Weekend 394.0






(1) Fall in Love With the World’s First Animated Dinosaur (Atlas Obscura) (2) Oregon Legislature passes $15 bike tax (Bicycle Retailer) (3) US State imposes “sin” tax of $15 on new bicycles (BikeBiz) (4) Penn Station’s service changes and track work, explained (Curbed) (5) The Blue-State Meltdown and the Collapse of the Chicago Model (American […]

Weekend 381.0






‘Even though an old proverb says, “too much special knowledge makes you stupid” I, as a craftsman, must say that having gone through an apprenticeship in the field of applied art, gives me certain advantages in the difficult art of design, as compared to those who partly or completely work from theoretical knowledge.’ – Kay […]

Disruption, displacement, and derailleurs






(1) Innovations Threaten the Neighborhood Bike Shop (NY Times) “‘The change in the outside world is profound,’ he said. ‘We haven’t been as affected by the internet as bookstores and record stores, but it is coming.’” (2) Generation Lost…

Weekend 377.1






I thought I was a decent curator until I heard Faith Salie on Sunday Morning. She’s tough, but I agree with her. I have a scanner now (ditched the printer) and have been thinking about a project using books from the limestone library. I was thinking about one scan a week or one post a […]

2016 Christmas Sabbatical






“The air was chilly, and filled with that certain smell a city has on a snowy day.” – Takaki Tōno A placeholder for all the holiday arcana, ephemeral, and digital wisps. Set in Weiss, Electra, and Caledonia Types and Printed in the U.S.A. by the Colonial Press Inc. (1) Beauty and the Beast costume designer […]

Weekend 373.0






(1) I-75/University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange Design (YouTube) (2) Creator of Brompton folding bicycle steps down from company’s board – disgruntled at way business is run (This is Money) (3) Disney’s secret archive revealed: Hidden sketches of Mickey Mouse and friends are seen for the first time (Daily Mail)

Weekend 365.0 (Cycling Robots in Bermuda?)






(1) The new cycle revolution: Buzzbike launches free bicycle scheme in London (Wallpaper*) (2) Real value of the Bermuda dollar (The Royal Gazette) (3) Assembling Eric: Bringing back the UK’s first robot (BBC)

Weekend 348.0 (Make Mine Music)






(1) Make Time For It: Meantime X Brompton collaboration (YouTube) (2) David Gilmour – The Girl In The Yellow Dress (Official Music Video) (YouTube)

Weekend 344.0 (If I only had one helmet I would give it you)






“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (1) FUN with colleagues (1a) Nash to debut first-ever PLAYMOBIL NHL playsets (NHL) (2) My sister found a gorgeous […]

Brompton Urban Challenge NYC 2015






This summer (pronoun alert) I Participated in the 2015 Brompton Urban Challenge in NYC on Sunday, August 15 to complete my own personal treble (Brompton US Championship 2013, Brompton World Championship 2014, and Brompton Urban Challenge NYC 2015). The day started with all Bromptoneers assembling at the Brompton Cafe at Rough Trade in Williamsburg. I […]

Weekend 321.0






“I just want it to look like nothing else in the world. And it should be surrounded by a train.” ― Walt Disney (1) A Feast for the Guilt-Ridden Guest: Exploring complex themes with cunning wit and elaborate metaphors in George Herbert’s ‘Love (III)’ (WSJ) “But Herbert is most dear to us because his poems […]

Weekend 314.0






(1) Gear Prudence: Are Folding Bikes for Dorks? Dear FOLD: Folding bikes are like better Transformers—they convert from heaps of machinery into ready-to-go transportation, but don’t further enrich Michael Bay.

Weekend 310.0






Pegoretti was one of the six craftsmen featured in Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle at the Museum of Arts & Design in 2010. (1) Robin Williams and Dario Pegoretti: The Comedian and the Bike Builder (WSJ) (1a) A.N.T. Part 1 (2) McDowell + Benedetti’s Footbridge and Rail Station Underway in Terni (ArchDaily) (3) ‘Like a Singing […]

Weekend 309.0






(1) Sturmey Archer “The Planetary Gearset” (YouTube) (2) Speed Traps For Japan’s Escalators (WSJ – Registration Required) (3) Shakespeare as a Life Coach (WSJ) “The world is grown so bad that wrens make pray where eagles dare not perch.” – William Shakespeare, Richard III (4) ‘A Spy Among Friends’ (WSJ – Registration Required) (5) A […]

Weekend 308.0 (Allucciolato)






This space is a placeholder for my #BWC2014 and #London trip report. (1) Refining the palette: “Making Colour” at the National Gallery (The Economist) I saw this exhibit twice (7.26 and 7.28) whilst in London. There really isn’t an official catalog SO I went back a second time to take notes. The exhibit tells the […]