It never gets the attention that permanent structures seem to attract, but mobile architecture can be just as impressive. Mobitecture is a collection of these portable structures, focusing on the strange, sensible, and sometimes wacky ways we move our shelters around. The book covers a broad range of items, from souped-up caravans to a giant basket in Ethiopia used to gather drinking water from condensation. Over 250 color photos make up this well-designed hardcover book, which is certain to be a magnetic draw on your coffee table for the foreseeable future.
NYC's Egg Shop has developed a devoted following thanks to its tasty breakfast dishes, refreshing cocktails, and all-hours operation. Egg Shop: The Cookbook lets you recreate their best dishes at home. Across its 352 pages you'll find tips for properly cooking every kind of egg, secrets for boosting them beyond the usual cheese, onion, and hot sauce, and recipes for complete, more complex dishes that cover everything from sandwiches to bowls and burritos. A must-have for any at-home brunch enthusiast.
Compressed carbon shouldn't be this valuable. But modern humans aren't exactly known for level-headed thinking when it comes to rocks this shiny. The Pink Star Diamond, which just sold at auction to a Chinese jeweler for $71.2 million, is now the world's most expensive gemstone. The 59-carat oval diamond is the largest internally flawless pink diamond ever graded, and took two years of cutting and polishing to become the fancy jewel you see here.