Monday Grab Bag of Links …

Contemporary “Cousin-Homes” in Melbourne
Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa in Mexico
Stone Houses by Leroy Street Studio
Extension vB4 in Brecht, Belgium
Private and Public Residential Spaces Bonded With Nature
Private House in Merseyside UK
Hudson Valley Country House in Cold Spring, NY

A.L.F.A. 40/60 HP, 1914
1980 Plymouth Arrow Sport
The Brütsch Mopetta is an interesting historical curiosity
2013 Shelby 1000: Because Carroll Wants 1000 HP Before He Dies
2013 Dodge Viper
6 Scooters That Zoom—And Get Great Mpg, Too – Popular Mechanics
Adrian Hamilton shows ATFULLCHAT the epic ROFGO Gulf collection
La Jolla Concours d’ Elegance … A Replay

Style / Shoes.
Cordovan Leather from Horween — Gentleman’s Gazette
Dreaming of Dress Shirts – Salvatore Piccolo – A Continuous Lean
Gaziano & Girling Grosvenor
A Suitable Wardrobe: Video: Moi, Mes Souliers – Corthay, making shoes
The Shoe Snob: Shoes From Around The World
Dean Martin – A Headlong Dive

Remembering Project Gemini – In Focus – The Atlantic
Why Is Instagram So Popular?
44 Fantastic Photos of Beautiful Cherry Blossom & Kite Festival in DC

Two Boys and a Girl! It’s River Otter Babies for Oakland Zoo
Meerkat Madness at Point Defiance Zoo
Baby Hippo Monifa takes her first swim – YouTube

Hong Kong – the coffee

Manischewitz: It’s Not Just For Jewish Grandmothers Anymore
Pan-fried Turkey Sage Scotch Eggs
protein-packed peanut butter eggs
Roasted Coffee Bean Chocolate Ice Cream

An Unfiltered Beer Tour of Denmark
Orvieto – a castle on the clouds
Argos In Cappadocia
33 Picturesque European Towns & Villages
Here Is a List of the Most Hipster-Friendly Cities

Liberty / Govt.
The Great Mysteries of the Universe, Vegetarianism and Bad Government
An uncivil income tax system :: Jeff Jacoby
Meddling in Sports—A Proper Presidential Role?
Nashville Taxi Protection Fight Gets Ugly

Gear / Gadgets / Kit.
Flaming muscle-car stroller – Boing Boing
Spy Master Mini Submarine
10engines: us army pocket can opener -p38
RYNO one wheeled Segway

Lange und Söhne Saxonia Thin – a Future Classic
N E W M o d e l – Gronefeld One Hertz Platinum
Tom Hanks And His OMEGA Speedmaster Professional
IN-DEPTH: The Habring2 Doppel 2.0 Courtesy Of The Man Who Invented The IWC Doppelchronograph 20 Years Ago
Timezone watch of the year: Dutch Treat
Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture
Charm on the Cheap: The Parnis Watch: The GQ Eye
Omega Watches – Baselword 2012

Fountain Pens / Writing.
Mini Review: Another Look at the Platinum Preppy
Messages: the new postal notebooks – Moleskine
Economy Pens: April Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper
Twsbi 540 Diamond And Roc100
Twsbi 540 Amber – The Fountain Pen Network
Sailor Honors Nobuyoshi Nagahara With a Memorial Fountain Pen
Wahl Doric Bronze Pearl Green Veins
Noodler’s Ahab Fountain Pen Review (with Inky Fingers)

Earl Scruggs Dies: The Babe Ruth of Banjo

Construction of Christ the Redeemer, Rio, 1926-1931
’66 Dodge Monaco – No unboxing video

Computing / Tech.
Look Who’s Stalking: The 10 Creepiest Apps For Phones, Facebook, and More
The Shocking Extra Costs of Losing Your Smartphone

14 Wonderfully Geeky Easter Eggs
The World’s 18 Strangest Military Bases – Popular Mechanics
Cruel Curveball Science; Nasty Koufax Stories
James Bond drops his dry martini in favour of a lager – Telegraph