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Bicycling: New Pro Gear at the 2014 Tour de France.

Ceramic bearings and more.

07/23/14 • 11:03 AM • ConsumptionDesignPhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

07/23/14 • 10:46 AM • ConsumptionEnvironmentalPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

07/23/14 • 10:22 AM • ArtsBooksConsumptionHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hemmings: One man’s collection of more than 600 vintage cars and trucks heads to auction.

Some beauts.

07/22/14 • 10:39 AM • ConsumptionHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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 ...

07/22/14 • 09:40 AM • ConsumptionEntertainmentHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AnandTech: Western Digital Updates Red NAS Drive Lineup with 6 TB and Pro Versions.

More space for your NAS.

07/21/14 • 01:04 PM • ComputingConsumptionDesignHardware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

07/21/14 • 12:34 PM • ConsumptionDesignEnvironmentalHistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Supercharged: Bandit9 Honda Eve.

Ummmmmm … ouch. Irony is, my long torso would probably fit well. But that seat.

07/21/14 • 12:25 PM • ConsumptionDesign • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: The ultimate connoisseur’s Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale headlines RM’s Monterey Sale.

Oof. I’d give an eyetooth for that baby.

07/20/14 • 10:19 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistory • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

07/18/14 • 10:56 AM • ConsumptionHardwarePhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: Etsy is selling a ‘punk starter kit’ for £51.

It’s been said for decades that punk is dead, but it appears that a very large nail has been hammered into its coffin.

07/18/14 • 10:04 AM • ConsumptionHistoryMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Barn Finds: 1976 Jensen Healey GT.

Good lord … a Lotus-powered station wagon?

07/18/14 • 09:42 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta - Oblin’s version.

Black on black? The car comes off a slate grey. Still gorgeous, though.

07/18/14 • 09:23 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CultWestern: The $400 Carhartt Vest.

Do you want to spend $400 bucks on something you’re going to beat the snot out of?” Exactly.

07/17/14 • 09:53 PM • ConsumptionDesignSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

07/17/14 • 03:34 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryHome & LivingHuman Rights • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

07/17/14 • 10:36 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

HiConsumption: Solo Sleeping Bag & Tent.

Gimmicky, IMHO. You can get a whole three person tent for less money … and more importantly, less weight.

07/16/14 • 02:02 PM • ConsumptionDesignNaturePhysical Fitness • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BikeEXIF: Moto Guzzi V12.

Very clean lines; classy. I totally approve.

07/16/14 • 01:41 PM • ConsumptionDesign • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DesignYouTrust: Paleos Pronativ Shoes. In Touch With Nature.

Yeah, you’d really be in touch with the cactus of the Southwest. Pass.

07/16/14 • 11:24 AM • ConsumptionDesign • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

07/16/14 • 10:25 AM • ConsumptionDesign • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

07/14/14 • 10:47 AM • ChildhoodConsumptionDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CR4: Best Engineered Toys, Past, Present and the Future.

Great thread.

07/14/14 • 10:40 AM • ChildhoodConsumptionDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

07/14/14 • 09:49 AM • ConsumptionEconomicsHome & Living • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 193. My bench’s paint history ...

365/2: 193.

… in one curl (turquoise - yellow - turquoise).  And a fairly disturbing outtake.

07/13/14 • 07:19 PM • ConsumptionPersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Smeg: Small domestic appliances.

Very pretty. And likely pricey. “Available Soon” always makes me wonder where I put my wallet last.

07/11/14 • 06:13 PM • ConsumptionDesignHome & Living • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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