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Tag: metal

Morning Linkage (Nov 26)

#Black­Fri­day edition

Linked three-some. Plus two bonus links that give you a chance to do good. (Hint.)

Sal­ly Bridges Met­al love­ly whim­si­cal met­al work for fur­ni­ture. I’m not sure about the din­ing room chairs but the head­boards are a sure win­ner. The full line. But WTF “Rus­tic Modern”?

More met­al fur­ni­ture — this time with a decid­ed­ly more mas­cu­line feel. Pipe wrench tres­tle table.

And this prob­a­bly won’t be the case in a month or two but right now Dude­craft is run­ning a ban­ner ad in sup­port of 826. A group that brings writ­ing pro­grams to store­fronts. Odd store­fronts. In DC the 826 project is in the Muse­um of Unnat­ur­al His­to­ry. And Oliv­er Mun­day has cre­at­ed a line of pack­ag­ing for their “sou­venirs” You can have Uni­corn Tears, unfil­tered of course, Hind­sight, or Exis­ten­tial­ly Dis­traught Wood.

826DC — The Muse­um of Unnat­ur­al His­to­ry is here. (Amus­ing twit­ter stream as well.)

The Seat­tle ver­sion. Green­wood Space Trav­el Sup­ply.

Morning Linkage (Mar 25)


Art Deco meets H‑D. Over­whelm­ing­ly beau­ti­ful met­al work. Note that the
bike is not unfin­ished. There was no paint planned.

I’ll have to agree with the writer on this one. With­out a doubt the
ugli­est Moto Guzzi ever made. The Mulo.

Very cus­tom. There was once a Sport­ster under Walt Siegl’s MotoBe XLX. Once.



Bar­na­cle sex, not as easy as you’d think being stuck to a rock and
all. Anoth­er peek into the under­wa­ter world from Crea­ture Cast.(NSFW?)

The April 2010 issue of Sci­en­tif­ic Amer­i­can has a nice set of
illus­tra­tions from Ron Miller, show­ing the Eight Won­ders of the solar
sys­tem. It is, of course, behind a pay wall. But Ron Miller’s own
Black Cat Stu­dio site isn’t. Pages of astro­nom­ic illus­tra­tion. Yum.



Finest book review I’ve read this week. Mr. P‑Orridge on Picabi­a’s YES/NO.


Art, Images, and Design

Jaw drop­ping rich­ness of detail in pho­tographs. Images of old metal
objects from the series Forged by Harold Ross.

14 still-lifes, the con­tents of pock­ets and purs­es laid out in careful
rows and columns. From 21 pack­ets of pink sweet­en­er to 10 chicklets.

Col­lages cre­at­ed from images cut from fine arts auc­tion cat­a­logs. Neat­ly made.

For your lis­ten­ing plea­sure — Nat King Cole doing Nature Boy. Lover­ly.

almost done with the week dar­lings, some­thing spe­cial for tomorrow?