Stunning indeed. I love the red cradle frame and the squat mushroomy tank. Triumph.
You will, no doubt, have an opinion. I think the mechanicals are interesting and the paint abominable.
Sometimes a simple clean up and sort a few details job turns into a real remake/remodel. Especially when the “running” part of the advert was, well, optimistic. Sometimes that remake turns out to be way more special than a simple sprucing up could ever have been. A 1957 BSA B31 becomes a Clubman Goldstar Replica.
Unsettling views of a beam that needed repair on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. I hated driving over it before. I may never cross is again. (WS-DOT continues to publish interesting stuff on its blog and on flickr .)
Sunspots are the celestial weather machines that drive our atmosphere (hyperbole alert.) The Big Bear Solar Observatory captured the best-so-far real light image of a sunspot recently. It’s like a black hole in the sun. Very cool. There’s more interesting stuff at the observatory’s website including lots of raw data. I haven’t a clue what to do with the data but I want to applaud that it’s there, freely available to anyone who cares to use it.
Art, Images, and Design
Another delightful little building. This one perfect for a bibliophile with a tiny bit of a back yard. The Reading Nest would have been a perfect hide away for the 13-year-old me. The Reading Nest is prefab and you can see photos of one being trucked in and placed on site on the website of the architects.
Pop-ups, fairy tales, and an animated trailer for a book. What could be better? Il Etait Une Fois, to be published in November, illustrates a handful of fairy tales with complex pop-ups of crucial scenes. I particularly like the playing card army from Alice in Wonderland. Leave the sound on while watching the video if you can. (Video)
it’s mid-week darlings, hang in there,