A really lovely little sidecar rig. Honda CB550. The rebuild is appropriate for the era and the paint is so sweet.
little CB550 makes a great tug for this little chair
A look inside the mind of builder Dustin Kott. Cafe Racers from vintage Japanese bikes. By Benedict Campbell.
via: Return of the Cafe Racers
From Emily Carrol who does dreamlike comics and stories. a tale of silvery hair and a covetous crow. Anu-Anulan and Yir’s Daughter.
Anu-Anulan and Yir’s Daughter
Cut paper, pop-up books, and projected lights & images, bring Ice Book to chilling life. This video gives you an idea of what the piece looks like in person and how it is created. Davy and Kristin McGuire.
Villagers! vikings! Castles, swords, and … dinosaurs? Dinosaur Battle Town, Eddie West’s 4th year project will thrill the 4 year-old boy in everyone.Yeah, it reminded me of Howl’s Moving Castle just a little too.
The effectiveness of simple materials used in a clever way. Paper, pens, scissors. Not to mention the charming not quite English of its creator.
Every cup of coffee contains its own soul, extracted from your feeling today.every cup of coffee is like a magic show containing different journey and bringing the unending imagination and surprises.With a sip of coffee, you not only taste your own story, but also change your perspective of the world.
Stop motion essence of coffee :)
More papery wonderfulness, insects, leaves, and very special 3‑D forms. Sara Burgess works with white paper and an x‑acto knife.
via: Oh So Beautiful Paper
I’m not a fan of choppers — it’s a style I just don’t get. But ZZ Chop is true to his roots and does graphics with a distinctive chopper ethos. Great, grungy, retro work.
Making a scrambler out of an older BMW RT is cool. Though I wonder a little about bashing through the woods on anything with that kind of width :) The quote from the Cycle Magazine explaining the 70’s BWM nomenclature and the relationship between the various bikes in the line is priceless.
Planes and bikes. A lovely little blue and white piper cub and an equally sweet blue and white Passport. (Yeah it’s just a nice pic. Soothing even.)
Gyrodactylids. Parasitic flat worms living on fish. Cut paper animation and nesting dolls? As always Creature Cast shows you something you wouldn’t come across in your daily reading of the news. (And provides great examples of amateur animation used as a learning tool.)
Art, Images, and Design
Faces in objects, found and enhanced by Flix. Bright mecha-man goodness.
Swoon is an American girl in Paris and she takes us on a night-time ramble to install one of her wheat paste posters. Her life-size images of people stand up well to the background noise of Paris.
Snippets (SFW) of classical paintings enlarged and pasted into new but entirely appropriate contexts. Zilda. More (some NSFW.)
Large scale, partial images, hints of a story yet untold. Mesa works up some faces on a ruined wall somewhere in rural Spain.
keep calm and carry on
Contemplating the changes in the culture of racing and rule making. Reims in ’54 the return of the Mercedes and a grid full of individualistic machines.
Really I spoil you all. I should be looking these bikes up and doling them out one at a time. But what the hellz. A bonanza bouquet of old (really old) bikes at the Bonham’s Las Vegas auction. Munch Mammut, an H‑D Peashooter from a mine in Western Australia, and my fav the Indian Camelback.
Jogging, not just hated exercise but perhaps an adaptive evolutionary advantage? Something called endurance hunting may have been an important factor in the success of our ancestors. Oh hell, pass the fries.
I’m going to lose big karma points for posting this but… cats confused about what’s up and what’s down in weightlessness. On video.
Art, Images, and Design
Paper — cut and layered by Britteny Lee. Her animals always have way too much personality.
Impulsive kisses. Given on a street corner. Painted on a street corner. C215 and, probably, his girl Alice.
Betraying a sense of the delicacy of the divide between humans and their fellows that is far more sophisticated than you expect from a 21 year old. Russian artist Eugene Soloviev creates stripped-down floating landscapes.
Street art, meets stop-motion, meets flip-book. 294 walls, 4 cities, 3000 kilometers. Think about what that means. Think about how the vid ends. By the Turkish group, Sokak Savasa Karsi. (Video 1:30 — music)
happy Monday y’all
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)
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.)
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.