1. It was almost a no-brainer to choose the design of my new book. After long sessions of tossing out title possibilities, we settled on "The Lonely Tourist's Guide to Urban War Zones." I've only ever lived in one kind of urban war zone, the infamous favelas of Rio de Janeiro. And just down the beach from us is a landmark, one which you probably won't see in the "Rio" film: Vidigal. Vidigal must have the most spectacular views in the city, perched above the curving road to Barra, looking out over the crashing waves on the rocks below, and looking sideways down the long expanse of the Leblon and Ipanema beaches. That's Vidigal, down on the left...can't you just feel the sea breeze on your face?
2. Best website I've found yet for design inspiration: Curbly It's kind of addictive!
3. How do you like the new design of this blog? I'm still trying to find a look that fits both who I am and what I write about. This new color scheme really makes me happy, but I'm not so sure about some of the other features.