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Architect's Gift List 2018

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Have an architect or aspiring designer in the family? Know an architect who you have a hard time buying gifts for? Here’s our architect gift guide for 2018.

Kinto Tumbler

This multipurpose tumbler comes in two sizes, 350ml and 500ml sizes, we love this sleek and simple tumbler. Guaranteed to get you compliments, it’ll keep your drinks cold or hot, has a 360-degree sipping lip, and a larger opening that’s wide enough for ice cubes.

Available on Amazon, Bloomingdales, etc. Comes in several different colors.


iPhone XR (2018)

This iPhone almost feels like an Apple mistake. The “budget” version of the popular iPhone this year feels like a top of the line phone and the ways Apple cut corners to bring the cost down is clever. While many might want to splurge for the XS (and/or XS max), the XR is truly under appreciated phone that won’t bust your budget nearly as much. The sweet spot is the 128 gb


MUJI A6 Sketchbook

Officially called the “RECYCLED HIGH QUALITY PAPER RING NOTEBOOK BEIGE A6 DOT”, this is our go-to sketchbook. The rings allow for the sketchbook to open flat on a surface, the dots keep order when you need it but are less obtrusive than a traditional grid, and the rubber band keeps everything closed when on the run.

The price is kind, the materials are recycled, go pick one up for yourself while you buy one for someone else. Available at MUJI stores.


AeroPress Coffee Maker

Now that you have a tumbler on your gift list, you’re going to need something to put in it, right? What if I said there’s a manual coffee maker that’s not only budget conscious, easy to clean, and made locally here in Palo Alto? It’s true! The AeroPress is a staple of home baristas everywhere. It’s makes for fun coffee recipe and timing experiments!


Coastside Brew Fest 2018

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Saturday, October 20, from 1pm to 5pm, will be the 5th annual beer festival at held at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.

The festival is located in Half Moon Bay Brewing Company's North parking lot. Admission includes unlimited tastings and a keepsake souvenir glass! Some of the best breweries from the Bay Area and beyond including:

Alpha Acid Brewing Company
Altamont Beer Works
Barebottle Brewing Company
Benoit Casper Brewing Company
Deschutes Brewery
Drakes Brewing Company
East Brother Beer Company
F.D.R. Brewery
Fort Point Beer Company
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Hop Dogma Brewing Company
Laughing Monk Brewing
Marin Brewing Company
Morgan Territory Brewing
Novel Brewing Company
Pedro Point Brewing
Pine Street Brewery
Sacrilege Brewery + Kitchen
Santa Clara Valley Brewing
Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery
Temescal Brewing

For more information on this event tomorrow, click here.


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Dieter Rams has designed a lot of recognizable things in everyday life. The latest documentary featuring Rams is premiering in the Bay Area in October.

For more information on the RAMS San Francisco Premiere, click here.

Oh My!

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Stanford's Senior Show

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Our friend John Barton who leads the architecture program at Stanford just across the way is hosting their annual Senior Show this Thursday. Projects will be on display from 4:00pm followed by a Jeanne Gang lecture at 6:30pm. 


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One great shot of a great day, may be a historic event! (50th Anniversary of Ridge) the picture has such good resolution, that one can actually read each label!



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Sometimes we get asked what our training in Architecture was/is like. It begins with the architectural education system, and it's portrayed in this short film.