Night Market. Or what to do with a box truck on a Saturday night in San Fransisco. Wheels have always been our ticket to the liminal places.
The first person who does the math and points out to me that $2995 in 1962 dollars is … hey wait a minute. That’s only $22K in 2010. I want my Porsche Speedster!
This should be so wrong, but I love it. A ‘67 Triumph Tiger. Custom and orange. And anyone who is willing to custom machine his own brass…
Hot knives are a staple with the prop, decor, and fantasy object building types. It’s the only way to cut Styrofoam, foam rubber, and a handful of other materials. But most hot cutters use a straight wire so getting any sort of contour is a long, fiddly job. Not any more. Bendable wire to the rescue. A Proxxon hot wire cutter will make that next set of dragon scales a cinch!
Art, Images, and Design
This intricately detailed and somewhat fanciful cross section of the Kowloon walled city was drawn by a Japanese team just before the city was leveled in 1993. And some follow up in the comments on doobybrain.
To create a map of a place from memory is to your soul. Maps Drawn from Memory is was the name a Flickr pool and Visual News grabbed a handful of the best and offered them up with link to the Google maps of the actual locations. If you care about reality. Which you won’t when you’ve seen the much more human versions of places that live in the artist’s head. (SFW)
The Flickr pool has been changed to from “Maps Drawn from Memory” to simply “From Memory” and is, sadly, no longer solely about maps. (And is now NSFW)
A photographer’s body of work. The images she creates from the time she first picks up a camera until her death can be the most illuminating record of a life, and the time and place that it was lived. John Maloof found and purchased the nearly complete works of one woman, Vivian Maier, who lived, worked, and photographed in Chicago from the 1950s through the 1990s. Here are just a handful of her images. I suspect there will be controversy in the coming months as the full story of the discovery, purchase, and languishing of these pictures comes out. But you need to have a first look at them now, while they are still new and intriguing. More of Vivian Maier’s photos.
Claiming to be the world’s smallest stop-motion animation, created by Aardman and shot using a Nokia 8 and the field medical Cellscope technology (yes, that’s a cell phone used as a microscope) — Dot. Also a making of video, and a time-lapse of the shooting rig. The phone, the magnifying lens, the 3‑d printer… oh hellz this is the best giggle I’ve has all day.