Seemingly random, Japanese, custom‐bike guy blog. I prefer looking at these without the assistance of Google translate. The story of one guy’s life, his friends, his lunches, and his bikes. (Occasional bits of NSFW — mostly anime girls.)
For all of you drinkers of the Orange kool‐aid who were disappointed by the small (125cc) size of the proposed KTM mini machines can relax. There’s a new proposal — for a 250 or 300. Sometime in 2012? Maybe that’s long enough for them to find someone to do something about the 1980’s era watercraft graphics. Urk. (And, yes, I know that’s the promo pic for the 125.)
The photographer’s site is down for maintenance. But here are a handful of Christopher Wilson’s images from the salt. Ethereal indeed. (thanks Chicane)
A little fiction leads to a whole bunch of facts and a couple of videos about giant squid.
Art, Images, and Design
Another of the Portuguese artists from the turn of the last century. Amadeo Souza Cardosa is little known outside of his home country. Bright, often geometric, paintings full of life and good humor.
Do puppets count as design or animation? The giant puppets of Royal de Luxe arrived in Mexico City with a special performance for the bicentennial.
Little, fragile, ephemeral bits of the real world are added to Micheal Aaron William’s street art. Heartbreaking.
I want to like this. I think I like this. The trailer for O Apostolo. Frightening folk and fairy tales from Northern Spain. Review in English, trailer in Spanish. (Video 1:06)
keep calm and carry on