you always wanted to tell your kids was going on inside the printer.