DPR: Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review.
Hideously expensive and no built-in EVF. Only the 1% of you need to click the link.
KickStarter: The Qlipter - The Super Clip That Will Rule Them All.
PVC at NAB 2014: Sachtler Makes Things Easy and Affordable for Cinematographers.
Design You Trust: Vintage Playing Cards by Bicycle.
“Designed to look beat-up and distressed, this is the perfect set for your home poker room setup.” Pre-grotted. I prefer to stress my own. And I tend to prefer Racer-back (not made anymore, apparently). At some point, I’m going to invest in some Theory11 cards; they are gorgeous.
Richvibe: Lauge Jensen x Henrik Fisker Viking Motorcycle.
These feet-and-arms forward riding position bikes make my back ache just looking at them … but this one sure is purty. In other words, I certainly wouldn’t kick it out o’ my garage.
something & else.
It’ll take you a second to catch it.
Italian Ways: Signature Italian style with the Stilus 405.
Ornate. I wonder if the texture wouldn’t be distracting.
Medium/Razvan Onofrei: Aligning type to baseline the right way using SASS.
[Also, I’ll adopt this title style (source/author) when linking Medium from now on. Just a ‘Medium:’ gives no useful info.]
Geek.com: Physics-exploiting axe splits wood in record time.
This rocks. Perhaps a new item for my Xmas list.
ArtDaily: Lunar-landed artifacts from moonwalker Alan Bean set for lift-off at auction.
I wonder how much that real ‘space pen’ will go for ...
DPR: A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera?
Luminous Landscape: Panasonic GH4 Report.
Video goodness. Still love the availability of an external grip with XLRs.
Italian Ways: Carlo Bugatti’s unique furniture.
Car design, yes. Furniture? Game of Thrones?
Return of the Cafe Racers: Inazumanx Suzuki GSX1200.
Spot the second exhaust trumpet yet? Keeps your arse warm in the cold, I suspect. I like the overall design/aesthetic balance. Big ol’ GSX’s need a large tank to look right.
Supercharged: RCR Monoposto - 1958 F1 Race Car Replica.
Unlikely to be street legal.
Mashable: Elon Musk on Risky SpaceX Launch - If It Works, It’s the Biggest Thing We’ve Done.
“When the Dragon capsule is safely in orbit and well on its way to the space station, the first stage will separate and re-enter Earth’s atmosphere. As the helium-filled rocket slows, it will extend four 25-foot-long landing legs and use its thrusters to briefly hover over the Atlantic Ocean before plopping down ever so gently onto the surface.” Logical spot to try it first.
Medium: Improve the payment experience with animations.
Cute. I’d also mention ‘improve the payment experience with real security’, but ...
Bloomberg: How Americans Die.
Animated chart porn. Nicely designed, with good use of color.
Collectors Weekly: These Chopines Weren’t Made for Walking: Platforms for Aristocratic Feet.
“They had to walk very slowly and required the aid of two servants to navigate whatever space they were moving through, whether it was out in public or at a private evening with an ambassador from a foreign country, when women might be asked to do this kind of promenading.” Lady Gaga bows to history, then.
Photo Rumors: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens (Canon version) tested at DxOmark.
Hmmm. I rented the Zeiss 50mm F2 Makro and liked having an f/22 in addition to half life-size detail work. I’d miss the 1.4 shallow DOF, perhaps. But 800 or so extra smackers’ll buy another lens. 50mm isn’t that compelling a focal range.
Italian Ways: The slow pace of beauty at Petrella Guidi’s historical hideaway.
“Here everything is ‘done well’, and every thing moves at the slow pace of beauty.” Library, and outdoor living spaces? All wrapped in ancient stone? Want. No, need.
Skala Color, a Mac color picker by Bjango.
Youtube: Newest Honda ASIMO Robot Moves Like A Human.
Cute. The perpetual-bent knees make my quads hurt just lookin’ at ‘em, though.
WebDesigner Depot: Sketch 3 has launched, is it time to switch?
Not really. I bought Sketch 2 out of curiousity; I use it for the occasional button. Much easier to use than Fireworks, but nowhere near the overall power, either. I don’t see a killer feature to push me to upgrade (or rather, ‘buy new again’; their upgrade offer is really parsimonious).