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Comic Break: "Gift Shopping"

Comic Break: "Gift Shopping"
Comic Break: "Gift Shopping", © Architexts
© Architexts

One of the true tragedies of the architecture profession is that it instills in you expensive taste, but doesn’t give you the salary to acquire all those fine goods. The holiday season is the peak of this conundrum – how do you find the perfect gift for someone that lives up to your own lofty standards when buying a plane ticket home to see your family is already putting you in the red? One thing architects always seem to manage, however, is justifying that a cool new gadget or designed object isn’t just something we want, but something we need.

Looks like Santa’s gonna have to do double duty for the rest of the family this year. That’s alright, as the prime developer of the North Pole, he’s probably got some extra cash to throw around.

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Cite: Architexts. "Comic Break: "Gift Shopping"" 16 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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