My dreams of romantic, retro get-aways always include a flying boat. I thought I was SOL for this lifetime. I am not. Dornier is bringing the flying boat back into production.
Wood on a bicycle. Very nice set of handlebars.
Southeast Asia and tiny bikes. The new world order in customs. So many of the bikes featured here begin with CB, but they rarely go on to finish up with 100.
Tidal turbines. Like windmills for generating electricity from the continuous motion of water. I’m sorry for linking to the NYT; the comments are so dull.
In 1974, Philippe Petit and a few compatriots slung a wire between the World Trade Centers and M. Petit walked it. That sort of balance and focus is unimaginable to most of us. Or is it? You can sign up for a workshop to learn to walk on wire from the master. Details on your next opportunity when I can find them.
Art, Images, and Design
From Retro Age Vintage Fabrics. Upholstery fabric featuring a design by Picasso of a lady on a horse. I can’t quite seeing doing my sofa in this print… or maybe I can.
BTW if you like the aesthetic of the photograph of the wooden handlebars on the bicycle there’s an entire tumbler full of similarly airy images. Is this the photographer him/herself? Or someone with a very good eye for a style curating the net for us?
Chas Laborde was a French illustrator of the 1920’s and 1930’s. The blog Adventures in the Print Trade takes the opportunity of a new book about him to show a few of his illustrations of everyday life. I keep thinking that I want to see a graphic novel of something by Fitzgerald done this way.