Obtaining presents for the household can be challenging every person has their personal specific design. But the Atlas Obscura group generally appreciates quirky craftsmanship. From superbly intricate architectural maps to a minimalist clock that virtually lets you command time, there’s anything in this article for each and every man or woman, each and every aesthetic, and each and every dwelling.
For an individual who would like to sluggish down.
Have you at any time wished to regulate time? Effectively, it’s possible now you can. The Superlocal is a 24-hour time piece that has 48 machined dimples positioned at fifty percent-hour increments, enabling you to personalize your clock dial based on the most major moments of your working day. Use this clock to set your personal rhythm for each and every day, rather of making your day all over the clock.
For anybody on the lookout for something new.
If you are on the hunt for a little something different to adorn the partitions of a living place, business office, or bedroom, seem no more than these magnetic crystallized artwork prints. Developed in significant containers of supersaturated solutions, the crystal specimens are dried, preserved, and photographed in photographer Tyler Thrasher’s lab.
For the adventurer.
These wonderfully curated folded paper maps, primarily targeted on architecture, can be applied as simple guides for exploring, or, for individuals a lot more into aesthetics, glance good hanging on a wall. The company makes a range of other maps for cities across the United States, the United Kingdom, and mainland Europe. (The “Great Trees of New York” map functions text by former AO editor Allison C. Meier, as well!)
For the mother nature lover.
A Palawan white squirrel new to science. A most muppet-like Horsfield’s tarsier. A graceful wunderpus octopus. Comprehensive portraits of these creatures—and far more than 13,000 more—are the operate of photographer Joel Sartore, who has expended 15 decades (and counting) documenting all the animal species all over the world in human care. Each individual buy supports Satore’s astounding challenge.
For the songs connoisseur.
Having to start with been launched to the globe of specialist whistling by the documentary Pucker Up, the Australian-born musician Molly Lewis has utilized her unique whistling talent to also make two EPs. Her most new, identified as ‘Mirage,’ will transportation you to places you have in no way acknowledged prior to and make you feel like you are floating in the most wonderful of oceans.
For the collector.
Just one of the most common goods at the Terrorium Store, these boxes are specifically curated to match the recipient’s interest. Think about the pleasurable of unwrapping a selection of nature’s curiosities: stones, insects, crystals, and even full skeletons.
For placing the ideal vibes.
Let us encounter it, candlelight is a headache. Sure, it is great for ambiance, but it’s not specifically mobile and you by no means, ever want to depart it unattended. The Wick Light-weight has all the romance of a candle with the convenience—including a rechargeable battery—of a flashlight. The deal is a terrific balance among typical and modern aesthetics.
For the antique fanatic.
Bruce Rosenbaum and his spouse Melanie* made the initially useful Steampunk dwelling in the earth, ModVic, again in 2007. The duo performs with clients all around the planet to design exclusive pieces that include contemporary technologies and interesting devices into historic antiques and salvaged objects. If somebody on your gift record desires a clock manufactured for a WWI veteran’s prosthetic arms, this is wherever to get it.
*Correction: An previously model of this tale improperly determined Bruce Rosenbaum’s wife.