New International Street Fashion Blog

Street Peeper is a new blog devoted to global street fashion. The Asian cities featured here include Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo, but Bangkok hasn’t yet joined the party…

An Overview of Thailand’s Political Situation

Richard Bernstein’s Letter from Thailand, in yesterday’s IHT, provides an overview of the current political situation in Thailand: About a week ago, the Thai press reported on a 30-year-old man, apparently not a brilliant one, who, for unexplained reasons, was tormenting an elephant. He hit the animal, according to the newspapers, whereupon the usually placid […]

Wes Anderson’s New Flick: Set in India

Wes Anderson, the auteur behind “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” among other films, has made a new movie set for release in September. It’s called “The Darjeeling Limited,” and it features Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman. They play brothers who take a train trip though India. Here’s […]

Wine 2.0

Snooth “promises to revolutionize the way people choose wine. By combining the company’s proprietary algorithms with the world’s most comprehensive wine database, Snooth is able to accurately identify the wines best-suited to an individual.” (Site via. Cartoon via.)

Japanese Rice Art Each year, farmers in the town of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture create works of crop art by growing a little purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru-roman variety. This year’s creation — a pair of grassy reproductions of famous woodblock prints from Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji — has […]

Four Seasons Tented Camp

Good wine, designer shoes, elephants, and Thailand’s Four Seasons Tented Camp all converge in my new globorati post.

Excellent OS X Writing and Project Management App

Scrivener is a remarkably useful Mac-only project management and writing application. I started using it a few months ago, and it’s quickly become a must-have. First off: if you mostly write memos or simple documents that require strict formatting, then you should stick with Word. But if you’re a Mac user looking for something to […]

My Buddy Lands a Deer — A Mile Offshore

My good friend and ex-Washington, DC roommate, Chad C., sends along this incredible story about how he and a pal saved Bambi from a watery death: The Outdoor News Hound blog says: Chad Campbell and pal Bo Warren weren’t having much luck trolling for striped bass about a mile offshore on Chesapeake Bay last Saturday. […]

Pet Peek

Taylor Gifts sells some astounding products. Case in point: the Pet Peek, above, which is designed to “satisfy your pup’s curiosity and help reduce barking, scratching and digging every time he senses something on the other side of the fence.” I also quite like the Cooler Scoop and the Heated Taco Bar.

The Low-Information Diet

Tim Ferriss’s Low-Information Diet is based on the principle that in order to be most productive, we should spend as little time emailing — and as much time actually working — as possible.