The F1 safety car. M‑B SLS AMG. My very favorite alphabet soup car. The rear lighting is particularly stylish.
Vintagent provides another fascinating story from yesteryear. A 1967 “production” bike class at the Isle of Man TT led to the creation of a special Velocette Thruxton. Tales of it’s successes and failures.
Loverly. In-car and side-of-the-road video of a practice drive for the 100 Acre Wood rally. This is why they do it.
Funny British “Watch for Motorcyclists” ad. Humor and a reminder. Plus perhaps the ultimate helmet accessory, neon.
A nice variation on the multi-tool. I like rounder shapes for pocket objects.
I love my rotary cutters for cutting both fabric and paper. I have several including a couple of the pretty flower patterned special editions. Now the rotary cutter principle has been applied to emergency equipment. A better way to cut through layer of denim, textile, or leather.
A realistic reconstruction of a snake preying on a reptile. Unremarkable except for the fact that the snake is 11 feet long and the reptile is an infant Titanosaur. Nice photos of the originals fossils as well as the reconstruction.
Tiny-saurs. Build-it-yourself mini models, less than $20 for the deluxe kits.They also do custom work if anyone is looking for the ultimate trade show swag.
Art, Images and Design
Animation — sort of. Aardman presents Home Sheep Home. Infuriatingly simple browser based game for lovers of Shaun the Sheep. Hate, hate, hate. I suck at video games.
Flickr user A Journey Around My Skull is always a good source for new things to look at. These illustrations from Iranian children’s books are at the same time familiar and alien. Many seem to be folktales. This image of two richly dressed characters with flowers for heads sets the tone. There are many equally fine images through out the set.
These are scary and weird and full of vaguely obscene pigs providing moral guidance(?). In other words, terrific. Scott Hassell. Mostly pen and ink. (NSFW)
Bird obsessed Jungil Hong was trained in ceramics at RISD but is best known for her collages.