Morning Linkage (Jan 24)

by lara on January 24, 2011

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Trans­porta­tion

Oooh, this is gonna make some folks cringe. If the point of spend­ing all that trans­porta­tion money is to cre­ate jobs then maybe we’re not doing the right thing? Bike paths for the win.

Is this the mod­ern inter­pre­ta­tion of the cafe racer? A striped down, almost purpose-built bike with out­sider street cred? No. It is a street fighter — the bike class that has replaced the cafe racer as the mad man’s built to suit machine. I have to agree with the com­menters on this one though. The Scoop maybe very pretty but it is not as adver­tised on the package.

Yes, I have a seri­ous case of idol wor­ship when it comes to Shiny Kimura. Any­thing I can find that offers an insight into his artis­tic mind is cat­nip. Today’s dose, an inter­view and photo set from Paul at Vintagent.

Sci­ence

Through­out his­tory the sud­den appear­ance and dis­ap­pear­ance of fea­tures and fig­ures in the night sky have been taken as por­tents and omens. I can’t wait to see what hap­pens when Betel­geuse goes super nova. The sky will sud­denly seem to have a sec­ond sun in it. Could be as early as, well, like today. Okay 640 years ago but inter­stel­lar tele­graph sys­tem being what it is we won’t know until this evening at the ear­li­est. Or it could be another mil­lion years or so. Still some­thing to look for­ward to, no?

Art, Images, and Design

It’s Mon­day, I’m in the mood to gut some­thing and leave steam­ing piles of entrails about the place to frighten and con­fuse the interns…

The first time you see one of these words folded into, or is that out of, a book, you think wow, that’s so cool. About the fifth image you yawn. But still, every­one should get to have the first — oh wow.

Seven Irv­ing Penn por­traits. I never tire of Penn’s work. No mat­ter how many times I have seen an image it always says some­thing more to me the next time. This Selvedge Yard piece is a nice intro­duc­tion to Penn’s work that ends with the artist’s words. “In por­trait pho­tog­ra­phy there is some­thing more pro­found we seek inside a per­son, while being painfully aware that a lim­i­ta­tion of our medium is that the inside is record­able only so far as it is appar­ent on the outside.’

carry on…

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