Bicycling: New Pro Gear at the 2014 Tour de France.
Slate: Almond milk bad for environment? Tom Philpott and Mother Jones are wrong.
Hmmph. Try looking at growing watermelons ... or chickens, for that matter. My complaint is the cheap fast-food burger. I don’t believe that $1 meat exists! Even when I see it. But that’s fodder for another post.
Guardian.UK: E-readers vs books - the debate.
Never thought I’d say it, but I miss our old Borders Books. I preferred NYC-style B&N’s, but all Santa Fe had was a Borders. I support independent bookstores, but they just don’t have the huge storespace, the strollspace that the chains had. And I could kill hours - even days (after returning from a long a/v tour) - in bookstores.
Hemmings: One man’s collection of more than 600 vintage cars and trucks heads to auction.
ArtDaily: Here’s sellin’ to you, kid. Casablanca piano up for sale on November 24 by Bonhams.
SALMON? Never in a million years would I have guessed such a color ...
AnandTech: Western Digital Updates Red NAS Drive Lineup with 6 TB and Pro Versions.
More space for your NAS.
BBC: The Cornish beaches where Lego keeps washing up.
“The incident is a perfect example of how even when inside a steel container, sunken items don’t stay sunken. They can be carried around the world, seemingly randomly, but subject to the planet’s currents and tides.” No mention of how many fish are choking on small Lego parts.
Supercharged: Bandit9 Honda Eve.
Ummmmmm … ouch. Irony is, my long torso would probably fit well. But that seat.
ArtDaily: The ultimate connoisseur’s Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale headlines RM’s Monterey Sale.
Oof. I’d give an eyetooth for that baby.
The Luminous Landscape: Out On The Streets With The Leica M8.
Some stellar shots within. You’ll want to go out and pound the pavement for some street photography after.
Dazed: Etsy is selling a ‘punk starter kit’ for £51.
Barn Finds: 1976 Jensen Healey GT.
Good lord … a Lotus-powered station wagon?
Italian Ways: Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta - Oblin’s version.
Black on black? The car comes off a slate grey. Still gorgeous, though.
CultWestern: The $400 Carhartt Vest.
Collectors Weekly: Caftan Liberation - How an Ancient Fashion Set Modern Women Free.
“It allowed you to wear really comfortable clothing in public, things that you might have reserved for just wearing behind closed doors in your own house. [snip] It was teasing the boundaries around your domestic space, like what you’re wearing at home versus what you’re wearing out. It had an ambiguous sexuality to it. It both freed the body and emphasized the body, while still remaining somewhat dignified.” Better than having to look at folks in sweats and house slippers at WalMart.
Barnfinds: Tin Woody - 1953 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe Wagon
“Sure, a real woodie wagon would be more sought after and possibly even a bit cooler, but the fact that this wagon won’t require replacing any actual wood is a major plus.” I’d still prefer the wood. But rusty and crusty, this certainly is an eyecatcher as is.
HiConsumption: Solo Sleeping Bag & Tent.
BikeEXIF: Moto Guzzi V12.
Very clean lines; classy. I totally approve.
DesignYouTrust: Paleos Pronativ Shoes. In Touch With Nature.
Yeah, you’d really be in touch with the cactus of the Southwest. Pass.
Return of the Cafe Racers: Cognito Moto CB750.
Tasty Honda 750 redo. Nice to see the heavier forks, one of the weaknesses of the original.
Hemmings Find of the Day: 1959 Chevrolet Impala.
Little old lady across the street from us had one of these. What only kids who grew up in the era can tell you — playing in the street, you got the hell out of the way of those fins as they came backing out of the driveway.
CR4: Best Engineered Toys, Past, Present and the Future.
Neatorama: “Human Props” Who Stay in Luxury Homes But Live Like Ghosts.
The trick is, one must be ready at all times to vacate the premises completely at the drop of a hat.
365/2: 193. My bench’s paint history ...
… in one curl (turquoise - yellow - turquoise). And a fairly disturbing outtake.
Smeg: Small domestic appliances.
Very pretty. And likely pricey. “Available Soon” always makes me wonder where I put my wallet last.