VisuaLingual 2015 Gift Guide (OUTDOOR EDITION)

For the second installment of our gift guide, we take you into the wilds.


BK707_000.fpx.jpegWhether it’s the wilds of your city or the wilderness, encourage the people in your life to get off the beaten path and find solace in the company of nature and close friends with these gifts.

Little Alexander‘s beautiful notebooks will give you ample opportunity to keep track of all the great places you visit. Pick from lined, gridded or blank sheets for any of your creative needs.



Topo Designs climbing rope camera strap will help to make sure that your camera is ready to go when that photo opportunity presents itself.



The Sanborn Canoe Company  makes exsquistely beautiful paddles, but we love their Enamel Field Pot for it’s use on the river or in the woods. It’s a beautiful upgrade of a classic utilitarian object.Sanborn_FieldPot_08_1024x1024.jpg


The GRAYL water filter makes carrying loads of water a thing of the past. This makes it easy to stay hydrated on the fly. Lightweight, quick and simple there are no excuses to leave this at home.




If you’ve been fly fishing for decades or never at all, tenkara might be just the thing to get your streamside fix. These telescoping rods have a single length of line and simplify fishing to it’s essence. Taking you back to being a child on a creek. Tenkara USA offers a wide selection of kits and parts, as well as great information, to get started.



If you’ve already got the tenkara rod, Patagonia has a beautiful limited edition version of its tenkara gospel, Simple Fly Fishing. Complete with a silk-screened box and prints of wild trout this gift is for the fireside. Paired well with a scotch and a cigar.


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About michael

Michael grew up as a suburban hooligan bugging his older sister and spending his time in train yards, alleyways and rooftops while studying graphic design at Herron School of Art and Design. Later he wandered aimlessly, working in print and copy shops. Interest in art and public space led him to earn a Masters in Urban Planning at the University of Cincinnati, where he learned to crunch numbers, make maps, and appreciate the city for its chaos. Michael's focus on urban design and economic development led to his years of work in the public art field as an arts administrator. At VisuaLingual, he is Chief Exploring Officer, constantly looking for new adventures and ways to connect his love of the outdoors and urban spaces.

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