By Karissa Rosenfield
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To help ease the pressure of selecting the perfect gift for the architects in your life, we have compiled 13 products that are guaranteed to please. See them all below, and let us know what you have on your christmas list this year in the comments.
1. Pencil by Paper
Why: Designed for the#1 suggested iPad app for architects, Paper, this digital stylus has been claimed by many to be the best in the market. The Bluetooth-powered devise allows architects to sketch and erase in a very comfortable and precise way. Paid add-ons of Paper are free with the purchase of Pencil. It may also be used on other sketching and note-taking apps such as Penultimate.
$49.95 at 53
2. 4th Dimension Concrete Wall Clock by 22 Design Studio
Why: Not only will this clock’s minimalist concrete frame demand a double take from any architect passing by, it will also help them stay on schedule. Inspired by a circular staircase, with each hour represented by a miniature triangular step, the 4th Dimension wall clock is a great gift for any architect.
$199 at Luminaire
3. OSTRICH PILLOW by kawamura-ganjavian
Why: Endless charrettes are now a bit more manageable with the OSTRICHPILLOW. It’s comfortable, “cave-like” interior allows for the perfect environment to catch a nap anywhere. They even offer a “light” version, perfect for those who are frequent travelers.
$99 at Studio BANANA THiNGS
4. Naef Cubicus by Peer Clahsen
Why: Provide a little distraction and desktop inspiration with this small 4x4x4 inch cube, whose ten equally sized components can generate an infinite number of cubic constructions. It’s all up to your imagination.
$179.45 at MODULE R
5. Rem Koolhaas Flag Deck by Dufarge
Why: The Dutch designers from Dufarge produced this skateboard deck in honor of their favorite local skate spot. Part of OMA’s Museum Park-scheme in Rotterdam, the spot, also known as ‘Rem’s Flag’, features a 150 meter stretch of brightly colored stripes: a colossal version of OMA’s “EU Barcode.”
€ 125 at Dufarge
6. London Screen Print by me&him&you
Why: This elegant London Screen Print is a great addition to any office, pairing simple illustration’s of built icons with the city’s drink of choice. Prints of New York City, Paris, Hong Kong, Berlin and Dublin are also available.
€60 at me&him&you
7. LUX Diamond Light by The Rack
Why: Crafted by a Chilean design firm, this metal framed diamond light could be a unique addition to any home or office. Suspend or support the frame on any surface.
Approx. $100 at The Rack Design Studio
8. "Concrete" Pillow by How Are You
Why: Allow architects to take the material they love most to bed with them with this concrete cushion cover, which is part of the “Making Hard Things Soft” collection.
$98 by Kollekt
9. Jix Straw Sculpture Connector by Patrick Martinez
Why: Expand imaginations with the modular Jix Straw Sculpture Connector that lets anyone turn conventional drinking straws into sculptures simply by joining them together. One pack includes 125 connectors.
$24 at MODULE R
10. Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine
Why: The Evernote Smart Notebook helps you keep your ideas organized. Take a photo of any page in this book with Evernote’s new Page Camera feature (or Document mode in the Evernote Camera if you're using iOS7) and it instantly becomes digital so that you can save it, search it and share it with the world. Each book comes with a free three month subscription to Evernote Premium.
$29.95 at Evernote Market
11. Work Satchel from HardGraft
Why: This Italian leather messenger bag’s de-cluttered design protects valuables whilst providing for the essentials. Its stunning leather wool combo provides a stylish strong exterior and elegant soft interior.
$734 at HardGraft
12. ARCHIPENDIUM 2014
Why: Provide new inspiration daily with this tear-off calendar that features 365 of the most fascinating modern developments in contemporary architecture.
€18,90 at archimappublishers
13. Sponsor a Day of Design, via Architecture for Humanity
Why: If you believe that design can make a difference, make a donation in your (or a friend’s) name today.
As much as you want, at Architecture for Humanity
For more ideas, check out our “For Architects” board on Pinterest.