What’s your zip?
The Extraordinary Difference
What: Find out how Fred Hayman (the man behind Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive) put the gravitas behind the 90210 zip code.
Why: Weighing in at seven pounds with more than 300 photographs, this tome’s got more than a couple rounds in it.
Where: Online at fredhayman.com.
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We Feel Fine
What: A site that extracts feelings statements (“I feel like I’ve described everything as beautiful gorgeous incredible amazing”) from blogs all over the world in real time.
Why: View them as Madness (errant, colored dots), Murmurs (list form), Metrics (data), and more to keep your mind on the world’s collection of consciousness.
Where: Online at wefeelfine.org.
What: Make sure your peepers are expertly framed by virtually trying on any of the lightweight, UV-protective pairs ($99 and up) via webcam or uploaded photo.
Why: You spy with your little eye the perfect tortoise frames.
Where: Online at eyefly.com.
What: A revolving cast of designers (one each season) curates pieces with a variety of price ranges and styles based on their personal aesthetics and that of the cities in which they dwell.
Why: Kick around colorful and linguistic soccer balls by the first curator, German architect Juergen Mayer H.
Where: Online at rstoo.com.
Nashville Toffee Company
What: Made with recipes passed down for generations, the delightfully crunchy almond toffee ($14-$84) is made in small batches with natural ingredients.
Why: It has (and needs) only a handful of ingredients (sweet creamery butter, pure cane sugar, whole-roasted California almonds, rich chocolate, and sea salt).
Where: Online at nashvilletoffeecompany.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Fred Hayman Archives