birthday boy (mis)givings

next week mark’s the boyfriend’s birthday. and while no one really loves birthdays more than this girl (and i mean really. like it is my most favorite thing. ever.) the boy’s birthday puts me in a darkwing duck tailspin of epically-male proportions.

sports? meh. clothes? did that for birthday year 2,5 and 7. dinner and show? well that’s just called tuesday.

frustrations in full force, i decided to dig around on this nifty thing called the internet, and have come up with some deeply original (or at least i think) ideas for the boy.

1. the brackish bow tie

fine so this one may be more for me…but come on. turkey AND pheasant feathers. let’s. get. real. everyone loves a bowtie and this just brought it into the badass hall of fame. yup, i said it…it is badass.

2. rebel playing cards by studionumberone + theory 11

studionumberone is shepard fairey’s design studio so that already adds a pop culture cache…and they feature inarguably cool things like sketches of the capitol building and latin phrases n’ stuff. boys like that, right?

3. the impossible instant lab

fine, this is another one i would like for myself, but this can totally go both ways! according to a write up in, this modern-marvel of a gadget uses nothing more than an iphone’s screen to expose polaroid-style instant film AND it is entirely portable. hipsters rejoice…this is the final piece to your brooding, too-cool puzzle. and maybe mine.

4. bmw zagato roadster

so while i recognize this might be a great gift for a point when my bank account reflects more than four figures, and that right now it is an exercise in bmw style…i do think it would make another stupendous birthday gift. bringing the z4 body back to life with lot’s more attitude and less pomp, the car looks as fast as it probably goes. screw it…i’ll take two. one should give themselves presents once in a while too.


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