Get Stoned: Artist Sue Lawty at the Victoria & Albert Museum has started the World Beach Project, which invites people around the world to create patterns with beach stones, then take a photo and upload it to their site. Each photo has a little description of the place where it was taken, and they will post it on their interactive map for others to enjoy. The design above was created recently at Seapoint, Monkstown, County Dublin by Derek, Patricia and Olivia Masetti-Nolan, who said, "We started with one single orange stone and thought it would look great on a black background! It was freezing cold but we had a lot of fun."
No Photos, Please: It turns out those rules about no photographing in public places in NYC are a lot of hooey, according to NewYorkology, a great travel blog about New York. So if you're trying to take a photo on public property and someone wants to see your I.D., with few exceptions, you're under no obligation to hand it over.
KitKats of the World: IZReloaded, my favorite blogger from Singapore, discovered this Flickr photoset of KitKat bars from Japan and around the world. Did you know there's a Brandy-and-Orange variety of KitKat, and a striped Choco-Banana, and Fruit Parfait? Now you do!
Pattern and photo: Derek, Patricia and Olivia Masetti-Nolan, 2008, World Beach Project