antiques

Clutter My World

I wish I’d come up with “Clutter My World,” but I stole the line from Laura Levine. That Laura is one smartypants—rock photographer, illustrator, filmmaker, and owner of the business I’d most like to work for—Homer and Langley’s Mystery Spot, in Phoenicia, New York. The seven-room shop is named for Homer and Langley Collyer—brothers who...

The License to Shop: From Designer to Dealer

There is a revival going on in the small Columbia County town of Millerton, New York,  a few miles west of the Litchfield, Ct., border. Among the new businesses is the shop, Hunter Bee. Turns out the first name belongs to Kent Hunter, veteran graphic designer, former partner at Frankfurt Balkin and current partner...

Not Your Average Second Hand Shop

Found while strolling through the Passage des Panoramas off the Grands Boulevards is the shop of Tombees Ducamion, a small yet packed tableau vivant, where all the items that comprise the various small tableaux and mise en scene in the store are for sale. This walk-in-Joseph Cornell-box is replete with vintage things, like doll...

Trapped in a Vintage Advertising Store

The only thing worse than being locked inside a vintage advertising store in Paris, is being locked outside. Looking at the wealth of wonderful treasures – enamel signs, points of purchase figures and mascots, assorted posters and bills and lord knows whatelse that can’t be seen through the barred window. The dealer of the...