Monday, March 17, 2014


Interesting that a new form of cycling can be found after two hundred years or so of messing with the idea. This looks like a winner. Standing whilst cycling seems like an obvious evolution for tight urban movement. The Halfbike by Kolelinia:

Halfbike by Kolelinia lets riders stand up while pedalling

Sunday, February 09, 2014

A few strange but (likely) true facts:

I've verified a few of these simply because I didn't believe them. But some are straight from a link via Boing Boing.

--Both of your eyes have a pretty large blind spot.Your brain is just super clever and fills it in with whatever it thinks should be there in the first place.
--The first man to fly and the first man to walk on the moon were alive at the same time. Neil Armstrong was 17 when Orville Wright died.
--Possible Rubik cube permutations: 43,252,003,274,489,856,000.
--Cleopatra lived closer in time to the moon landing than she did to the building of the Great Pyramids.
--If there are 23 people in a room, there's a 50% chance two of them share a birthday. edit: google "birthday paradox" for more information.
--Humans share 50% of their DNA with... banana.
--There was once a war between Honduras and El Salvador started by a soccer game.
--Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second.
--When you get a kidney transplant, they usually just leave your original kidneys in your body.
--If you melted down the Eiffel Tower, the pool of iron would be less than 3 inches deep (in a square area the same dimensions as the tower base).
--An octopus has three hearts.
--Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia.
--The founder of, Gary Kremen, lost his girlfriend to a man she met on
--The last recorded living child of African American slaves died in 2011.
--There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the US.
--Hippo milk is pink.
--New York City is further south than Rome, Italy.
--There is an immortal jellyfish. When old it reverts itself back into it's youngest stage and relives life over again
--If you're standing in Detroit and start walking south, the first country you will enter is...Canada.
--Mammoths were alive when the Great Pyramid was being built.
--The lighter the roast of coffee, the more caffeine it has.
--Alaska is the most northern, the most western, and the most eastern state in the U.S.
--Everybody expected the Spanish Inquisition. They gave a 30-40 days warning.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


They like to be really sure on a ferry. But this was to a broom closet.

How did it all go so wrong?

Lamborghini 1966 and 2014. 
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

"The button"

When we were the press of a button away from total nuclear annihilation, this, ten floors down in a Ukraine silo, was one of the actual buttons. One guy had the key to the button cabinet and the other sat by the phone awaiting orders to press it. Each bomb was 50 times the capacity of the Hiroshima bomb, and there were very many ready to go.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The wonders of a coat of paint

 LEGO Bridge by MEGX

Monday, June 25, 2012

School Year Book Pictures

Debbie Harry

Demi Moore

Dolly Parton


Jennifer Lopez

Kurt Cobain

Steve Jobs

Saturday, June 23, 2012

New House Preview

House on Sunshine Coast near completion. These show the Alucabond cladding by KPS, which is near perfect.

Below the surface

Old news, I guess, but the Easter Island heads have bodies! I just never knew. Surprisingly no one dug a hole to find out until recently.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Now to oil painting

30" x 48"

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Beautiful table

For a chapel by Braga, Cerejeira Fontes Architects, Portugal.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

1951 Alfa

My favourite Dinky Toy, in the flesh:
The 1951 Alfa Romeo Tipo 159 Alfetta

Saturday, July 30, 2011


My few rules: very few strokes, no messing with it, done in about 20 seconds with watery paint, one size brush and a palette knife, allow for the chance flow of paint, and only two colours.

Back to painting

One watercolour every morning is a sane way to start the day

Thursday, July 28, 2011

How can this possibly be?

'Cancer' is excluded for compensation in the now passed Zadroga Health and Compensation Act for 9 11 responders. So many deaths were obviously attributable to their exposure during those months of selfless toil. Diabolical.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thinking outside the box

Jurgen Maher H's Seville market cover is the largest wooden structure n the world.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

LA Bridge and Franz Kline

Remarkable painterly abstract image of the bridge being torn down during Carmageddon.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Riot love

At least two people from Vancouver can score on the road.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Yugoslavian War Memorials

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Tsunami mayhem

Containers flowing inland.

Double take

Relaxed handrail requirements? It's a 'sculpture' unfortunately.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Saving one's home

The flooding Mississippi has evoked some serious sandbanking

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Structural Fail

From our breakfast table

Sometimes Vancouver can be beautiful

Electric Fail

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Keltie, RIP

Getting good at lifting modular buildings

This is part of an apartment building in Vancouver.

The ferry home

There were a hundred dolphins alongside the ferry.

Old tube TV as it shuts down

Excellent photographs by Stephan Tillmans.