Rooftop Racetrack: 1928 via Retronaut
“The Lingotto building, Turin, Italy, once housed a Fiat factory. Built between 1916 and 1923, the design had five floors, raw materials going in at the ground floor, and cars built on a line that went up through the building. Finished cars emerged at rooftop level, where there was a rooftop test track. It was the largest car factory in the world at the time. Le Corbusier called it “one of the most impressive sights in industry”, and “a guideline for town planning”.”
Today people lament the loss of an outdated auto showroom. This, this outdated impressive edifice, is worth your time.
Artist Nike Savvas transforms mathematic formulas into beautiful sculptures.
Installations of Jeppe Hein
Got a message from Thomas in Sweden and all it said was “Yamaha 650XS”
Messaged Thomas and asked “was there suppossed to be anything else” and he sends me another message saying “yeh, pictures”
Here are the four pics that Thomas the conversationalist sent me.
Assuming he built it himself, he’s nailed the look on a perfectly usuable daily rider. Nice one.
EDIT: Thomas sent me the spec and a before pic.Technically not much has been done to the engine apart from Mikuni carbs if i remember correctly, and open air pods of course. Plus a more 2 into 1 open Emgo exhaust.Other changes include:
- Fork gaiters
- Custom built seat and seat pan.
- Rear fender from a 1970’s BMW (originally a front fender)
- Painted wheels
- Minimized electricity
- Triumph headlight
- Texas rearlight
- Knee pads
- Handlebars and grips (gran turismo from DimeCity Cycles)
And here is the before pic of the 1980 Yamaha XS650…
Superdesk collaboration with Tingully on steel. Interesting challenge to design a 17’+ desk for an NYC apartment. We did it though.
Ryoji Ikeda - The Transfinite (2011)
“A huge, immersive, electronic light-and-sound installation consisting of an immense wall — 54 feet wide by 40 feet tall — which serves as a screen for streaming video projections.
On one side, horizontal black, gray and white stripes and bands divided into left and right sections scroll downward, flickering furiously to the sound of aggressively percussive, buzzing and whistling electronic music emitted by powerful speakers.
he bar-code-like patterns extend across the white floor in front of the wall, where visitors who have doffed their shoes may loll, dance or meditate. It’s like a walk-in, animated Op Art painting.
On the other side, the floor is covered by soft black fabric and the wall is flooded by finely articulated, incomprehensibly complicated numerical and graphic data.
What is it to be human in such a universe? What values other than statistical ones sustain us?”