This week, Perks is bringing you half off your next gourmet burger delivery from BuiltBurger, the Seattle-based innovators of all things ground beef. (Mind-blowing flavors like Sriracha and Gruyère are just the beginning...) Plus: choose from three dopp kits from eShave, designed exclusively for UD readers, featuring their all-natural products and handmade razors, for 40% off. Your five o’clock shadow has been warned.
Things to do for August 18, 2010
Don Draper’s Desk, Bacon Salt and Supercars
The weekend doesn’t trust anyone with two first names.
Bacon-Flavored Bloody Mary Rim Salt
It’s Sunday. You’re not in your best shape. You have vague memories of an overly generous bartender, a heated discussion about socialism and two guys named Cheech. You need first aid, preferably in Bloody Mary form. Also, bacon would be nice. And the quickest way to accomplish those twin goals: combine them. Here to help: Demitri’s, which solves your dilemma with a brilliant bacon salt made for just such an occasion. Thank you, Demitri.
Own Don Draper’s Desk
In a way, Mad Men is a super-effective commercial for smoking, womanizing and, of course, mid-century design. And now, the actual furniture from the show is being auctioned on eBay—so you can enjoy Sterling Cooper’s old curtains, desks or even a dress worn by Joan. If you know someone who can fill it out, let us know.
Going Vintage in the Kitchen
And because you’ll need a suitably old-looking fridge to match your new desk, we turn, naturally enough, to Tucson. That’s where a team of furniture restorers—basically, the Hells Angels of refrigeration—painstakingly labors over fridges to make them good as... old. You may have seen their handiwork in Benjamin Button; no word on if their products also get newer as you get older.
Your New Online Luxury Car Dealership
It happens: you’re in the market for a streamlined, 450-horsepower machine capable of going zero to 60 in four seconds or less, and you don’t want to even be reminded that slower vehicles exist. The solution: this site, which will hook you up with dealers selling only such beasts. To be clear: car dealers.
J.D. Salinger’s Toilet. Really.
Sometimes, you have a rare opportunity to own a piece of literary history. Other times, you just have the chance to own a famous writer’s commode. This is one of those other times. What you do with this information is up to you, but we’ll leave you with a warning: it hasn’t been cleaned. Who says he didn’t produce any great works.