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Amazing papercraft by Ana Serrano

We’re loving this work called Cartonlandia by LA-based artist, Ana Serrano. The level of detail is amazing, and the colours are adorable. Don’t you want to live in a world like this? Little colourful cardboard houses. From her site: Her work bears reference to those in low socio-economic positions, with particular interest in their customs and beliefs, as well as the architecture, fashion, and informal economies, present within this segment of society. A current theme explored in her work is the socio-cultural aspects of drug trafficking, and the branding and acceptance of the drug lord lifestyle. And here’s an Interview with Ana. via...

Amazing papercraft by Ana Serrano
posted on: Nov 25, 2008 | author: Edna

Vintage Bicycle / Motorcycle Beauty

You see, I love all things two wheeled. I love bicyles and I love motorcycles. And you’d think, a small engined bicycle would be perfect as a low/no emission transport for the modern urban person. Unfortunately such mopeds are decidedly ugly. Enter Ridley Motorcycles and their Vintage Bike range. They’ve made a series of beautiful 1930’s vintage motorcycle inspired cruiser bicycles – that sport a 50cc or 70cc engine. They come in 24″ and 26″ varieties and are fully specced out with Shimano Nexus Coaster Brake Hub and solid steel frames. These are real beauties. They start at USD$1999, so looking at the exchange rate – I’m not getting one anytime soon. But god I want one. Some...

Vintage Bicycle / Motorcycle Beauty
posted on: Oct 31, 2008 | author: Edna

Amazing photos of North Korea

Tristan linked us to these spectacular photos taken in North Korea and published on the Boston Globe website. These photos were all taken within the past six months – some taken from the borders, peering in, others provided by North Korea itself, and several generously shared by freelance photographer Eric Lafforgue, who recently spent some time inside the country. North Korea celebrates its 60th birthday this year – the last Stalinist state in the world. In such a closed off country we rarely get to see glimpses of what life is like inside its borders. I’ve always been somewhat fixated with the place – it’s such a different place from the rest of the world – and so...

Amazing photos of North Korea
posted on: Oct 21, 2008 | author: Edna

The Camera Loves Obama

With each passing day the US election coverage gets ever more intense and more and more people get ever more frustated and just plain over it. It’s a bit ludicrous that for over half of the current president’s term there has been an ongoing campaign to pick his successor. And modern politics is hardly the most inspiring thing to have shoved down your throat ad nauseum, 24/7. With one exception. No matter what your political outlook, you have to admit that Obama is one charismatic motherfucker. He may or may not be lacking in experience and policy susbstance, but damn has he got some swagger. Further to that he has been a muse of sorts for many designers,...

The Camera Loves Obama
posted on: Oct 6, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

Choppers for McCain: Honouring a legacy...

How best to honour John McCain for his time spent as a POW? Something that does suitable justice to his sacrifice would be the obvious choice. And if it can claw back some of Obama’s cool ground, then so much the better. Well, for Orange County Choppers the obvious answer was a fully tricked out Chopper, complete with barbed wire detail and high, high, high handlebars. Now, DEGOURGET is usually all for customising (especially these bad boys), you’ve got to applaud anyone who goes and puts a little bit of themselves into something, rather than passively accepting the status quo that slipped out of the box, but throw some shitty graphics, a crazy old man and a woman...

Choppers for McCain: Honouring a legacy
posted on: Sep 30, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

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