A concept bike should push an idea out beyond the run of the mill and what’s already on the showroom floor. Built for the imaginary purpose of running (the old version of) the Milan‐Taranto endurance race and using such new‐fangled components as a turbo diesel engine and carbon fiber wheels. What you get is Paolo di Giusti’s radical single cylinder Moto Guzzi.
I’m not sure I want to hear the word steampunk applied to any motorcycle let alone one that is supposed to be ridable. And in fact I find the brass accents to be all wrong on this bike. But the idea of building a cafe starting with the Aprilla RSV motor? That makes me happy. And Welsh to boot. Taimoshan.
Murphy is a right obnoxious bastard, but he seems to have let loose of the NanoSail‐D solar sail project at last. And, no, I did not know that the aim of the project is trash sweeping in low earth orbit either.
A video that demonstrates the power of the power of 10. By moving outward from a square meter of an image of a nice couple having a picnic in Chicago and ending up at the every edges of human ability to see into space in an image 100 million light years across. Old IBM film but still relevant and still fun.
Art. images, and Design
Nice combos of simple graphics and unsophisticated type. Steve Powers explored the glory and gory of relationships on the walls of Philadelphia. I’ve shown you several of them before but this is my new favorite.
And now I’m loving his “Daily Metaltation”
This is as good as any place to start exploring the work of Dan Mountford. Double exposures made in the camera. The world before photoshop.
Animation and Moving Images
Chain‐gang tap dance. Okay it’s a little hard to explain why two girls — the Holst Sisters — are tap dancing while attached at the ankle. But they’re good at it.
I have no idea who the band is or what the song is about or any of that — I don’t speak Japanese. But the music is cheery and vaguely jazzy and the animation ranges from lively to over the top.