My name is Edwina, and I am a landscape architect who collects. Australian – mostly – and Sydney –especially. Whenever I make a site visit I invariably find myself scouting out the nearby second-hand and vintage shops.
I have been collecting since university days – when second-hand/used/discarded household items were a necessity… and just never stopped. Now I love incorporating vintage elements with my contemporary furniture – I either reuse the item for its original purpose, or re-purpose it. All the items I collect appeal to me in terms of their design, colour and form – and look fantastic when massed together. I am also aware of an element of nostalgia ~ growing up in the 70s I have a love of things made in the 50s and 60s (‘mid-century modern’ in vintage speak).
I am particularly fond of kitsch. Kitsch items are funny, playful and often ironic… and are fantastic to use in contrast to a minimalist, functional furniture setting.
My collection is now too large for me to enjoy it all, and I am reluctantly parting with it. I figure it should be enjoyed by others, so whether you are a collector yourself, or want to start a collection, or want an unusual gift for a friend – email me and we can discuss: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am careful to only collect things that are in good condition and still fit for purpose- if there is any natural wear and tear I will make that clear.
Welcome to my world of collecting!