shiny things in messy little piles

Tag: toast

Morning Linkage (Nov 11)

Transportation — Pretty Bike Thursday

I do not have the time to crawl through the moun­tain­ous pile of images on ADV Rid­er. Luck­i­ly I have friends who do. MV Augus­ta 750S.

Anoth­er bit of his­to­ry goes up for auc­tion.  Bob­by Sirkegian’s 1953 Tri­umph drag rac­er “Pret­ty Boy II

A nice lit­tle RD400 cus­tom. Noth­ing extra, just enough to make it sweet. Nice resurrection.


I have a lot of pho­tog­ra­phers among my read­ers. So the occa­sion­al pho­to­graph­ic DIY is always wel­come. Maybe you all would like to learn a lit­tle about cap­tur­ing images of the sun? Wired Sci­ence brings you the sto­ry and tech­niques behind Alan Fried­man’s mind blow­ing sun photo.

Art, Images, and Design

Not your dad­dy’s Dis­ney. Four great muta­tions of the Mouse and the Duck. Then four rather dull and pre­dictable waifish girls. And then… then, Odo cre­ates some Ben­der fabulousness.

Paco Pomet’s quirky, spooky paint­ings. Click around a bit. You’ll espe­cial­ly like Fab­u­la (far right col­umn — 4th down.)

Vincent.zp is a fan of pack­ag­ing and indus­tri­al design. Among his many col­lec­tions is a Flickr stream of face pow­der box­es. Calm, love­ly pack­ag­ing for a prod­uct not often seen today. The Three Flow­ers box was post­ed on Amy Cre­hore’s blog last week. And the masked char­ac­ter on this box of Cipria Masche­ri­na is my cur­rent favorite. There are dozens of oth­er inspir­ing images to found here.


God, I hate OK GO music, but seri­ous­ly, ani­ma­tion on toast. It can’t fail. Bonus fish play­ing a guitar.

I’m off to be very cul­tured (Picas­so exhib­it, din­ner date, and then the sym­pho­ny) behave your­selves while I’m out.

Morning Linkage (Sep 28)


Six cir­cu­lar saw motors, half a go-cart chas­sis, and a weird sense of humor. I give you the Bolt Light­en­ing dragster.

So many of us like look­ing at bike (and car) pics. Maybe it’s time to add a few of your own? Pipeburn gives you a quick two lessons in bike pho­tog­ra­phy for begin­ners. (Fol­low the links in Part I but only after you’ve put down the cof­fee and maybe had a cou­ple of Advil.)

I love this lit­tle XL250. Even though I should hate it — all the bits are just vague­ly wrong.

I don’t think there’s any bet­ter proof of true love than this 1962 C100 scoot­er restoration.


Tita­ni­um foam as a bone growth matrix. Fas­ci­nat­ing bio-medical appli­ca­tion of mate­ri­als sci­ence with the now oblig­a­tory Wolver­ine reference.

Yay for bio­lu­mi­nes­cence. Yay for comb jel­lies. Yay for Crea­ture­Cast. (Sor­ry about the east coast ori­en­ta­tion — but there’s no good sin­gle site for Puget Sound bio­lu­mi­nes­cent species. — sigh)


Appar­ent­ly the most irre­sistible food on earth is… toast. Um, I already knew that. Some of the oth­er choic­es are pret­ty good too. (The fun is in the comments.)

Art, Images, and Design

Ran­dom pho­tos from the “Good Design Expo”  Some are sil­ly, some are clever, and a num­ber are just plain puz­zling. I like the ele­phant tape dis­penser and the toma­to grow bag.

A tiny bit of street art on a pad­lock. Nice­ly done. (And if you like Seat­tle and good pho­tos you might want to add Seat­tle dai­ly Pho­to to your RSS reader.)

Items for a Tim Bur­ton set design. Exot­ic leather fur­nish­ings that  belong in a some movie described as “tense” and “fraught with sub­text” or maybe just “creepy”. Wan­na start a British men’s club with a bizarre sense of humor.

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