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.
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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