Monday Grab Bag of Links …

Architecture.
Fraser Residence On a Sloping Site
Swellendam House by GASS
A “Houseboat” for the Seasick on the Waterfront in Seattle
The 2012 URWERK Geneva exhibition
Top Ten Homes of 2011
Imposing Contemporary Home in Las Vegas
OZ Hous
Lifted From the Ground Like a Bird’s Nest: Toda House in Hiroshima

Apollo / NASA Infographic.
Apollo 11 Vintage Infographic

Energy.
It’s Scarier than Solar Panels in the Dark

Timekeeping.
BBC News – Leap second decision is postponed

Photography.
Inside the Wreck of the Costa Concordia
Famous Photogs Pose With Their Most Iconic Images

Liberty / Govt.
Health plans ordered to cover birth control without co-pays
Governments ring in year with less economic freedom
How Much the Rich Pay – WSJ.com
Dems propose ‘Reasonable Profits Board’ to regulate oil company profits
A bogus chart on Obama and the debt gets a new lease on life – The Washington Post

Cars.
1938 Dubonnet Hispano Xenia
1960 Morris Oxford Traveller For Sale

Style / Shoes.
Alden x Leffot 405C
Harris Tweed, Part I (part II)
Tommy Ton at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012
Allen Edmonds: The Shoe of Tomorrow! (circa 1940) – YouTube ( this is fantastic ;-) )

Animals.
Heidi the German Shepherd
Carly the Golden Retriever

Education.
The 10 schools in the worst college towns
A guide to writing an academic paper – The Answer Sheet – The Washington Post

Gear / Gadgets / Kit.
Pedal-powered Shanty Boat
12 diving suits
Stainless Steel Folding Penknife

Retro.
Elvis meets Nixon, 1970
Oh, Fisher Price… How We Loved You

Apple.
Apple’s Hidden Museum Reveals Clashes in the Jobs Interregnum

Fountain Pens / Writing.
TWSBI Diamond 540 Fountain Pen – The Awesome Review
Ink Links – The Pen Addict
Review: Uni-ball Signo Scents Gel Ink Pens
seize the dave: paper review: moleskine cahier
Montblanc Boheme Review
Waterman Serenite In Blue
Montblanc Starwalker Black Resin, Medium Nib
Namiki Emperor Urushi Red

Travel.
10 Unique Train Trips – Intelligent Travel
7 Small Towns Ideal for Studying Abroad

Art.
Modern Art Sandwiches: Mondrian, Pollack And More (PHOTOS)

History.
Rare Pictures: Scott’s South Pole Expedition, 100 Years Later

Food.
Get Your Freekeh On – WSJ.com
13 Cheeses Everyone Should Know
Hot Toddy- A Cocktail for the Cold & Flu Season
Lime Chiffon Cake
Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe

Economics.
In Which Paul Krugman Leaves Me At a Loss for Words
What Is Regulatory Capture? – YouTube

Watches.
Some photos of a new Jules Audemars Watch with Audemars Piguet Escapement
Old Watches Get New Lives Through Dimitrie Vicovanu, Master Restorer – NYTimes.com
Hands on with the Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly GreyTech
Closer look at Leica S2, Summarit-S Makro: Debethune DB25T
Three Vacheron Calibre 2755 Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Minute Repeating Watches
VIDEO: John Reardon Takes Us Inside The Patek Philippe Museum
Movie watch spotting – The Terrorists : Shpeedmaster MkII
Review of the Rolex Explorer II 216570
Photo Essay: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Tourbillons

Computing.
The Cleverest Geeky Windows Tricks Everyone Should Know

Misc.
New app tells you if parking spot is legal or not
What’s the Allure of Dollar Stores? – SmartMoney.com