shiny things in messy little piles

Tag: sculpture

Things that Make You Think

From the exhi­bi­tion “Guex Liu, Kuu ñun­ro, Tot­lal­huan” por Fer­nan­do Pal­ma Rodríguez — shown at the Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art of Oaxaca. 
These are only a lit­tle taste of the many mov­ing constructions. 
It is amaz­ing what a cre­ative per­son can do with some qual­i­ty ser­vos and a cou­ple of Arduino boards.
Sewing machines and lucador masks.

Morning Linkage (Apr 19)


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

Morning Linkage (Mar 24)


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.

behave your­selves