The Friday freaky find. This was spotted on eBay and now it lives on pipeburn and perhaps in someone’s garage. Is it a Norton? A Triumph? An ungodly mashup? Twin engine goofyness.
You know that I love the work of Wrench Monkees. So do a lot of other folks and now we’re starting to see some very nice builds in the same gritty style.
Black and white image of an SS750 engine without the side case. This pic is big enough for netbook wall paper. Just sayin’
Society and Culture
Abandoned places. A Soviet missile defense installation, even allowing for the degradation of abandonment this must have been a grim place to live and work.
Art, Images, and Design
uhuru design in Brooklyn has brought out a line of furniture featuring wood taken from the Coney Island boardwalk. The lounger design is a swoopy delight.
A couple of days ago I mentioned Leandro Castelao in a post about rhinos. Here’s a look at some more of his work. Robots for T‑shirts.Click around for more goodness.
A sweet Jim Flora illo done for the cover of Computer Design some time in the 60s or 70s. Early geek art!
A dark world and a bright umbrella. A well done senior year project from CalArts by philip vose.
weekend ahead, off you go.
If you simply *must*have a Ducati… No, no, please don’t hit me. I only find them and bring them to you. I don’t actually create them.
Eastern Europe is turning out a lot of talented visual artists and a couple of odd-ball bike customizers. Everyone has seen Yuri Shif’s tri-color Monster the DUster, but this bike, mysteriously named Gustav Skippone has an creepy charm all it’s own.
Three apparently unrelated pictures. I want to make up a story that accounts for the racer, the ad, and Norton. I’ll settle for a nice look into the past.
Science, Tech, and Gadgets
In the midst of this collection of images from the Museo Virtual del Diseno Creativity (Spain) there is a photograph a a radio shack belonging to EA3DY. Lining the walls are the QSL cards he collected from his contacts. The cards are also reproduced here. A bit odd in the middle of a set of images devoted to commercial design in the 30’s but a fascinating find.
Art, Images, and Design
Wicked, or silly. I can’t decide. This skeletal arm microphone holder may be just the thing for a rocker in need of a meaningful mike stand. Nah, it’s just very cool.
Very nice metal work on this clock by Dutch designers Niels van Eijk and Mirian van der Lubbe. A reminder that we can choose to have
A collection of pictures of rhinos that shouldn’t be as wonderful as it is. I particularly like the Leandro Castelao and the Sergo Ruffolo — conveniently located next to each other .
…and there you have it, the week is half over.