Architect Presents: A Gift Guide for Minimalists

Love your country, but struggle with red, white, and blue as a color scheme? This monochromatic U.S. flag is perfect for the picky patriot. • $185,

If the phrase, "You can never be too rich or too thin," matches your personal philosophy, then consider making an investment in Hans Harald Rath's paper-thin 1952 Alpha glassware for Lobmeyr. • $78,

Manufacturer Kaikado has been making this elegant storage solution since 1875. Whether it’s made of silver, brass, tin, or copper, each container requires 130 to 140 steps to complete. • AU$220,

Japanese White Charcoal, or Bincho-tan, is made by carbonizing wood at a lower temperature than the regular variety. The end result is as hard as metal and serves as an air freshener, among other uses. • $20,

For clean-desk obsessives, designer Hiranor Tsuboi has created an elegant suite of leather desk accessories. Available in black or brown. • $106.21,

Every architect has a favorite pen. This is one of ours, for its relatively low price, its no-fuss 1979 design, and the steady flow of its ink. • $10.49/dozen,

Like most everything from Japanese retailer Muji, this timepiece exemplifies the aesthetic principle of Kanso, or simplicity. It also comes in beach wood. • $97.50,

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