There’s an app for that. Rolls-Royce lets you build a Ghost on your iPhone.
Corn and used cooking oil aren’t the only materials suitable for processing into fuels. Amtrak is testing, urm, what was left on the slaughter house floor.
One of the greatest things about Boeing’s development of the 787 is how much of the process is being documented and broadcast to the curious masses. The climatic testing has begun in Florida. It’s danged cold in that hangar. And you need an electric pencil sharpener.
Society and Culture
Boing-Boing provides a review of a nifty book about vending machines. Amazon carries the book. (Some of the sell alongs are distasteful.)
There are few things more grating than a car alarm in the night. This little video of Nasty Canasta just might go a ways to making the next sleepless night a little more bearable. Innovative burlesque and NSFW.
Art, Images, and Design
I know she’s kind of morbid and a whole lot emo but I love the way Sarah Sharp juxtaposes images and words.
Economy of line can be the most expressive technique for sketching. These three quick studies by Jean-Marie Guivarc’h from the Bidon 2 Litres are fine examples and happily also include two sidecars. If you’d like to see more of his work — mostly automotive look further.
This and the next five pictures were taken in an abandoned building in Lockport. The building and the source of the bikes is IDesd in the comments. The HDR work is nicely restrained.
ooh, look, it’s another week starting…
Coal gas had a brief appearance on the stage of alternate fuels in the
mid ‘teens. Here’s a Campion (British) made bike with it’s gas bag held proudly aloft..
The Boeing 787 has flexi-wings. Just how flexible is demonstrated in
this picture. Take the man’s advice. Click for the full effect.
There’s a slew of news about the Magpul-Ronin in the last week. Rumors
of some sort of limited production run, or maybe a conversion kit. The
forks are mysterious/kinky and the tank is dull. A couple of nice
galleries for your enjoyment.]
Society, Culture, and Literature
The 2010 Hugo Nominees have been announced. Search for your favorites
or score some new material for the bedside table.
Art, Images, and Design
The fruits of your barbaric pagan rites of spring. Cutest Easter egg art ever.
Optimus Prime — created from real car parts, and anything else they
could find out back. Awesome, ready to rule, and for sale. Fashion
Warning: Pink Leg Warmers.
More found object sculpture — party cups and plastic eating utensils
create … a dragon. (Artist’s other work includes nudes — caution on
Really nice work with geometry. Danish jeweler Teodor Lulchev.
There is someone who collects pictures of everything. This collection
of images of the abandoned bicycles of NYC is a small treasure.
Excellent stop-motion graffiti animation by Broken Fingaz. Grey scale
+ red, and mad drawing skillz. I enjoyed the music; your cube mates
probably won’t. (Sound)
yup, it’s that day again — now get out there and make some mayhem,