Habitat: Hand-Tufted Couch
Plumage: Slippers, Wool Sweater, Cashmere Throw
Attributes: Doesn't smoke but owns a smoking jacket; uses the word "tablescape"; always turns off the overhead lights.
Description: Our Homebound Hobbit is most comfortable nestled in her vintage Saarinen Womb. Curating a selection of tabletop objects that are both beautiful and functional is her heart's delight. In her home—or should we say Hobbit-hole—everything has a proper place and a perfect arrangement, whether it's lighting, toys or containers.
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).