Beginning with a bit of a mystery. Searching for information on this subtly wonderful BWM custom.
No mystery to this intentionally not perfect TX650. Keeping the original tank and headlight bucket as the design touchstones for a rat bike I’d give shop space.
For a giggle, 52 Rossi helmet graphics. In his next life he’s going to be an art director for DC Comics. Clearly.
Science (more or less)
“hydrodynamically silent feeding current” Or how the comb jelly, which as you know is my favorite marine oddity, eats well. Read the comments they are as enlightening as the article.
Dark Roast Blends brings you Man Eating Plants. Okay — insect eating plants. (Following the image credits will supply an afternoon of visual bliss.)
Art, Images, and Design
From the pier side. A little guy goes diving. Like the commenter says — possibly Os Gemeos, but I can’t find a solid attribution.
An unusual look for They Draw, They Cook. Tatiana Dorokhina’s recipe for a hot kicked-up cider. The continuation of the directions in the guy’s tribal tattoo is sweet.
Ms. Dorokhina’s illustration blog is worth a look as well. (Occassionally NSFW)
American made and so damned beautiful. The RGM Pennsylvania Tourbillon. Watch pr0n at it’s most beguiling. It’s the second video you want to spend time with.
Vacation is over and it’s time to get back to work. Happy Monday y’all
Another tiny custom CB100 out of SE Asia. This one from Deus Canggu in Bali.
Scott Flying Squirrel. Best bike name ever and innovative design too. Liquid cooling from the 1920’s. A couple of other Scott bikes here as well.
From Japan a TX650 custom. The lines of the subtly brown tank are dreamy.
Documentation of monumental moments in bad taste. Nick Glies makes a living photographing the insides (and outsides) of private jets. Ownership is, of course, not disclosed.
Tablets for Christmas this year. With the launch of the iPad this spring the tablet has reached the middle american radar. Best Buy is gearing up for the Xmas season by promoting the tablet as a perfect gift.
Among the many contenders is likely to be this HTC slated to run Google’s chrome.
Cooking in a milk can? Steam cooking for messy, stew meals. Yum.
Art, Images, and Design
A quick and dirty overview of the art of Sci-Fi. Lauren Panepinto who is the Art Director for Orbit Books shows you some examples and explains why and how they go about enticing you to pick up and read. Lots of links to lots of artists. Be sure to check the comments for even more art and links.
From the Long Now blog, a fine example of Panepinto’s two rules for great Sci-Fi art. Commentary on this split society image?
In the late 1970’s Andy Levin spent his non-working hours photographing the everyman experience of Coney Island. The NYT’s Lens blog brings 18 of these fine black and white photos back.
And now, many years later, Levin returns to Coney Island and publishes Coney Island Baby. Color photos of the same place, in a very different time. (NSFW — one aggressively nude image)
enjoy the heat — eat lunch outside today
I’m not sure why you’d convert a ’73 TX650 to a monoshock rear but I’m mad for the paint scheme. Tres chic.
Okay, this is weird. A custom shop in Italy that builds on modern Royal Enfields. Italy, India, exotic? (Royal McQueen)
One of the nicest looking motard concepts I’ve seen (this week). Oberdan Bezzi does Bimota.
Society, Culture, and Literature
Therefore Repent! is a post-rapture graphic novel. What if after the rapture the world continues along it’s merry way, except that somethings are a little odd, like magic starts to work? And then there are the avenging angels… The link is to the .pdf. Alternative formats available as well. Where they’re talking about the next novel in the series. By Jim Munro and Salgood Sam.
A handful of drawings for inventions that we don’t know we need. Auto-abandonment zones being the first of several good ideas.
Science, Technology, and Gadgets
Thank heaven for Wired science. Taking the interesting things stuck behind Nature’s pay-wall and bringing them out for the rest of us to see.
Networks are generally resilient, that’s why they develop. But what happens if you network networks? You get fragile. A recent report in Nature demonstrate this with examples from the Italian power grid failure and stock markets crash in 1987.
Art, Images, and Design
A camera, some paper, and a pencil. Overlaid realities that act as x‑rays into the world we don’t quite live in.
A boat load of images of the Virgin or something like her. Many taken from the cock-odd world of fashion styling. The zombie expression on the face of the second LaCroix bride would scare any man away from the altar. Blasphemy abounds, but don’t skip it. There are treasures like the images by Lorri Lipton and Ron English.
Sam Brewster rocks a cool style that hints at having used a lot of markers growing up. Commercial work that comes with a sense of humor built in. I swear that fish is grimacing.
off you go my freaky darlings.