Citroën CX – Bespoke Motorhome
Here’s something I spotted back in October when it went to auction. It looks like nothing I’ve ever seen.
It was originally commissioned in 1982 by an agricultural company; seemingly eager to make an impression, they used it primarily to carry their microlight and it’s wing, so that they could demonstrate aerial-crop-dusting.…
Goodyear’s Illuminated Tyres
In the 60s Goodyear produced an experimental set of translucent tyres, illuminated from within by filament lamps. Sadly they never made it to production.
Winter nights in front of the Letterpress machine
Throw away that ancient log fire VHS, Jukebox Print have got the perfect background video for you. 53 minutes of autofeeding letterpress goodness.
If you haven’t already dropped by the Jukebox Print channel you should take a look – it’s relatively new but it has fantastic print-related content.…
I have a thing for maps this week.
For those who aren’t aware you can completely, near-limitlessly, customise google maps (either live or in code). There’s something strangely satisfying about it. Lots of user created styles on the Snazzy Maps website too.…
The Perfect Road Trip
This is the “perfect road trip”, mathematically engineered by Randal S. Olson. Perfect as in it is optimised to go via all 48 states, and take in 50 of the most major landmarks chosen by Tracy Staedter.
It’s created using genetic algorithms.
Cave illuminated by string
It’s like the string project at Trinity, but with added trippyness.
Pneumatic Transport Tubes
Ever wondered what happens inside the pneumatic transport tubes they use in banks and hospitals? I did, so I put a camera in it. Reminds me of Sliders.
3D printed simulated mines
Chris Natt has created simulated mines to help train deminers – responding in a way similar to real explosives they give trainees a chance to accidentally detonate a mine without potentially losing a limb. (via)
Plotter made out of cardboard
Helicopter Time Exposure – LIFE Magazine
Slinky like light pattern in the blackness of moonlight sky produced by a time exposure of the light tipped rotor blades of a grounded helicopter as it takes off into the dark sky, Anacostia, MD, US, 1949
Photo by Andreas Feininger – LIFE archive
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