Micelles! Who could deny that these small, elusive, self-assembled systems are the flagship of colloid chemistry? No other member of the colloidal domain has received such attention by such an international group of scientists using such a diverse array of analytical tools. It is a source of pleasure that micelle research, pursued in seven continents, is never denied sunlight or summer. The resulting information has served well as the basis for understanding virtually every other member of the colloid family including vesicles, microemulsions, films, liquid crystals, foams, and polyelectrolytes.