Rumors abound. And now there are pictures. The US Gran Prix circuit in Austin TX.
A 1943 WLC (that’s a Harley-Davidson) has been sitting since 1950 waiting for some guy’s grandson. Now it’s out of the basement in the hands of James of Jamesville Customs. Hopefully for a straight forward minimal restoration. It’s so lovely just the way it is.
Yeah, really. Where is the CB1100? Now that’s a perfectly plain bike that I’d give house space.
Two dashing fellows and a trailer of bikes. Jack and Frank Chiswell raced speedways in Britain in the 1930’s. Googling will get you bits and pieces of their history.
We all know it’s all about the drawings on They Draw, They Cook. Two nicely illustrated recipes for fall dishes. Lentils and sausage by Jonathan Hawker… and a mushroom and pea risotto by Weef.
Art, Images, and Design
Clichéd peasant girls. Hungarian painter Oszkar Glatz depicts idealized youngsters. His palette is wonderful.
Movable architecture, ritual buildings, and camping. From Saudi Aramco World, an essay on the tent cities of Central Asia. Most of the images are clickable for larger views.
I pointed you all to Maleonn’s circus-themed, fairytale images about a year ago. There’s another fine set of surreal photographs called Second Hand Tang Poem, reviewed by Wurzeltod. Also available in larger size in a flash gallery:
A little music to enhance your day. Make a Blues Song. A perfect use of Flash to drive a little browser-based app. Compose a blues song and hear it played just for you (or share your creation.)
until tomorrow then my dears,
Truly bizarre build from a CBR1000F. Top notch fabrication quality, stunningly ugly design, and it’s orange.
Every kids dream — working on the railway. Children’s railways in eastern Europe. Follow the links for more “I can’t believe I’m too old” envy.
Pretty bike — elegant, understated, and vaguely sinister. CB550.
Science and Tech
Well, science fiction actually. The most awesome invention yet. WETA legs — A pair of leg extensions that allows the wearer to have “demon” legs. Kim Grahams invented these in Seattle and is now working on production models for WETA (the film company) in New Zealand. Tons of video and an extensive interview. Do Want. but so does everyone else.
Art, Images, and Design
A handful of bird photos — the Winners of the WeLoveBirds.org photo contest. The pair of Great Blue Herons will knock your socks off.
I’m not sure why you’d want a single flower appearing to grow out of your dining room table. But if you did this is a quick ingenious way to have one.
Alison Wright has been photographing Tibet since 1988. The NYT Lens blog brings us 19 of her pictures of the nomads. Traditional horsemen are rapidly taking to the motorcycle as a means of transportation.
I know you’ll remember the work of Al Jarnow. You may not know his name but if you grew up on Public television in the golden age you’ve seen his work. Look at this trailer for the DVD compilation Celestial Navigations.
another day, another cup of coffee