Private Eyes: For you next vacay, Vanity Fair rounds up the 10 best private paradises—from castles to islands—currently for rent. [Vanity Fair]

For a Shorter Stay: In case you’re more in the market for something smaller than an island—but big enough to fit your en suite giraffe—here are the 20 coolest hotel rooms on earth. [Flavorwire]

Chubbies Checker: Sometimes you’ve got to ask yourself some tough questions, like: can you really wear the extremely short shorts known as Chubbies? Kempt investigates. [Kempt]

Power Grip: And now, a slideshow of history’s most legendary handshakes (Nixon and Mao, Reagan and Gorbachev, etc.). [BBC]

–N.B.

Photo: Miko Lim for Design Scene Exclusive starring Valentina Dimitrova