Scale model cockpit FPV

cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.


liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box


Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste

Archive for June, 2007

Rule The Web

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

I was pretty flattered when Mark Frauenfleder asked me to contribute a pearl of wisdom to the “Tips From my Favorite Bloggers” chapter of his newest book, Rule The Web. And I’m really glad that he did, because as much as I admire Mark for his perspective, interests, experience and tastes, the truth is I […]

Real Estate Bubble

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous pulp cover that was given to us as a house warming gift by my friend Pat after we bought our first house 12 years ago.

Painting Done

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

I‘m calling it a painting. I had been planning to smooth it out a bit, but the crudeness sort of grew on me.

Now I just need to figure out a frame.

Here is the painting framed and in situ.

Now I just need to figure out a frame.

Here is the painting framed and in situ.

It’s a Schlitznic!

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Here’s a great mid-century illustration depicting a really fun looking beer bash, 1956 style. I wonder if the design committee expected most beer drinkers to be able to sight-read the chart for the jingle, and hear the music in their heads while they dreamt of throwing thier own Schlitznic , or if they thought maybe […]

Hydroelectric Power Generator

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

A 5th grade tinkerer named Luigi Maiorano built this fine little working hydroelectric power plant and showed it off at my kid’s school science fair.

More Paintblogging

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

I added some more eye detail and started the torsos

More paint.

Painting Progress

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Added some eye work.

Modern Coffee Table Plans

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

This coffee table design culled from a 1953 Mechanix Illustrated has just the right combination of retro kitsch and clean, simple lines. And it looks really easy to make.

Make an Oil Painting

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

I was so impressed that Linda had agreed to let me buy a 55 inch taxidermed yellowfin tuna to hang above the fireplace in our living room, that I changed my mind about it and decided on something that I knew she would really like. A portrait of the two loves of her life. I […]