Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The instinct to collect is one of our earliest and most basic impulses, with the collecting of food in anticipation of lean months ahead being the most obvious example. But we collect for other reasons too, such as for beauty, or out of nostalgia, or for simple amusement. I'd like to share my occasional collection discoveries with you in a new section here called Miscellany. If you have your own collection of art pottery, luggage tags, vintage dish towels, wooden rulers, perfume bottles (I could go on forever -- the types of collections are endless) why not tell us about it in the comments below...
Shown here is artist Fabienne Villacreces's collection of American shirt collars from the 1920s, displayed in a glass-fronted case perched on a 19th century Italian baroque cabinet. The blue light on the glass is the reflection of a neon sculpture by the artist François Morrelet. Scanned from an early 1990s issue of Marie Claire Maison.