Things to do for August 28, 2009

The Weekender

Bikini Car Washes, Light-Up Wine and Obama Tea

This weekend, the dream shall never die.

Angry Green Girl
GREEN, MEAN

Angry Green Girl

Whenever you stumble upon a bikini car wash, it's always the first thing you think: what a waste of water. Here to clear your conscience: this new website, whose valiant attempt to spread the word about the green movement includes sponsoring water-free bikini car washes, and then posting photos for the benefit of upright citizens all over the world.

USB Aromatherapy
THUMB YOUR NOSE

USB Aromatherapy

Not that your desk ever smells like anything but rainbows and unicorns, but if you need to drop the hint to your less fortunate neighbors, hand them these so-called AromaUSB drives, which emit scents like lavender and lemongrass when plugged into a computer. Ah, the sweet smell of data. (Suck it, Glade.)

AromaUSB, available here

Post O'Alls Come Stateside
POST UP

Post O'Alls Come Stateside

Don't look now, but you've only got one more weekend until Labor Day, and the brisk autumn months that follow. Which means you need warm, durable threads, preferably ones made in the USA…and designed by the Japanese. You're in luck: this line (inspired by vintage menswear from the '20s and '30s, i.e., when men were men) and its handsome red cotton flannel shirts and wool coats just became available online in the States for the first time.

Check out the goods here

The ElectraPour
LET THERE BE LIGHT

The ElectraPour

Your showmanship at dinner parties is already legendary (who can forget that stunt you pulled with the Brie, chicken wire and stilettos?), but this will take it to the next level—a red LED lamp that turns your wine red as you pour. Or, if you prefer, merlot.

Behold the miracle here

DemocraTea Tea Party
TEA IT UP

DemocraTea Tea Party

As your invite to the President's latest summit got lost in the mail, here's a different way to grab a drink with Barry O: with these tea bags, patterned after world leaders. (Mmm…Angela Merkel.) There's also the more appropriate RoyalTea (Queen Elizabeth II and so on) and StripTea, which…well, you can guess what that is.

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