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…
These guys are confused about whether they are producing an electric bicycle or a video game trailer. The M55-EVO‑1 brings mindless ePR to the fore.
Three nice black and white images of motos in India. Old school, good photography.
I’ve shown you more than one collection of pictures of the odd things that people do with the Ruckus. How about a switch of brands for a look at what you can do with Yamaha Fino.
Another Julian Dupont hooligan video. This time in Jeruselam and Tel Aviv. Must be nice to have Red Bull to watch your back while you stunt like a fool. (RB hires some of the best video crews in the business.) Music.
Society, Culture , and History
Astonishing things lurk in the files and archive boxes of many nations. Recently a Duke grad student (USA) found the only known copy of Haitian Declaration of Independence. Originally printed by the new government in 1804 there are no copies from the first printing in Haiti. Or France, or anywhere else as far as scholars knew. But Julia Garfield found one in the collection of papers of relating to the colonial governance of Jamaica held at the British National Archives.
Yulia Brodskaya has been featured here before. This new poster for the Stern Grove music festival is happy, summery, and almost makes the sun come out all on it’s own. Details of the print production provided.
Otto Nero runs an Italian motorcycle blog. In this post he provides a nice collection of street art images featuring motos. A couple of classics and one or two silly little things.
Nice interview with Tom Whalen and a selection of his images. Whalen is one of the people who’s been defining “new modernernism” Though I doubt he’d use the words himself. He thinks more in terms of the comic books and super heroes.
Oh sweet baby jeebus. A 1970 Husky 400 Cross all fettled up and ready to go… to the 2010 Baja 500? Mucho gory details on the build-out build-up. (The rest of the site will send certain men I know into nostalgia comas for a week.)
Society and Culture
All publishing eyes are on the iPad as the big boys of books wait to see how much further Apple can push eBook penetration into the mainstream (of the technical elite.) Some of the self-publishing services are also preparing for Apple book store publication.
Second in my heart only to caricatures of Hello kitty are mash-ups of My Little Pony. I boggle at the idea that someone went to the trouble to find 45 of these things. If you have a favorite pop culture trope it’s here. I’m dismayed that the craftsmanship displayed on some of these hasn’t been put to better use.
Art, Images, and Design
The picture of this spider/tractor hybrid have made the rounds and ended up on That Will Buff Out, but here’s what they didn’t show you. The original CGI footage. Sweet.
Lobby cards advertise the current and up-coming feature films. They’ve been around for ages. And some of them are full of awesome. Like this collection of Mexican film cards.
I hear you can buy your own on-line. Steve Worthington calls out three eBay sources at the bottom of this post. No I am not going to admit to looking — or buying. (The video is a scream — but NSFW)
This will take you more than a few minutes to work through but Smashing magazine’s collection of 50 images of India will definitely give you something to daydream about.