Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Skull Seeds

I love these Snapdragon seed pods that look like skulls. Link.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Project VFR400 NC30 Restoration Complete

Brand shiny new & I can't wait to get out on the road again. Autumn riding is always good, not too hot, not too cold. Looking at this bike it's so hard to believe that I've owned it for 13 years & now parts of it look better than when I originally stood there staring at it all those years ago.

I owe all this to friend Andy Shoosmith, who's creativity & generosity knows no bounds. After recently restoring a friends Peugeot 205 into a lean mean drifting machine, my pride & joy was project 2. Sat in the carpeted workshop (yes, you heard correctly, carpeted) I saw this retro pocket rocket return to it's former glory.

So, a million zillion thanks to Andy Shoosmith. Anyone local that doesn't take their cars or bikes to Gavin Fleet Care in Kempston, will be tortured to death by means of feather dusters & rusty nails.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Zealand Swine Flu Poster

Anti vaccine poster has been put up all around Auckland, New Zealand, trying to bring awareness to the increasingly concerning mass vaccination stories. Link.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One for the crimbo list

Loooove this Nixon Alice watch.

Which I am now the VERY proud owner of, thanks to friends from my local wakeboarding club who very thoughtfully and generously clubbed together to buy me this little piece of joy that I love very very much! Thank you all & what a very merry christmas it has been!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland

A Disney film directed by Tim Burton due to be released in May 2010. The trailer looks amazing.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tank Girl does Curly Wurlys!

Well, I was rather chuffed to see my all time hero wielding a Curly Wurly in her boot. The illustrations above are from the official Tank Girl website & are for the new comics due to be released in 2010, drawn by the uber talented Rufus.

Also above are our recently redesigned business cards with quotes that we used to replace those cheesy marketing strap lines that alot of creatives seem to use. We decided to do something that was actually true to us & reflected a little humour into something that people are often so serious about.

May my local post office continue to sell Curly Wurlys and long live Tank Girl.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

VFR400 (NC30) - The Restoration Part 2

Almost finished now & I am amazed at how shiny brand new she's looking. The dash is actually better than it was in it's original condition after Andy took it apart & painted everything. Now it just looks sleek! All brackets are polished, the exhaust looks brand spanking new and the damage to the hanger plate made by a white van can't even be seen. Black forks, painted brake discs & sticky new tyres... just need a little bit of white paint to touch in the chips on the alloys then she's ready to rock!

This winter, it will mostly be parked in the dining room again. So the question is, where will I park that Ducati 848 that's on Santa's list? Erm, sofa anyone?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Halo Light-Writing

Inspired by the awesome aissalogerot's halo light-writing tools (top pic) I decided to have a dabble with the help of my housemate/trusty assistant/guinea pig. Filled with creative ideas, we decided it was best to postpone a late night graffiti session around the village & leave the rain to be enjoyed by the ducks.

P120 Fighter Combat

LOVING this bike. Only 120 in production from