Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Monks and Motorcycles

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Monks and Motorcycles: From Laos to London by the Seat of My Pants, 1956-1958.

In 1956, 22-year-old Frank Huffman embarks on a journey that will take him from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to the exotic Orient, and eventually around the world. In this fascinating tale of adventure, Huffman shares his experiences and emotions during two years as a French interpreter for a community development team on the Plain of Jars in Laos, Indochina. At the end of his tour in Laos, he buys a motorcycle and sets out for Europe, with only a National Geographic map of Asia and the optimism of youth as his guide. He takes us along for the ride as heclimbs the fabled Angkor Wat in Cambodia, cycles up the road to Mandalay in Burma, floats up the Chindwin River on a river boat, is chased by a motorcycle-hating cow near the Taj Mahal, participates in a mutiny on a ramshackle bus in the Pakistani desert, thumbs his way across Iran to Turkey, and carouses through Europe in a Simca with pilfered sleeping bags and C-rations.

Monday, October 23, 2017

A Legend of the West

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver, the Gun that Won the West.Introduced in 1873, no Colt revolver has earned greater fame than the Single Action Army, The Peacemaker. In design and performance, in line and form, no more sculptural and practical Colt has ever been created. Movies serve as constant reminders of the role this equalizer played in winning the West.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

PT Boat

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A PT boat (short for Patrol Torpedo boat) was a torpedo-armed fast attack craft used by the United States Navy in World War II. It was small, fast, and inexpensive to build, valued for its maneuverability and speed but hampered at the beginning of the war by ineffective torpedoes, limited armament, and comparatively fragile construction that limited some of the variants to coastal waters.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jean Steou Street Art

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Jean Steou is a creative from Biarritz evolving in both graffiti and illustration. This double cap completely mastered and his versatility allows hm to multiply professional and personal projects. Jean Steou does not limit his ideas to a single technique. From the bomb to the posca through the pencil or the calligraphic ink, he always composes with detail, mixing humor and irony. It is with a natural hyper-activity that he composes every day on all supports, walls, paper, even passing by vehicles and surfboards.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

HD Sportster by Thrive Motorcycle

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My Friend Putra Agung from Thrive Motorcycle in Indonesia send me the pictures of his last built. Based on a HD Sportster xl 1200 Thrive Motorcycle did, one more time, an amazing job full of grace and details. The project kicked off over two years ago. It begins when their good friend, Reuben, asked about the available Harley engine at that time. Thrive opened their workshop almost 5 years ago and this is the first chopper they did. They visited japanese workshops and seeing a lot of great bikes in HRCS 2015, they were especially inspired by the traditional Japanese chopper scene. You probably already saw this built on my friend Chris Hunter's Bike Exif a few days ago but frankly I couldnt resist to share it with you again. (See also : T 005 Cross by Thrive Motorcycle)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

1972 Mercedes-Benz 220 D/8 Pickup

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Mercedes was toying with how to mix luxury and utility in a pickup in the '70s, at least in Argentina. The Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be the German brand’s first serious stab at taking on the international truck market, but it won’t be the first time the company will offer a model with a bed in the back. The G63 AMG 6x6 was capable of a little hauling in the rear, but the massive price made them a toy only for the ultra wealthy. However, Mercedes-Benz Argentina made a more mass-market attempt at the segment in the ‘70s when it built a pickup around the W114/W115 generation of vehicles. Via : motor1.com

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Michael Crouser's Mountain Ranch

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Michael Crouser was born in 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated from Saint John’s University (Collegeville, MN) in 1985. He began making photographs in earnest at the age of fourteen, when he set up a darkroom in his parents’ basement. After college he worked for several years in various Minneapolis commercial photography studios as an assistant, before setting out on his own. Crouser’s third monograph, Mountain Ranch (University of Texas Press), was published in the summer of 2017, featuring 165 toned black and white images from the disappearing world of cattle ranching in the mountains of Colorado.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Walden

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Walden (or, Life in the Woods) is a book by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and (to some degree) manual for self-reliance.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lions by Nick Brandt

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Nick Brandt is an English photographer who photographs exclusively in the African continent, one of his goals being to record a last testament to the wild animals and places there before they are destroyed by the hands of man. Born in 1964 and raised in London, England, Brandt studied Painting, and then Film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to the United States in 1992.