ArtDaily: Artcurial achieves record price for a car sold at auction; Ferrari sells for 35,711,359.
Told you this one would be spectacular.
Designer News: It’s time Sketch fixed their font issues.
Bicycling: First Look - Wahoo Fitness Standing Desk for Cyclists.
Cool, but beware for your sexual/urinary health. Sitting on a stationary trainer too long can damage the bloodflow in your pelvic floor permanently; you’ll be ‘Limp Larry’ for the rest of your days.
Bicycling: First Look - Michelin Power Tires.
I love Michelins on a bike, but they don’t hold up well to goatheads in the SW. I’ll have to try some of their ‘more armored’ versions mentioned here.
NBC: Honda IndyCar test at Sebring sees new aero bits revealed.
From the front, looks like a slightly-used Venetian blind.
Dazed: Body-positive Barbie lands the cover of TIME magazine.
Since she’s dominating the news cycle, I have to comment. The body shape is disturbing. Short body, crazy long legs. I feel her feet should be just below her knees. I am expecting to hear in stores, “Mommy, mommy - I want a FAT Barbie.” And enjoy the response.
TechCrunch: Prototyping Suite InVision Is Acquiring Design Tool Macaw.
“Notably, InVision is not shutting down Macaw. The company will indefinitely allow access to the current version, while Macaw’s latest product Scarlet (a live, real-time design environment) will be bundled into other InVision products this year.” Another reason to keep an eye on InVision ...
Return of the Cafe Racers: Ducati Diavel DraXter.
Hell, I’m too old to pull this off, but I can sure appreciate the techno-aesthetic.
Three from Search Engine Roundtable.
1. Google says shorter URLs are better.
2. Google says links in footers or sitewides aren’t given much weight.
3. Google says title tags are ranking factors, but not worth rewriting for ‘better’ results.
AnandTech: The Cherry MX Board 6.0 Mechanical Keyboard Review.
Autoweek: VW diesel emissions scandal forces Bosch to launch investigation.
Like inspecting one’s own navel. Can a corporation effectively investigate itself? Or will we have a couple of lower-echelon scapegoats thrown under the bus, with a declaration of “It’ll never happen again”?
DYT: Digital Artist Remixes Famous Faces To Create Seamless Celebrity Hybrids.
These will destroy brain cells faster than snorting vodka.
PhotoShelter Blog: This Is What Happens When You Try to Photoshop Money.
HAH. Big Brother gets you.
Ask DN: iPad Pro as my main computer, any apps you recommend?
Of interest to those of you with iPad Pros.
Curated design, front-end, back-end, mobile dev links. No RSS feeds? Looks like I’d have to sign up to find out.
Guardian.UK: Toxic chemicals found in most outdoor gear.
“The study showed that toxic chemicals are ‘still widely present in products by brands such as Jack Wolfskin, the North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Norrona and Salewa, especially in the production of footwear, trousers, sleeping bags and some jackets.’.” It’s a bit naive to want Teflon-like features in outdoor gear, and not expect some entertaining chemical combos to be utilized.
GitHub: A Git client for Sketch.
Italian Ways: The Siata 208 Spider Sport - elegance by Michelotti.
Hard to spot even a single unattractive detail in this sports car. Gorgeous.
DP Review: Fuji X-Pro 2. Finally over 20MP.
All their articles:
Still waiting for more improvements to the Sony A7 series, but this looks tasty on paper. I have a feeling high ISO/shadow recovery won’t be where I expect, but I’ll wait for the reviews. The ISO 1000 bike gear shot (in sample galleries) shows noise reduction smearing, but the proof is in the print (as opposed to the pixel-peep).
Italian Ways: Franz Marangolo and Bitter Campari.
Don’t miss this one. The effect of quick ink figure sketches. Wonderful.
Pen Addict: Top 5 Pens.
I heartily second the Retro 51 Tornado. [Thanks, Mar and Eric from Santa Fe. You pegged my tastes with laser precision.]
Dazed: Turn your vagina into a soundsystem with this new gadget.
#%@^@^$&&$(Q(*%)??>!! Unborn babies have been shown to move around to minimize noise, and be startled by loud sounds. So why on earth ... ? Some fool will try piping Dr Phil or Oprah up the canal, I’m sure. Poor kids. A month of that, I’d self-abort.
Ms Magazine: As Subtle as the Pose.
Important read. You’ve heard it before. We get pummelled by the same visual tropes over and over and over, until we’re numb. And, for the record, I’ve never seen a single woman adopt that ‘fashion hunch’ in real life. Other than one with severe spine issues, and she couldn’t move otherwise.
Fashion needs some serious reality. Sadly, fashion bloggers are merely making cold calculated plays for sponsorship and ad impressions. They seem to not realize that together, they could drive a wedge in this industry, split it to pieces and reassemble it any damned way they want.
Uncrate: Volkswagen Budd-E Concept.
Talk about missing the mark by a mile. The VW Camper van is one of the most sought-after used vehicles in existence. And VW brings this to market. Maybe it’s the fault of the diesel fumes ...
Valet.: What Makes a Good Logo?
Michael Bierut, who’s worked on Saks Fifth Avenue, Harley-Davidson, The Atlantic, Princeton University, Guitar Hero and most recently, Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Grain of salt here: Hillary’s is no favorite of mine.