Things to do for October 18, 2012
Your Weekend: Beer, Thomas Keller and New Music
The Beer Stein Ben Franklin Would Use
It’s October. Which happens to be beer stein season. Which means we need you to go ahead and get your beer stein up to code. Here, this handmade, solid-copper number from Jacob Bromwell should do. It’s all old-fashioned and cool-looking, and no two are alike. Stein season.
If JFK’s White House Had a Yard Sale
Robert S. McNamara. Interesting guy—former president of Ford. Secretary of Defense for JFK and LBJ. Nice taste in office chairs. Oh, right. Sotheby’s is auctioning off a bunch of memorabilia from the McNamara White House years. Like chairs. And a Cuban missile crisis paperweight. For your collection... of those.
A Really Random Way to Find New Music
From now on, Mondays are special. Specifically, every Monday at noon Pacific Standard Time. Because that’s when 10 new tracks by little-known indie bands from around the country will land in your inbox. It’s just a new way to discover music. On Mondays. At a really specific time. Don’t ask.
Baking Lessons from Thomas Keller. Ish.
Baguettes. Macarons. Tartes aux fruits. These are baked goods that chef Thomas Keller is really good at baking. And now he’s going to teach you with his new cookbook. It’s called Bouchon Bakery. It’s available October 23. And you should be there... if only to figure out what tartes aux fruits are.
An iPhone Charger That Sticks to Windows
A solar-powered iPhone charger that you stick to a window. That’s what you’re about to purchase. Partly because you can take it camping, wassail-tasting or anywhere else the sun shines, but mostly because it’s a solar-powered iPhone charger that you stick to a window. And that’s just gravy.