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Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Roman Alonso of Commune

By Dwell @dwell
Roman Alonso of Los Angeles-based design collective Commune shares his recommendations for buying the perfect gift. Slideshow Q&A with Modern design leaders like Roman Alonso of Commune who recommends commune room fragrance for host gift

What’s your go-to host gift?

Commune by L’Oeil du Vert room fragrance, $185.

What’s your go-to host gift?

Commune by L’Oeil du Vert room fragrance, $185, or Commune Chocolates by Valerie Confections, $49.

What is your everyday bedding?

Matteo.

What’s your favorite brand of towel?

Rikumo. Towels by Rikumo, from $8.

What’s the best wedding present you’ve given or received?

Anything from Heath

What would you give to a recent college graduate?

A crisp $100 bill.

What is your go-to kitchen appliance?

A Breville electric teakettle. The Tea Maker by Breville, $250.

What is the best design book to give as a gift?

Peter Zumthor: Buildings and Projects, 1985–2013, edited by Thomas Durisch (Scheidegger and Spiess, 2014), $250.

What is your most indispensable everyday gadget?

My iPhone and my Canon PowerShot ELPH camera. PowerShot ELPH 340 HS camera from Canon, $180.

 

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