Habitat: Garages, Basements, Workshops
Plumage: Goggles, Gloves, Steel-toed Boots
Attributes: Sawdust Residue, Grease Smudges, Powerful Forearms
Description: Most comfortable in safety goggles and a shop apron, the Workshop Workhorse lives for the singe of soldered metals and the redolent crunch of wood shavings underfoot. From doodads to high design, there's no telling what might emerge from her workshop's depths. Find the perfect tool to lend a hand in her next project.
For our eighth annual Ultimate Gift Guide, Core77's crack editors have identified a taxonomy of seven known 'Designer Phenotypes' who might be on your shopping list. From Designer Dandy to Studio Snob, Homebound Hobbit to Workshop Workhorse, we have something for the discerning gift giver and recipient alike.
In addition to our beloved online Gift Guide, we're also pleased to announce that we've partnered with Blu Dot in New York City and our sister store Hand-Eye Supply in Portland, OR, to open bicoastal Holiday Pop-Up Shops for your shopping convenience. Stop by before December 24th to check out the product in person and pick up a poster featuring all seven designer phenotypes, illustrated by Core-toonist Tony Ruth, a.k.a. lunchbreath (while supplies last).