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Things to do for April 21, 2011
Sexy Beer, Italian Villages and a Real-Life Spy's Watch
The weekend is polling even with Donald Trump.
It’s time. Time to live out your dream of being a Renaissance-era Italian signore. To raise renovation funds, an Italian village called Valle Piola has put itself up for sale. For $800,000, you’ll get 11 ancient stone buildings and ski-ready mountains on all sides. So not exactly a fixer-upper.
Turning 3D Back to 2D
Now that you consider it, 3D might be one dimension too many. The solution: slipping on these frames, which flatten 3D movies back to 2D. Nobody tell James Cameron.
A West German Spy Watch
It’s a firm rule: spies get the coolest stuff. More proof: this Eisenhower-era West German watch, currently up for auction, which connects to a pencil-sized microphone stuffed into your lapel. What you would do with such a device is your business.
Bringing Back the Smelling Salt
It’s inevitable: people visiting your home are going to be overcome with emotion and possibly faint. So you’ll want to keep these tobacco oil and eucalyptus smelling salts on hand—they’re from the same people behind whiskey cologne. It’s the latest in 19th-century technology.
Viagra + Beer = This
In retrospect, it was inevitable. Beer and virility drugs have joined together in the form of 1,000 limited-edition bottles of BrewDog’s new herbal-viagra-infused IPA. (It’s inspired by the royal wedding, for some reason.) This is also known as “trouble.”