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12.17.2012
Wish List
The AN editors present all we want for the Holidays in this year's gift guide.
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It should come as no surprise to architects that Santa Claus loves design just as much as he cherishes the holiday spirit of giving. When he's not checking off his naughty and nice list, Old Saint Nick has his elves working overtime crafting the most true-to-form goodies you could hope to find under the Christmas tree. This season, Perrin Drumm checked in with Kris Kringle to get his gift recommendations for the design-inclined.

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Channel Task Lamp
Rich Brilliant Willing
A simple yet efficient desk lamp designed for a streamlined workspace.
$575

 

Mesograf Caliper Pen
Best Made Co.
The Swiss Army Knife of pens and the epitome of quality-obsessed, handmade German craftsmanship. In chromium-plated brass.
$28

 

Monocle 24: Revo Radio
Monocle
The classic Heritage G2 radio is updated for Internet radio and iPhone compatibility. This preprogrammed version takes you directly to Monocle 24, our favorite live stream.
$475

 

Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
Architecture for Humanity
Support the disaster mitigation and reconstructive services desperately needed in post-Sandy New York and New Jersey.

 

Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings
Laurence King
Over 300 pages of beautifully hand-drawn and rendered images of impossible or speculative structures that exist only on paper.
$40

 
 

Hans Hollein
Hatje Cantz
The first complete body of work by Hollein, a Pritzker Prize winner, president of the Venice Biennale, and internationally exhibited artist and architect.
$75

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Citi Field Print
City Prints
12x12 inch prints of your hometown sports arena. We happen to be Mets fans.
$40

 

Totem Archiville
Kids On Roof
Build an imaginary world with trees taller than skyscrapers and roads that run over rooftops. Made from recycled cardboard.
$42

 
   

 

Thonet bike
Andy Martin Studio
Bentwood bike inspired by Michael Thonet's famous No. 14 chair, with a solid beech seat and carbon fiber wheels.
$68,000

 

DCC 5.1 Camera
Minox
If the ⅓-scale, 5.1-megapixel palm-sized camera is good enough for James Bond, it's good enough for us.
$250

 
 

 

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Animate Desk & Bedside Table
Young & Norgate
The sliding mechanism of the leather-lined drawer is visible on the sides of this handsome desk.
$4,800+

 

Touchscreen Stripe Glove
MUJI
Text, Tweet, and scroll in stripes using your thumb, forefinger, and middle finger.
$21.95

 

I Still Love NY t-shirt
Grey Area
Artist Sebastian Errazruiz's studio was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, so he's donating all the proceeds from his clever t-shirt to relief funds.
$40

 

Pantone Holiday Ornament
Cooper-Hewitt Shop
Deck the halls with your favorite Pantone shades.
$15

 

Another Desktop Series
Another Country
Minimal, utilitarian maple and brass desk set includes a pencil holder, sharpener, tape dispenser, and eraser pot.
$119

 
   

 

Compiled by Perrin Drumm