Holiday Gift Guide: What to Get a Neat-Freak Aesthete
December 2, 2014 - table lamp
Three Men, Three Cities, Three Styles: Our desks are a hubs. We come from somewhere before we get there any morning and we go places after we leave. We fill them with a small things that we like to have on-hand; or a things we’re sleepy of carrying. For this year’s present guide, a editors motionless to take a image of 3 desks, in opposite corners of a creation — during accurately a same moment.
At that instant, a male in Tokyo is grabbing his cloak before streamer home. London has popped out for lunch. And a kid in Brooklyn is removing that all-important second crater of coffee. While they’re up, let’s take a demeanour during what’s on any of their desks for some pre-holiday inspiration. (See also: Brooklyn, 7:10 a.m. and London, 12:10 p.m.)
TOKYO, 9:10 p.m.
Mr. Tokyo likes things only so. His list can’t only be merely monochrome and well-organized — it has to smell perfect. He keeps a ruler on palm to settle accurate change between objets, and a magnifying potion helps him set his primer watches to a accurate second. One time he had a calamity that was only about iPhone cases. Does he lift cash, we ask? Don’t make us laugh.
A male like this knows that soundness comes from detail. Titanium and acetate glasses from Denmark’s Lindberg demeanour flattering standard from opposite a room, though they’re engineered as precisely as a automatic watch and gleam on closer inspection. And he wants we to get close. Half a people Mr. Tokyo meets won’t even notice a Montblanc cufflinks, though it’s adequate that he knows they’re there. Someone once told him he could get character impulse from “Another Man,” though he doesn’t need it — he only keeps a book around to get his flare during a optimal elevation.
Tools of a Trade
You competence not need a singular winding piece of ebony to get to your electric bill, though Mr. Tokyo doesn’t know how to open a minute any other way. Nor does he know that bills infrequently come in a mail — he’s only receiving appreciate we notes. He writes his possess on Terrapin cardstock and creates certain all is in place with a Bottega Veneta ruler and magnifying glass. The coasters yield ring-protection, either it’s time for a morning double espresso or an dusk cocktail with a colleague. Speaking of ring protection, Mr. Tokyo is single. Dating creates a mess.
Keeping things purify doesn’t meant all right angles; Mr. Tokyo loves his Eclisse lamp, too — did we know a chronicle of it sits in a MoMA? He’ll remind you, in box we forgot. He also thinks Le Labo’s plain incense holder deserves a mark there, as good as a domed turquoise clear and nested dials on a Ressence Type 1 watch. For a iPhone 6 he knows it’s only a matter of time.
Hints of Gold
Being complicated doesn’t indispensably meant being monochrome. A Montblanc pen looks best with bullion accents to element those now tangible lines, for example. Piaget’s Altiplano 900P is a thinnest automatic watch in a world, though who’s bragging? The red bullion box and line-up grey dial keep it from inching into “Star Trek” territory. Even a dulcet Yoshimoto cube opens adult to exhibit a warm, bullion interior, arrange of like Mr. Tokyo himself. (That is, if he ever non-stop up).
Setting a Mood
Do we smell that? Sitting in front of a neat Bluetooth speaker (quietly personification The XX, natch) are an origami paper horse and sculptural pebble easily scented with Hermès temps de pluie perfume. It mixes ideally with a plummy smell of Hibiki 21 wafting out of a Frette decanter for a relaxing finish to another prolonged day.
On a Go
He competence be Mr. Tokyo, though he’s no foreigner to settling into an ANA lie-flat chair and waking adult in another hemisphere. The Nomos Worldtimer keeps him punctual wherever he competence be — “late” is only another word for anarchy. So is “wallet”; Mr. Tokyo prefers a slim cardholder. If a arise calls for another watch on a road, his watch tube lets him move his other wrist-bound companions along for a ride. Soft leather gloves are a compress approach to container for cooler climes, and while a David Yurman Swiss Army knife competence not be carry-on approved, we never know when a hangnail will back the ugly, asymmetrical head.