Lyrics notwithstanding, if this don’t make you happy

I got no help for ye.

The Duke’s Children

“There was a deuce of a row,” said Maule. Then Mr Spooner, who read his “Bell’s Life” and “Field” very religiously, and who never missed an article in “Bayley’s”, proceeded to give them an account of everything that had taken place in the Runnymede Hunt. It mattered but little that he was wrong in all his details. Narrations always are.

–Anthony Trollope, The Duke’s Children (1880)

Sporting wood


Connor Wood Bicycles, LLC was founded by Chris Connor in 2012 to build wood bicycles that beautifully combine form and function. Chris is a longtime Denver woodworker and cycling enthusiast, and building wood bicycles came as a stunning realization that he could bring the two together.

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Nico in Indianapolis

There is something grotesque to me about there being this wonderful steakhouse St Elmó, and then just up the street the linguistically repellant chain steakhouse “Ruth’s Chris,” whatever that means, opens up shop. I feel like the people should take to the streets with pitchforks to protest that shit. Similarly, we need to shut down the TGI Fridays in Union Square; let’s take a tactic from the anti-abortion protestors and make people need an escort to get a mudslide fifteen paces from the greenmarket.

Catching up with Nico.


“Herr Dr Feld now brought a new magazine into existence. It was richly endowed and appeared irregularly, not because it lacked money but, rather, because its publisher and creator considered irregularity a quintessential characteristic of refinement.”

Perlefter, Joseph Roth

British-themed Easter eggs

Game of Thrones Easter Eggs

Game of Thrones

(via BBC America)

Yes, please

Mercedes SLS Electric Sports Car

These massive exchanges of electricity require wrist-thick cabling under the [Mercedes-Benz] SLS’s mile-long hood, but they also make driving an ostentatious supercar eerily silent. So to give the people what they want, there’s a menu in the Comand system dubbed “eSound” that emits a fabricated soundtrack worthy of Brian Eno through the car’s 11 speakers. It’s a sort of an atmospheric augmentation that layers over the inherent whines and whirs created by the electric drivetrain.

(via Wired)

Snowed-In Sunday

We have dug out the drive. We now have martinis. Dan’s in the bath. I’m watching this on Netflix:

I’m reminded once Daryl said something about digging when he gets mad. So I’m thinking of Daryl. And Cindy. And y’all.

Aganetha Dyck: Honeycomb Sculptures

Honeycomb Chess Game

To encourage the honeybees to communicate, Dyck strategically adds wax or honey, propolis or hand-made honeycomb patterns to the objects prior to placing them into their hives. After the bees start building honeycombs over the object, Dyck would coax them into specific shapes by adding or deleting wax.

(via Amusing Planet)

Fashion puppets

Fashion Puppets

Puppets used to model the latest designs during Sao Paulo Fashion Week

(via PhotoBlog)

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