With Father’s Day right around the corner for Australians and New Zealanders, HEY GENTS presents a range of gift ideas across home goods, tech products and more. Chosen as much for their visual appeal as they are for usability, each is aimed at the discerning dad who is uncompromising when it comes to quality, seeking daily-use from products that are built to last and complement his lifestyle.
Studio Gang: Architecture
Published by Phaidon, this new 272-page monograph from renowned urban design practice Studio Gang is a bold, revelatory exploration of visionary architecture that engages the urgent social and environmental challenges of our time. Perfect for the dad continually looking for inspiration, no less than 300 illustrations examine 25 of the studio’s signature projects, complemented by short essays that cut to the deeper intellectual questions behind six different themes — Rhythm & Flow, Toward Terrestrial, Up in the Canopy, What Are You Made Of?, and Beyond Transparent.
Imbued with the elegant simplicity often credited to Danish designer Morten Georgsen, BoConcept’s Sydney Trolley is the perfect base for a beautiful and mobile home bar. Dad’s carefully curated collection of rare whiskies, flavourful gins and other cocktail essentials will look fantastic on this trolley — a statement piece that is available in either an oak or walnut veneer.
For the dad who places great value on the ambience of his home, the Le Labo Cedre 11 is a classic GMO-free, vegan and cruelty-free scented candle creating a sophisticated atmosphere. As the soy wax candle burns, it releases cedar, birchwood, Gaïac wood and musky undertones designed to create a dark, smokey and vibrant profile.
Microsoft has managed to up the value and the versatility for the Surface Go 2 with several vast improvements. Sticking to the same fundamental design principles that have guided the Surface family thus far, this lightweight hybrid tablet-laptop now sports a 10.5-inch display with higher native resolution than its predecessor, as well as a sturdier kickstand and updated internals. With the right peripherals, the Surface Go 2 could provide a versatile work-from-home device that’s conference-ready with its full-HD 1080p front-facing camera.
With numerous Gold, Silver and Platinum medals to its name, the Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin is the most noted achievement from the Sydney-based distillery and an essential for any discerning spirit enthusiast or amateur bartender. Tracking the story of Australia through the country’s native flavours, this complex dry gin utilises fourteen distinctive botanicals including Lemon Myrtle, Blood Lime, River Mint and Dorrigo Pepperlead, all of which have been distilled using one of three separate infusion points within a 300-litre copper pot still.
Exploring beautiful design and unique experiences, HEY GENTS Magazine is the perfect companion for endless inspiration. Now available as an archival bundle, five issues can be purchased together for a special price, opening the ever-curious dad up to a comprehensive world of interviews with creative talents, travel recommendations, useful guides, striking photography, and interesting products.
The handsomely designed Harmon Kardon Citation One MKII is an essential for the dad who values looks as much as performance. The Google-enabled smart speaker’s effervescent style runs all over the premium build, from the slick chamfered edge on the top of its cylindrical body, to the dirt-repelling blended wool fabric that wraps around, giving the device a beautifully textured look. The Citation One MKII isn’t just a pretty face though, offering energetic, bright sound with outstanding bass and rich, sparkling highs.
Aēsop, the consistently reliable luxury skincare brand born in Melbourne, has the perfect solution for the dad who wants to maintain clean, refreshed skin with a vivifying citrus aroma. The 500ml Citrus Melange Body Cleanser is the ideal low-foaming gel-based cleaner designed to enliven the skin, cared for with the botanical extracts of petitgrain, lemon rind and grapefruit rind.
For the dad who leads a conscious and flexible lifestyle, the Kinto Travel Tumbler draws on premium materials and a love for minimalism to present the perfect solution for maintaining the subtle flavours of any drink at the ideal temperature. Built with double-walled stainless steel, this vacuum insulated tumbler efficiently prevents heat transfer. It even has a special structure designed to catch ice cubes and ensure drinks come out in the perfect amount, from any angle. There are various options when it comes to volume and colour, all of which support long-term use.
Dad can now slink back into an immersive home cinema experience with the Dolby Atmos-enabled Sonos Arc. New from the beloved audio brand, this high-end soundbar is a master of minimalist design with maximum performance, handled by eight custom elliptical woofers and three tweeters which have been individually positioned to sweep audio across a room for an ultra-wide soundstage taped with pristine clarity and detail, dramatic depth and impressive bass response.
Named for the Finnish word meaning ‘button’, the Nappula Plant Pots collection is fluent in the Nordic design philosophy dictating harmony between form and function. Renowned designer Matti Klenell has created this range, perfect for the discerning dad who appreciates unique and inspired designs. Particularly, those who are partial to soft, round sculptural forms that fuse vintage and contemporary details and flow seamlessly with any design scheme.