:Archive Of August 2004:

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 2:33 PM -

  1. Segmoku! Via Rintendo, the wizards who brought us the sweetest of the sweet. (Oh, I almost missed this. Right on.)
  2. Beautiful bonnet from Simon & Tim's 2CV World.
  3. Transcontinental Traction in Tunisia.
  4. Schilovski Gyrocar.
  5. Uncle Roy All Around You. (Beeb report.)
  6. 2CV naked as Venus on the half-shell. Yes, that's everything. A wee air-cooled two cylinder avec transaxle, and two torsion bars. Seductive simplicity. CitroMobiel gallery.
  7. Penyu 2020.
  8. Fixing Joe, Benoit de Ravel.

Monday, August 23, 2004 - 1:36 AM -

  1. Mapping conspiracy: Mark Lombardi's Global Networks. Installation pics over here if you crtl-f.
  2. Detail of the terrestrial globe at the center of a celestial sphere. 20th Century Globes.
  3. Alternative globes One and Two, at Flaming Pear.
  4. Waitaminute... what do primary readers for kanji look like? There won't be anything like "A is for Apple".
  5. Chandelier and Time Machine. Bike Art at the Neighborhood Bike Works.
  6. Quarter Master MK IV of Remote Aerial Tripod Specialists.
  7. Wok Boarding at Chiseen.
  8. A USB rubber ducky.
  9. The Imperia Motorcar Factory at StahlArt.
  10. "As Pac Man runs through the street, he is in constant contact with his Controller via cell phone. As Pac Man moves from intersection to intersection, he relays his position back to the Controller who updates this position on a software map. As Pac Man's position is updated on the map, the dots disappear. The only way for the Pac Man in the street to know which dots have already been eaten is by talking to his Controller." Pac Manhattan.
  11. Larry Williams, Paleofire.
  12. Michael Malpass, Sphere Gallery.

Monday, August 9, 2004 - 12:41 AM -

  1. "This small house was the point of departure for my subsequent work. It is a memorable building for me, one of which I am very fond." Azuma House, by Tadao Ando. At Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar.
  2. Zammuto: Willscher
  3. One of the things I love about the web is the rich anthropology as people pull memories from the attic and put them online. Japanese nerds hang out, 1963 and 1968.
  4. "I built this '65 Honda F1 during in the fall of 1967, when I was 16 years old. My building skills were still in a rather early stage of development, but that didn't matter, I was on a mission from the slot racing gods."
  5. Biped Walking Robot, 1966 through 1984. From Development of Waseda Robot - The study of Biomechanisms at (the late) Kato Laboratory.
  6. Airstream Dreams, 1/18 scale. (Hmm... Apparently out of production, so a lot of dead links. Here are some shots pried out by google. Enjoy them before they fall like blossoms. 1, 2, 3, 4.)
  7. "The Innovative Alternative" at Phantom Coaches.
  8. Jetped. I never liked the Segway.
  9. The Flying Feather. (Yes, that Mr. K.)
  10. 1955 Fuji Cabin.
  11. Yeah, that'd be kinda fun. But how about ditching the noisemaker and go electric with solar panels, y'know? </are we theeere yet?> Kick the range problem that way and people will use them for trekking. Solar sails to Nepal. Add wireless PDA and blog your travels. Just a thought.

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