Dark Roast Blend — another huge collection of stuff — micro cars. There are some gems here as well as some laughs.
New car at the top of the wish list. Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Corto Touring Berlinetta. And why did I have to find this on That Will Buff Out?
The real scoop. Second car down in this thread (After the also desirable Bugatti)
xs650 custom — not quite perfect to my eye. I can’t put my finger on why. But that 3rd picture is gonna keep me up nights (sweat.)
xs650 street tracker. Nice balance of flash and purpose.
Wide angle shots of various cockpits. The blackbird will make your eyes cross and the hydrogen powered land‐speed contender is about as simple as it gets.
Superimposing aerial photographs of the same bit of ground from different years (or decades) gives fascinating insights into how we grown into and out of our geography over time. There are some new photographs (1924) and maps available for NYC.
The mapping application at NYC’s GIS is sometimes overwhelmed but worth returning to. Click on the camera and then move the slider underneath for a choice of dates.
Some pointers form the WSJ about things you might want to be on the look out for while you’re cruising the maps.
3 videos for the new Lagoa physics modeling engine. (Sound)
Architecture and Toys
Anyone who has attempted to assemble one of the more complicated Lego models recently will remember cursing the horrible pictures only directions. It need not be so awful as these clever instructions for a building block set show. The text excerpts about educational theories are a bit more interesting than anything you’re likely to get to read today as well.
Art, Images, and Design
Somewhere in this collection of folk art cats published by Tara Books (India) is sure to the be the cat of your dreams/nightmares.
Stinkfish. Girl riding a bicycle.
It’s always something.
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