Holiday Gift Buying Guide for your favorite Architect

In the spirit of the season, the folks at Element 5 Architecture have put together the ultimate gift guide for your architect friend/lover/relative/spouse. We hope this helps you to show your love, and score some points...

Rotring 600 Mechancial Pencil - $35 Architects are particular about their pencils. The weight, balance and texture are all considerations. The Rotring 600 embodies the perfect balance of all three and it's durable too boot.

Rotring 600 Mechancial Pencil - $35

Architects are particular about their pencils. The weight, balance and texture are all considerations. The Rotring 600 embodies the perfect balance of all three and it's durable too boot.

Bosch Laser Distance Measure - $115 It's not sexy but boy does this come in handy. We've been surprised how useful and fun this little gadget has become around the office.

Bosch Laser Distance Measure - $115

It's not sexy but boy does this come in handy. We've been surprised how useful and fun this little gadget has become around the office.

A Year Subscription to Fine Homebuilding - $37.95 Forget about the glossy "shelter magazine" Any architect worth his/her salt wants to know how building s go together. Fine Homebuilding continues to be relevant to our profession.

A Year Subscription to Fine Homebuilding - $37.95

Forget about the glossy "shelter magazine" Any architect worth his/her salt wants to know how building s go together. Fine Homebuilding continues to be relevant to our profession.

Artemide Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp - $300 Italians know function with style. Architects need a concentrated light source to see drawings. Bam!

Artemide Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp - $300

Italians know function with style. Architects need a concentrated light source to see drawings. Bam!

Montblance Meisterstuck Pen - $300 This has been the ultimate pen for architects for as long as we remember. It better be.

Montblance Meisterstuck Pen - $300

This has been the ultimate pen for architects for as long as we remember. It better be.

Moleskin Sketchbook - $15 As long as we're talking writing instruments, how about something to write in? The moleskin sketchbook is a handy size, it stays closed and is a pleasure to write on.

Moleskin Sketchbook - $15

As long as we're talking writing instruments, how about something to write in? The moleskin sketchbook is a handy size, it stays closed and is a pleasure to write on.

How To Architect by Doug Pratt - 12.95 After all those years of schooling, after all the years of working in the office, it may be time to remind oneself why we sacrificed to be in this profession in the first place. This is a fun book for laypeople, students and professionals.

How To Architect by Doug Pratt - 12.95

After all those years of schooling, after all the years of working in the office, it may be time to remind oneself why we sacrificed to be in this profession in the first place. This is a fun book for laypeople, students and professionals.

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