On one corner of the studio we keep an assortment of old vintage and vintage-looking things: suitcases, books, toys and musical instruments. They look nice together and I think we get some ideas for our design projects from these things.
We had some difficult times when I was younger and my mother supported our family by making and selling lamps among other things. J was really smitten by this tea canister lamp that we found in a small shop while we were shopping for gifts (for other people :p)
This is an old saxophone that we found in the basement of J’s house. A musician had left it with J’s father a long time ago. He never came to get it back.
An antique key pendant, one of the many trinkets from our little steampunk and whimsy gift shop.
Many years ago I wished I could write like Kafka.
“I wish I could fly away”, that’s what the pendant is called.
“First Printing in America, August, 1927.” Meanwhile by H.G. Wells.
A pocket watch from the shop.
Oh these ones aren’t all old, there are some new books there from this month’s book shopping trip. There is a little bookstore along Hernan Cortes called La Belle Aurore where you can find a few rare books.
So yeah, that’s our little old school corner and I think we’re going to keep on collecting some nice things and just keep stacking it up.