One of Rose's favorite gifts to give! Arcane as a compass might seem when we can download an app of one on our phones, these little wooden ones by Singgih Kartono are a treasured part of any bag or desk.
Like his Magno desk accessories and radios, Singgih hand selects the hardwoods because of their rich beauty and positive effect on the planet. The Indonesian designer enlists local carpenters in villages with high unemployment and instead of simple (and forgettable) souvenirs, they craft these beautiful, functional objects with locally harvested new growth wood by sustainable production practices. For every tree used in production, a new one is planted. Each compass comes tissue wrapped in a box, making it a wonderful gift.