With Game Over spelled out on it’s tank sides, this bike by the Navel Factory can only be said to hulk. But the details are lovely. The cut away speedo for one.
True love. Seriously. The guy built this sweet Norton for his girlfriend. That just screams marriage material all over it.
Not very good quality video but I just love listening to the commentary. Catalina 1954.
Society and Culture
I’m sadden to have just discovered Neither More Nor Less at the end of it’s run. Images and stories from the real world of the East Willage. A daily diary of a small part of our world written and photographed every day for 4 years. It’s over now. Take a look back at one man paying careful attention.
Images, Art, and Design
Columbarium is a good dictionary word. It’s also a wise and compassionate way to deal with our dead. Tin-Sun But is a proposed columbarium for the bay of Hong Kong.
Pripayat was evacuated in May 1986. Told it would just be for a little while, the 50,000 residents took only a few days worth of clothes and a handful of personal items with them. Sitting along side all of the belongings that were left behind, these new images now live on the walls of the homes, offices, and factories that they left. Note that the article is wrong — most of these images were created by trespassers in the last 10 years not by the fleeing residents 20+ years ago. That doesn’t make the images any less effective.
Animals full of whimsy. (Rowers on a whale tail? A sheep made out of scissors?)
just pretend it’s Monday y’all
These guys are confused about whether they are producing an electric bicycle or a video game trailer. The M55-EVO‑1 brings mindless ePR to the fore.
Three nice black and white images of motos in India. Old school, good photography.
I’ve shown you more than one collection of pictures of the odd things that people do with the Ruckus. How about a switch of brands for a look at what you can do with Yamaha Fino.
Another Julian Dupont hooligan video. This time in Jeruselam and Tel Aviv. Must be nice to have Red Bull to watch your back while you stunt like a fool. (RB hires some of the best video crews in the business.) Music.
Society, Culture , and History
Astonishing things lurk in the files and archive boxes of many nations. Recently a Duke grad student (USA) found the only known copy of Haitian Declaration of Independence. Originally printed by the new government in 1804 there are no copies from the first printing in Haiti. Or France, or anywhere else as far as scholars knew. But Julia Garfield found one in the collection of papers of relating to the colonial governance of Jamaica held at the British National Archives.
Yulia Brodskaya has been featured here before. This new poster for the Stern Grove music festival is happy, summery, and almost makes the sun come out all on it’s own. Details of the print production provided.
Otto Nero runs an Italian motorcycle blog. In this post he provides a nice collection of street art images featuring motos. A couple of classics and one or two silly little things.
Nice interview with Tom Whalen and a selection of his images. Whalen is one of the people who’s been defining “new modernernism” Though I doubt he’d use the words himself. He thinks more in terms of the comic books and super heroes.
Bridgestone provides two videos that explain the tire program for MotoGP. Lots of you all know this stuff but the vids make a good introduction for the uninitiated.
I love my Benz, but perhaps not enough to get me up in this Eurocoptor/MB collaboration. Luxo traffic beater.
In 2011 the Dakar Rally will once again be held in South America. Rally dates and routes were released recently. Looks like a great tour through Chile and Argentina.
Science and Tech
This article on open software offers another interesting visualization of the process of creating software. Open software is sometimes said to ‘evolve’ but does it? And does that evolution mimic the evolution of biological entities? Informatists Marc Gerstein co-wrote a study comparing the networked information transfers involved in the change processes of E. coli and Linux. Interesting conclusions.
Another use for LEDs. Guitar picks. Seriously. A mini-light show in your living room.
Password security is a right royal pain. Either you can remember the danged thing XOR it’s secure — rarely can you have both. And writing your passwords down on a cheat sheet is a big no-no. Unless your cheat sheet is something like this. It may take you a few minutes to figure out how this is supposed to work. But it’s both simple and ingenious.
Art, Images, and Design
Take some of the best street art being done today, add a photographer with an eye for line and color in his portrait work and you have Gabriel Mendes’ Urban Puns. Bold, bright, and biting. 8th image down NSFW.
My own, simple as I can make it, website isn’t perhaps the best example to use for the geo-citieizer but hey this is my list of links so I’ll use my website. (Results are somewhat random. If you don’t think it’s too bad try the link again in another tab.) Try messing with your own site by using the generator.
Bonus bike and chocolate combo link today. “This motorcycle runs on chocolate but needs to be parked in the deep-freezer when temperatures are not adequate.” nuff said.
Alexis Grotius’ summer bike is pretty cool as well. Except that it’s creepy.
Hello Kitty tank — is there nothing that can not be made more
ridiculous with the addition of pink paint and that evil feline?
I have a soft spot for Scramblers. Maybe I’m just old school that way.
This one belongs to some guy named Mike — he’s working his way through
his ’06 doing the little mods that make a good bike great.
BikeEXIF gets it wrong again. And BikeEXIF’s readers do the spade work to identify the “Triumph” as most likely a BSA and the name of the custom shop that built this challengingly shiny bobber.
For those of you in the market for a new desktop wall paper, there’s a Turkish KTM ad here might do. Depending on your office culture ;-)
Japan is awash in the pulp paper versions of manga. Here’s a wry use of the resulting waste stream. I don’t think this farming technique will scale but the idea of putting seeds into the detritus of imagination pleases me.
We’ve all been oohing and aahing over the photos of the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland. But there are storms right here at home (well Kansas and Nebraska) that offer equally stunning photo-ops. This gallery from 2004 is particularly choice.
Art, Images, and Design
Bansksy’s movie “Exit Through the Gift Shop” gets a bigger opening soon. Pieces of his art are showing up in LA.
This parking sign and this cop with a useless K‑9 unit in an abandoned parking garage. (video has music but not awful music) but then this happened:
Exit Through the Gift Shop trailer here. Opens April 23 in Seattle.
and that my dears is another day…
Coal gas had a brief appearance on the stage of alternate fuels in the
mid ‘teens. Here’s a Campion (British) made bike with it’s gas bag held proudly aloft..
The Boeing 787 has flexi-wings. Just how flexible is demonstrated in
this picture. Take the man’s advice. Click for the full effect.
There’s a slew of news about the Magpul-Ronin in the last week. Rumors
of some sort of limited production run, or maybe a conversion kit. The
forks are mysterious/kinky and the tank is dull. A couple of nice
galleries for your enjoyment.]
Society, Culture, and Literature
The 2010 Hugo Nominees have been announced. Search for your favorites
or score some new material for the bedside table.
Art, Images, and Design
The fruits of your barbaric pagan rites of spring. Cutest Easter egg art ever.
Optimus Prime — created from real car parts, and anything else they
could find out back. Awesome, ready to rule, and for sale. Fashion
Warning: Pink Leg Warmers.
More found object sculpture — party cups and plastic eating utensils
create … a dragon. (Artist’s other work includes nudes — caution on
Really nice work with geometry. Danish jeweler Teodor Lulchev.
There is someone who collects pictures of everything. This collection
of images of the abandoned bicycles of NYC is a small treasure.
Excellent stop-motion graffiti animation by Broken Fingaz. Grey scale
+ red, and mad drawing skillz. I enjoyed the music; your cube mates
probably won’t. (Sound)
yup, it’s that day again — now get out there and make some mayhem,