Bobos out. Huffington Post, Biz Stone and The Rise of the Crocus Class

Rapha rides for Japan, Maeda on craft, dry-transfer Field Notes and more in this week's online snapshot

Attempting to define a post-Bobo class in light of the recession, Haydn Shaughnessy explores a ” new naturalism” that encompasses economies based on sharing like Zipcar and Groupon, signaling a shift away from a focus on ideas to personal responsibility and actions.

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Rapha rides for Japan, Maeda on craft, dry-transfer Field Notes and more in this week's online snapshot

1. Vinyl Factory Celebrating “the tangible and the rare in an age of rapid digital consumption,” the label The Vinyl Factory has popped up at London’s St. Martin’s Lane Hotel with a shop showcasing their extensive assortment of records and limited-edition box sets—from Bryan Ferry’s Kate moss-graced albums to prints of Grace Jones by Chris Levine. The temporary store will be in the hotel’s Front …

Inside Out

Poster the world with large-scale photos to help realize street artist JR's 2011 TED wish

Winner of the TED 2011 prize, anonymous French street artist JR’s “wish to change the world” consists of a massive humanist art project. JR grants that art, while not meant to effect change in practical terms, instead changes the way people see the world. “The power of an image is really strong,” and by “making invisible people visible” you can take the power back from …