Category Archives: Architecture and Interior Design

Collecting Without Clutter

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Vintage earrings, mirror, tray and dresser

When friends from the vintage world visit my house for the first time a comment that I frequently hear is “It’s so uncluttered”.  And it’s true:  while I’m in no way a minimalist, I don’t like clutter.  However that doesn’t mean that I don’t like collecting, in fact I collect a wide range of stuff:  jewelry, clothing, furniture, art, ceramics, glass, textiles, rugs and more.  However, I consider myself a collector with a lower case “c”: I don’t collect systematically, I just collect what I like and use.  Here are some of my tips for how to collect what you love, yet limit and contain the clutter. read more

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Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Modernism Week in Palm Springs is a celebration of mid-century architecture and design and features the Palm Springs Modernism Show and Sale, house tours, films, lectures, social events, and fund raising events that support state and local preservation organizations.   I’ll be selling at the Palm Springs Modernism Show and Sale in February 2015 for the first time and, to prepare, I decided to attend the inaugural “Fall Edition” in October 2014 to scope it out.  Taking place as part of the “Fall Season Kick-off”, this weekend was a mini-Modernism Week and gave me the opportunity to attend tours and other events that I won’t be able to attend in February when I’m working. read more

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Antiquing in Los Angeles: The Vintage Fashion Expo, the Long Beach Antique Market, and Art Deco Architecture in Downtown LA

A few weeks ago I spent a weekend in Los Angeles on a buying trip. I timed my trip to coincide with the Vintage Fashion Expo which is held three times a year in Los Angeles and twice a year in San Francisco (where I am a seller). The weekend of the Vintage Expo coincided with the monthly Long Beach Antique Market so I spent Sunday shopping there.

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