Christmas is fast approaching, and yes we’re getting pretty excited at Fiasco HQ.
But one thing we collectively dislike about the festive season is negotiatiing our way through the ruthless crowds of our dear city centre in the quest to find the perfect gifts for family and friends.
To help combat this unholy quest, we thought we would compile our own Christmas wish list, with gifts we wouldn’t mind filling our stockings on Christmas day. So put down the mandatory pair of Christmas socks you’re just about to purchase and have a look through our creative christmas gift list. It’s time to think outside the badly wrapped box a little…
Stendig 2013 Calendar
Designed by Massimo Vignelli in 1966, this 4 foot calendar will look fantastic on your kitchen wall.
It was added to the Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York as soon as it was released. Each month alternates between black and white, and it has perforated edge so once the month is up you can do as you please with it! Buy yours here.
Acne Jr.’S New Kranium Skull Bowl
Yes, a wooden handcrafted skull with a secret compartment made from Swedish Pine wood.
Of course, there’s no real reason to own a skull made of Swedish pine wood, but it will look awesome on your book shelf! Buy yours here.
Absolut Vodka: Absolut Unique
Your chance to own 1 of 4 million uniquely designed Absolut Vodka Unique bottles. Using a mix of 38 different colours and 51 pattern types, applied through splash guns and color-generating machines, each bottle came out different from each other. The bottles are individually numbered and sold in 80 markets including Britain, the U.S., China, France and Germany. So get yours before they’re gone! Buy a bottle (or two) here.
Ninja Dagger Magnets
Fed up of using alphabet magnets to pin up your boring notes on the fridge. Impale your boring list with these Ninja Daggers instead. Buy here.
The personal wireless lighting system from Philips, no wires or manic install, just some very clever little lightbulbs all controlled remotely via a mobile app. This very cool environment changing gadget can change the atmosphere in a room with the tap of a button. It’s been proven to help get you to sleep as well as concentrate better. Keep your focus and buy yours here.
Don’t go running out to buy the latest speaker system for your iPad before you’ve checked out Amplifiear. Initially a Kickstarter project that quickly gained momentum, it’s a simple device to increase the volume level on any iPad by just clipping on a very cleverly designed concave plastic mould. A perfect stocking filler ya hear! Buy one here.
Yumi Yumi’s Creature Cups
These joyful cups are a must have for any creative studio and brilliant way to break the ice with your clients too! Created by Yumi Yumi from Brooklyn there sure to bring a smile to your face in those cold winter mornings. Microwave and dishwasher safe too! Bag a cup-le here.
A bluetooth speaker, thats small, attractive and packs a real punch. Oh, and it’s only £79! Beautifully designed and packaged, it has a rubber bumper too which makes it scratch resistant and it even comes with a lovely case. Need we say more?
Oscar Niemeyer (Taschen)
Oscar Niemeyer, one of the greatest architects of the last 100 years recently passed away at the age of 104. The brazilian born architect and “sculptor of monuments created some truly stunning buildings including National Congress of Brazil, the Cathedral of Brasília and the Museum of Modern Art of Caracas. The latest book from publishers Taschen pays homage to the great man and his outstanding works of art. Buy a copy here.