You can find almost anything at Brimfield, from sleek antiques to the weird and wacky. And while each field and booth is often quite different, I spotted a few trends during my two days at the famous outdoor fair.
I've always loved seeing people's collections, from ceramics to typewriters. Lately, I keep coming across stylish teapot arrangements. Even if teapots aren't your thing, these displays may give you ideas for showing off your own beloved collection.
Some of us still love collecting action figures, anime, manga, movie characters...aka toys. Some have even gone so far as to lovingly decorate their homes and offices with passionately curated and staged collections as the centerpiece of their homes. Here are 10 of my favorites that take a hobby well into the realm of a lifestyle.
With Spring right around the corner, luxury furniture retailer, Grange, recently introduced their colorful and refreshing 2013 collection featuring collaborations with interior designers Kathryn M. Ireland and Steve McKenzie. We were happy to attend this event in NYC where we met both designers and had a preview of their latest furniture and textile creations.
It seems like the hardcore video game collectors are coming out of the woodworks lately. First it was the half a million dollar, 30 year old collection and now it's this equally impressive (and more thoughtfully presented) gaming room dedicated to all that is Nintendo...
Now this is a collection! 6,850 video game titles, 330 gaming consoles, 220 controllers, 185 accessories, and countless amounts of promotional posters, action figures, soundtracks, and strategy guides (I spy a few titles I designed back in the early 2000's!). It can all be yours for just a few (tens of) thousands of dollars...give or take a half a million.
Wouldn't it be sweet to eat breakfast under a cloud of warm holiday wishes? And wouldn't it be fun to see the streams of cards grow over the years, with lovely new cards added each winter? And wouldn't it be great to have gloriously high ceilings like this in the first place?