Monday, September 29, 2008

Sideburn #2

Really looking forward to reading this (but still waiting for it to go on sale)

Sideburn via Church of Choppers

Monday, September 15, 2008

Velocità exhibition

There's a thread at the Jalopy Journal featuring the Velocità exhibition in Turin, Italy. The exhibition focuses on early, mainly European race and record cars, there are some real surprises included:

Itala 11: Front wheel drive, four wheel independent suspension, super charged V-12, in 1924!

Very early unibody chassis:

Tarf-Gilera-500cc- 1954: early pod racer?

Lancia Stratos Zero Bertone:

Fiat Mefistofele: 260hp in 1923! Though admittedly it was powered by a 21.706L airship engine!

Deus Swap Meet

Really disappointed I can't be in Sydney this weekend!

North Korean Propaganda Posters

“Wicked Man.”

I really like the graphic style of these North Korean posters, they cover some interesting topics too.

“Let’s extensively raise goats in all families!”

“When we say we will, we will. We do not talk idly!”

More at California Literary Review (don't recall how I found these)

Random Image #7

Great scoot, great location, great photo!

via The Custom Sickles Diaries


Ponoko is a web based, on-demand, manufacturer (the very abbreviated description). They offer a service to designers, (anyone really) that combines the infrastructure required to create objects, sell them, and even collaborate with others within their own community.

While I really like the idea and have considered using the site from time to time, the aspects I find most interesting and informative at the moment are the instructional blog articles. They are written in such a way that anyone can understand the ideas, yet they contain really useful tips on a range of subjects such as web based selling, production tolerances and general design ideas.

Turbo Panzer

There is an interesting article over at Speedhunters on one of the most ground breaking cars in the history of motor sport; the Porsche 917. Great photography paired with an interesting write up.

When I first glimpsed this image it looked like a Superkart until I looked at the components and realised the overall scale!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Vale Ale

I was down in McLaren Vale yesterday tasting a variety of the local grape juices and while we found some great wines, the highlight was found over lunch in the form of Vale Ale. This is a great tasting locally produced pale ale, but the element that really made it stand out to me was the fantastically crisp and classy packaging design.

Vale Ale

Friday, September 5, 2008

Chop Shop

Great name for a barber shop

from Ellen Stagg

The new school of skating

I've never been a skater, my un-powered transport always being two wheeled, but I've always been a keen observer from the sidelines. This is a skate video like I've never seen, every element is different, the music, the tricks, the shooting. The chain grind is certainly a highlight.

via Arkitip