I’m at it again with the tiny customs. This non-NA model Honda JX110 impresses with a handmade muffler.
At the other extreme. large, low and very long. An Indian with a nod towards the bicycles of the 20’s.
The title says it all. Engine Porn. A well done photo of the RD33 engine put into such Soviet planes as the MiG29.
The Earth and the moon, together. As seen looking back from the Messenger spacecraft.
What if GMO plants were used to create something other than food? Artist David Benque proposes modification and selective breeding to add custom acoustics to a forest
More artificial sounds — what happens when you slow one of those terrible songs by the boy phenom Justin Bieber by 800? You end up with something that sounds like a Brian Eno airport experience. But it’s weirdly soothing.
Art, Images, and Design
Porto. A collection of random images taken by Miss K and published by the street art blog Stick 2 Target.
Visual aphorisms. 3.5 seconds.
Dinner: Keep calm and carry out
A new direction in electric motorcycles, looking back to the 50’s. Hammarhead builds the Volta, a retro looking battery powered machines on a modern frame. If you can call the Enfield Bullet modern…
In case you saw today’s BikeEXIF, the Falcon Kestral, and wanted the back ground. Here’s the press release and bunch of links, as well as the pics. I am unmoved but I know some of you all will love it.
Paul Van Denton is a recent grad of the Royal College of Art. He does some pretty outlandish cafe racer/futuro concept bikes. Pipeburn collected some of his best images. PVD also has a love of rods and drag racers so some of the photos on his blog are worth a look. The link is in the story.
Science, Tech, Gadgets
You simply cannot fail to appreciate that we live on a planet that has a massive crystal structure at its core. Really — it’s like something out of a movie. It’s also why seismic waves move faster when going along the meridians than the latitudes.
Society and Culture
David Weinberger is a info geek. He reads widely and recently he read through a couple of issues of Game Developer magazine. His reflections on the roles of morality in gaming and games reminds us that the real world is rarely simple enough for good/bad choices. And that moral choices sometimes have fuzzy consequences. Perhaps this is a good thing. Binary narratives are boring.
Art, Images, Design
I have no clue why the first image is upside down. Not that it makes the picture any stranger. Characters who just won’t stay in their books.
OMG-level awesome: Jud Turner’s GreedEater. An assemblage of parts. Follow it up with Internal Combustion #2 — Bone Machine.
and that’s the mid-week review…