Thursday, May 28, 2009

Motomatic Magnum

Good song choice too...

mo-ped foot-age from Robert Arevalo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Motion Left's Youngest Mechanic

Dealing only in pink and pastel blues and purples, she is seen here adding here distinctive touch to yet another of Motion Left's custom builds.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Monster Moped

And I thought the Puchavus was original...

I spotted this fantastic creation right out front of the ghetto Martin's in South Bend a few weeks ago while he was filling it up at the pump. I pulled over and talked to him for a bit about the bike: 10hp lawn mower engine, Schwinn bicycle headset, mountain bike forks with what looks like maybe a Honda Express front fender, totally custom frame with a very interesting custom rear suspension. He said it would really go, which I can believe, but said he had it geared low for bottom end.

This wasn't just some drop-out either, he had a nice sort of chopper style pudding bowl helmet and leather gloves, and obviously new how to handle a welder. He was eager for me to snap a couple of photo's and told some bystanders to get out of the picture.

Needless to say, I was very impressed. You never know what you'll find, even in South Bend...

Honda 750 Rat-Cafe

Just saw this great Honda 750 in the little town of New Carlisle, Indiana. We could hear it from a ways off, but new it couldn't be a Harley with its Japanese whine. The cut-off pipes sure are loud though. Calling this a rat bike really isn't fair; it's just awesome, right down to the old tool boxes turned to saddle bags, and the repositioned headlight.

My favorite touch is the screw driver stuck in the cockpit, closely followed by the duct-tape reminder to "Turn Off Gas" above the gauges.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gaspar Claus et Pedro Soler par Vincent Moon

If you have never seen the Concerts a Emporter, or "take away concerts" of Vincent Moon I highly recommend them. He films musicians he likes in interesting settings, like Arcade Fire in an elevator or the Shins in a street in Montmartre. This is one of my favorites:

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Dominican Priory & Novitiate Final Watercolours Plates

Here are the final plates for the Dominican Priory project
rendered in watercolour on Magnani paper

First Floor Plan

Main Elevation, Longitudinal Section and East Elevation

Second Floor Plan

West Elevation, Transverse Section and South Elevation

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hauschka - Morgenrot from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.

Dominican Priory Perspectives

These are some quick pencil sketches which I went over with in pen with some splashes of watercolour. They are composed on small sheets of Magnani paper.

View of the main elevation showing the piazzetta, chapel and entrance

View of the main cloister

Friday, May 1, 2009


An interesting nonfiction story wins first place...

Scary stuff....