ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Part One

ArchDaily Gift Guide Picks: Part One

Let’s face it, finding that perfect gift for an architect can be a difficult task. We are a unique breed with particular taste. This is why ArchDaily has put together a series of three holiday gift guides for architects. We have included the gifts we use, love, and hope to find under our tree. What’s on your holiday wish list this year?

Continue reading for product details. 

What: The Wacom Inkling

Why: As you sketch in your favorite note book with the Inkling pen, your idea is instantly being digitally recorded. The digital sketch pen is designed especially for creative brainstorming. The receiver is able to store hundreds of sketches before uploading them to your computer. There is no need to haul your trace paper around anymore, as the Inkling allows you to create digital layers. Refine your sketch with the Intuos4tablet or Cintiq interactive pen display or export it to Adobe® Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Autodesk® Sketchbook® Pro, or Autodesk® Sketchbook® Designer.

Where: Check availability at Amazon

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What: Architect’s Cubes

Why: Designed by John Bennett and Gustavo Bonevardi, the eight cubes are composed of different natural, synthetic, or composite material – maple wood, bakelite, cork, granite, EVA, silicone, acrylic and aluminum. The sculptural building blocks encourage creative exploration of forms and materials. Cube sizes vary depending on the unique nature of each material.

Where: MoMA Store

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What: Koostik Mini Koo iPhone Speaker

Why: This specially carved iPhone receiver makes use of natural passive amplification through its “trumpet horn” speaker port and requires no power to operate. Measuring at just 3.5″ x 5″ x 1.5″ makes it conveniently portable and perfect for traveling. The slick design offers the option of connecting the iPhone’s charger if desired. It is available in either classic rich solid walnut or warm solid cherry wood. The finish is hand rubbed with Earth friendly orange oil and beeswax for a beautiful soft luster look that’s seals and protects the wood.

Where: koostik.com

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What: kixberlin 4GB Usbeton

Why: Share your precious information in style. This concrete, 4GB USB stick is a “contemporary fossil” fit for an architect.

Where: ausberlin.de

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What: The gift of design

Why: Architecture for Humanity brings architecture for communities in need, improving the quality of life through design. You can support AFH by giving the gift of design, and dedicating a donation to a friend this holiday.

Where: Donate at Architecture for Humanity

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Part One" 08 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=190571>