shiny things in messy little piles

Tag: trike

Morning Linkage (Oct 20)


Fea­tured in the most recent issue of Ital­ian Motor Mag­a­zine (which looks like a very worth­while off-line effort.) John W’s Mk 2 Le Man’s based Guzzi cafe rac­er is one of the finest cus­toms that I’ve seen. Fine enough to over­come my dis­like of the all knees and elbows look of the MG engine. And that’s going a ways.

Just the thing for the rut­ted grav­el path out to the back forty. CT90 in OD and kha­ki. Well sort­ed lit­tle thing.

Four fine old Detroit icons. Pen and water­col­or. The out­line draw­ing of the Pon­ti­ac logo is worth the price of admis­sion. Click for embiggens. Wall­pa­per worthy.

Okay — this is just weird. I think it’s a Fairchild J‑44 jet engined trike built by EJ Pot­ter. Read more about the Michi­gan Mad­man at the Knee Slider.


Remem­ber­ing just how pol­lut­ed out night skies are. Com­par­ing the vis­i­bil­i­ty of night sky objects.

With the goal of cre­at­ing a tiny lit­tle sun inside a ware­house in Liv­er­more, the Nation­al Igni­tion Facil­i­ty on both a macro and micro scale. Bonus pic­ture of the Gov­er­na­tor on tour in 2008.

Art, Images, and Design

One of the nicest let­ter­press adver­tis­ing sets I’ve seen. Cranky Press­man sends out a set of 4 Par­li­ment of Owls designed coast­ers with the charm­ing res­i­dents of an imag­i­nary sea­side town. Meet Edna, Mr. Snog­gle­baum, Ade­laide and her pal Mr. Pis­ta­chio, and Cranky him­self. Now I must con­sid­er exact­ly what I want in the way of cus­tom, die-cut, letter-pressed coast­ers for my next social func­tion, hmmmm.

Lost artists. Jos Albert. Umber and grey. Domes­tic scenes and still-lifes, look­ing as if an under-painting was over­laid with graphite and then aban­doned. A slow­er, calmer world than the one we live in.

Cut-out paper ani­ma­tion. The sto­ry of Star Wars told by lit­tle paper peo­ple. (Video/Music 2:41)

Morning Linkage (Mar 4)


Pur­ple Hel­mets, the Isle of Man TT half-time stunt team. Very British
— in a Ben­ny Hill, wellies and slick­ers, kin­da way. (Sound)

Wrench Mon­kees begin build­ing a bit­sa. Where did that pur­ple frame
come from? Updates as they happen.

Desmo dou­ble front-wheel trike. Very bizarre and head­line writ­ers take
note, no way in hell is this an ATV. More pics.

I love the tail treat­ment on this Tri­umph Thun­der­bird. Such a sweet, round butt.



This is one of the most con­sis­tent­ly beau­ti­ful blogs that I know of.
There’s noth­ing more spe­cial about this post than any of the others,
but take a cou­ple of min­utes to enjoy the rest­ful images and ideas .
La Tar­tine Gourmande.

Graph­ic nov­els and comics are, for me, the one com­pelling application
for the iPad. Here’s an exam­ple of why.



Bryce Wymer is the Art Direc­to­ry for Dig­i­tal Kitchen. They did a nice
ani­mat­ed mur­al for the 2010 Census.
You can watch them put the com­mer­cial togeth­er in this video.
He puts also puts huge chunks of his sketch books on his blog.

I want to be the red haired girl in Lynne Nay­lor’s hap­py wilder­ness pic­tures.

Visu­al, typo­graph­ic pun, with a nod to Marley.

That’s all for today my friend­ly pump­kin wonders