Except for the choice of blue hoses, I can see this charming CB550 being a someone’s pride and joy in the early 80’s.
Love the paint. CB450. Yeah, another one.
1970 Japan. You do not want to see this police model CB750 in your mirrors. Original in Japanese (more pix)
(Bonus Transportation Animation) REDLINE. Nope, it’s not making the lists of Christmas season block busters. But we might get a look at Takeshi Koike’s racing epic (with subtitles) in the Spring. Wicked cool, intra-galactic racing. (Video — loud, violent and full of aliens — oh and racing)
I should be much more hyped about the deep ecological implications of the work of Lucy and Jorge Orta, but really I just want to watch the butterflies. (Video with voice over. 1:40) More details on the multi-media installation “Amazonia” at the Natural History Museum
Art, Images, and Design
If you need a little something eldritch for your Halloween party invites you could do no better than to consider one of Sidney Sime’s fine ghosties and ghoulies.
More gruesome images for late October. The Walter Potter collection has been (partially) reassembled. “A fine example of Victorian whimsy.” If your taste in whimsy runs to stuffed squirrels.
Pen and watercolor. A little reminder to all those who don’t live here in Pugetopolis why we love it. Crisp, sunny, morning in the ID.
Doomed, A biological cartoon by Guillermo Garcia Carsi. Inverted hedgehogs, coral parrots, strange songbirds, and cube fish. Click on the word Doomed to start the preview. Snork. (Video with voice-over. 1:07 — Flash)