It’s all about the life style right? Triumph for your body. The Spring 2010 collection. Video. (NSFW — underwear)
A motorcarrier is one of those three wheeled things with a cargo bed held up over two wheels in the front and a single driven wheel behind the ‘rider’ in the back. Very agricultural, and of course it can be raced. Helmets do not appear to be required.
There are several day’s worth of motorcarrier racing videos on YouTube is you need more bad ideas. The Dutch are bored, really bored.
Loverly Ariel with enclosed sidecar. (Thanks EdW.)
Tech and Gadgets
Very good news for the Pacific Northwest weather geeks. We’re getting our radar a year early!!
Toys that teach language are a favorite gift from the auntie. These kanji characters transform into the animal named. Maybe the next sproglet needs to learn Japanese.
Art, Images, and Design
I work standing up so I wouldn’t have the problem of sand interfering with the casters on my chair. Eternal beach.
I don’t think I can recommend this website/blog as a great example of information transfer but I love the way it looks. The RSS feed makes it possible to actually read what the owner actually has to say.(Matt Mullenweg is one of the mavens of WordPress.)
Stylized portraits of the royals and their retainers from the Mughal empire. How can such visually busy pictures be so serene?
keep it going…
Purple Helmets, the Isle of Man TT half-time stunt team. Very British
— in a Benny Hill, wellies and slickers, kinda way. (Sound)
Wrench Monkees begin building a bitsa. Where did that purple frame
come from? Updates as they happen.
Desmo double front-wheel trike. Very bizarre and headline writers take
note, no way in hell is this an ATV. More pics.
I love the tail treatment on this Triumph Thunderbird. Such a sweet, round butt.
This is one of the most consistently beautiful blogs that I know of.
There’s nothing more special about this post than any of the others,
but take a couple of minutes to enjoy the restful images and ideas .
La Tartine Gourmande.
Graphic novels and comics are, for me, the one compelling application
for the iPad. Here’s an example of why.
Bryce Wymer is the Art Directory for Digital Kitchen. They did a nice
animated mural for the 2010 Census.
You can watch them put the commercial together in this video.
He puts also puts huge chunks of his sketch books on his blog.
I want to be the red haired girl in Lynne Naylor’s happy wilderness pictures.
Visual, typographic pun, with a nod to Marley.
That’s all for today my friendly pumpkin wonders
Yesterday it was bumblebee fairy tales. This morning it’s a bumblebee hacked hack. Ural. Citroen engine. Really.
Aprilia’s print ads have a distinct flavor about them, no matter which part of the line up they are showing you. (NSFW butt cheeks)
Enclosed motorcycle parking container. Would you pay to be able to lock up your bike like this? The only down side I can see is that the 3 vehicles in one parking space advantage of riding is eliminated by the bulk of the container. Also available for private purchase for your garageless house.
Girl shaped moto gear is available. Sort of. Mostly it’s guy gear recut and not designed from the ground up. Except maybe this grrl shaped chest protector. Tactical corsets indeed. (NSFW — black plastic girl shaped stuff)
3 videos of neurons at work. Awesome to think that all this stuff is going on inside my head. Keep the mutant comments to yourselves.
National Science Foundation 2009 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. A video in which some of the winners talk about their science and the illustration there of. Also links to bigger version of all the winners.
Art, Images, and Design
Fritz Hoffman’s photographs contrasting the new and the old in Shanghai. For Nat’l Geographic. Flavorless modernism does not age well, Shanghai will come to regret it’s push to eliminate the old everyday parts of it’s city
Jason Holley’s paintings have appeared on the covers of many well know magazines including, New Republic and Rolling Stone. He also writes well about each painting and it’s role in creating the theme of the issue. His anti-ode to Okra for the Texas Monthly echos my own hatred of that veg. Far left, fourth row.
Very, very obscene, slightly disturbing, lyrically graceful, and a sly poke at the PC-filled world of BDSM. Bound a type face for special projects. By Gatis Cirulis. Don’t miss the sketch book pages at the bottom of the post. (NSWF)
that’s enough slacking for one day.