The Men Behind Our Gift Guide: Gabe Johnson

For our new Gifts with Personality gift guide, we invited The Selby to photograph some of our most inspiring fellow Seattleites. Our fourth and final male personality builds connections by defying convention—a true ‘Maverick.’

“We’ve created a community here. This is a place where people can take themselves a little less seriously, and inject some wonder and curiosity back into their lives.”
—Gabe Johnson, curator at Horses Cut Shop Event Space, Seattle, Washington.

We see Gabe as a cultural instigator who embodies the write-your-own-rules, frontier attitude that still exists in the west. He has a knack for bringing people together for offbeat exploration and unconventional fun. Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood (nicknamed ‘The Center of the Universe’ by its residents) makes a fittingly quirky home for Gabe’s gathering place, Horses Cut Shop.

[Update: Horses Cut Shop is on the move. Check back with their official website to find out what’s next for the home of ‘Genuine American Riffraff.’]

All photographs by The Selby.

Watch more ‘Gifts with Personality’ video portraits.


Start Shopping:
Gifts for the Maverick in your life | All Gifts

…or Read More:
– The Innovator, artist Preston Singletary
– The Independent, chef Cormac Mahoney
– The Modernist, librarian Marcellus Turner 
– Head over to our women’s blog, The Thread,
to meet our female Gift Personalities.

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