I’m usually a traditionalist when it comes to varsity jackets, like personally would never wear a “slim cut” varsity but I’m kinda feeling the Louis Vuitton joint he is rocking.
As I write this, above the earth Space Shuttle Atlantis is currently serving its final mission ever. With the NASA shuttle program winding down, we begin to see the instantly recognisable beasts take their final flights into the black abyss that is outer space. May 14th marked the launch of Atlantis on its 32nd, and final mission. With it, we move ever closer to the shutting down of NASA’s shuttle missions, with only two left. It’s sad to think that these somewhat cumbersome creations from the 80s will no longer be in service.
One of my favourite sites around, The Big Picture documents the journey from last November’s gentle glide landing to Atlantis’ turn around this week and it’s paradoxically violent firing towards the sky once again. Some great images of a subject that will never bore me. Check it all out here.
This past weekend, Brisbanites took to the Chandler Velodrome to celebrate the launch of newly established bicycle themed brand, “Domestique”. A large group of fixie heads gathered to check out the new brand, show some love and just have a damn good time. For many this was their first experience on the velodrome, whilst a few were already seasoned competitors. Along with the track there was also a few fellows that came along to oversee the velodrome newbies and offer a word of advice (or three). We went along to take some photos and drop some of our new stickers off.
Domestique is now available at The Outpost, Gear and Sneak & Destroy and a big thanks to the stores for organizing this dope day, as well as the velodrome support staff for putting up with the rag tag bunch.
Finally got my grubby mitts on the new gen Polaroid replacement a “Fuji Instax 210”, its effing huge almost on par with my old Polaroid 600 but for instant photo gratification I can definitely live with this, I’ll post a review in a few days. Also picked up a what I can only describe as the perfect pen, its a “Faber Castell Mondoro” ball point pen, a silky smooth roller in a fantastic thick housing for effortless writting, its perfect for chubby fingers, from the Pen Shoppe.
80 years ago, Steve McQueen was born. To mark what would be his 80th birthday Life Magazine has given up 20 never-before-seen pictures of the king of cool. Check them out here.
Just a few shots of my trip back home, I don’t think you have to try too hard to guess which one of us calls Dhaka City home. Its always comforting to see my city again its like doing a full circle of the world and then coming back to my own environment.
No guess work, no surprises, it just is what it is, it does change but never enough that it becomes unfamiliar.
It’s no secret that myself and the big T go a bit gooey for anything astronomical. What’s interesting is the amount of effort that goes into capturing images from the deepest realms of the universe. Whilst you could use a multi-billion dollar telescope like Hubble to take a few glamor shots, there are also plenty of amateur astrophotographers around.
On a more recent note, you may recognise the nebula in this image as the one that we shamelessly use for the blog header (and cards). It’s the Orion Nebula and this particular shot was taken on the new VISTA telescope. What’s even more amazing is the size of the full-resolution file: 341mb!
Today I revisited my favorite book shop Berkelouw Books which happens to be just down the road from me, they specialize in used and old hard to find books. After two hours of trying not to destroy the really delicate books I managed to pick up just a few things that caught my eye. I’m a big nerd as you can tell by my reading material, but its always good to broaden your horizons and everyone can use a little bit more of history and geography.
- T, read on