Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Slang

Today the New York Times has an article about "The New Antiquarians," young people whose love of vintage swoops right around the straightforward lines of MCM minimalism and curlicues its way into the older--and slightly darker--arms of a more ornate look.

The home of Porter and Hollister Hovey is incredible. Be sure to check out the slide show to all of the homes. These people are living in a Wes Anderson/taxidermist/Museum of Natural History mashup and it's nothing short of striking.

Some of the industrial relics and other ephemera is gorgeous, but I don't think I could live with quite so many stuffed (as in really stuffed) animals.

I did notice, however, that the Hoveys and possibly another home have alliums on display. And to make it all about me (because why wouldn't I, right?), these are just the flowers I purchased and posted about earlier this week.

Thanks to the helpful commenter who identified these beauts! I'm cool and I didn't even know it.


Anonymous said...

Great minds, Alison. Great minds.

Back Garage said...

Hey, theblogbloglog and me said something the other day like, "Is this the latest trend in taxidermy?" And I realized we are ALL New Antiquarians. Nice. By the way, I think I'm going to paint my walls black and go all out with the creepness. Despite what Jem wants. :-)

Alison said...

So jealous. The only room I want to paint black is our living room--of course the only room in our place that gets any decent sunlight. I think I may have to make myself content with a black front door instead.

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