Monday Grab Bag of Links …

Architecture / Design.
Montblanc House by Studio Velocity
Squares in Puigcerda
When the Carriage House Costs More than the Mansion
A Spaceship of a Home in Puerto Rico – NYTimes.com
Historic Farmhouse Turned Into Original Office Space in Switzerland
Daily Dream Home – The Rainforest Tree House
Chenequa Residence / Robert Harvey Oshatz
A vintage 1956 English Rose kitchen – including REVO oven
Fairytale Attic Design Ideas
Tiny House Neighbors
Upside Down & Other Weird Houses
1970s Rodney Allen-designed four-bedroom property in Wrotham, Kent

Cars.
Classic Car Test Drive: 1972 Citroen SM
Maserati 3500 GT: SW Alder & 17th Street, Portland
Steve McQueen’s 1938 Triumph Speed Twin
Top Shelf 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta

Science.
NASA’s Curiosity Rover Caught in the Act of Landing
NASA releases stunning high resolution images of Mars
The Men who Walked on the Moon ~ Kuriositas

Style / Shoes.
Boots, Wear Tear Shine
Gabriel On His Return To The Headquarters After Grabbing Lunch
Behind the Scenes at Barbour
Alden Shoe – Attorney Shoe in Burgundy (LSW)
In the Shop – Stanley & Sons SS13
a time to get: Holy Holubar
Unabashedly Prep –  A Jacket for Life

Watches.
Comparison: The new 4R36 Seiko Monster trumps the old one
Space shuttle tiles, tank armour – it’s the Bullet BANG!
An intriguing carrousel tourbillon concept out of China (via @UnderTheLoupe)
The Linde Werdelin Oktopus II Double Date Becomes Official
Watches in Movies – Apollo 13 (1995)
The IWC Top Gun Miramar Chronograph vs. IWC’s Very First Ceramic Chronograph, The 3705
Orient Sun & Moon – ETOP003W
A Most Dangerous Watch Company – IWC and Carl Jung
Interview: James Bond Watches Expert Dell Deaton Part 4
Dan Pierce’s Tudor Heritage Chrono…
Vintage Hamilton BuShips canteen diver
Review: Steinhart Nav B-Uhr II B-Type
Seiko Ananta Automatic Chronograph Urushi Diver Ref. SRQ013 Limited Edition
Basel/SIHH Report, Part 3: Ancient & Modern by JAMES DOWLING

Fountain Pens / Writing.
Lamy Vista F Nib – The Fountain Pen Network
Danitrio Sho-Genkai – The Fountain Pen Network
Faber-Castell Ambition Pearwood Ef – The Fountain Pen Network
Ink Review: J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe
Whatever!: Jet Pens – July and August
J. Herbin Rouge Hematite 1670 Anniversary Ink
Elegant Accessories: Pens for Watch Lovers
Ink For Chinese Brush And Sumi-e Painting
Ink Nouveau: FP101- Fast Pen Flushing
Montblanc Bohème
The Pen Addict – Ink Links

History.
History Nuts: Great Scott
The Slave Who Circumnavigated The World

Photography.
San Francisco: The Cool, Grey City of Love
Photoessay: A Swiss landscape or two – Ming Thein
Amazing Amazonia: Amazon Rainforest [46 Pics]
20 Examples Of Lovely Baby Animal Photography
Landscape Photography That Will Blow Your Mind [pics]

Food.
Vanilla Bean Smoked Porter French Toast
Caramel Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake Smoothie
10engines: 10E2012: Herbal Potato Salad
The Martini FAQ
kikunoi akasaka –  gourmet traveller
Ramen Champion 2012 Season starts!

Liberty / Govt.
You’re Eight Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist
Ron Paul: Why Elizabeth Warren is Wrong – YouTube
Food Trucks Battle Restaurants Over Street Space – WSJ.com
Wait One Cotton-Picking Minute
More Leftists Let Their Masks Slip, Admit They Want Big Tax Hikes on the Middle Class
Former D.C. cop admits falsifying radar-camera testing records

Gear / Gadgets / Kit.
Kershaw Cryo Review
Old Man: Waxed Canvas

Computing.
This Is Incredible Vintage Apple Collection Is Probably The Biggest One Outside The U.S. [Gallery]

Travel.
5 Surprising Flight Attendant Revelations – ABC News

Animals.
Predators Prowling the Sea: Scary or Stunning, Sharks are Jawesome! (60 Pics/10 Vids)
Tonka the Shiba Inu

Economics.
An Open Letter to CBS News Radio Commentator Dave Ross
Mich. Politician Objects to Tickets Selling for 10X Face Value

Misc.
Ten of the greatest optical illusions
Manpowered PVC Rollercoaster – Hack a Day
The Coolest Things Ever Found With A Metal Detector – Business Insider
10 Things the Olympics Won’t Tell You – SmartMoney.com
Why a typewriter is the ultimate hipster accessory – Telegraph