Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Taylor White

I've been too busy to post much lately, so here's another while I have a second. Taylor White:

On the Road / On the Hunt

Right now in Warrenton / Round Top, Texas, one of the best antique shows in all the land is taking place. It's only about 70 miles from my house, but I've done about 1200 miles so far back and forth scoring all sorts of great stuff - some that's now at Uncommon Objects and some that's going in a new store that I'm opening with a few folks in November. A few of the finds:

Monday, September 28, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Animal Logic

Photos by Richard Barnes:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hidden Faces

I've worked at Uncommon Objects in Austin for almost five years now. Tomorrow will be my last day on staff. (I'm keeping my space so please keep buying my stuff). It'll be a bittersweet day because exciting ventures lie ahead (more later), but I've had some very, very good times there. With the customers, fellow staffers, with the amazing objects we sell. Over the years I've met some amazing people and characters who will always hold a dear place in my heart. But enough with the sappiness. I came across a blog this morning called Square America that features a section of photos with people covering their faces or their faces being obscured by something. It made me think of Uncommon because we have many customers who collect certain types of vintage photos. Train photos. Shadow photos. Photos of men working. The list goes on and on and on. So, this guy obviously collects photos of obscured faces. Cool stuff:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I'm not exactly sure, but I think this is the East Village home of Workstead owners Robert Andrew Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Old Time Scans

I spent a while cleaning up my computer last night and came across a folder of scans from several years ago. A few of the images I rediscovered:

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Good Stuff Just Never Ends

Images from a new blog I found this morning. She's called Arts and Crafts:

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stock Vintage

Next time you're in New York, do yourself a favor and check out this vintage shop on 13th and 3rd. Perfectly merchandised, perfectly lit, perfectly comfortable, and at least for yesterday, perfectly operated by a guy whose name I forget but who offered to take me on a tour of vintage shops around the city next time I'm in town. That doesn't really happen anywhere - much less New York:

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