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Roundup August, 26 2010

Selectism | Around the Web

01. Glass Museum To Open In New Bedford, Mass.

“The New Bedford Museum of Glass will host its grand opening celebration the weekend of September 10–12. Under the direction of NBMOG executive director Kirk J. Nelson, extensive renovations begun last November have transformed 4,000 square feet of factory space at the Wamsutta Mill Complex into a glittering crystal palace.” (The Bee).

02. NBA superstar Deng returns to his Sudan roots

“Luol Deng is getting drenched. While most sports stars spend their off-season on the beach, Britain’s NBA superstar is soaking up a Southern Sudanese wet-season deluge.” (BBC).

03. A Continuous Lean: On the Green

“The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is America’s finest exhibition of vintage automobiles—and an insurance company’s worst nightmare, with 175 priceless cars set on the fairway of the famed 18th hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Links (the first public course to be ranked No.1 in America by Golf Digest). This year’s show marked the 60th anniversary of the event, which started when a group of car enthusiasts parked their vintage rides on the course following the inaugural Pebble Beach Road Race of 1950; the 2010 display was a beautiful range of restored American luxury cars from makers including Pierce-Arrow, Lincoln and Cadillac, as well as stunning European designs like the Mercedes Simplex (the oldest Mercedes on the road today), a host of rare Bugattis and, in a separate presentation outside Pebble Beach’s main clubhouse, the latest concept and supercars from brands including Lexus, Bentley and Aston Martin. To document this all-American event, NOWNESS sent Michael Williams, a connoisseur of US-made apparel, who started his hugely popular, highly elegant blog,A Continuous Lean, in 2007, and who also contributes frequently to GQ and Selectism. We caught up with him to get the skinny on the car extravaganza, captured in close-up for today’s story by Douglas Friedman.” (Nowness).

04. The Galilée Office Building by Studio Bellecour (Above)

“Studio Bellecour have designed the Galilée office building in Toulouse, France.” (Contemporist).

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