01. New road bikes by NeilPryde and DesignworksUSA (above)

“The idea of a manufacturer of high performance windsurfers designing a bicycle, let alone a competitive road bike, might strike some as a little strange, but judging from the results of the collaboration between NeilPryde and BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the question is why didn’t someone think of this earlier?” (Wallpaper*).

02. American Caesars: Lives of the Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush

“Modeled on one of the most famous histories of ancient Rome (The Twelve Caesars), Nigel Hamilton’s new book, American Caesars, looks afresh at the lives and careers of the twelve leaders of the American empire since World War II, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush.” (YUP).

03. Healthy & Delicious: Raw Tomatillo Salsa

“Rick Bayless’s raw tomatillo salsa makes a great chip dip or condiment, and is just about the easiest recipe in the world. Fat-free and calorically inconsequential, it possesses quite a heated kick, but can be tailored to your spice preferences. Serve it with a mango and/or tomato and avocado concoction for a highly healthy, highly palatable salsa bar.” (Serious Eats).

04. When Shopping Was Sociable

“Design Research closed its doors 31 years ago. Baby boomers remember the store like it was yesterday. D/R was where they bought their Marimekko dresses, the minute they realized a girdle was no longer required. D/R was where they touched the Kaj Franck china, buying one place-setting at a time for first apartments in Cambridge or San Francisco or New York. They copied its grand paper globes, bought rugs in Turkey to slip under their glass coffee tables, dangled wooden toys in front of their tots, and learned to make a mean tagine, using the same clay pot as Julia.” (Design Observer).

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