1. Wellington has quietly but firmly established itself on my travel wish-list, and should I someday make it across the Tasman Sea I’ll definitely be consulting Broadsheet’s guide to a weekend in “Wellywood”.
2. The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn got my attention with that fantastic red neon sign, but typography aside, this restored factory on the Williamsburg waterfront looks pretty special.
3. If my neighbourhood, Brunswick, had a logo it would probably be a wheeled shopping cart (lots of Nonnas around here) but these Japanese town logos, via Pink Tentacle, are ever so much more refined!
4. Theron Humphrey has This Wild Idea. He wants to tell the stories of everyday Americans, so he’s travelling around the United States photographing and profiling a different person every day for a 365 days. So far he’s driven 60785 miles and taken 88450 photographs – epic! There are only 8 days to go, so visit now.
5. Travelteq have created, as far as I can tell, the ideal travel towel. Super high-quality linen (meaning quick-dry and sand repellent) with a pocket for your effects and, most unusual for a travel towel, it’s really, really big.
6. The team at Aether Apparel are city-based outdoor enthusiasts who create functional yet stylish clothing options. Finally!
7. No guessing how I came across this recent Sun Valley tourism campaign, ‘Skip Town’ by Eleven Inc. Designed to give urbanites a taste of what they’re missing, they (get this) built a ROBOT who, at the click of a mouse, skips stones on a pristine, mountain-fringed lake!
8. Anyone off to Japan in the near future? If so you might like to download this free Japanese language wallet reference from Fodor’s.