Italian Ways: The Bianchina’s good fortune.
A tinycar for the discerning collector. Audrey Hepburn drove one around Paris.
Designer News: How much time do you guys need to complete a 10 page website?
The comments. Surprised noone’s responded to the ‘guys’ thing yet.
BikeEXIF: Indian Scout by Analog Motorcycles.
Sweet. Read the text to see how custom is actually is (styrofoam bucks from which the aluminum artistes crafted tank and tail, for instance).
Barn Finds: 1955 Porsche 356 Continental.
Oh, ouch. I can, however, double down on their estimation of eventual worth. Fixing it to concours shape, you could make a tidy profit on the project. Six figures virtually guaranteed.
Observer.UK: Why I love my Leica.
“That kit was invented 100 years ago this year in Wetzlar, a small town in Germany, where a 35-year-old technician invented a camera that would shape the way we perceived the world for the rest of the 20th century.” 100 years of Leica, that optimal form-factor. Longer read, short for a history, eminently worth it.
Vogue.UK: Kate Moss Champagne Glass Coupe 34.
“To celebrate the supermodel’s 25 years working in the fashion industry, Mayfair restaurant 34 has modelled a champagne coupe on Moss’s left breast.” Okay. Consider this as further invigorating my ‘eclectic’ cred. I have your breast interests at heart.
Italy Mag: History of an Icon: La Vespa.
Vroom. The Airstream of scooters. Or should that be the other way around? Airstream is the Vespa of trailers?
ArtDaily: Famous Lagonda team car ‘EPE 97’ to star in Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale.
Lordy, that’s gorgeous.
BBC: Bradford company rebuilds Citroen 2CV French classic.
I’ll take one. It’d be great for local shopping runs.
Vintage oil cans, on Flickr.
Note, I’m adding a long-needed category ... “Vehicles”. Since I post so frequently about autos and motorcycles lately. I’m not going to update old entries right now. Strictly a ‘from this point on’ addition.
The Airship: Simple Reasons Why You Should Read Physical Books.
What’s happening with me is, I’ll take a chance on an ebook based on price (not that much of a savings, really). I hit upon a book I really, really like - it gets purchased as a physical volume. Not only for sole ownership, but also for the ability to share it easily. I hate holding up a Kindle to someone and saying, “here’s the passage I was talking about” and then have them grab the touchscreen by mistake, sending me into the ebook ozone. I do note, however, the double-profit to the publisher with this method. I wish I could predict whether I’d like a book or not from the cover ... but you know that old saw.
NPR: A New Golden Age For ‘Silver Bullets’? Airstreams Make A Comeback.
Even in the local RV parks, you’ll hear “mumble-mumble ... over there, THEY’VE got an AIRSTREAM.” A modern mark of distinction.
Coolist: The Sexy Renovo Coupe Electric Supercar is an Instant Classic.
“You’re paying about $1,000 per horsepower, for a sticker price total of $529,000.” An electric Daytona coupe. I wish everyone writing about electric cars would automatically mention the range first. That’s still one of the most important things we need to know.
Flavorwire: Stunning Writing Studios.
Chock full of clichés. Writing comes best for me in places and times where I’m at least slightly uncomfortable. I need something to drag me to the pen or keyboard. Give me a comfy chair, a nice view ... forget about it. The muse goes on vacation.
BarnFinds: The Anti-Concours - 1918 Stutz Hot Rod
A mongrel. But a looker!
Master and Dynamic: MH40 Over Ear Headphones
Brown leather. Very pretty. Very pricey.
The Coolist: 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Streamliner.
Adobe blogs: One Weird Trick to Baseline-Align Text.
This may interest others besides myself.
Confederate Motorcycles: X132 Hellcat Speedster.
Think I’ve died and gone to heaven. Anyone got a cool $65k to loan?
Youtube: Top 10 Best CGI Moments from Last Century!
BarnFinds: Cobras in Barns?
Oh, heck yeah.
Medium: What Kind of Logo Do You Get for $5?
You get what you pay for. Print design is still taking it on the chin.
DP Review: LensRentals looks into the Canon EF 16-35 f/4 IS.
Colossal: Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag.
Italian Ways: Moto Ferrari 150 Sport - looks can be deceiving.
Not quite what you might think.