BlessThisStuff: 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spyder.
Well, if I can’t have a Porsche 550, I suppose this’ll do.
Motorcyclist: 2014 Honda Grom | First Look.
Aw, damn. Nothing’s quite as fun as a small bike you can throw around. If it were only 250cc’s. A 125 won’t pull my 185lbs up hills.
Selectism: John Lennon’s first car to be sold at auction.
A ‘65 Ferrari 350GT 2+2 Coupe. Imagine.
A Continuous Lean.: As it Happened — Brimfield.
Each year, I drool. Each year, my savings account is so happy I was not close enough to visit.
[Vintage tip: Remember to buy moldy leather, not dry leather. Mold can be removed and the leather restored, with a little elbow grease. It will still be strong and have a service life ahead of it. Dry and cracked leather, though it may look more palatable, will crack, fail and need replacing.]
Motoriginal: 1958 Buick Century Convertible.
Fantastic grill. The past is another country; they indeed do things differently there. Could we ever figure out today what designers/streamliners had in mind then to create such a thing?
HypeBeast: Fiat x Smeg “Smeg 500” Mini Fridge.
And here I always thought a VW Bus resembled a refrigerator. Version two?
Bike EXIF: T120 Bonneville.
Triumph. Custom build. Springs on the seat (a must). Steampunk. Oh, yes.
Valet.: Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses.
Valet.: The Cowboy Shirt.
Digital Photography Review: Olympus PEN E-P5 Hands-on Preview.
Like to see a comparison against the new Fuji RF.
Luminous Landscape: Clouding the Issue.
Well, I’ve been on the cloud for a few months now, and the experience has been good so far. Better than with a CS disc. The only glitch … the Creative Cloud Connection widget loses sync capability too frequently. I turn it off most of the time, unless I’m actively needing it. The cost? Cost of doing business these days. Raise a ‘cloud’ of anger if you wish; I’m over it and moving on already.
Valet.: Quality Tonic Water.
Oh yes. Now I’m ready for the heat-switch on June 1.
The future of Adobe Fireworks.
From the horse’s mouth: “While we are not planning further feature development for Fireworks, we will continue to sell Fireworks CS6 as well as make it available as part of the Creative Cloud. We will provide security updates as necessary and may provide bug fixes. We plan to update Fireworks to support the next major releases of both Mac OS X and Windows.”
O’Reilly Media: Save 50% In Celebration of Day Against DRM.
First American Art Magazine.
“First American Art Magazine, LLC (FAAM) is a new magazine dedicated solely to the arts of Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Order a print copy today! Issue No. 1 will be out in early August 2013.” Published in Santa Fe, of course.
The Nation: The Case for Ethical Fashion.
“I am an impassioned advocate for small-scale, locally produced fashion. But where are the large fashion companies willing to take a risk and to reinvent their brands around ethical fashion production? It’s time to trust that the consumer, all things being equal, will buy an ethically made product.”
SciAm: Air Gun Blasts Shatter Undersea Tranquility.
9,000 250dB bursts a day? Good grief.
URDesign Magazine: Toyota ME.WE concept car by Jean-Marie Massaud.
I approve of what looks like a dent-proof exterior.
Coolist: Marshall Monitor Headphones.
I used to love my AKGs for audio work … but I’d surely like to try these. I suspect, however, it’s more cachet than capability.
Hammacher Schlemmer: The Pedal Pub.
I should invest in one and run it around Santa Fe during tourist peak season.
Time: Amazon.com’s Most Well-Read City: Alexandria, Va.
“Alexandria and Knoxville ranked No. 1 and No. 2 on Amazon.com’s annual list of U.S. cities buying the most books, newspapers and magazines per capita from the online retailer.” Er, that doesn’t mean anyone read them, necessarily.
Creative Cow News: Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime Lenses.
Ooooh. [CC has a nasty and intrusive ad-scheme you have to click through, top of page, hypertext.]
Guardian.UK: Ebook anxieties increase as publishing revolution rolls on.
“… add it to the news last year that a Kindle user had her entire library wiped by Amazon without warning and the fact that, a few years ago, readers woke up to find that their digital copies of various books by George Orwell had vanished from their Kindles, and the possibility that ebooks could be sold as secondhand goods becomes another reminder of the sheer slipperiness – the intangibility – of the mushrooming digital product.” What concerns me more is the future ability to apply revisionist history across many volumes in a split second.
Temescalien: 1964 VW Bus race transporter.
Ooooh. Pushes all the right buttons. What the Van lacks in spunk, the racer makes up for.
Hodinkee: The Most Complicated Watch On The Planet To Be Sold Next Month.
In the midst of all the existential mayhem, it’s lovely to know such things are still being crafted.e