Transportation and Engineering
Some of these future of transportation ideas from Japan, published in 1936, are novel riffs on the common themes. But the two-color illustrations featuring red and a lovely inky blue-black and spiffy, speedy white wisps are so wonderful.
The crucial difference between math and engineering is decibels.
Art, Design and Architecture
A nifty beer bottle meant to have a second life as building material.
Playing with your food has never been quite this satisfying. John Baldessari has built a digital DIY still life kit using the elements of Abraham van Beyeren’s original 17th century painting. Originally an installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the experience is now available on the web (or your iPhone)
Clay-mation, sort of — the title character is a blob of blue clay. Answering the age-old question what’s the difference between a bank president and a porn star. For all it’s blobbyness this is (NSFW.)
What this is doing on a site dedicated to nature photos I do not know. But it’s a totally clever animated combination of memes. Tetris, parkour, duck hunting, and that weird building game. (SFW)
Okay — time to rebuild the office furniture (again)
Art Deco meets H‑D. Overwhelmingly beautiful metal work. Note that the
bike is not unfinished. There was no paint planned.
I’ll have to agree with the writer on this one. Without a doubt the
ugliest Moto Guzzi ever made. The Mulo.
Very custom. There was once a Sportster under Walt Siegl’s MotoBe XLX. Once.
Barnacle sex, not as easy as you’d think being stuck to a rock and
all. Another peek into the underwater world from Creature Cast.(NSFW?)
The April 2010 issue of Scientific American has a nice set of
illustrations from Ron Miller, showing the Eight Wonders of the solar
system. It is, of course, behind a pay wall. But Ron Miller’s own
Black Cat Studio site isn’t. Pages of astronomic illustration. Yum.
Finest book review I’ve read this week. Mr. P‑Orridge on Picabia’s YES/NO.
Art, Images, and Design
Jaw dropping richness of detail in photographs. Images of old metal
objects from the series Forged by Harold Ross.
14 still-lifes, the contents of pockets and purses laid out in careful
rows and columns. From 21 packets of pink sweetener to 10 chicklets.
Collages created from images cut from fine arts auction catalogs. Neatly made.
For your listening pleasure — Nat King Cole doing Nature Boy. Loverly.
almost done with the week darlings, something special for tomorrow?