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February 28, 2006 - 12:18 AM

[transport] - backyard monorails for dogs

Vintage Golf Cart Parts. oh wow.

Daihatsu Move Latte X. standard immaculate design touches, including the most adorably useless toolkit i've yet seen. (yes yes, it's a girl's car. i still want one.)

junkyard jewels: field of dreams. "classic custom unrestored diecast 1/18 scale replica collectables for sale". genius. (closeups)

Universal Hovercraft. yikes.
see also: Hovercraft ride gale (1.5mb wmv). much more amusing.

2004 Toyota Engineering Society Festival - Mechanical Centipeded

February 26, 2006 - 12:01 AM

[buy me] - avocadolite farm! - Amigurumi of Small Animals and People.

Cellphone Bed with screen-wipe slippers. i mean, dude.
(though not quite as cute as furcollection (via))

The Inner Automaton: 507 Mechanical Movements book (and a followup with lots of videos and photos)

FlyingThingZ - because everything should be made to fly.

Modulon Puzzle by Naef "Sustainably-harvested maple wood, non-toxic paints. 4.5" cubed - $278.00"(!) but, butbutbut, it's a golden-ratio stackable desktop mondrian! how can i not?!
(via cella puzzle)

Signs of Life, a book, collecting photos of a fake signage project. slideshow1 slideshow2 single

(skip intro in bottom right corner). The Book Of Cool. A 3 dvd + book guide to tricks, from the masters of various body and object manipulation skills. skateboard, football, cards, rugby, bmx, juggling, golf, yoyo, frisbee, and others. All(?) in gorgeous slowmo. 50sec 3mb teaser ad(.zip). me want.

February 26, 2006 - 12:00 AM

[mutter] - a pretty girl stole (absconded with!) my scarf last week. i wonder where they are now. should i put up signs? "lost: scarf. dark blue. answers to the name of quiddity"
--update-- it returned! i hope it had fun with her.

February 23, 2006 - 01:49 PM

February 19, 2006 - 03:12 PM

February 17, 2006 - 01:39 PM

February 15, 2006 - 12:17 PM

[commonplace] - All great truths begin as blasphemies. - George Bernard Shaw

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware - Henry Miller

Dividing one's identity is necessary to remain complete. The misconception that multiple personalities cause alienation is avoided through conscious action and creation. - Lars Ringbom

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think I see place and duties for a nobleman in every society: but it is not to drink wine and ride in a fine coach, but to guide and adorn life for the multitudes by forethought, by elegant studies, by perseverance, self-devotion, and the remembrance of the humble old friend, by making his life secretly beautiful. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first principle of Japanese romanticism seemed to be the culture's Emersonian assumption that it could refashion the world as it chose, and might as well do so, therefore, in a bright and pleasant light. - Pico Iyer

February 12, 2006 - 01:05 PM

[words] - BBC | Tingo, nakkele and other wonders. more on the same book, The Meaning of Tingo, at the independant. and a followup. and a followdown.

I'm continually surprised at how many people don't know what a blanket fort is.

Playboy. In Braille. (via)

The Constructed Languages Portal at Wikipedia.

weltanschauung is not healthy at all it may be preferable to take the centrist position and bite into the intact cookie

teal teal teal. (fie on your aquamarinecobaltturquoise. fie!)

February 10, 2006 - 04:09 PM

[transport] - Para-Cycle - Photo & Video Gallery

The Steam Car Club of Great Britain videos galore. many more via frontpage.



two new video for the Wheelman: (3mb) and wheelman.wmv (14mb)

One Second in the life of a racer.

February 08, 2006 - 01:12 PM

[commonplace] - Literature, like all other art, is the admission that life is not enough. - Fernando Pessoa

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. - Jack Kerouac

I've always thought that some packages [books] should be left for opening late in life, to fend off senile apathy. Likewise the best age to discover ballet is 70 or 80, an anti-gravitational remedy for increasing downward pull. - Richard Eder

Plays are nothing to films, nothing. Theater is dead but sometimes I like to go and watch the corpse decompose - Stephen Fry

It can be very dangerous to see something from someone else's point of view without the proper training. - Douglas Adams

Possess nothing that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. - William Morris

February 04, 2006 - 01:38 PM

February 02, 2006 - 02:53 AM

[photography] - 2005 Journal of Catchy Colors. a compilation by the Catchy Colors blog. (warning 100's of images on one page)

Intimacy by Ricardo Baez-Duarte

Shanghai Living

beautiful china

Eugenio Recuenco portfolio (via)

Art MoCo: "Dead Tree Forest"

Eric Myer - Stereotypes a flipbook of vertical halves... (click the pictures). reminds me of Exactitudes