Things to do for February 03, 2011

The Weekender

Dead Flowers, 90-Second Espresso and Sriracha

The weekend is playing its own halftime show.

The Latest in Dead Flowers
FLOWER POWER

The Latest in Dead Flowers

As you might remember, there’s an outfit that will deliver decomposing flowers to send that special message: “Stop calling.” But in honor of V-Day 2011, they’re rolling out a bouquet of 12 twisted carnations, accompanied by a postsurgical teddy bear. Don’t worry—he had it coming.

Self-Cleaning Gym Gear
GYM DANDY

Self-Cleaning Gym Gear

Naturally, your gym gear never smells like anything but fresh daffodils and unicorn tears—but you probably know someone who could benefit from stink-defying towels, gym mats and Pilates rollers. The magic happens through silver ions and other science-ing, cooked up by ’70s-era Steelers running back Franco Harris. Naturally.

A Pen with Power
WITH A BULLET

A Pen with Power

If you’re going to write longhand, you want to do it with something every bit as archaic as, well, writing longhand—something like a pen made from a .308 Winchester bullet casing. This is what 007 would’ve used in 1873.

The Mini Espresso Maker
EYE OPENER

The Mini Espresso Maker

Finally, you can be 90 seconds away from espresso at all times. The aluminum stovetop brewer lets you fire up a double-shot at a moment’s notice—for those times when every caffeine-free second hurts. Also known as “morning.”

Cooking with Lots and Lots Sriracha
SAUCY

Cooking with Lots and Lots Sriracha

You’re familiar with the mysterious, rooster-covered bottle of hot sauce found at every Chinese restaurant in the world. This cookbook runs through 50 ways you can incorporate it into ceviche, mac and cheese and Bloody Marys. Also, you’ll learn about something called a kitchen.

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