Riding into the sunshine.
Ride the hyperbole express to a dingy Paris basement and collection of astonishing vintage bikes. Clicking on any one of the links leads to a lust provoking gallery of the named bike. Including a Model 18 Norton, A Sunbeam Model 9, 1926 Ridge Special, and so many more.
Worse eclecticism than some of my posts. mishmash of motos from the guy who climbed the fame ladder with his 10 most dangerous roads in the world list.
Autotopia’s list of 12 desirable station wagons. Littered with modern blandness but a few gems - the Vista Cruiser, the Saab 95, and a fab Chevy Nomad.
… and an addition that could easily replace any of the modern luxury car manufacturer boring-mobiles in the original list. The Citroen DS Safari.
Cryptoforestry and the Return of the Repressed. How could you write a better headline? As anyone with a little bit of property can tell you, nature will out and the forests will return — to the oddest places.
Marine biology. Giant crab moves out of a too small shell. Awesome clip.
Art, Images, and Design
Pianos have been appearing randomly in NYC. I’m always astonished at how many of the people play but I didn’t know. Play Me I’m Yours.
Urban Sketcher Tommy Kane drew one — of course.
Peskimo are best known for their vinyl toys. This year they’re doing the poster and signage for the Mozilla Summit. Dollars to donuts these little directional signs disappear in an instant.
From Ellis Nadler via Journey Round My Skull to Coil House. The Cards of Wu. (I just wanted to write something with more words capitalized than lower case.)
Charming, but to eyes raised on the editions of Tolkein’s books with his own illustrations these illustrations from the Russian edition of the Hobbit are off kilter. Bonus video at the end of a children’s show based on the books — you’ll recognize the scenes. Gollum is wicked good.
soakin’ in the heat, lovin’ it.