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Morning Linkage (May 4)


Tru­ly bizarre build from a CBR1000F. Top notch fab­ri­ca­tion qual­i­ty, stun­ning­ly ugly design, and it’s orange.

Every kids dream — work­ing on the rail­way. Chil­dren’s rail­ways in east­ern Europe.  Fol­low the links for more “I can’t believe I’m too old” envy.

Pret­ty bike — ele­gant, under­stat­ed, and vague­ly sin­is­ter. CB550.

Science and Tech

Well, sci­ence fic­tion actu­al­ly. The most awe­some inven­tion yet. WETA legs — A pair of leg exten­sions that allows the wear­er to have “demon” legs. Kim Gra­hams invent­ed these in Seat­tle and is now work­ing on pro­duc­tion mod­els for WETA (the film com­pa­ny) in New Zealand. Tons of video and an exten­sive inter­view. Do Want. but so does every­one else.

Art, Images, and Design

A hand­ful of bird pho­tos — the Win­ners of the pho­to con­test. The pair of Great Blue Herons will knock your socks off.

I’m not sure why you’d want a sin­gle flower appear­ing to grow out of your din­ing room table. But if you did this is a quick inge­nious way to have one.

Ali­son Wright has been pho­tograph­ing Tibet since 1988. The NYT Lens blog brings us 19 of her pic­tures of the nomads. Tra­di­tion­al horse­men are rapid­ly tak­ing to the motor­cy­cle as a means of transportation.


I know you’ll remem­ber the work of Al Jarnow. You may not know his name but if you grew up on Pub­lic tele­vi­sion in the gold­en age you’ve seen his work. Look at this trail­er for the DVD com­pi­la­tion Celes­tial Nav­i­ga­tions.

anoth­er day, anoth­er cup of coffee

Morning Linkage (Apr 9)


A nice over-restoration (I made that word up) of a Hon­da CBX1000. The head­er pipes are rad.

Anoth­er CBX, this time in near orig­i­nal con­di­tion. More pics and details on the bike as you slide right in the viewport.


Pret­ty pho­to­graph and expla­na­tion of The Belt of Venus over the Val­ley of the Moon. Okay, the title is the coolest part but the pic­ture will make you a lit­tle dreamy too.

Art, images, and Design

Here are some shots from the NYC East­er Parade. Ran­dom good­ness. It’s worth a chunk of time to click on  the “Mark Tuck­er” at the top and explore some of his oth­er posts. There are days when his slide into a
brand of slick com­mer­cial por­trai­ture is cloy­ing and oth­ers when it is odd­ly calm­ing. And then there are the moments of genius like these can­did shots from the NYC East­er Day parade. (Tal­ent is often for

Six pos­si­ble cos­tumes for your next big event. Pro­vid­ed you don’t have hay fever. Wee­drobes — Nicole Dex­tras’ ephemer­al cou­ture for sum­mer and prints from the pho­tographs. You’ll like the win­ter Ice­works as well but they aren’t as wearable.

Su Black­well’s ver­sion of the Mad Hat­ter’s Tea Par­ty fea­tures a well cutout Alice look­ing on curi­ous­ly. all of Ms. Black­well’s book sculp­tures are just plain fun.



The music is stan­dard pop, love song, but the video is too ter­ri­bly twee with all of those clever match­box­es. The Nav­i­ga­tors “Din­ner at My Place

And then I found the entire set of match­box­es in one place.

and there you have it — anoth­er per­fect­ly good week wast­ed with…