Sensitive Boyfriend. When it kept popping up on Facebook, my interest was piqued. I mean, who doesn't want one? We asked the mastermind behind the so named popup store, Drus Dryden, for his ten favourite things...
one. montage scenes
Say it with images & an 80s soundtrack!
two. By:AMT diamond rings
I gave my ex-fiancée a lot of these, but she kept falling off her bike and breaking them. Then another one got stuck on her finger (she had enlarged knuckles from all that basketball) and I had to delicately remove it with a hammer. Damn you symbolism! Other than that the rings are great.
three. American Apparel socks
Colourful socks turns an outfit’s frown upsides down.
four. lips sofa
I’ve loved the lips sofa since I saw it on the set of 80’s sitcom, My Two Dads.
five. Fantastic Man magazine
Fantastic Man is a fantastic magazine from Amsterdam, available from Mag Nation in Auckland.
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six. missed connections
When someone has a moment with a lusty stranger in San Francisco, they write about it here. I am the author of the world’s longest missed connection, which started as a missed connection to a missed connection (they didn’t write back when I emailed them.)
It’s my new Rosé.
eight. Fly By Night
An Aladdin’s cave of a vintage emporium in Kingsland. The store’s deck chairs, picture frames, suitcases, “I support eh rugby tour” badge and logo are all from here. Matt (who runs it with Lili) can often be found sanding down furniture out the front. Parking outside the store switches to a clearway at 4pm, and he warns people like me that they’re about to get towed. And you don’t get service like that every where. . .
500 New North Road, Kingsland
nine. Trigger Happy
A great new Americana shop in Grey Lynn. You can’t buy any more cowboy button covers because I have cornered the market. . . like a cowboy herding his cattle into the corral. The proprietor, Tom, built the shop himself in Adobe style, and that’s his Cadillac parked out front. Look for his dad’s Torpedo pen, it’s below the stuffed baby alligator in the “not really for sale, but too cool to hide away” section.
44 Hakanoa St, Grey Lynn
ten. parachute dresses
Dresses made out of vintage silk parachutes. Even floating through the air was more romantic then.
sensitive boyfriend is a fashion & design pop-up store open until the 27th of November, in the High Seas opp the Supper Club at the top of Pitt Street, near K Road in Auckland. Your insensitive boyfriend will be cooking you breakfast & writing you poetry before he can say ‘you’re the best thing that ever happened to me.’