new antiquarians


Charmed and delighted by the antiquated world of sisters Porter and Hollister Hovey who were just written up in the NYTimes. I’ve been glued to their blog, a fabulous collection of their vintage artifacts and discoveries, ever since finding it on Native Kee a few months ago.

In the NYT piece, Valerie Steele (director of the Museum of FIT) perfectly describes this ‘new vintage’ trend: “It’s way more than anti-modernism, this sort of deep spelunking into the past… It’s not aspirational and it’s not nostalgic. It’s a fantasy world that is almost entirely a visual collage. It’s a stitched-together, bricolage world, an alternative world.” (Spelunking and bricolage – good words.)

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