"The Intellectual Devotional Modern Culture: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently with the Culturati" ~ i love the covers/layouts of this whole series ~ and they'd be fun gifts for most..
Chronicle Books' artist postcard books are incredible, rounded corners, adorable, really nice thick stock, beautiful printing and 10$ for 30 cards! Just got the James Jean one (and have the crane and yamaguchi ones too!)
The Greentainer is a shipping container, gutted to provide flexible public space, perfect for re-using existing resources. With a good sense of design combines to create this versatile,adaptable structure.