Check Out Acclaimed Architect Jim Cutler’s Design Must-Haves

Check Out Acclaimed Architect Jim Cutler’s Design Must-Haves

In the upcoming issue of the magazine, Bainbridge Island architect Jim Cutler tells us about the Japanese pencils he absolutely needs to do his job. Here, he shares a few more design items that he touches every day.
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Cover photo by Jeremy Bittermann

Cutler has relied on the same sturdy Norwegian leather rucksack for 45 years. This backpack by Beckmann isn’t the exact version he uses, but it is based on a design that was popular in the 1970s.

Zeiss Conquest HD Binoculars
A whole new class of premium optics provides a premium experience of the world of nature. Watching birds, insects, or wildlife you will appreciate the vivid natural colors and the comfortable feel in your hands and in front of your eyes.

At home, Cutler keeps a pair of Zeiss binoculars in his office for birdwatching. The Conquerer model has a new HD lens system. 

Apple iPad
The new 9.7-inch iPad delivers the revolutionary iPad experience at an even more affordable price. The vivid Retina display offers an immersive viewing experience. The A9 chip provides amazing performance, yet it still delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.

Although the architect prefers to draw with pencil and paper, he says an iPad and a stylus are almost as good. 

Apple Magic Trackpad 2
Redesigned and rechargeable, Magic Trackpad 2 includes a built-in battery and brings Force Touch to the desktop for the first time.

Cutler also has an affinity for his Apple trackpad. 

The sinks at Cutler's home are outfitted with Arne Jacobsen’s classic line of taps. 

Jacobsen’s minimalist cutlery set for Georg Jensen is the architect’s favorite. 




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