Sunday, June 27, 2021

Sunday Links

Pininfarina 1960 

Photo above from Car Design History a data visualization celebrating the work of the great Italian design studios  (via Memo of the Air)

I would be very content to watch the sunset from the private terrace of this 144-foot X-Space superyacht 

150-Hour Chocolate Cake for those who like to take their time.

I have a huge travel file on Scandinavia and still hope to get there some day The Most Beautiful Places in Scandinavia

Sutton House , the oldest house in London's East End.

"Bart Simpson bouncing" or "lactating piracy"?

For the first time in 300 years Rembrandt's The Night Watch is complete again.

There were some truly abominable men's hairstyles in the 70s.

People who collect modernist houses  (Via Things Magazine)

Overly morbid or not - what do you think? Cat Whiskers Case 

Boathouses of Ine there are over 200 boathouses called funaya, some of them surviving from the mid-Edo period.

Summer reading from The Guardian: 50 new fiction and nonfiction books to enjoy.

I have only recently discovered the work of American artist Saul Leiter. His main subjects were street scenes and his small circle of friends. Leiter made an enormous and unique contribution to photography with a highly prolific period in New York City in the 1950s.  This video explores his artistic photography.

Kamenstein World of Motion Carousel Kettle

Photos of colourful 'Old World Lizards'

As he lay bleeding to death, he screamed for help but his agonized cries were mistaken for those of peacocks from a nearby peacock farm. Yikes!

It's harder to get lost these days. Our pinch-and-zoom maps know where we are, and they tell us how to get where we are going. The Story of GPS  (thanks Bruce!)

Blood test that finds 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear is accurate enough to be rolled out 

Funazushi: For the past 18 generations, one family has preserved a 400-year-old recipe showing how sushi once tasted, and it doesn't use raw seafood, but fish aged for three years. (Thanks Bruce!)

Joanna Lemanska's beautiful photographs. (via Everlasting Blort)

Great news! You can now order your very own personalized shrunken head replica!

This week's house envy is a farmhouse nestled in the Buckinghamshire countryside 

Does Catholic dogma still have moral authority? Don't ask these guys.

Fold House, an undulating structure in Southern Ontario.

The Winter Garden Theatre Cats (via Strange Company)

A whole lot of Monet paintings

Everything you need to know about the business of Ikea hacking. It's bigger than I thought.


  1. Morbid? Not at all, cats shed whiskers too. I've know several people who save them if they happened to find one.

  2. I thought maybe they cut them off after the cat died. We have two cats, one of them 16 years old, and neither of us has ever found a whisker that wasn't still attached to them.