Things to do for August 18, 2011

The Weekender

This Weekend: Velvet, Gambling and Facebook

The weekend is thinking what you’re thinking.

Data Storage That Feels Really Good
TOY STORY

Data Storage That Feels Really Good

You’re always on a quest to reach the highest heights of the pleasure-sphere. But not at the expense of hard drive space. Presenting the USB vibrator. Rechargeable. Variable speed. Waterproof. Eight to 16 gigs. They’ll also engrave it for you if you want. You wouldn’t want to pick up someone else’s.

Velvet Shoes You Didn’t See Coming
SLIPPING

Velvet Shoes You Didn’t See Coming

There’s no logical reason that, given your career as a foot model, you’d deny your feet the smooth velvet touch they so richly deserve. The velvet touch in question: these distinguished, crested velvet slippers by English slipper king Jeffery-West for Doyle Mueser. The red leather lining means they’re working.

A Wine Cork in Icicle Form
A CORK IN IT

A Wine Cork in Icicle Form

You traveled the untold hells of the French countryside to snag a bottle of the finest chardonnay in the world. And while you’re patting yourself on the back, it’s rapidly warming. The solution: a synthetic icicle/cork that reaches into the depths of your bottle to keep it chilled. And corked.

Jeans: Animated. Color-Coded. French.
FRENCH LAUNDRY

Jeans: Animated. Color-Coded. French.

A.P.C.: nice jeans. Sharp blazers. Frustrating website. Until now. It’s basically the same smart French clothing, now sorted by color and with animations of people wearing the gear. Creepy and awesome. And so, so French.

Betting on Everything via Facebook
YOU BET

Betting on Everything via Facebook

On this new Facebook app, you can wager nothing but pride on anything and everything you can think of. (Sure, pétanque championships, why not.) It’s all tracked and posted to your wall for bragging rights. Think of it as two-a-days before the real betting season begins.

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