Monday Grab Bag of Links …

Architecture.
Modern Architecture Conversion in South Africa
Modern Concrete Home With Spacious Interiors in Israel
If Wright’s Falling Water Were a Tree House …

Cars.
The Decoliner – Randy’s Vision: Flash Gordon’s Motorhome!
The Vintagent: MICK WALKER
Why a Ural

Science.
The Sphinx Observatory – Science at the Top of the World
18 radio telescopes

Advertising.
Spacewalking dog encounters Santa and flying ramen in these weird (but adorable) Japanese commercials

Travel.
Fantasy Vacation: Ballynahinch Castle
Kazakh Expedition To The South Pole
Ruggedly Beautiful Na Pali Coast: Tropical Paradise for Adventurers [43 PICS]
8 Famous Local Drinks to Taste Around the World

Photography.
Singapore CBD Ultra wide panorama
A World Without People – In Focus – The Atlantic

Retro.
U.S. Railroad, 1940s
12 astounding bus tickets from the 1930s
Shasta Astroflyte trailer — Pete restores a ’64
A RETRO HI FI IN A DARK & COZY MAN CAVE

Tech.
Disruptions: Time to Review F.A.A. Policy on Gadgets – NYTimes.com

Art.
Book Surgeon Brian Dettmer carves books

Liberty / Govt.
The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)
Program to aid unemployed homeowners provides little relief
Erik Scott’s Family Drops Lawsuit
How Many Bureaucrats Does It Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?

Style / Shoes.
How To Polish Cordovan Shoes

Gear / Gadgets / Kit.
Leatherman Rebar
Spyderco Sage 1 Review
CRICKET POP-UP TRAILER

Watches.
HYT H1 – The BaselWorld 2012 Buzz
A Panerai PAM382 Bronzo after a month
Schofield Signalman Explained By Schofield Founder Giles Ellis
FOUND: A “Time Capsule” Paul Newman Daytona, Complete With Full Receipts Of Purchase From 1974
First Look: TAG Heuer Mikrotourbillon S
QlockTwo W – World’s first wristwatch that tells time in words
Goodwood Festival of Speed TAG Heuer Carrera Editions
Seiko Astron: GPS, Solar Power, Is There Anything This Watch Can’t Do? (Live Photo)

Food.
Boar’s Head: A search for the soul of the deli meat purveyor
20 Common Fermented Foods
Frosty S’more Cups
Corned Beef and Baby Cabbage Hash
Bailey’s Irish Cream & French Silk!
Stout Cake with Irish Whiskey Ganache and Bailey’s Buttercream
Neo-German Chocolate Cake
The Story of Maker’s Mark Whiskey
Chocolate Chunk Pretzel Cookies

History.
Carefree Palace of a Make-believe Monarch

Fountain Pens / Writing.
Pilot Varsity and Noodler’s HoD revisited
Ohto Comfort Sharp Lead Holder – 2 mm – Gray Body
New old ink – Leigh Reyes
Ink Links – The Pen Addict

Economics.
It’s Worth Seeing Again: The Broken Window Fallacy

Animals.
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Beautiful Wolf? (56 Pics)
Giant manta raised from the depths off Africa by ship’s anchor
Baby Got His Bottle After A Rough Start

Misc.
Who is buried in the Hoover Dam?
One Time Zone for the World?
THIS, is how you dine and dash
Skaters Brave Breakneck Speeds on Icy Downhill
The Dinosaur Graveyard of East Berlin