“the gift always seeks recompense” Marcel Mauss
It’s that time of year again. One faces the dilemma of having to choose something perfect (-ly designed) for the discerning master of design.
A family day pass for Wet and Wild water park is good if you have the balls to try to coerce the architect to take the children for a day out.
Most architects will appreciate theme parks in a pop-culture sort of way. They love it that some lucky duck gets to design elaborate structures/devices designed to thrill and excite people. They also dig the technology and while other folk may feel a breeze on their face or the cool spray of water as they whiz down a slide, the architect may be contemplating cubic volumes, curves, water flows, gradients and vectors.
He/she will actually have a great deal of fun but may forget the children so this is recommended if your offspring are self-minding.
But back to Objects. The best gift for an architect is an object, rather than an experience.
One site with tons of brilliant ‘spot on’ gifts for architects is Top3bydesign