Things to do for June 13, 2013

The Weekender

James Dean, Bottle Caps and Your Phone’s Camera

It is a wise father that knows his own weekend.

Get This Stuff. Go Sailing. Look Good.
SAIL STATE

Get This Stuff. Go Sailing. Look Good.

Summer: a great time for sailing. Also: a great time to have wrists. Because some Manhattanites just made you some nautically inspired marine rope bracelets and leather belts that would be perfect for a schooner expedition. Or a sunset wine cruise. Or activities that have nothing to do with sailing, really.

Music That Makes Your Work Better
AUTO FOCUS

Music That Makes Your Work Better

Some UCLA neuroscientists developed a Pandora-like streaming music service proven to increase productivity in 66% of humans. Just click play, listen to the music (a mix of mostly classical and ambient) and watch what happens. Which, for 34% of you, will be nothing.

Here’s a Cool Camera Trick
LENS FLAIR

Here’s a Cool Camera Trick

Used to be, if you didn’t know what something was, you’d Google it. Not anymore. Now there’s this iPhone app that lets you scan an object with your camera, and it’ll instantly tell you its entire history. Try it on a famous building. Or a monument. Or a turkey sandwich or something.

Buying James Dean’s Lucky Watch
TIME PIECE

Buying James Dean’s Lucky Watch

Fun fact about James Dean: his middle name was Byron. Another fun fact: he had a lucky golden pocket watch given to him by his father, and now it’s up for auction. Which means it can be your James Dean’s lucky pocket watch. Even if it was never so lucky.

This Is How You Open Beers Now
CAP IT OFF

This Is How You Open Beers Now

Popping open an ice-cold beer bottle is one of life’s great pleasures. Also, magnets are pretty neat. And in related randomness, you’ve now got this wall-mounted bottle opener with a built-in 60-pound pull force magnet that catches freshly popped-off bottle caps before they fall. We know you were worried about the bottle caps.

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