The Sidewinder. Yup, Barris, still wrong. (The site includes all of the Barris designs from your childhood. The Munsters through General Lee. The front page has music.)
There are only two pictures here, but it’s not often you get to see an Excelsior under the sky.
You just know that this cat was the height of cool.
Osedax roseus is a bone boring worm that lives on the picked over remains of a sunken whale carcass. Adaptation is stunning in it’s variety. And no, it’s not weird to read about a finger sized red worm and repeatedly exclaim — that is so cool!
Two pieces of poetry, very different provenances, very similar messages.
First, Tom Waits reads the oddly hopeful ‘Laughing Heart’ by Charles Bukowski.
Then, Neil Gaiman reads “Instructions” while Charles Vess’ illustrations and working drawing captivate your eyes.
Os Gemos from Brazil hitting the streets of Italy with some clever visuals.
I’m not sure about the hamster wheel portion of this cylindrical housing solution but the bit that rolls over to change from a desk and chair to a bed is just what I need for my office. Nap-time!
Yuko Shimizu at drawger introduces us to another of her long list of on-line friends. Benjamin Gudel (u with umlat) Most of the images in this gallery are from a Carhartt campaign. Really.
‘ta my darling readers
Random Day after Tax Day tab closing exercise.
Classic Lambretta scooter ads.
New ads for the M‑B G class. Making images from the landscape — in this case sand and stones.
Art, Images, and Design
From Olson Kundig — a tower of isolation on the edge of a forest. *
Cutting up oil paintings on canvas to make social commentary. I knew all those “replicas” would be put to good use eventually. Check out Washington crossing the Delaware, with a little help. Titus Kaphir.
The Selvedge Yard brings the tender bits of New York City in the 1970’s to life with the pictures and words of Allan Tannenbaum. I“m not sure you can describe what I feel as nostalgia, more of a grinding familiarity.
Simple, sweet, and to the point. A clever visual for Fedex. London -> Madrid.
Lush visuals and music bring the children’s book La gran orquestra de los animales, to life. A journey from the countryside to the city for fame and fortune, and back. and then back again.
… and another week goes in the books.
* One of the partners in the firm Olson Kundig is a relative.
Awesome. Okay, it’s Photoshop. I don’t care.
BTW the original bike pics are shiny too. (Ouch — need shades.)
Living here outside of Seattle, the biggest user of memory space in my brain is pothole locations. I don’t really drive like a stoned monkey. I just look like it as I avoid the multitude of rim bending chuckholes. A clever Italian solution that frees up brain space and let’s strangers in on the wonky driving fun.
What happens when you let an airplane mechanic build a Moto-Guzzi cafe racer? Magic.
Psychopaths are … heavy users of dopamine? Maybe it’s not the lack of inhibitions or lack of fear of the consequences of bucking social norms that prompts their actions, but differences in their reward seeking behavior. Interesting set of insights.
Very pretty sunset image looking away from the sun. The bright star is Mars.
From the website of the British charity Shelterbox. The contents of a simple plastic tote box that can provide mid-term shelter for up to 10 people in the aftermath of a natural or civil disaster. Nicely executed.
Art, Images, and Design
A little something from my passion — jewelry. Rings with houses, or maybe houses with rings. Some complete with swimming pools or courtyards. Phillipe Tournaire.
More houses, but not in precious metal. This piece is from the senior thesis exhibition of the Kyoto University of Art and Design.
Another entry from the Oscar short-list for short animation. “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty,” Oh my, I may never sleep again. Dark, cackling, and well grimm. Disney will never recover.
go get ’em my dears.