Our list is organized by price to provide you with access across a range of price points from affordable accessories and tchotchki to luxury decor and appliances. Get your hands on shopping today with pre-Black Friday sales already valid on many of the items below!
$50 or less
Boston Government Service Center Cobb
Paul Rudolph Institute for Modern Architecture | $25
The Boston Government Service Center has been at the head of a huge conservation controversy recently. In an effort to support and preserve its longevity, the Paul Rudolph Institute for Modern Architecture donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this mug to support the preservation of this iconic Brutalist building as well as further the institution’s mission to educate and promote the work of the late modernist architect and educator Paul Rudolph.
French linen tea towel
Orient Linen Company | $25
Selling their wares from the historic village of Orient, New York, this duo with an impressive background in the textile industry has produced a heavy and durable 100 percent linen tea towel. The red or black check pattern in classic Parisian bistro style is sure to appeal to the sensibilities of a design-driven cook or homeowner.
James R Thompson Center (N Clark and W Randolph Street View) Canvas bag
Adam Nathaniel Foreman | $26
Instantly recognized for his vibrant use of color across art and design projects of all scales and mediums, Adam Nathaniel Furman brings postmodern poppy design to a range of giftable items with the Pomo Icons Collection. This year’s pick celebrates Google’s soon-to-be James R. Thompson Center office with a canvas briefcase with cotton handles and a rich all-over print.
Sam Jacob Studio | £30
When London architecture firm Sam Jacob Studio isn’t pushing the envelope of architecture and urban design, the firm is taking a little fun with the built environment with a small product process. The Ionic column scarf challenges the structural rigidity of the classic Ionic column by being embroidered on a soft, supple fabric. In the studio’s own words, “Who needs strength and stability when the shape gets cozy?”
Euro Park 285 puzzle pieces
Zeke House | $35
Designed by Australian artist Charlie Pennell, this 285-piece puzzle reversible destiny is located in Euro Park, Japan. Built in 1995 and designed by Shusaka Arakawa and Madeline Gins, the “Garden of Experience” on the theme of facing the unexpected is purposeful experimentation with undulating planes, shifting colors, and disorienting spaces.
Tét-Tat Sculptural Pencils
LongHouse Reserve | $38
Founded in 1994 near Zurich, Tät-Tat produces playful design elements that charm the eye and delight the mind. The husband and wife design team are former teachers who work alongside social work programs and institutions across Switzerland and Germany, employing up to 300 special needs people to produce exquisite decorative objects such as carved pencils. Introducing the sculptural nature of the ultimate design tool, these handcrafted pens are the perfect gift for the architect in your life.
Baroque digital candle holder
WOW Project | $45
Project UAU is a design duo based in Warsaw, Poland focused on consumer-oriented 3D printing to promote sustainability and accessibility in the design space. This Baroque inspired candle holder can be used on either end and is made of high quality thermoplastic derived from renewable resources that can be composted in industrial facilities.
glass | $50
Vitra’s Toolbox RE is made from plastic recycled from industrial waste and is also 100 percent recyclable at the end of its life. Available in a selection of chalky pastels and classic colors, this handy organizer can neatly store and transport small work tools and accessories.
Less than $100
wrapping paper set
Scale | $70
Known for its gorgeous wall coverings and rugs, New York-based textile manufacturer Eskayel brings its aesthetic expertise to the gifting world. Sold in a set of five 24″ x 27″ pieces, elevate your current game this year with this set of carefully considered wrapping paper—each package uniquely pulled from the company’s hundreds of designs.
Supergroup Pronto Cutlery Set
hem | Starting at $79
Comprised of dinner plates, mugs and espresso mugs, the Bronto Collection is a collection of solid handcrafted tableware by Supergroup, a collaboration between ceramic artist Ian McIntyre and painter John Booth. Sold exclusively by Hem, the smooth outlines of the rainbow-like ceramic pieces add cheer and vibrancy to the dining table.
Atom Brick Building Module
Frank Lloyd Wright Store | $93.49
Completed in 1908, the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois is often considered one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important buildings. Wright’s use of a single material, reinforced concrete, and efficient use of space make the Temple of Unity one of the first modernist buildings in the world and influenced many future modernists and postmodernists. The Atom Brick Unity Temple group highlights the overall structure and the use of poured concrete to create significant areas on the facade. Builders will gain recognition for creating a building that was designed and built over 100 years ago.
Debris by Concrete Space Office
Available Items | $99.99
Designed by Office of Tangible Space, a multidisciplinary design studio specializing in architecture, interiors, furniture, and organization, Debris is a box of branches and oddities that encourage free-form making. Knowing no age and intent, participants can build, connect, stack, destroy, keep, discard, finish and start over. All of the pieces are from Brooklyn wood furniture stores, and the tools and hardware included are all vintage.
Less than $500
CW&T | $166
This compact and powerful product combines two of an architect’s most important tools: a pen and a scale. The Special Edition Type-A pen slides into an engineer scale laser etched with values on all four sides. Machined using high-precision tooling, the pen and scale is corrosion-resistant and promises to deliver sharp, accurate marks and measurements in a compact, easy-to-transport container.
Luchino Perfumes – Palazzo Centauro Candle
Ginuri 1735 | Starting at $220
Profumi Luchino is Ginori 1735’s latest home fragrance collection, produced in collaboration with British artist and designer Luke Edward Hall: five fragrances designed to take you on a journey to the artist’s most beloved destinations. AN’Pick s takes us to Venice with the Palazzo Centauro candle where aromatic notes of Italian bergamot, incense, cedarwood, birch resin and patchouli transport you to the floating city.
Architectural model of the Villa Savoy
Chisel and Mouse | $265
Chisel & Mouse’s handcrafted digital architectural models are an easy favorite among architects and designers. This year, the company introduced a number of beloved new designs, including Le Corbusier’s 20th-century modernist masterpiece Villa Savoye. At five by ten inches, this “Machine for Living” replica is a great addition to any highly-coordinated desktop or bookshelf.
Gravity Zodiac paperweight
Rescuers | $270
Salvatore has taken advantage of his wide and varied inventory of natural stones to introduce the Gravity Zodiac Paperweight – a series of 12 solid spheres, each utilizing a unique stone corresponding to a different astrological sign. A thoughtful and custom-designed gift, the balls are held in place with a sleek bronze ring base, but can easily be lifted to distract touch from the task at hand.
Desk Organizer – Chantelle Martin Limited Edition
Home Corner | $295
This 3-piece desk organizer from Hoek Home adopts a clean design that includes exclusive graphics from the influential British visual artist, Shantell Martin. The multi-faceted product can be disassembled, allowing for easy configuration of the tilting design. This unique desk organizer comes in a custom designed Shantell x Hoek gift box and includes a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Puraclenz P750 Surface and Air Purifier
Burcalines | $299
Puraclenz is a compressed air filtration system that cleans indoor air and exposed surfaces with certified ozone-free PCO technology designed to continuously deactivate dangerous pathogens including viruses, bacteria, mold spores, fungal allergens and more. Using air as a medium to deliver the ions, Puraclenz cleans every exposed surface the air touches. Puraclenz produces an exceptional density of ions, allowing it to filter airborne respiratory droplets and surfaces lost by hand cleaning or HEPA filters. The sleek, compact design makes it easy to install on walls or ceilings, or to be easily moved around.
in the army | $365
The sculptural nature of the Kink Vase, designed by Earnest Studio for Muuto, provides a contemporary shape for everyday flower pots. The sturdy curving vase can stand alone as a decorative object or provide a unique receptacle for flowers and blossoms. Whether you use one or both tubes, the unglazed porcelain exterior is a great complement to any arrangement.
Items worth splurging on
Anza Coffee | $825
What screams an architect more than a combination of concrete and coffee? Wrapped in a hand-molded concrete casing, the AnZa Concrete espresso machine features porcelain contact points and powder-coated steel and brass profiles, resulting in an expertly crafted worktop design statement that also happens to produce delicious, high-quality espresso.
Medium Malala bag from Nichetto Studio
Angela Roy | $1,050
Sustainable and fashionable, the Malala Tote bag designed by Italian designer Luca Nichetto for luxury brand Angela Roi uses by-products from processing apples to make use of discarded natural materials, and is the vegan handbag brand’s first apple leather product. Inspired by the shape of fast food containers, Malala’s plentiful pockets are designed to create easy organization for on-the-go work, travel, and everyday activities. Available in black, beige and dark red, the versatile design fits in perfectly with the fast-paced environments of architecture and design.
Cestiri Vases – Patricia Urquiola
Cassina | Starting at $1,915
Cassina’s Sestiere vases, designed by the eminent Spanish architect and designer, Patricia Urquiola, offer a contemporary interpretation of the ancient art of glassblowing, hailing from the island of Murano, Venice. The set includes four vibrantly colored vases, each mouth blown and handcrafted to produce a truly unique piece every time.