This is kind of a two part post, so bear with me on this one. I came across this really amazing blog called Bike EXIF, which is all about bikes, be they motorcycles or the motorized bicycle you see above. There are new and old bikes, but generally they were all pretty cool, even for someone like me who has no real knowledge about the subject.
As I was browsing though I came across this post on Derringer Cycles, a company here in Los Angeles that makes 20′s-era board track racer bikes (whatever that means). These bikes come with a 49cc Honda four-stroke engine, which in turn gives you 150 miles per gallon. Yes, you read that right. I totally want one of these now, I could totally imagine cruising over to the west side on one of these. Be sure to check out their gallery to get a better sense of how great these bikes are.
I Wonder Who We Are by The Clientele
The Clientele is one of those bands that sound absolutely timeless to me. Their music ranges from peppy and poppy to sad and morose. Plus lead singer Alasdair Maclean might just have one of the sexiest voices out there, am I right?
Thankfully the band is releasing a new album called Bonfire on the Heath on October 6th, a little more than two years since their last, God Save The Clientele. They’ve released the first single off the album though which is called I Wonder Who We Are. Sporting a catchy little guitar part and sounding like something out of the early 60′s, if this doesn’t make you smile, I really don’t know what will. Hopefully the rest of the album sounds just as great.
If you’re in the market for a custom made bike and have a couple of grand to throw around, I’d like to suggest you check out Fast Boy Cycles. Based out New York, you can get an amazing bike like the one you see above, or totally customized to your liking. I picked the one above because I really liked the wooden handles and the off-white color of the frame. Doesn’t it just look like a classy bike?
I also think it’s great that their emblem is a heart.
MMM… I love this project. The Buckminster Fuller Design Project aims to fix an aspect of our lives in a way that uses creative thinking and existing technologies without causing further problems and anticipate future trends and needs. Phew! Well the guys over at MIT created these Mobility-on-Demand devices called CityCar and RoboScooter. These are lightweight vehicles which are electric and are able to fold up, thus saving on space and energy. You simply rent one from a station, drive around and do your errands, then return to any other station in the city.
I wish Los Angeles was crawling with these things. As dependent as we are on cars this could make it so easy to get around this sprawling city without having to actually own a car. The team at MIT is currently looking for funding for this project, so if you have a several millions dollars lying around you should hit these folks up.
Found through Seed Magazine
It seems like so long since I’ve last posted a mix. But this is actually the first of many mixes to come in the next couple of months. To give you an idea, I have about 4 more mixes just waiting to be released, but they’ll be spaced out so as to not overwhelm anyone. Should be a fun summer!
So in honor of today being Bastille Day, I thought it was most fitting to release a little mix that was inspired by the idea of Paris called Ceci N’est Pas Une Mixtape. I thought the pun-y-ness of the title as rather cute, hopefully not too many of you aren’t groaning right now. This mix started out with Leaving for Paris No. 2 by Rufus Wainwright, a song that’s about leaving someone and not wanting them to find you.
From there it kind of fell together like a tragic love story. Boy meets girl, he has trouble trying to woo her, and in the end it doesn’t work out and he tries to get away from her by moving to Paris. While I don’t know if it really plays out like that, it’s at least the story that’s in my mind. A whirlwind romance that you’ll never forget.
Here’s the track listing:
01 Strizzalo by Devotchka
02 Les Champs Elysees by Joe Dassin
03 My Sentimental Melody by The Magnetic Fields
04 Cherbourg by Beirut
05 This is the Dream of Emma and Cam by Final Fantasy
06 September 5, October 21 2007 by Years
07 The Last Laugh of the Laughter by Travis
08 Universe by Sébastian Tellier
09 La Dispute by Yann Tiersen
10 Leaving for Paris No. 2 by Rufus Wainwright