Another tiny custom CB100 out of SE Asia. This one from Deus Canggu in Bali.
Scott Flying Squirrel. Best bike name ever and innovative design too. Liquid cooling from the 1920’s. A couple of other Scott bikes here as well.
From Japan a TX650 custom. The lines of the subtly brown tank are dreamy.
Documentation of monumental moments in bad taste. Nick Glies makes a living photographing the insides (and outsides) of private jets. Ownership is, of course, not disclosed.
Tablets for Christmas this year. With the launch of the iPad this spring the tablet has reached the middle american radar. Best Buy is gearing up for the Xmas season by promoting the tablet as a perfect gift.
Among the many contenders is likely to be this HTC slated to run Google’s chrome.
Cooking in a milk can? Steam cooking for messy, stew meals. Yum.
Art, Images, and Design
A quick and dirty overview of the art of Sci-Fi. Lauren Panepinto who is the Art Director for Orbit Books shows you some examples and explains why and how they go about enticing you to pick up and read. Lots of links to lots of artists. Be sure to check the comments for even more art and links.
From the Long Now blog, a fine example of Panepinto’s two rules for great Sci-Fi art. Commentary on this split society image?
In the late 1970’s Andy Levin spent his non-working hours photographing the everyman experience of Coney Island. The NYT’s Lens blog brings 18 of these fine black and white photos back.
And now, many years later, Levin returns to Coney Island and publishes Coney Island Baby. Color photos of the same place, in a very different time. (NSFW — one aggressively nude image)
enjoy the heat — eat lunch outside today
My dreams of romantic, retro get-aways always include a flying boat. I thought I was SOL for this lifetime. I am not. Dornier is bringing the flying boat back into production.
Wood on a bicycle. Very nice set of handlebars.
Southeast Asia and tiny bikes. The new world order in customs. So many of the bikes featured here begin with CB, but they rarely go on to finish up with 100.
“Or Glory: 21st Century Rockers” a book of photographs by Horst A. Friedrichs of modern Rockers. (Publishes in September; available for pre-order on Amazon now)
Tidal turbines. Like windmills for generating electricity from the continuous motion of water. I’m sorry for linking to the NYT; the comments are so dull.
In 1974, Philippe Petit and a few compatriots slung a wire between the World Trade Centers and M. Petit walked it. That sort of balance and focus is unimaginable to most of us. Or is it? You can sign up for a workshop to learn to walk on wire from the master. Details on your next opportunity when I can find them.
Art, Images, and Design
From Retro Age Vintage Fabrics. Upholstery fabric featuring a design by Picasso of a lady on a horse. I can’t quite seeing doing my sofa in this print… or maybe I can.
BTW if you like the aesthetic of the photograph of the wooden handlebars on the bicycle there’s an entire tumbler full of similarly airy images. Is this the photographer him/herself? Or someone with a very good eye for a style curating the net for us?
Chas Laborde was a French illustrator of the 1920’s and 1930’s. The blog Adventures in the Print Trade takes the opportunity of a new book about him to show a few of his illustrations of everyday life. I keep thinking that I want to see a graphic novel of something by Fitzgerald done this way.