Cardboard, corn cobs, and crepe paper.
Riding the Tiger Shiva. Rotax engine, six forward gears, fancy metal work, and you can ride it. It’s absolutely gorgeous.
Videos: The Tiger Walks (Horrible music ) and Riding the Tiger (You can hear the rotax putt-putt)
It’s a trailer, for a movie, about riding Royal Enfields in India. 2 Roues Sinon Rien. (two wheels or nothing) Yeah, it’s in French. Maybe they’ll subtitle the flic? Do not miss the dancing camel.
The title says it all “Vincent Lust.” Desktop worthy B&W photos of a nice example.
Science and Technology
Ball bearings are everywhere. I found a nicely illustrated essay on how they are made. The process is both simpler and more complex that I had imagined.
Art, Images, and Design
Two beverage packaging sets from the winners of this year’s Dieline deign competition.
Clever return to a classic image. Coke. Love the soda cup design.
A nicely coherent brand ID for a winery but each package stands on its own as well. Expect maybe the High Roller cab. It’s too minimal for my taste. (Tobacco Jaqk Cellars)
A handful of covers from the Swiss magazine Graphis. Graphis published the latest in graphics and graphic design for 60 years (1944–2004)
Paper feathers arranged in sinuous shapes. These Kate McGuire sculptures suggest both flight and captivity.
…and here we are again
From Life magazine. Daytona in 1948. 22 pics. Take your time.
Another CB750, this one from Chicago. I like the rough edges.
Or perhaps this one — a tad rougher.
Society and Culture (Food)
Foodie Trend Watch. Your cupcakes are no longer cool, hip, and indispensable for (adult) birthday parties. Meet the doughnuts, the new cupcakes. Yes there is a recipe, no I don’t want to know how good they are.
Art, Images, and Design
The Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914–1939. Exhibition from Miami’s Wolfsonian Museum. So many things that go fast, bikes, cars, runners. Fabulous modernistic style.
Scrap yard objects become moto-mechano-men. Or something. Stephan Halleux.
Somewhat similar, but not at all the same. Ron Pippen builds armor for angels.
Another selection from the Academy Award nominations. “The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte),” Javier Recio Gracia, director. (Kandor Graphics and Green Moon) The lady would like to go now. All the silly slap stick violence of Oscar winning Logorama — except this time it’s about death and it’s funny.