Every once in a while, I encounter something that makes me see everyday objects in a whole new way. This amazing arrangement of keys at Greenwich Locksmith made me slow down, stop, and take a picture...something I almost never do while in the speed tunnel of New York's streets.
While working on this story about presidential memorabilia for the November issue of Country Living, I became fascinated with the work of Arthur Mole. In 1918, the pioneering photographer created a living portrait of Woodrow Wilson using 21,000 soldiers standing in formation.
Attending a game in the 1920s was rather swell. People flew in on their private planes, women wore furs. Buffalo wing, anyone?
Good hunting ground! I wanted to take that wrinkly, weird whale home with me.
My latest collecting column for the September issue of Country Living. Osa Johnson, a gutsy pioneer and author of I Married Adventure, is my new style icon. I wouldn't mind following her across Africa, but at the moment I'd settle for a visit to the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas.
I've always wanted to have a reason to say that. Here's my latest collecting column for the July/August issue of Country Living.
Planning a trip to Stonington, Maine, for a visit to the Marlinespike Chandlery. They still make rope boat bumpers. And sea chest beckets…
Some 2600-year-old texture at the British Museum.
My latest collecting column for the May issue of Country Living.
Interviewing Maggy Simony (who is 92…that's right, 92!) was the highlight of writing Country Living’s latest collecting column on bridge. We talked on a Sunday morning, while she was cleaning the house and listening to political shows.
I almost mistook this 18th-century German Romantic print for a Henry Darger creation.
Collecting story for Martha Stewart Living. Special thanks to Lorenzo Vigier, who spoke with me during a flood. During a flood, people…
It wouldn’t be a country house without some taxidermy and a Staffordshire dog. #classic