What We Read This Week

Valuable lesson the internet taught me this week: everything looks cooler under a microscope. Can you guess what the above is an image of? Imgur: 35 everyday things made awesome under a microscope.

Having trouble coming up with a name for your new #menswear blog? Let the Men’s Style Blog Name Generator from Breathnaigh do it for you. Breathnaigh: Men’s style blog name generator

And finally, GQ takes a look at the excellent new collaboration between Woolrich and Topo Designs. GQ: East Coast Meets West Coast In Woolrich x Topo Designs Collaboration

This rant by a man with no torso is EPIC. Complex: NYU Film School Graduate’s Viral Meltdown Is Already the Year’s Best Performance

I’m still not entirely sure how to feel about Banksy only selling 7 original pieces for $60 a pop in NYC, but when I told Jian DeLeon that I wish I was there to buy one to resell, he yelled at me and called me names. Gizmodo: Banksy Sold $225,000 Worth of Art at a Central Park Stall for $420

A somewhat topsy-turvy read on the subject of auto-antonyms (words that contradict themselves). The New Yorker: Unusable Words

This Fast Co. article on Apolis is like two of my favorite universes colliding together to form a new cosmos of awesome. Fast Co.: How to Build a Brand That People Don’t Buy, They Join

A rare interview with Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson. Mental Floss: Mental Floss Exclusive: Our Interview with Bill Watterson!

The Selvedge Yard dug up these great shots of James Deans’ miniscule fifth floor walkup in New York. The Selvedge Yard: James Dean, Hollywood’s “Little Bastard” | Inside the Young Actor’s NYC Apartment

The trailer for Wes Anderson’s new movie is out, and it looks like his most Wes Andersonian movie yet. YouTube: The Grand Budapest Hotel

And here’s one of my first pieces for A Continuous Lean on one of the best vintage showrooms in the world. A Continuous Lean: Channeling Ralph: A Visit to Santa Fe Vintage.

NYC restaurant Balthazar is a “highly efficient, well-oiled potato-chipping machine.” New York Times: 22 Hours in Balthazar

Monocle profiles the German candy giant Haribo, in honor of the company head’s recent passing. Monocle: Sweetness and Might

When Filson met Big Craig, a tale of bikes and the road. Huckberry: Meet Big Craig