I’m not actually that fond of the Triumph/Indian/Whathaveyou vintage bobber idea. So the Royal-Enfield item doesn’t do it for me. But some of the detailing and engraving on this machine are awesome.
1962 CZ 175 Type 450. Showing how old school bikes were adapted for dirt. Back before there were “dirt bikes”
I shall now die fulfilled. Mercedes-Benz, AMG and Ducati together at last.
This weird little bike is based, loosely, on a Ducati. Well done, or just random? discuss.
#16 — a snow crystal. Wow. And there’s the new to me Ornamental Baboon Tarantula. Big pictures of the small world.
Airplane food sucks because you can’t hear yourself think. Okay that’s interesting, but it doesn’t help does it?
Art, Images, and Design
An interesting attempt to change up the usual (failing) interface for door openers. Can we stop people pushing when they should pull and pulling when they should push? Maybe.
Cars 2 coming next summer from Pixar. It’s a spy story? Check out the logo reveal on the official YouTube channel. And there’s a website — of course. I hope it’s worth the hype. Pixar is awfully close to becoming predictable. And that would be sad.
The adventure game Machinarium (Amanita Design) was a mini-hit in 2009. Now if you want to have your own little robot you can. Papercraft score!
Abstract patterns combined to create a fox on a wall. Philippe Baudelocque does some fine work in Paris. His personal website has an awful moving background.
Want a little mystery to ponder today? How about getting to the bottom of this MV Augusta 60cc Monomoto Superleggera. Tragic Italian opera? Wacky art project? Total BS? Keep looking.
Headline — 60 Years on Jaguar Sexy C‑Type Still Seduces — and here are the pictures to prove it. Honestly is there anything sexier on 4 wheels?
Start in Philadephia — end up in New Zealand. Plan on about a month of travel time. Telastar logistics will get you started by pointing you to Justin Watt’s container ship travel FAQ and toss in a couple of pics of the journey.
The old River Crossing Puzzle given a new set of characters and rules that come from a more modern perspective. Played with life-size pieces and real world rules. An interactive installation by Ahmet Ogut.
Art, Images, and Design
There are a handful of excellent photographs in this introduction to the Facing Change photographic project. Based on the founders’ desire to create a public collection of images that illustrate our times in the manner of the FSA (Farm Security Administration) projects of the 30’s but without political ties.
So, is this architectures? Sculpture? Collage? Papercraft? Don’t know, don’t care. You must spend time with the images and narrative description of “The Migration of Mel and Judith” a travelogue built into a “self-enclosed curling world of the lampshade”… which … “adds a wonderfully anti-perspectival, frilly concavity to the couple’s journey.”
And if Mel and Judith wasn’t enough for you, you can move along and explore Thomas Hillier’s more recent work “The Emperor’s Castle” A vaguely creepy, organically extravagant, origami inspired pop-up book.