The Artisans Knight™

Est. MCMLXXXV • Ego Sum A Filius De Deus •
Permaneo De Mortalitas Semino
blaaargh:

yuppiecaveman: I love the creepy hue of old halogen headlights on american cars 
B: Agreed! And the creepy ‘foreignness’ that was old French cadmium-yellow lights. Seriously, new headlight tech is too cool to be sexy and mysterious.

blaaargh:

yuppiecaveman: I love the creepy hue of old halogen headlights on american cars 

B: Agreed! And the creepy ‘foreignness’ that was old French cadmium-yellow lights. Seriously, new headlight tech is too cool to be sexy and mysterious.

(Source: coloursteelsexappeal)

Currently…

Currently…

Need.

saltlickbbq:

You don’t need a platinum badge to enjoy our barbecue. #SXSW  (at The Salt Lick)

saltlickbbq:

You don’t need a platinum badge to enjoy our barbecue. #SXSW (at The Salt Lick)

fashionablecrew:

A new twist on a #classic piece… The @PersonalFx X @Allidosyndicate Foxtail Hooded Tunic 1.1 #perfect for #layering especially in these cold months get yours today www.PersonalFxClothing.com or at @retroshop_paris #PersonalFx #AllIDoSyndicate #wdywt #cutandsew #fashion

fashionablecrew:

A new twist on a #classic piece… The @PersonalFx X @Allidosyndicate Foxtail Hooded Tunic 1.1 #perfect for #layering especially in these cold months get yours today www.PersonalFxClothing.com or at @retroshop_paris #PersonalFx #AllIDoSyndicate #wdywt #cutandsew #fashion

ronireports:

 369 infantry regiment of African Americans aka HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS. They were recognized as the first African American Combat Unit  shipped overseas during WWI.  Never appreciated upon return, although highly decorated.

ronireports:

 369 infantry regiment of African Americans aka HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS. They were recognized as the first African American Combat Unit  shipped overseas during WWI.  Never appreciated upon return, although highly decorated.

Hackett is Popular Science‘s intrepid DIY ​columnist.

English philosopher Thomas Hobbes believed that men living in anarchy would lead “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” lives. So as much as I’d enjoy rebuilding civilization from piles of trash after an apocalypse, I’d first worry about a way to send petrol-marauding punk rockers scrambling and make infectious zombies take a dirt nap. 

A gun would do the trick. That is, until my ammunition ran out. Then I’d just have an awkward club. A crossbow, on the other hand, would mean business: The weapon has a fierce reputation for raw power and accuracy, and ammo can be made or retrieved with relative ease.

Going into this build, my crossbow knowledge was limited, but I knew I wanted something quiet, compact, and powerful enough to punch through our contemporary version of armor: a car. If my crossbow could shoot through a car door, I reasoned, then it would be a success. 

A bowed weapon’s strength is measured by its draw weight in pounds. The greater the pull on the prod (or bow), the more energy a bolt (or arrow) will deliver. I recovered a leaf spring from a truck chassis thinking it’d make a good prod. The power estimates I calculated seemed crazy, yet valid: Bending the 3/8-inch-thick bar just two inches could pull 500 pounds. That kind of tension, coupled with a dense bolt, would create a force to be reckoned with.

I fashioned whatever I could find in my scrap bin into functional parts. I made a receiver to hold the trigger from an old metal pipe, and a winch from a threaded rod and hoisting hooks. An aircraft cable served as a string, a six-inch chunk of rebar as a bolt, and a discarded bike seat as a shoulder brace.

After days of tinkering, it was time to fire the crossbow—and that’s when the leaf-spring prod revealed a disastrous flaw. Years of bouncing along roads created hidden stress fractures in the metal, which, partway through cocking, burst into shrapnel. (Luckily, none of it hit me.) I plan to rebuild the crossbow with a new leaf spring, but the surest post-apocalypse plan is to raid a sporting-goods store for a bow and some arrows. I’d never give a medieval archer a run for his money, but at least I’d send the dimmest zombies lurching elsewhere.

(Source: popsci.com)

Last Night…

Last Night…

valdean:

This is one of my favorite movie endings of all time. From “No Country for Old Men.” It doesn’t directly relate to the plot of the film, but it uses a reflection on the past as a way to imply hope for a hopeless future. The end of The Road (the novel, by the same author) carries a similar message, I think…

(via suitep)

Spanish custom bike shop Cafe Racer Dreams(CRD) have worked their magic again on this beastly Beemer. Equipped with BMW´s most powerful boxer engine, with over 120hp, this impressive build exudes military appeal and aggressiveness. The tank has a very interesting finish with a kind of skeleton that surrounds it completely, and the two front lights with different sizes and colors covered by a small mesh are the perfect complement.

allenonyia:

#GiuseppeZanotti Moccasin Stitch Toe Sneakers #UpscaleLife

allenonyia:

#GiuseppeZanotti Moccasin Stitch Toe Sneakers #UpscaleLife

leonoraoppenheim:

Beautiful ceramics? Nope. Butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant, of course!
Oh man, these electron microscope images, featured in the Telegraph recently, are just mind blowing. Nature’s structures are nothing less than awesome, as is the technology that enables us to study them this closely.
Wait till you check out the fallopian tube - could it be anymore feminine?
And how radical is the bacteria on the tongue - looks just like delicious sugary hundreds and thousands.
There’s a few impressive man made structures in there too - particularly love the intricate weave of this nylon stocking.
Thanks again to @flavorpill for continually highlighting brilliant gems such as these.

leonoraoppenheim:

Beautiful ceramics? Nope. Butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant, of course!

Oh man, these electron microscope images, featured in the Telegraph recently, are just mind blowing. Nature’s structures are nothing less than awesome, as is the technology that enables us to study them this closely.

Wait till you check out the fallopian tube - could it be anymore feminine?

And how radical is the bacteria on the tongue - looks just like delicious sugary hundreds and thousands.

There’s a few impressive man made structures in there too - particularly love the intricate weave of this nylon stocking.

Thanks again to @flavorpill for continually highlighting brilliant gems such as these.