1 Grids and Guides: Pencils for Visual Thinkers from Princeton Architectural Press
The publisher has complemented its Grids and Guides collection of notebooks for creatives with a new set of 12 pencils, packaged together with a straight-edge ruler with die-cuts. The box includes six blue pencils and six in black graphite.
2 Type 15 Razor by Hone
Hone’s sculptural double-edged safety razors are CNC-milled and available in anodized black and silver aluminum, as well as in a weighty solid brass version that will develop its own unique patina over time. They work with standard safety blade refills.
A contemporary take on the classic Oxford, this design combines the comfort of a sneaker with a more formal aesthetic. The flexible, rubber outsole is topped with an ergonomically contoured foam footbed, while the laser-perforated leather upper is breathable and has built-in flexibility. They’re available in men’s and women’s.
With this minimalist twist on a holiday classic, designer Josh Owen explores the mechanical potential of 3D-printed products. A grooved, bolt-like top piece swivels down into a cylindrical base to slowly crack your nut of choice.
5 Bisel by Mad Lab
The Spanish brand’s collection of small accessories includes a number of architecture-inspired sets of wooden-block mini houses and tiny cityscapes in marble and brass. Among its latest introductions is the Bisel line of trays and boxes, equally suitable for desktops and dressing tables.
6 Uno Minimal Pen by Ensso
This super-sleek aluminum pen is capped with an open-ended top that twists down to become a comfortable grip section. It uses smooth and precise Hi-Tec C Coleto gel ink cartridges and is available in five colours as well as a limited-edition solid brass version.
A reinterpretation of the classic game, the unique dominoes in this 28-piece set are extruded from a single block of aluminum and feature a laser-engraved number pattern.
Launched last year by a young architect, this Montreal brand makes an assortment of handmade carryalls for creatives. This pebbled leather portfolio is just one of six styles.
9 Breeze flying camera by Yuneec
A must-have work tool in the digital age, this little drone is also the adult equivalent of a remote-controlled toy helicopter. The pint-sized camera can capture aerial views of completed projects or help with the study of a proposed site, using an IOS or Android-controlled app.
10 Little Architect set by Areaware
This kit of magnetic building blocks borrows inspiration from an architectural drafting set. It’s a perfect gift for children of architects, and it makes a fun desktop accessory for grown-ups, too.