Weekend 406.0

(1) Oregon bike tax is coming: Here are a few quirks in the law and how shops feel about it (BikePortland) (2) Lawrence Solomon: Ban the bike! How cities made a huge mistake in promoting cycling (Financial Post) File Under: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas or Bah Humbug

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 […]

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 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)

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 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 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 […]

Weekend 296.0

“I hope you are teaching Quality to your students.” — Sarah to Phaedrus (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance) (1) Commuting: The Joys of the Brompton Bicycle (2) Northampton’s Traditional Shoemaking Revival (WSJ Magazine) (3) Designer Konstantin Grcic on Dream Cars, Puffed-Up Trends (WSJ) “My greatest passion today is: bicycles, specifically small-wheeled ones. I […]