The Brompton Story

Here is a great little book that tells the story of the amazing (if a little geeky) Brompton Bicycle.  The history of the company and it’s very unique product makes for a great read.  It’s really astonishing that over thirty years later nobody makes a more compact folding bike and here you can find out all about how this very famous little bike was invented.  It’s a very english tale (slightly eccentric) and keeping it all british (made in London actually) is an adventure in itself. Brompton Bicycle is fantastic for any fan of great product stories but it’s a must for any owner of this UK marvel.

Great news photo

Mount Merapi releases pyroclastic flow as seen from Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Indonesia's most volatile volcano unleashed its most powerful eruption in a deadly week Monday, spewing searing clouds of gas and debris thousands of feet (meters) into the air. There were no immediate reports of new casualties. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)

This is an amazing photo that really struck me today. A volcanic eruption always makes for sensational images but this particular picture really tells the story of the drama of the eruption in an exotic locale (the silhouetted palm trees are very evocative). Photojournalism at it’s absolute best.