Have you seen the article in today's New York Times about the rise (and maybe the fall) of the current popularity surrounding things for the home that are unique and handmade? It's a very interesting read, delving into how the very qualities that make the artisanal items coveted and collected may be turning into its own kind of "design uniform"…Plus, our founder, Maxwell, weighs in as part of the article:
That wouldn't surprise Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, an interior designer who founded the widely read Web site Apartment Therapy. He maintains that the style's popularity has been a decade in the making, and that it won't be fading any time soon.
"People are looking for things that are authentic," he said. "I think it started happening after 2001: first there was 9/11, followed by recession. There was a certain exhaustion with the shiny and perfect. People didn't relate to it anymore."
But the vintage and artisanal, he said, "will resonate with people as long as we live in these times."
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