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Email Scan: Ties And A Surge Protector

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We scan the inbox so you don't have to. Today, two items of note:

FROM: Thrillist
SUBJECT: Alexander Olch's tie line
MESSAGE: The designer's new collection, which is full of unusual materials, is available at Bergdorf.
DISCARDED: "sure to encourage long strokes of admiration from your colleagues," "compulsive auto-frotteurization," "flip open a raincoat and reveal to a group of middle schoolers that you're covered in Sweet Tarts"

FROM: Best Bets Daily
SUBJECT: A Belkin compact surge protector
MESSAGE: An attractive, all-white surge protector.

Our daily read includes: Best Bets Daily, City, DailyCandy, Flavorpill, Head Butler, his&hers dailies, Juli B, LuxuryCulture, Lx.Tv, MUG, RareDaily, Refinery29, Splendora, Stylebakery, Stylephile, Thrillist, Urban Baby, UrbanDaddy, UrbanJunkies, VSL, WingmanDaily

FROM: DailyCandy
SUBJECT: Weekend guide
MESSAGE: This list's full of surprises (not). There's the barge pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park, the vendors at the Red Hook Ballfields, PS1 and Water Taxi Beach, and an outdoor solar-powered arts festival taking place at 6:30pm from Thursday through Saturday at Stuyvesant Cove (23rd St and the East River).

FROM: UrbanBaby Daily
SUBJECT: Weekend guide
MESSAGE: The PlayDay Dance In takes place at Lincoln Center on Saturday from 2 to 7pm, Opus Ditty and the Hoedown Gang plays Pete's Candy Store (709 Lorimer St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-302-3770) on Saturday from 3 to 6pm, Christine Campbell performs in Central Park near the Great Hill Oval on Saturday from 1 to 2pm, toy store Fantasma Magic presents a reading day for kids at the Bryant Park Reading Room (42nd St between the NYPL and Sixth Ave) on Saturday from noon to 1pm, and kids from The Paul Green School of Rock All-Stars play The Yard (400 Carroll St, Red Hook, Brooklyn).

FROM: Juli B
SUBJECT: August "picks." Yep, that's it.
MESSAGE: The Claude Chabrol series runs August 17 through the 27th at MoMA (11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves), flower arrangements that resemble bento boxes are available from Designs by Ahn (144 W 19th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves, 212-929-0660), jewelry from Laura Su's stocked at Rare Device (453 Seventh Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-301-6375), art installation "Breath" is now on view at Lincoln Center (Columbus Ave at 65th St) through August 22nd, mini-turbans by Jennifer Ouellette are available at Barneys Co-op (236 W 18th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves), Revenge of the Book Eaters hosted by comic Demetri Martin is at the Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway between 74th and 75th Sts; 212-307-4111) on August 26th, Dash Snow and Dan Colen's project Nest is on view at Deitch (76 Grand St at Wooster, 212-343-7300) through August 18th, and Oprah fav Garrett Popcorn has a shop on Fifth Avenue and 46th Street.

FROM: his& hers dailies
SUBJECT: Some shops on Thompson Street
MESSAGE: Menswear boutique Sean (132 Thompson), women's stop Legacy (109 Thompson) and housewares store Clio (92 Thompson).

FROM: RareDaily
SUBJECT: Weekend guide
MESSAGE: Restaurant and bar Forum (127 Fourth Ave between 12th and 13th Sts, 212-505-0360), The Blue Seats (157 Ludlow St between Stanton and Rivington Sts, 212-614-1494) [ed. note: not open yet!], a ricotta tart with fresh cherries at Trestle on Tenth (242 Tenth Ave at 24th St, 212-645-5659), a Sunday supper prix fixe at The Harrison (355 Greenwich St at Harrison St, 212-274-9310) and a mountain cheese wine tasting at Murray's on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8pm (254 Bleecker St between Cornelia and Leroy Sts, 212-243-3289 ext. 12).