Stinky Candle Co.
Gasoline candles, anyone? Fast food? Pickles? Onions? Vile Bile?
Altra Zero Drop Footwear: Olympus.
Flying in the face of the bearfoot trend. I like the shape of the toebox.
Later: Note the misspelling. I looked at the soles, and you know what was in my mind. I won’t correct it.
Supercharged: 2014 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante in green & gold.
NY Times: Recently Attributed Leonardo Painting Was Sold Privately for Over $75 Million.
“heavily restored”. And yet it still brought 75 mill. Wow.
The Big Picture: Your Broccoli Is Way Too Thirsty.
Rice, and orchards, are the biggest users of water … by a long, long stretch. This infographic is misleading.
ArtDaily: Rare Martin Bros. stoneware birds set to take flight at Morphy’s March 8 auction.
Man, are they hideous or what? I’ll take two.
Fancy: Conceal Vertical Display for books.
The Verge: Keurig is locking down its coffee makers to keep out cheap refills.
BikeEXIF: How To Build A Cafe Racer.
Great post. Bookmarked. I’d add ‘texture’. Whether to use knobbies or slicks. Ground metal or painted. Etc. etc.
ArtDaily: “Craft in America: Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy” to premiere on PBS.
“Craft in America: Industry explores the business of the handmade, taking us to workshops where artists are crafting the future and making contributions to the local and national economies. INDUSTRY highlights the important connection between the consumer and the maker and explores the value of exquisitely crafted handmade objects in today’s creative economy. ”
ArtDaily: “Glossy Paper: A Century of Fashion Photography at Condé Nast” opens in Paris.
Sounds like it’ll eventually visit Forth Worth, TX. Fashion, fashion design and fashion photography trickle down to other parts of the creative world; always worth a peek.
Ken Rockwell: The Nikon D600, D800 and D4 are the same camera inside!
Say what you will about Ken, he always knows how to shake things up.
ArtDaily: One of the world’s finest collections of acoustic guitars to be auctioned.
If you’re near Manhattan, and admire fine guitars, go poke your nose in.
Fancy: Poppy 3D iPhone Camera.
“Poppy uses mirrors to capture two stereographic images using a single camera.” Caveat emptor; plastic fantastic.
LA Times: Bitcoin virtual currency is on verge of collapse.
Supercharged: Lotus Motorcycle C-01.
Oooh. nice blend of old and new. With that fairing, you could hide a lot of batteries and make it electric, too. I’d drive it around, no question.
DP Review: Nikon D4s First Impressions Review.
Mirrorless is getting to me; this thing looks bloody huge. My F4s was (is) a monster to carry around; this looks even more massive.
ArtDaily: Battle of Britain hero’s medals for sale.
One may buy them; but one could never earn them as he did.
DP Review: Weak Yen masks hard times as Mirrorless and DSLR sales decline.
One supposes as the smartphone camera improves, the dedicated camera declines in popularity. The Kodak snappers will be satisfied with a smartphone; the point-and-shoot market should become a ghost town relatively swiftly. If I were a manufacturer, I’d make this the last year of building PnS’s.
BikeEXIF: Top 5 Moto Guzzi Le Mans.
Lovely. I don’t think it’s humanly possible to do a bad Guzzi.
The Selvedge Yard: The One Motorcycle Show 2014 Recap.
CNet: Audi TT design follows R8, VW Beetle.
I still prefer the original design.
Real Shit - Organic Manure For Urban Farmers.
Offered, sans comment.
Return of the Cafe Racers: Triton 650 Pre Unit Cafe Racer.
ArtDaily: ‘Flying Spaceman’ on motorcycle summons superpowers to land in top slot.
Another month, another antique toy auction. I don’t miss stamped-steel toys. (My fingers remain whole).