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Things to do for September 07, 2012
Before You Start Your Weekend...
Ground control to Major Weekend.
Hitchcock’s Girl Has a Car for You
In 1938, Alfred Hitchcock made a movie called The Lady Vanishes. Check it out. It’s weird. It also starred a woman named Margaret Lockwood. And turns out, the ’38 Delage D6-70 Tourer she drove around in between scenes is now up for auction at Bonhams. So you should probably buy that.
Finally, Someone Made a Camera Lamp
You’ve seen those vintage cameras from the ’70s. All boxy and amazing. Great collector’s items to have lying around a study. Or some type of parlor. Or your dad’s neck. Anyway, someone just repurposed a bunch of them into one-of-a-kind lamps. For your study. Or parlor. Probably not your dad’s neck.
A Very Rude House Key
We just thought you should know that someone recently came up with an idea. The idea that your house key should be shaped like a hand. And that the middle finger of that hand should be extended. That’s right, it’s a “f**k you” key. Carry on.
The Strangest Tumblers Ever
There’s this little workshop in London. They make whiskey tumblers that look like something out of Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory painting. The melting-clocks one. Point is, they look like they’re melting. They’re all kiln-fired and handmade to order. You can stack them, display them... even drink whiskey out of them.
Big News on Airplane Food
Peanuts. Pretzels. A thimble of Diet Coke. These are things that you’re likely to be served on an airplane. Which is why you need this: a new website that’s basically OpenTable for airline food, complete with preorder menus from over 80 airlines and a bunch of reviews. It’s flying, not barbarism.