My pur­chase of an iPhone is now ful­ly jus­ti­fied. Volk­swa­gen has
released an app for fol­low­ing the Dakar 2010 ral­ly. Link at the
bot­tom. Woot!

You’ve seen the sneak pre­view shots of the Chanel bike. Now here’s the
real deal. Bonus shot of the creepi­est guy in fashion.

Water Buf­fa­lo. Love it or hate.


Society (and Policy)

Laugh at Bob Hope’s bad jokes and make a point about what ‘pub­lic
archive’ should mean.



A look behind the scenes of one of the seg­ments of BBC’s How the Earth
Made Us. (Rec­om­mend­ed) Paul Williams describes film­ing inside Cue­va de
los Cristales
of Mex­i­co. One of the nas­ti­est and most beau­ti­ful places
on earth.


Art, Image, and Design

Hel­lo Kit­ty and Balzac? I have no idea.

Tying threads. Nice work from a Port­land firm. (Cephalo­pod)

Xeni Jardin is in Guatemala and sends pic­tures of altars constructed
for Fies­ta de la Vir­gen de Guadalupe.

Play­ing with food is fun. And there’s an entire blog devot­ed to
pic­tures of cute food. Start with this trop­i­cal beach cabana canape.

A wish list item for Indus­tri­al Design­ers. A new series from Phaidon
that high lights the best in ID from the 20th Cen­tu­ry. A nice
selec­tion of images to whet your appetite.

I can’t find this par­tic­u­lar image in the pho­tog­ra­pher’s flickr
stream. It’s worth look­ing around.