Friday, April 15, 2011

Oil drum cupboards

 oil barrels transformed into choice 'Schraenk' cupboards. Perfect for the garage or basement.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Silence Television

Silence Television is the work of Gianmarco Magnani. His portfolio consists of digital illustrations printed on premium matte 270 gm photo paper. Each print is covered with a clear film that help slow fading of the inks and give the print a matte finish. Each print is numbered and limited to only 10 copies.

Monday, April 4, 2011

40's Chevy with my swing lens panorama

Dad's dragster Detroit Dragway

One of the very first Turbine powered dragsters.

Dexter Work Sled

The Dexter Work Sled (creeper) to those other petrolheads out there. Designed by Stephan Angoulvant. A comfortable and nimble work sled designed to make car maintenance fun and effortless. Target price is about 100usd. Choice.

TBS on the Rouge River

Friday, February 4, 2011

73 Tiger partial resto has begun

         A 73 Tiger 750 Tr7rv got dropped off Tuesday before the    snowmageddon.  Engine rebuild, and some road worthy wrenching to be done.
MCSW is full of projects, 70 Bridgestone cafe in the bkrnd.
Nasty headlight bucket to be replaced
   Head before blasting

                                               Head half blasted
750 almost all back together, .020 over
Head after glass bead blasted

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Joe Dusk's Butane Lighter Bikes

Saw these sweet pics of Joe Dusk's Butane lighter motorbike creations.  Cool stuff bro. Next ones should be powered by butane.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Metal Head Fabrication XS650

Nick at Metal Head Fabrication designed and created this choice monster.  Digging the solid brass fender.
A quote from Nick: 'the forks were a fun project. the spring is a trailer leaf that's been cut in half.
having a custom spring made or getting a replica Indian spring could be an option,
but they can be pretty pricey. aside from being more affordable, I kind of like the shape
of the average leaf spring more than the flat ones. plus, making good use of parts intended
for something else just adds to that feeling of chopping!
' - nick, metal head fabrication
Check them out here  The design of their site is pretty sweet.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Triumph lifestyle accessories' show

'cutlery' by i-chen yang

'bowls' by wa ya-lin

'hat stand' by elena matyas

'corkscrew' by nick orme

'scales' by john doherty

'coffee table' by zhan cheng

'turntable' by richard underhill
A few artists working with Triumph and The Birmingham Institute of Art and Design created some choice home products.  The students made these ingenious products from repurposed Triumph parts. Richard Underhill, Wa Ya Lin, Nick Orme, I-Chen Yang, Zhan Cheng, Elena Matyas, Jon Doherty, all contributed.  I'm headed to the garage after I post this to start my jive...