The second half of summer is in full swing and we know your time inside is limited. We’ll get right to the point with this week’s roundup of stories as they appeared right here on Selectism. Our picks this week cover everything from rehabbed motels to vintage auto auctions as well new footwear, wet weather essentials and a highly rated travel pillow from one of Japan’s finest goods makers that you’re certain to love.

MUJI‘s Well-Fitted Microbead Neck Pillow

It’s tough to argue with TripAdvisor when it comes to travel pillows. MUJI Japan’s neck pillow was voted as tops by their readers. And while that may not be enough to sway you, MUJI tells us that this is best-selling in-store item.

Our Buyer’s Guide to 12 Wet Weather Essentials for Summer

Stay dry this summer with our guide to rain essentials featuring a slew of unique products including Japan only LL Bean “Bean” boots, Isaora’s Tech 3L Sport coat and an excellent surrey hat from Carhartt.

A “Journey from Trash to Treasure” with MMM Couture Atelier

AnOther Magazine goes inside Maison Martin Margiela‘s atelier during Couture Week. The house share their distinct take on “reuse, recycle and reinvent” in this short article.

Casa Futebol Reimagines Brasil’s FIFA World Cup Stadiums as Housing

What will Brazil do with their inventory of World Cup stadiums now that the tournament has ended? One design firm sees their future as public housing. This article explores design concepts for rebirthing said stadiums.

An all-print edition of this week’s In the Mail

Magazines and books are a bit of an obsession at Selectism’s New York office. This week, we take a look at three great publications featuring Germany’s 032c magazine, Phaidon’s Carlo Scarpa monograph and more.

Adieu Pony Hair Shoes for Fall/Winter 2014

Parisian footwear maker Adieu is resolved in showing that pony hair is worth a further look on footwear. Their Fall 2014 collection mixes pony hair on chukka boots and other shoe silouettes using bright and dark colors.

Look Inside the new Dogfish Inn in Delaware

Yes, Delaware! Local brew hounds Dogfish Head Brewery expand their offering with opening of their own motel overlooking Lewes Harbor. The beer brand fully rehabbed this destination converting the an old motel into something more.

A Rare Auction for a 1992 Vector W8 Twin Turbo Car

With 20 vehicles produced, California’s Vector was a short-lived American supercar producer. Developed to compete with Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche sports car in performance and design in the early ’90s, the Vector W8 certainly looked the part and beat much of its competition on acceleration. A rare example is now up for auction.

Epaulet’s Affordable European-made Leather Sneaker

At $225, Epaulet’s new collection of European-made leather sneakers are priced well within most budgets. Choose from a wide selection of leathers and finishes, including all-white and suede models.

Homes: the VT House in Cadiz, Spain

We’re suckers for homes with a view and this home on the Southeast coast of Spain is no exception. Known as “House of the Infinite,” this residence in the small coastal town of Cadiz is about as glorious as it gets.

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