Check out what Cool Hunting picked up at the Brimfield Antiques Market, an hour oustide Boston
Here’s what the Cool Hunting team picked up at the fair:
This antique coronet was the first purchase of Brimfield. We managed to get a few notes out of it, but it will probably be more beautiful hung on Keren’s wall as decor
One dealer selling a similar Egyptian-themed tapestry dated it 1925. The woman who sold it to me thought it depicts priests learning, but from the sarcophagus we thought it more likely shows part of a death ritual
This steel, possibly Victorian-era lamp sits on my desk as I type. I love the round shape, striking black silhouette, pull chain and subtly decorative base. The simple design of the knobs for adjusting the arm makes them easy to use and looks neat too.
Keren carefully sorted through a case of vintage photographs to find this small collection. She mostly chose pictures of kids and people on vacation, though a few just look compelling otherwise. Several images are of the same Swedish family who apparently took a trip to California.
We also found this balancing folk art sculpture at the same booth. It reminds Keren of Calder’s circus series and I have to agree. I also like that he stands on a simple but sturdy three-legged platform.
In addition to being my top purchase, the Ticonderoga pencil made for the best comments from passersby as I carried it around. I had three suggestions that I sharpen it with a chainsaw and a few dealers explained that stores used the props in window displays. Not only does it make for a great pop accent leaned against my apartment wall, I know I’m not alone in my nostalgia for the pleasing colors, wood smell and simple design of the classic number two.
Keren bought this rug with zero hesitation for its colors, shapes and perfectly worn-in look.
James’ early-1900s fishing net, with its metal-tipped bamboo handle and intricately hand-tied net (repaired in a few places with black string), has the kind of rich details of age that put it in a class of its own
James picked up this Deco shaving mirror at the same booth. I love a beveled edge.
Carolina Pedraza, the gears for the masses, 2009
PARLEE Cycles, Z1, 2009
Rob Vandermark, Viridian, 2009
Bamboo Bike Studio (Justin Aguinaldo, Sean Murray, Marty Odin), Studio view with Bamboo Bikeand raw bamboo, 2009
Guy Ben–Ner, Video still from I’d give it to you if I could but I borrowed it, 2007
Jonathan Brand, Fallen, 2007
Miguel Luciano, Pimp My Piragua, 2008
Secret School and the K.I.D.S. (Colin McMullan [aka EMCEE C.M.] and Huong Ngo), Greenhouse–a–Go–Grow, 2009
Richard Sachs, ’–sawa’ Pista Series Track Bike (Red), 2007
Mexican Pride (Vicente Olivares), Confites Lowrider Bike, 2008
Puerto Rico Schwinn Club (El Gallo), El Gallo, 1949–2009
Jarbas Lopes, A work from the ongoing series AERIALBIKEWAY [Cicloviaerea], 2001–07
Cai Guo–Qiang, Illusion of Childhood (detail), 2008
David Sowerby and Danny MacAskill, Video still from Inspired Bicycles, Danny MacAskill, 2008–09
Bruce Conner (in tub), Toni Basil, Teri Garr and Ann Marshall, 1965. © Dennis Hopper
Read the article on Dennis Hopper: Photographs 1961-1967
Self-portrait at porn stand, 1962. © Dennis Hopper
Jane Fonda (with bow)
Morrison refines the cuts of the original Evisus and introduces meticulous distressing for a perfectly worn-in look
Now completely disassociated with Evisu Japan (when ownership shifted three years ago, they bought the worldwide trademark minus Japan), Morrison started by stripping out the gold columns, red and black walls with dragons and logos in favor of a more pared-down aesthetic
To achieve the perfectly worn-in look, the process involves days of hand finishing including using vaseline and baking them in ovens, among other techniques
The recently-launched women’s collection, a small capsule range that features all of the vintage feel and hand-processing
Evisu’s new HQ and studio in New York’s Soho
Washing machines at the Evisu design studio, all part of achieving that vital of-the-moment pre-distressed look
Artists Ovni and Tofer add colour to the city’s air vent columns
Artists Eltono add colour to the drab city highways
A design by MWM graphics
A work by Nuria
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