Off the Grid
Habitat: Undisclosed. But you would be uncomfortable there
Plumage: All-weather, lightweight, durable & shockingly expensive
Attributes: Secret Stash of Granola, Digital Compass, Dedicated GPS device. Spends a surprising amount of time managing his facial hair.
Description: Whether trekking through the jungles of the Amazon or camping in the great outdoors (or the backyard), our Off the Grid designer is deeply interested in biomimicry and takes inspiration from nature very seriously. Tools that pack light and can withstand extreme conditions are absolute essentials for this intrepid explorer.
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).