collecting: somethings hiding in here

deer
globes
knots

i still have some collecting posts in my back pocket, and this one will not disappoint. from the philadelphia duo, something's hiding in here. in addition to their charming products, this couple has the most amazing home/workspace and now we've got the scoop on what they collect! here's our interview:

1. images of your collection(s)
a. vintage plastic deer
b. vintage school globes
c. wood knots
d. zines, artist books and small works
e. vintage illustrated dictionaries
f. vintage photos with dogs in them


2. how do your collections start?
most of our collections start by accident. we find a second of
something that we already have and it just seems like they should be together.
before you know it there are a whole pile of them. we don't hunt for
pieces - they just find us.

3. how do you display your collections?
we treat each collection differently. some fit nicely in a frame, some
live in a cabinet and others need something built just for them. it
depends on the object.

4. what is your favorite collection?
that is so hard... right now our favorite collection is the wood knots.
Stephen was noticing loose knots in lumber and started pulling them
out putting them in his pockets. i would discover them when doing laundry
and now we get excited every time he finds a new one.

5. what piece are you most looking for?
there's nothing we are on the hunt for... but always things we would
love to find. at the top of the list is: metal doll houses from the
1950's.

www.somethingshidinghere.etsy.com
www.somethingshidinginhere.typepad.com

artist books
dictionary
dogs

thanks shauna & stephen

Jan Halvarson

8 comments:

Ashley said...

I just saw these photos on flickr. What a lovely home and clever displays!

Anonymous said...

These are so gloriously quirky! I looove their home!

lisa s said...

love how the globes are displayed

melissa said...

They are brilliant!

I'm Toni said...

I found your series on collections through Simply Stated http://simplystated.realsimple.com/home/index.html

I enjoyed reading about all the different collections and the various ways people display them.

I collect EVERYthing! Santas which I leave out all year; chickens; antique postcards, books, photos and magazines; baskets; boxes...

I'm a paper and mixed media artist which means that I also collect tons of paper and ephemera!! not to mention art supplies!

I will soon need to build an addition to house all my stuff - sounds like George Carlin, eh?

Enjoyed visiting your blog!

toni

neryl said...

Yay for weird collections!

Linda Crispell said...

Love your site. I can't stop collecting.

Anonymous said...

lovely vintage treaasures! i am a true blue vintage collector!

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