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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

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

VaultSkin for iPhone.

Interesting.  I’ve seen others of this kind of case, of course. A photo of one on another site tickled my fancy. My concern is, pulling out of a pocket, does one dump their cards and/or phone all over the place?

07/21/14 • 11:24 AM • DesignHardwareMobile • (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 Verge: Japan’s new Cruise Train is a luxury hotel on rails.

Impressive.

07/18/14 • 10:21 AM • DesignGeneralTravel • (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

MichaelUlman: Gone Postal (rat rod).

Would be perfect for a Steampunk “Road Warrior” ...

07/17/14 • 09:50 PM • ArtsDesignEntertainment • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New Republic: Interruptions at Work Make You Way Less Productive.

Researchers have known for a while that interruptions inhibit our ability to carry out many tasks—from detecting traffic signals to performing surgery. This study is unique, though, in looking at—and quantifying—how distractions affect the caliber of creative work.

07/17/14 • 03:38 PM • ArtsDesignHealthProgrammingPsychologyScience • (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

Hemmings: Mini Moke fans to celebrate 50th anniversary of the British trucklet.

The Moke could transport four people at up to 74 MPH, if they were sufficiently brave ...

07/16/14 • 10:27 AM • DesignEntertainmentHistoryTravel • (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

Youtube: Boeing Preps the 787-9 Dreamliner for Farnborough.

To do the bank from takeoff takes loads of power to avoid a stall. Impressive plane. Doubt they’ll ever try that with a full load on onboard.

07/15/14 • 02:33 PM • DesignTravel • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Brott Barcelona: Stylish Dog Collars from Spain.

I’m no expert on such things, but these look pretty snazzy to me.

07/14/14 • 10:55 AM • ComputingDesignTravel • (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

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

HiConsumption: Electric Nimbus e-Car is the Off-Road Minibus for the Ultimate Road Warrior.

… this eco-conscious, all-terrain minibus is in the concept stage …” Oh yeah - one could tell from the (what looks like) Phong shading.  Cue the Chariot (gratuitous Lost in Space reference).

07/11/14 • 04:56 PM • DesignHistoryTravel • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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