Featured in the most recent issue of Italian Motor Magazine (which looks like a very worthwhile off-line effort.) John W’s Mk 2 Le Man’s based Guzzi cafe racer is one of the finest customs that I’ve seen. Fine enough to overcome my dislike of the all knees and elbows look of the MG engine. And that’s going a ways.
Just the thing for the rutted gravel path out to the back forty. CT90 in OD and khaki. Well sorted little thing.
Four fine old Detroit icons. Pen and watercolor. The outline drawing of the Pontiac logo is worth the price of admission. Click for embiggens. Wallpaper worthy.
Okay — this is just weird. I think it’s a Fairchild J‑44 jet engined trike built by EJ Potter. Read more about the Michigan Madman at the Knee Slider.
Remembering just how polluted out night skies are. Comparing the visibility of night sky objects.
With the goal of creating a tiny little sun inside a warehouse in Livermore, the National Ignition Facility on both a macro and micro scale. Bonus picture of the Governator on tour in 2008.
Art, Images, and Design
One of the nicest letterpress advertising sets I’ve seen. Cranky Pressman sends out a set of 4 Parliment of Owls designed coasters with the charming residents of an imaginary seaside town. Meet Edna, Mr. Snogglebaum, Adelaide and her pal Mr. Pistachio, and Cranky himself. Now I must consider exactly what I want in the way of custom, die-cut, letter-pressed coasters for my next social function, hmmmm.
Lost artists. Jos Albert. Umber and grey. Domestic scenes and still-lifes, looking as if an under-painting was overlaid with graphite and then abandoned. A slower, calmer world than the one we live in.
Cut-out paper animation. The story of Star Wars told by little paper people. (Video/Music 2:41)