For the most part, I purge. I don’t feel the need to hold on to things, if I don’t really need them. One exception is my eclectic mix of tchotkes I have collected during my travels. Some of them make sense, like the Japanese fan a friend bought as a gift, wooden jewelry boxes purchased in Europe, but others? Not so much. How does a grown woman display, with dignity, her collection of Scandinavian trolls, old rock-n-roll mementos and random strange stuff she’s collected on the streets of New York City (I found a molar once, a real tooth!)? I like designer Mischa Kahn’s solution. A cabinet designed for what I already own. A custom-made shelf for every little knick-knack I find.
Even empty it becomes a unique piece of art. Or a GIANT puzzle you can have fun putting together, by yourself or with a friend.
Thanks to Design Crisis