Author Archives: Chompsky

The time-consuming, meditative, deeply relaxing-to-observe process of traditional Chinese paper making, demonstrated by Chinese blogger Li Ziqi: everything from cutting trees, stripping, drying and rehydrating bark, boiling, mashing it into a paste, and setting it into a form to create the final sheet.

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Behold: the Airforce by superbly named UK custom bike maker Death Machines Of London – a one-off, heavily modified early 80s Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk II.

A tribute to Moto Guzzi co-founder Giovanni Ravelli, everything bar the forks and frame of the donor bike has been custom made from hand-beaten aluminium with one-off shifter and brake lever designs, with closely adherence to a ‘What would Giovanni do?’ sensibility.

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A trip to the supermarket to buy bread, courtesy of German amateur engineers The Real Life Guys.

Here’s how they made the thing.

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A sesquicentennial-celebrating LEGO automaton of two French Canadian fur traders paddling a canoe by JK Brickworks.

More details here.

Previously: LEGO Piranha Plant

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A brief encounter at Third Street, Ontario, Canada (thanks readtwice).

 The Weather Network sez:

Not sure if the owl was super hungry and aggressive, or just curious.

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Featuring this month at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival – director Marshall Curry’s narration-free edit of the 1939 Amerikadeutscher Volksbund Nazi rally at Madison Square Garden in New York, attended by 20,000 people:

…an event largely forgotten from American history… A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN uses striking archival fragments recorded that night to transport modern audiences into this gathering and shine a light on the disturbing fallibility of seemingly decent people.

The director explains more in this Q&A with Field Of Vision.

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The annual migration of Siberian seagulls toward their winter home on the sacred Indian rivers of Ganga and Yamuna, photographed in the early morning light at Delhi by Navin Vatsa.

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Ciaran Tierney tweetz:

A march to oppose #DirectProvision takes place in #Galway on Saturday. Starting in #Salthill at 1pm