Yankee Stadium...Fenway Park...Wrigley Field...Camden Yards...baseball is much more than a game, and these are more than just buildings. Owing as much to the Colloseum as they do to Cooperstown, modern ballparks are temples to the spectacle, culture, and history of America's favorite pastime. Relive your most memorable moments at the ballpark with a beautifully detailed blueprint that honors each stadium's unique history and architecture in classic style. The illustration is accompanied by your
Turn a simple light switch into an eye-catching work of mechanical art. Laser cut wood and intriguing gears blend classic Art Deco architecture with innovative steampunk design. This fabulous contraption is the brainchild of Lance Nybye Jr.. He crafts the mechanisms from decorative plywood, often leaving the alternating colors of wood left exposed at the edges. The switch installs easily in your bedroom, hobby room or office?simply attach it over an existing, standard switch plate using the exis
By bike, by boat, by segway; see historical and modern sites from a new point of view on a guided city tour. Grab the family or a significant other and let our certified guides teach you about the history and culture of everything from architecture to food on a city tour.
Whether you're a fan of the Golden Retriever's good graces, dachshund's big personality, or Lab's love of family, you can celebrate your favorite dog breed's most adorable attributes with this 1950s-inspired framed blueprint. Created in the style of mid-century blueprints (designed by "architect" I. M. Paws), this detailed illustration is accompanied by "design specs" and documentation about breed origins and temperament. Each blueprint is given a distressed finish, creating the appearance of an
Those memories of evenings out at the ballpark can grow larger than life: the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd as history is made again and again. Celebrate your love of the game with this large version of our classic Baseball Stadium Blueprints. Evoking the nostalgia of midcentury architectural plans, these illustrations lay out the details of some of the game's legendary ball fields. Each drawing is accompanied with that stadium's design specs and highlights game stats of particular
From Boston to LA, every city evokes its own rhythms, tones, and melodies. This print by Michael Tompsett combines the distinctive skyline of your favorite city with the architecture of musical notation for a captivating, graphic representation of vibrant cityscapes. Tompsett's composition is reproduced through a giclee print on gallery wrapped canvas. The geometric forms and neutral palette make it complementary to any decor. It makes a great gift for music lovers, whether they left their heart
A dazzling visual review of the innovations and diversity of architecture in the late 20th century and beyond, featuring the work of Peter Cook... Frank Gehry... Daniel Libeskind... Rem Koolhaas... Sir Norman Foster... and many more.9 3/4" x 12", 208pp
More than just a place to lay your head, your home houses the memories closest to your heart. The place where you brought up your children and hosted countless family dinners, your home's walls tell the story of your life. Artist Phil Thompson captures this most special place in exacting detail in his bespoke portraits of your home. In a timeless black-and-white palette, his crisp architectural illustration displays the beloved elements that distinguish your house, from your favorite stained gla
Keep everyday jewelry artfully available with this sophisticated, industrial dresser-top piece. Thoughtfully designed by trained architect Marion Cage, its smooth walnut base features two recessed holders for easy access to bangles and rings, and a line groove that keeps stud earrings safe and snug. On the rolled steel wall, organize necklaces attractively and tangle-free with five re-arrange-able magnets?proving there is indeed a place for everything. A clear matte finish applied to the steel p
This mug would have the big bad wolf huffing and puffing in vain. Just the ticket for architects, contractors, and masonry-loving human home owners, the mugs' exteriors are unglazed, giving a genuine look and feel of red brick. This cleverly convincing, tactile surface and glazed interior makes it a distinctive companion for coffee or tea. Designed by Makoto Oozu; made in Japan.
Pizza always tastes best when shared, but cutting precise portions can be harder than advanced trigonometry. Inspired by a classic school protractor, this tool lets you mark six or eight even pieces, then effortlessly slice them with the rounded blade. With no wheel or moving parts to get gummed up with extra mozzarella, it's as practical as it is playful. Made in China. Click here to learn how to use your Pizza Cutting Protractor.
Is your Persian a pouter, or a pushover? Is your Maine Coon a little monster, or a mama's boy? Pay tribute the fickle feline in your family (and maybe shed some light on their many mysteries) with these precision cat schematics. Created in the style of Midcentury blueprints by renowned animal architect I. M. Paws, each print offers a detailed illustration of your chosen breed, along with 'design spec' about the breed's origin and temperament. Each piece is printed on archival-quality Epson Ultra
This colorful lightweight scarf offers a touch of World's Fair fashion to any outfit. Highlighted by the architectural outline of the Space Needle's glorious observation deck, this printed design gets a contemporary twist with a palette of bold orange, yellow, and pink. The sheer design and versatile length of this scarf makes for a subtle Seattle-loving design. Made in India.
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Timbrefone is a handcrafted wood amplifierÂ for your phone. Through the magicÂ of good old-fashioned physics, the sound from your phones internal speaker is amplifiedÂ through the sculptedÂ acoustic cone.Â The result isÂ a warm and full tone unmatched by other passiveÂ amplifiers of similar size. The Timbrefone Strata is handcrafted from Baltic Birch plywood and a layer of Walnut creating an acoustic work of art.Â The Timbrefone is not a replacement for powered speakers but rathe
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French designer Antoine Daniel found the inspiration for his first metal metropolis in a photograph the artist's father snapped while sailing off the coast of Marseilles. Antoine re-imagined the Mediterranean town as a continuous line, and then created a laser cut landscape from his simplified sketch. Intrigued by the idea that people could line their walls with storied sites and the memories tied to them, the artist traveled around the globe to photograph other famous cities and turn them into
Who says you can't appreciate the natural world just as much as you love a good old-fashioned gear? Certainly not Chris Crooks, whose Garden Gears Outdoor Clock & Thermometer?both made of rustic, expertly hand-finished steel?marry form and function, bringing a bit of industrial chic back into the vegetable patch. With hardware that lets you hang two ways, mounting either design on a wall or a post is a breeze. Just protect from rain and you're good to go, assuming you can tell analog time. Handm
It's hip to be square?or at least to wear them. Jewelry designer Kathleen Dautel offers an homage to geometric beauty with her architectural nesting earrings, which are crafted from mild steel and plated in 18-karat gold. Dangling from 14-karat, gold-filled ear wires, each earring consists of a pair of squares (one of which fits inside the other) that will move with you and catch the light. Handmade in North Carolina. Make it a set! Click here to see the matching Nesting Hexagon Necklace
Your Blueprint for Finding the Best Gifts for Architects
Architects have the creative ability to sketch out entire plans for a building on a flat sheet of paper and are known for their impeccable taste. So it can feel like a towering task to find precisely the right gift for any architects in your life. (Plus, it's not like there's a shopping aisle for architect gifts in any store.) Here's your handy blueprint for finding the best gifts for architects.
When you’re shopping for unique Christmas gifts for architects, a concrete concept is looking for home decor with a city or building motif. Extra points if you find out your architect’s favorite building and give a gift that celebrates that inspiring example of architecture.
Architects are often off scouting sites. But your architect is connected to more tools than markers for sketching out plans. Look for gifts for architects to do work on-the-go, like an extra Wifi boost down at the local café.
Ask your architect what is his or her favorite home shop or home designer. You’ll likely hear a shop or collection that bridges high design and architectural shapes. Once you know their favorites, you can shop for a small accent that’s still design forward.
Tools of the Trade
Ask your architect about the tools used for work. Christmas gifts for architects (or stocking stuffers) could include a fresh set of tools for sketching. Also, does your architect use markers or an Apple pen?
It’s not just the kids that get to have fun presents to play with. A puzzle that’s all about shapes can make a fun desk accessory for architects.
If you know your architect well, you may be looking into a stylish gift that’s an accessory. Keep in mind that geometric patterns — for the home or for decorating tech gear — are typically style winners for architects.
A doctor who’s just made it through residency is often gifted a stethoscope. Do you know a recent architecture grad? Because in similar fashion, a tape measure or fancy laser measuring tape are gifts for architecture graduates to mark that achievement.
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