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ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Part Three

ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Part Three

For those of you still in search for some last minute gift ideas, we present to you part three of the 2011 ArchDaily Holiday Gift Guide. We hope this provides you with that last bit of inspiration to finish your holiday shopping. In case you missed our previous guides, view Part One and Part Two for more gift ideas that is guaranteed to please any architect.

What: BuckyBalls Magnetic Building Spheres

Why: This super addictive magnetic building toy is perfect for any workspace. The powerful rare earth magnets will entertain any architect, allowing them to embrace their inner geek and creativity building sculptures, patterns, shapes, jewelry and much more.

Where: getbuckyballs, thinkgeek


What: Moleskine Writing Collection

Why: Architects tend to be obsessed with their writing utensils. No matter how digital the world of architecture becomes, sketching will always be an important tool for an architect. The Moleskine Writing Collection offers an array of pens and pencils that are designed perfectly for any artist and designer. “The neutrality of an object – even if it belongs to a well-known brand – is what enables people to make it their own.” Find more information on the collection on Abitare.

Where: Moleskine


What: Bose QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

Why: Whether you are an architecture student or the principle at your firm, noise canceling head phones create the perfect environment to isolate yourself from the busy studio and get some work done. Enjoy your favorite music with clear, life-like sound for up to 35 hours. This is also an ideal present for frequent flyers.

Where: Bose, Amazon


What: Crushed Bowl or Cool Bowl

Why: Architects can always appreciate practical, well designed products that will make their kitchen unique. The Curshed Bowl is designed by architect Julien De Smedt, who used equilateral triangles and computer modeling to create an ergonomic, handcrafted porcelain bowl that will turn heads at any holiday party. The Cool Bowl by Norm Architects is a sleek, ultra-practical bowl that will keep your salads crisp, seafood fresh and desserts chilled.

Where: aplusrstore


What: Give the Gift of Design

Why: Public Interest Design and Design Observer have compiled a list of 10 nonprofits that use design to make an impact on the world. With the spirit of the holiday season, it is most important to help others. We felt this list deserved some extra attention as it provides information for the following organizations – Catapult, Community Solutions, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Code forAmerica, Design Impact, Embrace, HERO: Hale Empowerment & Revitalization Organization,, and MASS Design Group.

Where: Visit Change Observer for more information on how to make your tax-deductable donation.

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Karissa Rosenfield
Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Part Three" 20 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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