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Aug 31

With the BMW R-series becoming the platform du jour for custom builds, it’s getting harder to create something new—without simply being ‘different’ for the sake of it.
That was the quandary faced by Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro, one of Italy’s top custom builders. (via BMW Boxer by Officine Rossopuro | Bike EXIF)

With the BMW R-series becoming the platform du jour for custom builds, it’s getting harder to create something new—without simply being ‘different’ for the sake of it.
That was the quandary faced by Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro, one of Italy’s top custom builders. (via BMW Boxer by Officine Rossopuro | Bike EXIF)

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Leaked paper reveals Australia's obsessive metadata secrecy -

Last Friday, the Australian Attorney-General’s Department sent internet service providers (ISPs) a confidential discussion paper — subsequently leaked to Fairfax Media — that attempts to clarify exactly what metadata they’ll be required to store under the government …

Aug 29

A maritime fort constructed in the 1860s in the middle of the Thames Estuary is on the market for half a million pounds, or roughly $835,000. 

With its fifteen-foot thick walls and insanely daunting approach—accessible on foot only at low tide and, even then, after a squelching walk across seemingly endless mudflats—it’s certainly a good option if you’re looking for solitude. (via BLDGBLOG: Buy a Fort)

A maritime fort constructed in the 1860s in the middle of the Thames Estuary is on the market for half a million pounds, or roughly $835,000.

With its fifteen-foot thick walls and insanely daunting approach—accessible on foot only at low tide and, even then, after a squelching walk across seemingly endless mudflats—it’s certainly a good option if you’re looking for solitude. (via BLDGBLOG: Buy a Fort)

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As long as Triumph keep churning out modern classics, builders will be lining up to chop them. This latest example is a 2007 Bonneville T100—tastefully reworked by the crew at Clutch Custom Motorcycles. (via Triumph Bonneville T100 by Clutch | Bike EXIF)

As long as Triumph keep churning out modern classics, builders will be lining up to chop them. This latest example is a 2007 Bonneville T100—tastefully reworked by the crew at Clutch Custom Motorcycles. (via Triumph Bonneville T100 by Clutch | Bike EXIF)

For over 15 years, the keepers at the Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan, have eagerly hoped for zoo babies in their Fennec Fox enclosure. Their patience has been rewarded, and they are excited to announce the birth of two new Fennec Fox cubs (via Fennec Fox Digs Tunnel of Love - ZooBorns)

For over 15 years, the keepers at the Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan, have eagerly hoped for zoo babies in their Fennec Fox enclosure. Their patience has been rewarded, and they are excited to announce the birth of two new Fennec Fox cubs (via Fennec Fox Digs Tunnel of Love - ZooBorns)

Aug 28

To celebrate their 10-year partnership with Bugatti, Parmigiani Fleurier has created a special anniversary timepiece - The Bugatti Mythe. (via PROFESSIONAL WATCHES: Parmigiani Fleurier x Bugatti)

To celebrate their 10-year partnership with Bugatti, Parmigiani Fleurier has created a special anniversary timepiece - The Bugatti Mythe. (via PROFESSIONAL WATCHES: Parmigiani Fleurier x Bugatti)

The launch of the new Scout in Sturgis had to be more than a silly sheet-pull. So Indian Motorcycle looked to history for inspiration. Revealing the bike on a Wall of Death was the answer—with the task of creating a one-off machine falling to Indian’s own industrial design team, led by Greg Brew.
Rich Christoph, the lead designer on the production Scout, is the main man behind the Wall of Death Scout. And it’s more than just a pretty paintjob. Indian called in Jay Lightning and Charlie Ransom of the American Motor Drome Co. to figure out what mods the stock bike needed—and they’re pretty substantial. (via The Wall of Death Indian Scout | Bike EXIF)

The launch of the new Scout in Sturgis had to be more than a silly sheet-pull. So Indian Motorcycle looked to history for inspiration. Revealing the bike on a Wall of Death was the answer—with the task of creating a one-off machine falling to Indian’s own industrial design team, led by Greg Brew.
Rich Christoph, the lead designer on the production Scout, is the main man behind the Wall of Death Scout. And it’s more than just a pretty paintjob. Indian called in Jay Lightning and Charlie Ransom of the American Motor Drome Co. to figure out what mods the stock bike needed—and they’re pretty substantial. (via The Wall of Death Indian Scout | Bike EXIF)

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Aug 26

The Snow Leopard cub at Milwaukee County Zoo has been busy playing with new toys and developing his skills! Patrons of the zoo are able to purchase toys and items from a wish list. The toys encourage behavior similar to what is seen in the wild, and they provide enrichment the growing zoo babies need to stimulate their minds and bodies. (via Snow Leopard Boy and His Toys - ZooBorns)

The Snow Leopard cub at Milwaukee County Zoo has been busy playing with new toys and developing his skills! Patrons of the zoo are able to purchase toys and items from a wish list. The toys encourage behavior similar to what is seen in the wild, and they provide enrichment the growing zoo babies need to stimulate their minds and bodies. (via Snow Leopard Boy and His Toys - ZooBorns)

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Response time to an emergency call can mean the difference between life and death. DLR Group’s number one objective for the design of Engine Company 16 was to decrease response times by integrating the latest technology all within a sustainable environment. Using a modern design for living quarters, advanced training options and office workspace for officers, the energy efficient fire house exceeded the City’s baseline LEED V2.2 Silver Certification requirements to achieve LEED v3.0 Platinum certification, the first LEED Platinum firehouse in Illinois. (via Engine Company 16 FireHouse / DLR Group | ArchDaily)

Response time to an emergency call can mean the difference between life and death. DLR Group’s number one objective for the design of Engine Company 16 was to decrease response times by integrating the latest technology all within a sustainable environment. Using a modern design for living quarters, advanced training options and office workspace for officers, the energy efficient fire house exceeded the City’s baseline LEED V2.2 Silver Certification requirements to achieve LEED v3.0 Platinum certification, the first LEED Platinum firehouse in Illinois. (via Engine Company 16 FireHouse / DLR Group | ArchDaily)

Inspired by the unforgettable 19th century vampire legend and the mystical bloody eclipse of Transylvania, the H1 Dracula DLC features red fluid in its timekeeping capillaries as well as red-stained creases in its black alligator strap. The look is, well, killer. A limited series of 50 pieces, the HYT H1 Dracula is priced at $64,000 (via HYT H1 Dracula DLC Watch | Perpétuelle - First In Watches)

Inspired by the unforgettable 19th century vampire legend and the mystical bloody eclipse of Transylvania, the H1 Dracula DLC features red fluid in its timekeeping capillaries as well as red-stained creases in its black alligator strap. The look is, well, killer. A limited series of 50 pieces, the HYT H1 Dracula is priced at $64,000 (via HYT H1 Dracula DLC Watch | Perpétuelle - First In Watches)

Aug 25

The Szanto line is completely separate, and steps away from the tactical/military inspired watches that Luminox is known for. We know that Luminox builds a great watch, and the Szanto 4101, if representative of their lineup, is a well constructed piece.
Specs:
46mm Brushed Stainless Steel ion plated antique Bronze Case
52mm lug to lug
24mm strap width
Hardened Mineral Crystal
Screw down Crown
Japanese Quartz 2-eye Chronograph Movement
Genuine Leather Strap with Signature Buckle
100 Meters, Water resistant
MSRP $350 USD (via Szanto 4101 - Authentic Watch Reviews | Watch Report | WatchReport.com)

The Szanto line is completely separate, and steps away from the tactical/military inspired watches that Luminox is known for. We know that Luminox builds a great watch, and the Szanto 4101, if representative of their lineup, is a well constructed piece.
Specs:
46mm Brushed Stainless Steel ion plated antique Bronze Case
52mm lug to lug
24mm strap width
Hardened Mineral Crystal
Screw down Crown
Japanese Quartz 2-eye Chronograph Movement
Genuine Leather Strap with Signature Buckle
100 Meters, Water resistant
MSRP $350 USD (via Szanto 4101 - Authentic Watch Reviews | Watch Report | WatchReport.com)