Finding gifts for the home can be tough anyone has their own distinct design. But the Atlas Obscura community often appreciates quirky craftsmanship. From superbly intricate architectural maps to a minimalist clock that practically lets you management time, there is some thing listed here for every single individual, every aesthetic, and every single dwelling.
For an individual who needs to sluggish down.
Have you at any time desired to management time? Perfectly, maybe now you can. The Superlocal is a 24-hour time piece that has 48 machined dimples positioned at fifty percent-hour increments, letting you to personalize your clock dial primarily based on the most important times of your day. Use this clock to set your possess rhythm for every single day, in its place of constructing your working day around the clock.
For any person on the lookout for some thing new.
If you’re on the hunt for a thing diverse to adorn the partitions of a residing space, business office, or bed room, appear no further than these magnetic crystallized art prints. Grown in large containers of supersaturated remedies, the crystal specimens are dried, preserved, and photographed in photographer Tyler Thrasher’s lab.
For the adventurer.
These superbly curated folded paper maps, mostly concentrated on architecture, can be made use of as useful guides for checking out, or, for individuals far more into aesthetics, glance wonderful hanging on a wall. The business provides a variety of other maps for metropolitan areas throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and mainland Europe. (The “Great Trees of New York” map functions text by previous AO editor Allison C. Meier, much too!)
For the mother nature lover.
A Palawan white squirrel new to science. A most muppet-like Horsfield’s tarsier. A swish wunderpus octopus. In depth portraits of these creatures—and more than 13,000 more—are the function of photographer Joel Sartore, who has put in 15 yrs (and counting) documenting all the animal species all around the planet in human treatment. Each individual obtain supports Satore’s remarkable undertaking.
For the audio connoisseur.
Getting first been introduced to the planet of expert whistling by means of the documentary Pucker Up, the Australian-born musician Molly Lewis has used her unique whistling talent to also develop two EPs. Her most current, called ‘Mirage,’ will transportation you to locations you’ve by no means identified ahead of and make you sense like you’re floating in the most wonderful of oceans.
For the collector.
One particular of the most preferred objects at the Terrorium Shop, these containers are particularly curated to match the recipient’s desire. Visualize the pleasurable of unwrapping a assortment of nature’s curiosities: stones, insects, crystals, and even comprehensive skeletons.
For environment the correct vibes.
Let us deal with it, candlelight is a trouble. Positive, it is excellent for atmosphere, but it is not specifically cellular and you under no circumstances, at any time want to depart it unattended. The Wick Light has all the romance of a candle with the convenience—including a rechargeable battery—of a flashlight. The deal is a wonderful stability in between classic and modern aesthetics.
For the antique fanatic.
Bruce Rosenbaum and his wife Melanie* established the initially practical Steampunk house in the globe, ModVic, back again in 2007. The duo works with shoppers all over the planet to design and style exceptional parts that include present day technology and cool gadgets into historic antiques and salvaged objects. If anyone on your gift checklist wishes a clock built for a WWI veteran’s prosthetic arms, this is in which to get it.
*Correction: An earlier variation of this story improperly recognized Bruce Rosenbaum’s spouse.