Morning Linkage (Nov 12)

by lara on November 12, 2010

Trans­porta­tion

Way too much of the report­ing done on Wired’s Auto­topia blog is auto­mo­tive indus­try due dili­gence. Even the writ­ers sound a bit dazed by all the cute lit­tle urban com­muter and eVe­hi­cle fluff lately. But once in a while they strike gold. On the occa­sion of what would have been his 100th birth­day they pub­lished this fab air­borne photo of  Georg “Schorsch” Meier at the 1939 Isle of Mann TT.

Dear heav­ens the boys over at Christies’ cat­a­log depart­ment are hav­ing fun with this bike auc­tion. “…com­plete the trans­for­ma­tion and end up with a cafe-racer ne plus ultra, a gen­uine road-going Manx Nor­ton with lit­er­ary prove­nance…” Henry Man­ning III’s Nor­ton Manx is for sale. (Along with a few other trea­sures from his son’s shed.)

I try, I really try to ele­vate the level of this blog — but some days…  so here it is a fan­ci­ful design for a space going vehi­cle for hon­ey­moon­ers. Sex in space. I know you all want it. (NSFW)

Inex­plic­a­ble Culture.

The Lying Down Game.

Art, Images, and Design

Totally charm­ing. Cut paper sil­hou­ettes of two peo­ple on bicy­cles. Other vehi­cles, ani­mals, map parts, and mus­taches too.

Verve. No, not the record com­pany, the mag­a­zine: French 1950’s. Joan Miro — The Dog Bark­ing at the Moon. One of the strangest sil­li­est, most won­der­ful prints ever. In the same issue a Cha­gall (meh), a Matisse col­lage (ooh), and  Leger (Leger always con­fuses me.)

Ani­ma­tion

Yes, I’m late with it but I can’t resist show­ing you this lovely lit­tle snip­pet. The offi­cial ani­ma­tion for Inter­na­tional Ani­ma­tion Day. Reminds me of explod­ing­dog cartoons.

In the Begin­ning. Another look at Gen­e­sis, with a sense of  humor and bet­ter voices by Katie Wendt. (NSFW — Adam is naked)

git outta here — the week is done.

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