Monday, May 16, 2011

Fun for a Girl or a Boy

Last Monday, Eric and I took off work to enjoy my birthday.  After eating dinner at Chuy's, we stopped by Urban Outfitters to check out their sale rack. Apparently, no one told them it was my birthday because I didn't find a single thing.  Eric, however, found a sweater, a vinyl record and this:

It's a Stylophone Retro Pocket Synthesizer (although whose pocket it will fit in, I'm not sure).  Originally produced in the late 60's as a toy, the stylophone eventually found it's way into recording studios as an instrument of sorts.  It's seen such use in recent years by The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes

History aside, this guy is fun.  

And if you know a guy, chances are he'll have fun with it, too.  We found it on sale for $9.99 at UO.  You can also purchase one for $18.99 on Amazon

Below are a few other items making a resurgence:

Instant cameras (available here; image via).

Nesting dolls (available here).

Snail Mail (available anywhere, image via).

I need to work on that last one... 

Happy Monday!


  1. I'm so sorry I missed your birthday - happy belated!!!

    I have that instant camera - it's pretty awesome (and reminds me that I need to get more film for our upcoming vacation, stat!). That stylophone looks pretty fun and you're right, I think most men would enjoy it!

  2. PS - we're moving to Louisville, KY - pretty excited to be in a different part of the country, different weather, horses galore and a new time zone, lol!


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