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Bicycling: Carbon-Fiber Fear Mongering in the Times.

Nope, there’s no problem with carbon fiber. Nobody runs a blog about broken carbon frames ... even bike shops don’t believe there’s a problem. [Tongue firmly wedged in cheek.]

07/29/14 • 05:43 PM • ConsumptionDesignPhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Mecca’s changing face matches the needs of its Muslim pilgrims.

While Mecca is a site of great historical religious significance, it cannot be preserved in the familiar sense, as its history has not ended. You might not appreciate what it looks like – but it matches the tastes and requirements of the present, as every place of pilgrimage has done in its heyday.

07/29/14 • 11:13 AM • ArtsDesignHistoryReligionTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Kaboomi Studio: Goldfish bubble wrap.

Okay.

07/29/14 • 11:11 AM • ConsumptionDesign • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé, power and elegance.

For some reason, I imagine Mafiosi driving these.

07/29/14 • 10:59 AM • DesignHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Cult Western: The Cowboy Boot of the Future?

Tron meets Gene Autry. I’ll pass.

07/28/14 • 08:06 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistory • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DEDPXL: Fuji X-T1 Review.

Zach Arias gives his opinion.

07/25/14 • 12:31 PM • ConsumptionDesignPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BikeEXIF: BSA A50 by Hazan Motorworks.

Beautiful. Check the aspirator bottle as oil reservoir. (Hope it’s padded a bit).

07/24/14 • 05:58 PM • ConsumptionDesign • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: The Evolutionary Psychology of Women’s Shoes.

By exaggerating the normal female gait, high heels serve to falsely enhance our perception of the wearer’s femininity.

07/24/14 • 01:07 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryPsychologyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hemmings: Last remaining World War I Cadillac to go on National Historic Vehicle Register.

Needs restoration work.  Nice.

07/24/14 • 11:19 AM • DesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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
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