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Italian Ways: The Bianchina’s good fortune.

A tinycar for the discerning collector. Audrey Hepburn drove one around Paris.

08/26/14 • 12:52 PM • ConsumptionDesignEntertainmentHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

08/26/14 • 12:18 PM • DesignInternetProgrammingSmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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).

08/26/14 • 11:26 AM • DesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

08/25/14 • 11:44 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

08/25/14 • 11:38 AM • ArtsDesignHistoryPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

08/21/14 • 01:55 PM • ConsumptionDesign • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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?

08/21/14 • 10:04 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Famous Lagonda team car ‘EPE 97’ to star in Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale.

Lordy, that’s gorgeous.

08/19/14 • 09:22 PM • ConsumptionDesignVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: Bradford company rebuilds Citroen 2CV French classic.

I’ll take one. It’d be great for local shopping runs.

08/19/14 • 03:58 PM • DesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vintage oil cans, on Flickr.

Wonderful.

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.

08/18/14 • 03:42 PM • DesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

08/18/14 • 02:01 PM • ArtsBooksConsumptionDesignInternetMobilePersonal • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

08/18/14 • 01:13 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryHome & LivingSanta Fe Local • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

08/18/14 • 11:01 AM • ConsumptionDesign • (10) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

08/18/14 • 10:25 AM • ArtsBooksDesignHome & LivingPersonal • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BarnFinds: The Anti-Concours - 1918 Stutz Hot Rod

A mongrel. But a looker!

08/17/14 • 01:02 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Master and Dynamic: MH40 Over Ear Headphones

Brown leather. Very pretty. Very pricey.

08/14/14 • 12:07 PM • ConsumptionDesignMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Coolist: 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Streamliner.

This would have been more historically accurate as Johann Schmidt’s car in Captain America.

08/14/14 • 09:45 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Adobe blogs: One Weird Trick to Baseline-Align Text.

This may interest others besides myself.

08/13/14 • 05:44 PM • DesignInternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Confederate Motorcycles: X132 Hellcat Speedster.

Think I’ve died and gone to heaven. Anyone got a cool $65k to loan?

08/13/14 • 12:56 PM • ConsumptionDesign • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Top 10 Best CGI Moments from Last Century!

How far we’ve come.

08/12/14 • 11:43 AM • DesignHistoryMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BarnFinds: Cobras in Barns?

Oh, heck yeah.

08/11/14 • 11:31 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

08/08/14 • 03:48 PM • ArtsDesignSmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DP Review: LensRentals looks into the Canon EF 16-35 f/4 IS.

Of interest.

08/08/14 • 02:09 PM • ConsumptionDesignHardwarePhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Colossal: Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag.

J’adore.

08/08/14 • 10:46 AM • ArtsDesign • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Moto Ferrari 150 Sport - looks can be deceiving.

Not quite what you might think.

08/07/14 • 09:29 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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