The holidays are fast approaching, and you've probably finished most of your Christmas shopping by now, crossing everyone off your list. Except one. If any of your loved ones are architects, then you know how difficult it can be to find that perfect gift, especially since they tend to have a very peculiar taste and style. Well, fear not. We are here to help you on this journey, and we aim to make the architect in your life overjoyed and inspired. Here is a list of gifts they will love.
1) Tombow Dual Brush Pen Set
These pens will give new life and definition to any architectural drawing. Tombow Dual Brush Pens offer an array of brightly colored options with opaque, bold intensity. Shades can be blended together without becoming transparent or compromising their artistic brilliance. The pens can also be used with water as an aquarelle, which gives an added dimension to the drawings.
2) Architectural Building Sculptures
Talk about an elegant, chic gift. Turn your architect’s love of art into a tactile three dimensional model that is sure to impress. Finely tuned details mimic the original building structure to scale and bring the grandiose architectural vision into a manageable size that is suitable for display. Perfect for decorating a living room or office. Defined by its intricate details, this fun and sophisticated model will get everyone's attention.
3) iPad Pro
A lovely gift to "wow" any architectural lover. Believe it or not, the iPad is not just for watching movies. For architects, this new version can serve as an extremely helpful tool in their daily activities. The Apple pencil gives them the precision they need for drawing and tracing. Plus, with updated graphics, the iPad Pro renders detailed visuals much faster and the numerous architectural apps available work wonders.
4) LEGO® Architecture Studio
Perhaps you might consider channeling their inner child with the LEGO® Architecture Studio. These monochromatic bricks will give wings to the imagination. Assemble any type of building from the ground up. Bring an architectural drawing to life and turn it into a three dimensional work of art. Engineering inspiration in every block - just like the young dreamer that played with the very same LEGOS as a kid. It comes with a guide book that was written in collaboration with leading architects to give inspiration for new creations.
5) Book: "Living Architecture (Trade)"
This book hosts a selection of the most innovative and iconic twentieth-century homes in America. With more than 130 pictures, it shows the different architectural changes throughout the twentieth century from antique to modern homes. A beautiful visual journey full of architectural inspiration and history.
These are some simple gift ideas that the architect in your life will find enriching, endearing, and hopefully even inspiring! Good luck and have a Happy Holiday Season!