"A small dose of whimsy or quirkiness, balanced by a hierarchy of massing, makes design truly enduring." View Jim Strickland's "Architects' Choice" picks in the slideshow at left.

other favorites

Waterworks: plumbing fixtures, www.waterworks.com.
Old Carolina Brick Co.: bricks, www.handmadebrick.com.
Vintage Lumber Sales: reclaimed lumber, vintagelumbersales.com.

timeless design objects

Robert Talbott and Ferragamo shirts and ties: “Artistry you can wear.”
Timex and Seiko watches: “Style and function without the heartbreak if lost!”
Dalwhinnie scotch: “A single malt Scotch whisky from a distillery in Scotland dating back to the 1890s.”

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