ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013

  • 11 Dec 2013
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ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013

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, after the break, and let us know what you have on your list this year in the comment section below. 

Pencil / Paper 

What: 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.

Where: $49.95 at 53

4th Dimension Concrete Wall Clock / 22 Design Studio

What: 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.

Where: $199 at Luminaire

OSTRICH PILLOW / kawamura-ganjavian

What: 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.

Where: $99 at Studio BANANA THiNGS

Naef Cubicus / Peer Clahsen

What: 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.

Where: $179.45 at MODULE R

Rem Koolhaas Flag Deck / Dufarge

What: 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.” 

Where: € 125 at Dufarge

London Screen Print / me&him&you

What: 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. 

Where: €60 at me&him&you

LUX, Diamond Light / The Rack

What: 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. 

Where: Approx. $100 at The Rack Design Studio

Concrete” Pillow / How Are You

What: “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.

Where: $98 by Kollekt

Jix Straw Sculpture Connector / Patrick Martinez

What: 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. 

Where: $24 at MODULE R

Evernote Smart Notebook / Moleskine

What: 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 3 month subscription to Evernote Premium.

Where: $29.95 at Evernote Market

Work Satchel / HardGraft

What: 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.

Where:  $734 at HardGraft

ARCHIPENDIUM 2014 / archimappublishers and ArchDaily

What: ARCHIPENDIUM 2014 by archimappublishers and ArchDaily

Why: Provide new inspiration daily with this tear-off calendar that features 365 of the most fascinating modern developments in contemporary architecture. 

Where: €18,90 at archimappublishers

Sponsor a Day of Design / Architecture for Humanity

What: 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.

Where: As much as you want, at Architecture for Humanity

For more ideas, check out our “For Architects” board on Pinterest.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013" 11 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 02 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=457051>
  • peter

    I just ordered the conc. clock and other things from Luminaire – AMAZING customer service thanks to “Brian.” If the products are as good as the service, i’ll be very , very happy.
    happy hollidays everyone, and thanks to ArchD for the ideas (as usual.)

  • Muriel

    #1 – hand drawing is much cheaper
    I would like to have a concrete pillow only.

  • Annika

    Hey there! Do you know of any bags that suit women architects? Thanks!

    • Anton

      Don’t they all have these FREITAG bags..

  • hena tayeb

    some very cool picks.

  • 000

    sad, I am architect and I haven’t find anything that I would like to have. everything look so ‘cold’, without soul…. but it’s just my opinion

  • djati

    full color deck interesting, but actually all of these really cool too..