It's that time again: As November draws to a close, the coming weeks invite a flood of countless clichés, hackneyed phrases and perfunctory platitudes (first four words included) to express all variety of holiday cheer, stress and the other bipolar sentiments of the season. It's not all fluff, though, and in the interest of offering a break from the Black Friday bombardment, we're pleased to present our annual Ultimate Gift Guide, featuring 77 selections from our editors and contributors, old and new.
In contrast to last year’s Ultimate Gift Guide, in which we neatly identified the “Seven Designer Phenotypes,” we’re taking a more introspective approach this time around, featuring selections from 11 members of our esteemed editorial team. From longtime contributors to a few fresh faces, we’re collectively forging ahead with our mission to bringing you the very best of industrial design and beyond, and the Gift Guide is no exception.
More than ever before, the Gift Guide represents a portrait of where Core77 stands today, as much a snapshot of the latest and greatest goodies, gadgets and all variety of beautiful object for the home, office and world around us as a look at the multi-faceted individuals who comprise our diverse editorial team. Yet we are united in our appreciation of quality, attention to detail, and unwillingness to settle for any less than the best.
These items—seven selections from each of 11 Core-tributors—are not your average, disposable products du jour: Each one is an investment in an object that you or your loved ones will be happy not only to receive but actually use.