Rumors abound. And now there are pictures. The US Gran Prix circuit in Austin TX.
A 1943 WLC (that’s a Harley-Davidson) has been sitting since 1950 waiting for some guy’s grandson. Now it’s out of the basement in the hands of James of Jamesville Customs. Hopefully for a straight forward minimal restoration. It’s so lovely just the way it is.
Yeah, really. Where is the CB1100? Now that’s a perfectly plain bike that I’d give house space.
Two dashing fellows and a trailer of bikes. Jack and Frank Chiswell raced speedways in Britain in the 1930’s. Googling will get you bits and pieces of their history.
We all know it’s all about the drawings on They Draw, They Cook. Two nicely illustrated recipes for fall dishes. Lentils and sausage by Jonathan Hawker… and a mushroom and pea risotto by Weef.
Art, Images, and Design
Clichéd peasant girls. Hungarian painter Oszkar Glatz depicts idealized youngsters. His palette is wonderful.
Movable architecture, ritual buildings, and camping. From Saudi Aramco World, an essay on the tent cities of Central Asia. Most of the images are clickable for larger views.
I pointed you all to Maleonn’s circus-themed, fairytale images about a year ago. There’s another fine set of surreal photographs called Second Hand Tang Poem, reviewed by Wurzeltod. Also available in larger size in a flash gallery:
A little music to enhance your day. Make a Blues Song. A perfect use of Flash to drive a little browser-based app. Compose a blues song and hear it played just for you (or share your creation.)
until tomorrow then my dears,
Is this really what it says it is? A Vincent drag racer? New or old? Dang I love this site for the pics but they have less info than BikeEXIF. Though the location is ID’d in the comments.
We’ve all seen the city buses and the occasional hummer covered in vinyl graphics advertising something — usually an energy drink. But those custom wrappers are coming to a car near you. Going to be popular with the smug-mobile crowd… and the little urban delivery van folks.
5 great shots of the best playing around at desert racing at Ocotilla Wells, CA. Click to en-biggen.
Wild-life photography gets a new gadget. Beetlecam - a low to the ground view from Africa. Camera, track driven platform (the size of a rabbit), and a warning about things that might be mistaken for a cat toy.
Using flash on your website is often scorned as being inaccessible and pointlessly complex for no value, but it can be well done. For example: The $100 bill is has been redesigned and new versions will begin to circulate in Feb of 2011. You can check out all of the new features of the $100 bill in this interactive app. (Note the easy to link to URL.)
Art, Images, and Design
Richard Kirk’s work is best summed up by the quote that he uses on his front page. “there is no beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion” Sir Frances Bacon (1625) Thin, ethereal, twiggy human ‑botanical cross breeds.
Super saturated photographs. Vivid coloring that pushes the fall into the dereliction to the foreground.
Micheal Quigg has a good eye for less beaten down images as well. This photo of another photographer and her grandchild in his cherry blossoms Flicker set warms the heart.
now get moving…