01. Kyoto’s Newest Hotel Takes Minimalism To A New Level – 9h (above)

“This is not necessarily the new chill-out spot — you’re meant to sleep and shower, and 9h has it all down to clockwork: Each guest is allotted one hour to shower, seven hours to sleep and a final hour to rest (equaling nine hours, of course). Guests are evidently woken naturally by the changing light. At least the experience won’t break the bank: each pod costs roughly $54.” (globorati)

02. LIFE’s 2009 Picture of the Year

All the best from 2009 from LIFE. You know… (life)

03. Emotionally Traumatic Christmas Toys

There is a lot of anxiety wrapped up in that precious morning, so the last thing you want to do is ruin it with nightmare-inducing product that will cause the child to question far more than the existence of Santa. Here are a few toys you might want to avoid, unless your child has ever made a cameo appearance on The Adams Family… (coudal)

04. AIR and LCD Soundsystem Confirmed For Sonar Festival

“Taking place simultaneously in Barcelona and A Coruña on June 17-19 in 2010, the festival was headlined by Grace Jones and Orbital earlier this year.” (nme)

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