Friday, March 31, 2017

beg your pardon

Thursday, March 30, 2017

half century of imagery

and the one that got stolen in London.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

drawing on inspiration

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

design is trial and oops

This Ferrari F2012 is a Formula 1 racing car.

It features a “stepped nose” designed to increase a downward push to improve cornering.

Unfortunately, both of Ferrari’s drivers reported problems with the car's handling. 

Ferrari denied that the car was under-performing, but during the Australian Grand Prix both drivers went off the track after struggling with the handling.

One limped in Fifth and the other crashed out entirely.

Ferarri went back to a smooth nose for the 2013 season.

Monday, March 27, 2017

traffic lite

Most of us by now have accepted we are raising a generation of young people too distracted to actually look where they are going.

But with national healthcare on the agenda, the daily rise in injuries is getting serious.

Traffic advisors advocate new laws because buses must stop short to avoid texting pedestrians, and now the riders on the buses are getting hurt.

So the Dutch are testing LED strips in the sidewalk to bring traffic lights down where texters are actually looking.

Which means no one will be on the look out for traffic anymore.

We’re accomodating injury 
while complaining about the cost of healthcare.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

country home for a Priest

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

The Roman Catholic Cathedral in Como, Italy.

A medieval structure begun in 1396, four blocks from the lake.

Completed in 1770, 374 years later.

The skeletal stone ribs and pointed arches were devised
 through trial and error.

285 feet long, longer than a NYC block.

The handcarved stone and woodwork was completed over 12 generations.

Filled with tapestries, ironwork and paintings from the 1500’s.

The last Gothic cathedral constructed in Italy.