Author Archives: Bill

150,000 Botanical and Animal Illustrations Available for Free Download from Biodiversity Heritage Library

Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture
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M1 Messenger – SDR Traveller

An ultralight, all-weather EDC. Made from Expedition Grade Dyneema® for exquisite performance, with features stripped down to the bare essentials.

Source: M1 Messenger – SDR Traveller

An introduction to Wardley (Value Chain) Mapping

Bits or pieces?: An introduction to Wardley (Value Chain) Mapping
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The sweet spot

Burningman 2014 Roadtrip

A fairly quick and dirty map of the roadtrip to and from Black Rock City this summer. I’ll try to improve this over the next few days, ideally at least changing the color!

The Empathic Civilisation

Mirror neurons are just the beginning of a whole range of research going on in neuropsychology and brain research and in child development that suggests that we are actually soft-wired not for aggression and violence and self interest and utilitarianism that we are actually soft-wired for sociability ‘attachment’ as John Bowlby might have said affection, companionship, and that the first drive is the drive to actually ‘belong’. It’s an empathic drive.

Empathy is the invisible hand. Empathy is what allows us to stretch our sensibility with another so that we can cohere in larger social units. To empathize is to civilize, to civilize is to empathize.

Jeremy Rifkin

1976 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406



Bonhams : 1976 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406 Doppelkabine 4×4 Utility Chassis no. 406.145-10-027969.

Wood Furniture Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes

My God, I want these so badly. Beautiful.


Table Topography: Wood Furniture Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes by Greg Klassen.

The pieces are completed with the addition of hand-cut glass pieces that appear to meander through the middle of each table. You can see much more of work here, and several tables are available through his shop.

The first Star Wars Trailer

Note: no James Earl Jones voiceover, nor John Williams soundtrack. Still, must have made an impression!

Pigs in There

Yorokobu Numbers

Yorokobu Numbers — Tata&Friends — Design Studio.

Duke Ellington teaches you how to snap your fingers

The @ Symbol’s many names

Bosnian: “Crazy A”

Dutch: “Monkey Tail”

Danish: “Elephant’s Trunk”

German: “Spider Monkey”

Hungarian: “Maggot” or “Worm”

Italian: “Snail”

Norwegian: “Curly Alpha”

Slovak: “Pickled Fish Roll”

Uzbek: “Doggy”

And more: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know and more about the @.

Your Life in Weeks

Life In Weeks

Your Life in Weeks

Shuggie Otis: Inspiration Information