A Hermann visual from one of the Jeremiah books. Post-apocalyptic moto.
Hacky-sack wheels for a little moon rover. Too cute.
I shouldn’t like this bike. I really shouldn’t but… all that electric blue and senseless proportions. Yippee. Honda 305 Dream.
To make up for that — from the same website, the very next entry is this lovely bobber based on the Danish mark Nimbus.
Science (and Food and Advice)
Finally a GMO food that the foodies can get behind. Engineering better chocolate. Srlsy.
Good advice at that.
Art, Images, and Design
Funny? Sad? Clever? Visual puns of Brett Weber. The moon’s trouble with his goldfish is both the funniest and the saddest.
I am completely enamored of the idea of “disordering” the structure of paper, using a tattoo gun.
These huge images created on layered panes of glass are fascinating but perhaps not in a friendly way. Xia Xiaowan draws with colored pencil on glass plates that are then layered up in floor racks. The changing perspective as you walk around the piece lends an even creepier aura to some already pretty disturbing pieces. (Possible NSFW — grotesqueries.)
From PES — The Deep. Old tools undersea life. Wait ’til you see the angler fish.
(Much more PES. )
I’m at it again with the tiny customs. This non-NA model Honda JX110 impresses with a handmade muffler.
At the other extreme. large, low and very long. An Indian with a nod towards the bicycles of the 20’s.
The title says it all. Engine Porn. A well done photo of the RD33 engine put into such Soviet planes as the MiG29.
The Earth and the moon, together. As seen looking back from the Messenger spacecraft.
What if GMO plants were used to create something other than food? Artist David Benque proposes modification and selective breeding to add custom acoustics to a forest
More artificial sounds — what happens when you slow one of those terrible songs by the boy phenom Justin Bieber by 800? You end up with something that sounds like a Brian Eno airport experience. But it’s weirdly soothing.
Art, Images, and Design
Porto. A collection of random images taken by Miss K and published by the street art blog Stick 2 Target.
Visual aphorisms. 3.5 seconds.
Dinner: Keep calm and carry out
With Game Over spelled out on it’s tank sides, this bike by the Navel Factory can only be said to hulk. But the details are lovely. The cut away speedo for one.
True love. Seriously. The guy built this sweet Norton for his girlfriend. That just screams marriage material all over it.
Not very good quality video but I just love listening to the commentary. Catalina 1954.
Society and Culture
I’m sadden to have just discovered Neither More Nor Less at the end of it’s run. Images and stories from the real world of the East Willage. A daily diary of a small part of our world written and photographed every day for 4 years. It’s over now. Take a look back at one man paying careful attention.
Images, Art, and Design
Columbarium is a good dictionary word. It’s also a wise and compassionate way to deal with our dead. Tin-Sun But is a proposed columbarium for the bay of Hong Kong.
Pripayat was evacuated in May 1986. Told it would just be for a little while, the 50,000 residents took only a few days worth of clothes and a handful of personal items with them. Sitting along side all of the belongings that were left behind, these new images now live on the walls of the homes, offices, and factories that they left. Note that the article is wrong — most of these images were created by trespassers in the last 10 years not by the fleeing residents 20+ years ago. That doesn’t make the images any less effective.
Animals full of whimsy. (Rowers on a whale tail? A sheep made out of scissors?)
just pretend it’s Monday y’all