Monday Grab Bag of Links …

Architecture. (pic via Contemporist)
House on College Hill / Friedrich St.
Torpedo by StanCraft
Haunted House? The Abandoned Mansion of Steve Jobs
Striking House Make-Over in South Africa
Inside Apple’s Gorgeous New Amsterdam Retail Store [Gallery]
Queenscliff House in Sydney, Australia
The Return of Eames and Saarinen’s Case Study House No. 9
House Attack
Dick Clark’s rock house for sale – Boing Boing
Modern Castles: 7 Cool Converted Watertower Houses
House in Gorky-6

Energy.
In America, the shale gas revolution is creating jobs and growth. It can here too.
The beginning of the end of wind

Cars.
Phyton Worlds fastest amphibious vehicle
1967 Mustang Fastback
1963 MGB SOVREN Vintage Racer For Sale
Long Tail: 1966 GMC Tilt-Cab Hauler
1970 Buick GSX vs 1987 Buick GNX
Sunbeam motorcycle
James Garner Baja Rig: 1970 Oldsmobile 442
Ernst Henne’s Supercharged BMW R37

Travel.
Hong Kong: 18 Reasons to Visit in 2012

Food.
Peppery Irish Beef Stew
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Soba Noodle Miso Soup with Broccoli, Shrimp and Tofu
Eating well in Spring: Putien
Matcha Green Tea Macarons with Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecakes
Nutella-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Photography.
Bhutan and the Art of Archery
Lytro Light Field Camera: This Is What New Feels Like
Tsunami pictures – Then and Now
Earth: Landscapes That Will Blow Your Mind

Style / Shoes.
The AETHER STREAM Takes San Francisco
Khaki – The History Behind the Everyday Fabric
The Dandy Portraits debuts short film about Sean Crowley
Alex Grant: The Conquest of Everest
STEVE MCQUEEN, RICHARD AVEDON & RUTH ANSEL

Computing.
Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money?
Lego robot solves Rubik’s Cube in 5 seconds. [VIDEO]
Amazing Frankintosh merges the 80s with the 21st century

Gear / Gadgets / Kit.
Blitz WWII Bomb Lamp
Battle Mug
Steam-Powered Record Player
Spyderco Prototype 2012 – Dodo Orange G10 Sprint Run

Liberty / Govt.
Out of Afghanistan Now! by Sheldon Richman
Tobacco Warning Labels Are the Least of FDA’s Sins
The Dependency Crisis – WSJ.com
Super PACs can’t crown a king – The Washington Post
GM Suspends Chevy Volt Production After Poor Sales

Union Shenanigans.
Parent-Trigger Warfare – WSJ.com

Fountain Pens / Writing.
Wörther Pencils
Pocket Blonde: De Atramentis South Sea Blue Ink
Nakaya Urushi – Cigar Piccolo
Kaweco Sport Al Fountain Pen Review
Whatever!: Featured Pen – Pilot Custom 823
Ink Review: J. Herbin Ambre de Birmanie
Review: Pelle Journal – Burnt Cognac, Large
Note Booker, Esq.: An unexpected Christmas pen!
Ink Nouveau: Platinum Kanazawa Leaf Maki-e Pens

Economics.
Oil Sanctions and the Pretence of Knowledge
Tim Geithner’s Amnesia

Retro.
New York Retro Futurism

Watches.
First Look: 2012 TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer 80th Birthday

Art.
Airships and Oranges: Commercial Art of the Second Gold Rush
Moments in Time: Tiny Figures Balanced on Watch Hands

Misc.
How to Outsmart Social Security – SmartMoney.com
Underground Cold War Relics As Doomsday Castles? : NPR
Foreign Ramen: 12 Cup Noodle Soups You Can’t Get Here