Coolist: 1957 Ford Thunderbird - F-Code.
Kickstarter: The Intrepid 4x5 Camera - An Affordable Large Format Camera.
ArtDaily: Rothschild pistols seized by the Nazis in 1939 and stored in a salt mine during WWII for s
As gorgeous a set of flintlocks as I’ve ever seen ... at least, from the top view. Silver’s not a very good structural component for a firearm, so I assume it’s mostly decoration. But what decoration.
PSFK: Hemingwrite Typing Device Aimed at Distraction-Free Writing.
Exactly, precisely why we were all glad to see bell bottoms go away.
An electric car for wheelchair-bound folks. Pretty neat.
ArtDaily: Japan toymaker unveils tiny talking, singing humanoid.
“When asked to sing a song, the robot will answer, ‘Okay. Then let’s sing along together’ or ‘No. Ask me later because I am busy’, depending on ‘its mood’.” Just what I want to buy ... a moody robot. If you want torture, go talk to Eliza.
BarnFinds: The First El Camino?
YOU+ME: rose ave., album out now.
Been waiting for this. I think it’s great. Alicia is, of course, Pink! in pop venues. She’s so Doylestown, even still. It’s endearing. Come to Santa Fe, play the Lensic you two. I’ll be there.
Barn Finds: Henney’s Nu-3-Way - 1953 Packard Hearse.
Oh, man. Dyin’ to have this. (Heh). What a great vehicle to haul camera equipment around in! I’ll hold out for 4WD, tho.
OpenCulture: Prof. Iggy Pop - BBC’s 2014 John Peel Lecture - “Free Music in a Capitalist Society”.
Info on where to find it in the last para.
Kormaran. A new kind of boat.
Helftone: Mac App Store - The Subtle Exodus.
Amazon: Vapur Element Bottle.
Pretty cool idea. The included carabiner is a nice touch. I’m always trying to figure out better ways of carrying water while shooting.
DP Review: Ferrania to restart film production in still and movie formats.
“Initial production will be for 35mm and 120 roll formats for stills, and Super 8 and 16mm movie film. The first batch of film, pledged to Kickstarter backers, will be an E6 process transparency film based on the 100 ASA ScotchChrome from the late 1990s, but the company says it wants to go on to produce color negative and black and white emulsions in a wide range of sheet and roll formats. ”
Kickstarter: StandStand, the portable standing desk.
The Luminous Landscape: Two Weeks With The Olympus E-M1.
Hmmm. That photo comparing the Oly to Nikon with comparable length lenses. After taking a hit in the Range Rover at high speed while holding a conventional DSLR with 2.8 70-200, the weight savings is looking more attractive by the minute.
BarnFinds: This May Be The Largest MG Barn Find Ever!
A restored MGA is a delightful summer weekend ride.
BikeEXIF: Barn find - Dave Mucci’s dreamy Honda CA95.
Nifty. Almost art deco.
Hammacher Schlemmer: The Covert Aeronautical Cocktail Shaker.
Oh, I like this ...
I don’t know about you, but my low-flow toilets need all the water they can get to move *anything* down the drain.
New JUMO Concept: Modern reedition of the JUMO Classique lamp.
Bakelite and brass. Gives me an idea for another streamlined lamp ...
ArtDaily: Monumental English case clock to lead Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ sale.
EOSHD: Nikon D750 Review - initial thoughts and video footage.
“... I really miss my stabilised Canon lenses. The problem is for Canon lens owners like myself, aside from the very expensive 1D C, Canon are down across the range of DSLRs and mirrorless cameras for performance. They are now a distant 4th on video quality behind Sony, Panasonic and Nikon and a mediocre 3rd behind Sony and Nikon when it comes to stills quality on their APS-C and full frame sensors.” Damn.
I think I’ve figured out a Fedex/UPS routine ...
They deliver largest packages first, smallest last. I seem to consistently receive large stuff first thing in the morning, and bitty little ones just before 8 PM.