Monday Grab Bag of Links …

Architecture / Design.
The English Countryside, An Inspiring City Alternative
National Geographic Photo of the Day
Alcoa Care-Free Homes
Beverly Hills Villa Composed Of Fine Crafted Details
Hillcrest House in Victoria, BC, Canada
Decorating with an Asian Influence
30 Modern Corner Windows For Framed And Frameless Panoramic Views

Food.
Cookistry: Toasted Walnut Ice Cream
Black Forest Saint Honor and some Chocolate eclairs
Beer Can Chicken
A Slice of Family Tradition – Caramel Slice Recipe
Herbal Potato Salad
Honey Tea Whiskey BLT
Sourwood Honey Salted Caramels
Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Review: Auchentoshan Whisky

Travel.
Japan in Photos: Part 1 (parts 2 & 3)
Flight of the Rimowa
Amazing And Luxurious Private Safaris (PHOTOS)
Summer vacation continues: Stockholm

Computing.
Seedio Turns Multiple iPhones Into a Massive Loudspeaker
Misconceptions About iOS Multitasking (more)
Convert anything to a PDF with one click – CBS News
Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

Retro.
Smeg Fab50 Fridge Freezer
A vintage bar made from a Trailmobile trailer
City Island Monorail, New York, 1910
Colourised New York c.1900

Watches.
Wearing your Speedmaster the NASA way
Hands-on with a 55mm Laco Type-A
Hands-On With The Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Chronograph
Steve McQueen’s vintage Heuer Monaco just sold for $799,500
FratelloWatches Has A Chat With Jack Heuer
Review of Citizen Scuba Fin BN0095-08E
Spikenzie Labs Solder: Time II Review — The Gadgeteer
A Vintage Watch Nerd’s Critical Dissection Of The Rolex Daytona, Past To Present (Part 3/3)
Bulova made, 1966
Breguet 7067 Tradition GMT (HD Video) – Perpetuelle
Junghans 1972 Chronoscope & Mega Solar

Animals.
Many Will Enter; Few Will Squee — Cute Overload
Scary Seas: 21 Terrifying Deep Ocean Creatures

History.
The Eighth Army

Photography.
Photoessay: Summer in Geneva – Ming Thein
Dry Tortugas: Coastal Fortress, Coral Reefs, Marine Life, Shipwrecks & Sunken Treasure
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 – a somewhat comparative review

Fountain Pens / Writing.
Ink Nouveau: FP101- Dubious Ink Labels
Pen Addict – Blog – Lamy Tipo Roller Ball Pen Review
Ink Nouveau: Wed. Review: Stainless Steel Lamy 2000
Ink Talk At Fountain Pen Network
Inkcyclopedia: Noodler’s Baystate Blue
Pens Paper Inks…Whatever!: 2012 Miami Pen Show
The Pen Addict – Ink Links

Cars.
A 1975 Citroen DS 20 Ambulance in Hungary
1950 Aston Martin DB2 Coupe
Chrysler Valiant Charger
Wagons in vintage Street scenes – Station Wagon Forums
Dark Roasted Blend: Land Speed Record Vehicles, Part One: The Pioneers (Part 2)
5 cars you should like more than you do
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona: NW Alder & 17th – Portland
The 2012 Bike EXIF Top Ten, Part I

Liberty / Govt.
Report Reveals Amtrak Lost Over $800 Million Taxpayer Dollars on Food and Beverages in Ten Years
Postal Service To Default On $5.5 Billion Payment As Congress Heads Into Recess
The ‘Farm’ Bill Is No Such Thing – WSJ.com

Gear / Gadgets / Kit.
Designing 007: A look at Bond’s luxurious life
The $9 Cardboard Bicycle
Buy It Once: The Gear You’ll Never Have to Replace
The Alva: Thomas Edison Inspired LED Lighting Lightbulb Lamp
The Best Travel Gadgets [Best Of]
Our Favorite Headphones, Speakers, Water Guns and More
Bushnell HD Flashlight Review — The Gadgeteer
BioLite Stove
Can a tiny $39 amp make your headphones sound a lot better?

Style / Shoes.
The story behind the Goodyear Welt – Red Wing Shoes / Boots
The Shoe Snob: Today’s Favorites – The Best Wholecut, Ever!
Suitsupply in New York – The Best Cheapest Tailored Suits
Alfred Sargent MTO
Barbour, New and Old
Free & Easy’s Summer Ivy Handbook

NASA.
Curiosity Just Days Away From Mars – In Focus – The Atlantic

Economics.
Regulation Red Herring
James Buchanan interviews Friedrich A. Hayek

Misc.
Stunning photo of a sunken yacht in Antarctica