Morning Linkage (Jun 16)

by lara on June 16, 2010

Trans­porta­tion — Com­ing Attractions

Hand-crafters Mor­gan Motor com­pany will be unveil­ing another sports car in August at Peb­ble Beach. So far all we have is a overly processed photo of a sil­hou­ette. The EvaGT. Might want.

Pretty girls and motor­cy­cles. In this case a lovely Swedish builder and the quest to build the fastest elec­tric bike.

Builder’s Cor­ner

Speak­ing of build­ing things. One of the sweet­est tools you can have in any shop that works with metal is a Bev­erly Shear. On the Most Wanted list of every sil­ver­smith and another case of the real deal being worth the real dollars.

Art, Images, and Design

Turn of the (last) cen­tury design can feel utterly mod­ern even 100 years later. This serv­ing bas­ket by Ger­man sil­ver­smith Josef Hoff­man is a fine example

Seems I’m on a cut the mate­r­ial to make the design roll so, die-cut but­ter­fly sil­hou­ettes. Black and orange. Very luxe choco­late packaging.

Pho­tographs of Places

From the Big Pic­ture. Argentina cel­e­brates her bicen­ten­nial. Color, motion, pageantry, mem­ory. (Yes it’s a lit­tle late but dang — fine images.)

Dry glass plate neg­a­tives. An old fash­ioned, out of date, archaic medium for cap­tur­ing pho­tographs. And that might be a cry­ing shame. I dare you to click ‘View full size’ below this pho­to­graph of the West­ing­house Air-Brake plant from 1905. Be pre­pared to scroll across your multi-monitor setup to see all the detail. Dear god, you can count the bricks.

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