Archive for October, 2014
Tags: bicycle, bike, Ferrari, fixie, Fuoriserie, hipster bike, Pininfarina, two wheeler
Pininfarina is best known as Ferrari’s frequent collaborator, but the Italian design firm sketches a lot of other things, too — take the Pininfarina Fuoriserie, for instance, a bicycle that’s just a little fancier than your average fixie. Much of the steel frame is concealed with a walnut wood coating, for instance; the handlebars and seat are covered with a woven leather pattern. It’s beautiful, particularly with the combination of wood and bare metal on the frame that gives the Fuoriserie a bit of a retro-future feel. Only 30 will be made, which is probably just as well: the bike starts at €6,000 (about $7,500) and goes as high as €9,000 ($11,300) with electric motor assist. It’s built in collaboration with Italian manufacturer 43 Milano, which specializes in high-end bikes.
Tags: All Hallows' Eve, funny, greeting card, halloween, halloween card, humor, scary, spooky
Tags: Artist, carbon black, creativity, painter, soot, Steve Spazuk, video
Tags: big business, cartoon, comic, Cornered, dog, funny, humor, man's best friend, Mike Baldwin, pets, Success, wildlife
Tags: astronomy, Churyumov-Gerasimenko, comet, comet 67P, ESA, European Space Agency, Rosetta spacecraft, science, smelly, space exploration, stinky
It turns out that comet 67P, the comet that is currently being stalked by the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft, stinks. If you just so happened to be in whiff range of the comet, you would be treated to a fantastic “perfume” (the ESA’s words, not mine) that smells like a combination of rotten eggs and cat (or horse) urine, with a soupçon of stale alcohol and suffocating formaldehyde thrown in for good measure. In the words of the ESA, “If you could smell the comet, you would probably wish that you hadn’t.”