German photographer Michael Spengler
collects diecast and metal toy cars. He also takes gorgeous photos of them and has even put together sample pages of a book
he hopes to publish documenting his collection. Collectors Weekly spoke to Spengler and presented several of his captioned photos. Above, a Lotus Mark 11 Le Mans from Corgi Toys, 1961.
The Lotus Mark 11 Le Mans is one of my very favorite model cars. I’m sure this one was forgotten for a long, long time somewhere in a garage or in a basement. The base plate is very rusty and the car is still full of dust, but I love it. It’s a good example of the Japanese approach to aesthetics called wabi-sabi.
"1951 Maserati GP, Low Miles, Needs Paint
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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