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Jan Chipchase is a renowned designer, photographer, entrepreneur and researcher that runs the San Francisco-based design consultancy Studio D. He’s taken over two decades of his work and immersive research on everything from Tokyo teens and Afghan arms dealers and turned it into a coffee table tome called The Field Study Handbook. The book is described as a guide “for anyone seeking to understand people across cultures or to inform and inspire design, product, strategy, brand and marketing.” The 500+ page new book is massive and filled with fascinating field studies from Chipchase’s work over the years, along with illustrations from the incredibly talented Lee John Phillips. It’s a bit Malcolm Gladwell, a bit Nathan Drake and a bit untold 99% Invisible stories. In other words, The Field Study Handbook is absolutely going to be something you want to add to your coffee table book collection, but more importantly, read from cover to cover more than once.

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Unzip your coat and have some mulled wine on the house—you’ve arrived at your final gifting destination: The Holiday Gift Guide. It’s like your friendly neighborhood one-stop holiday shop, except instead of balsa wood ornaments, ours is packed with thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. Future heirlooms, small-but-significant stocking stuffers, and gear for getting out there (or staying in)—are all right here. There’s no music playing in the background though, so you’ll just have to hum Bing Crosby while you click around instead.

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