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Things to do for February 23, 2012
This Weekend: Pinups, Ghost Peppers and a Ridiculously Nice Dog Whistle
The weekend hates losing even more than it wants to win.
Vintage Pinups. On Your Walls.
Behold: $20 million worth of vintage pinups. Okay, it’s not all vintage pinups—this auction also includes work from the likes of Norman Rockwell—but still: original paintings and drawings from classic Playboy illustrators Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas. Your walls deserve this.
The Hottest Cookbook of All Time
Fact: it’s not real food if it can’t make you cry. Hence this 100-page e-cookbook devoted to foods with the ultrahot ghost pepper. We’re talking wings fried in ghost pepper oil, chocolate truffles infused with ghost chili, that kind of thing. You might want to stock up on milk.
Just a Ton of Handsome Shoes
You don’t need a reason to up your wingtip arsenal, but here’s one anyway: NYC’s expert shoemakers Leffot just launched an online shop. You can pick up some handmade loafers, saddle shoes, Wolverine boots and maybe a nice leather belt to match. Beats going barefoot.
Something Else for Your Wall
For any leftover wall space after your massive pinup acquisition: this rotating online gallery of limited-edition prints from painters, illustrators for magazines, etc. It works like this: each artist is featured for about two months. You buy something you like. You hang it on your wall. You accept compliments graciously.
Maybe the Nicest Dog Whistle on Earth
We’ll come right out and say it: you will never, ever need this. And yet... kind of amazing. A dog whistle modeled after the kind used by British shepherds, who fashioned their originals out of tobacco tins. Border collie sadly not included.