Saturday, July 4, 2015

Vintage Norton 500cc

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No comment. Vintage Norton 500cc Single Road Racing Motorcycle. © J Wells S

Friday, July 3, 2015

The World of Edo Dandyism: From Swords to Inrō

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May 30, Saturday- July 20, Monday, 2015.  The early summer exhibition at the Nezu Museum is The World of Edo Dandyism The extended peace of the Edo period resulted in the emergence of swords and sword fittings that were elaborately decorated with designs reflecting their owners’ taste and unswayed by former convention. They intimated the owner’s status or sophistication, or reflected the season, and became objects of obsession. Similar trends developed in the production of exceptional inrō medicine cases and netsuke toggles worn by men. This exhibition presents approximately 100 carefully selected objects focusing on swords, sword fittings and inrō from the museum’s permanent collection. We hope that you will enjoy these intricately crafted accessories that were all the rage among the Edo dandies.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

1936 Knuckle-Head

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No comment. 1936 Knuckle-Head for sale.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Treasure in Big Sur. The Post Ranch Inn

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The Post Ranch Inn by architect G.K. (Mickey) Muennig could not exist anywhere else. The coast-side rooms seem to soar, cantilevered off the mountain. The mountain-side houses curve around old-growth trees. Some are built on nine-foot stilts to protect the delicate root balls below. The structures’ materials – reclaimed wood, glass, steel and stone – further enhance the sense of harmony with nature in this extraordinary site.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Refurbishing a 1960s Feadship powerboat

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The old girl had already enjoyed an interesting life. Commissioned in 1960 from Van Lent & Zoonen, one of the original members of the Feadship consortium of Dutch boatyards, by a prosperous local family, she was a large and expensive yacht in her day, costing the equivalent of £1.8 million in today’s money. Via MotorBoat & Yachting

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Vega Cottage by Kolman & Boye

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Location: Vega, Norway 
Project Duration: 2009-2012 
Gross Internal Area: 140 m2 
Images © 2013 Åke E:son Lindman 
Images © 2013 Kolman Boye Architects 

The house stands on the island of Vega in the Norwegian archipelago not far from the polar circle. The site is distinctive for its grand and harsh northern landscape with wide panoramas of the Norwegian Sea and the jagged mountains rising from it. Victor Boye Julebäk, Cand. Arch. MAA, studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Erik Kolman Janouch, Master of Science (arch.) MSA, studied architecture at the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ducati Scrambler by Phil Aynsley

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All pictures © Phil Aynsley Photography

The "new" Scrambler range was introduced in 2015 with a major marketing effort on the factory's behalf. Inspired by the 1960s Scrambler singles (made in 250-350-450cc capacities) the "new" Scrambler range consists of four variants - Icon, Classic, Full Throttle & Urban Enduro. All use the same basic underpinnings including the 803cc air-cooled motor. The Icon (seen here) is the base model, available in yellow and red. 75hp at 8,250rpm. Dry weight 170kg. Photographed in Sydney, NSW. 2015.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Motorcycles in Paris

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Motorcycles in Paris, all pictures © Amélien Bayle

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

T 005 Cross by Thrive Motorcycles Indonesia

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The project is one of Thrive Motorcycle most ambitious project. Designed and built for very special friend. They've been friends for a couple of years and from that they could say he is one of the most curious graphic designer they know. The bike was designed over dozens of questions on his head, he is a kind of person who always wonder how to put ideas and function at the same place. See more of Thrive Motorcycles at : https://instagram.com/thrivemc/

Monday, June 15, 2015

1958 AJS Norton Special

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This gorgeous Norton / AJS Special is the creative vision and detailed mechanical masterwork of multi-championship winning roadracer and master-builder Ron Peter. A build that took several years, started with a Norton featherbed frame and an AJS 18CS engine with 1 3/8” Amal GP carburetor. - See more at : www.vintagemotorcyclesforsale.ca