shiny things in messy little piles

Tag: scooter trash

Morning Linkage (Sep 2)


From the cute to the creepy, with whis­tle stops at it-goes-faster-when-you-paint-it-like-this and dude-you-were-so-high. Scoot­er paint.

SFW, but pure sexy nonethe­less. Just put it on the screen. Every­thing will be okay. More views of the Hold­en Efi­jy if you pre­fer some­thing less fer­al. There are some rather lush inte­ri­or shots.

From the cat­e­go­ry of: British TV we’ve nev­er seen. Heart­beat, is a soapy look­ing 60’s nos­tal­gia show. The bike rid­den by local police­man is a Fran­cis Bar­nett Cruis­er. Nah, I’d nev­er heard of it either. It’s pret­ty cool.


I love marsh­mal­lows. I love caf­feine. I prob­a­bly should not have any of these.

I want my lunch to be this cool. And cute. And clever.

Art, Images, and Design

This turquoise wall with its met­al trac­ery is part of Kun­sthof­pas­sage in Dres­den — it’s been called a Rube Gold­berg and some­thing from Dr. Seuss’s days as a plumber. An amaz­ing series of gut­ters and down­spouts. Video of gut­ters and down­spouts in Kun­sthof­pas­sage in the rain. (Ger­man narration.)

Lau­rie Lip­ton’s extra­or­di­nary machines take the claus­tro­pho­bia induced by mul­ti­ply­ing wid­gets, gad­gets, and their assort­ed wiring and brings them to a whole new lev­el of men­ace. Graphite on paper at one of L.A.‘s coolest gal­leries. The Illu­sion of Con­trol Tow­er. The full set from her exhib­it at La Luz de Jesus. Click on each item for a good look.


Sweet 1950’s junior-high sci­ence class style ani­ma­tion. Graboids. AKA Land­sharks. Aver­sion to rain makes them rare in here in puge­topo­lis. (5:00)

alrighty then, off you go and don’t for­get your lunch boxes.

Morning Linkage (Jun 28)


One of the nec­es­sary but con­fus­ing parts of trav­el­ing is fig­ur­ing out the taxi sys­tem in var­i­ous coun­tries. How do I hail a taxi? Do I nego­ti­ate? Do I tip? Is it safe for sin­gle females? What the heck does a taxi look like any­way? In Japan they might just have one of these cute lit­tle signs on top. (Pho­to gallery nav­i­ga­tion challenge.)

Cus­tom scoot­er. No clue. No com­ment. Well, okay, maybe that he should trim the tie-ties. Equal­ly bizarre trans­la­tion of the web­site by Google here.

Pre­vi­ous­ly men­tioned here for a video of a cus­tom bike arriv­ing at a tea cer­e­mo­ny (seri­ous­ly.) This new vid of cus­tom builder Shinya Kimu­ra cap­tures the mood and atti­tude of the builder and his bikes. Pure Mon­day morn­ing inspi­ra­tion. My favorite of his bikes, for the moment. The Bar­racu­da.


Think­ing about air­space and air­space reg­u­la­tions. The  ref­er­enced arti­cle is good. The pro­posed “muse­um” is intriguing.

Map­ping the degree of touristy. No, I did­n’t make that word up, some­one else did. Heat map of photo-tag fre­quen­cy gives you an idea how many cam­era tot­ing dweebs you are like­ly to encounter.

Art, Images, and Design

Tim Flach high­lights the exag­ger­at­ed, almost freak­ish, per­fec­tion of his sub­jects — show dogs, bats, and oth­er ani­mals. Watch the dog walk across the screen and then click on Port­fo­lio. NSFW after image #38.

Cathy Gat­land gives a quick look at the World Cup fever sweep­ing SA with a cou­ple of street cor­ner por­traits.


A nice set of black and white inter­fer­ence illu­sions. Sooth­ing music.

Not real­ly ani­ma­tion but pup­pets. The coarse­ly vio­lent ori­gins of the mup­pets; Hen­son did ads for Wilk­in’s Cof­fee. Poor Won­tkins gets done-in in amaz­ing ways.

Off you go now…