Q: As someone who lives with a bona fide geek boyfriend (computer programmer) who also happens to be as geeky gifted in the kitchen and cooks for us daily, I was wondering if you'd offer me any cooking/kitchen related gifts that might bridge the two worlds for the sake of his birthday present.
Sent by Paige
Editor - We just recently got introduced to these Error kitchen tea towel designs from the Netherlands by Pieke Bergmans, with the pattern composed of graphical irregularities that appear when something goes awry on a computer screen (we haven't seen something like this since the days of Photoshop 3.0). There are 6 different designs and they're subtle enough to be pleasingly decorative, while also giving a wink-wink detail to those who take a closer look.
If your partner is also inclined to enjoy the occasional or regular libation, this Cocktail Chemistry Set offered at ThinkGeek will likely appeal to his mad scientist inclinations. Because drinking anything from an Erlenmeyer Flask seems that much more interesting (reenactment of scientist turning into monster upon drinking secret formula is required at least once).
There's also this Space Invaders Cutting Board, while a tad expensive, is likely to appeal to his geekier side, while also being extremely useful for daily cooking duty.
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