some thoughts: there's something special about snow globes. and for as long as i can remember, i've had a love affair with cheap souvenirs. i find their kitschy design and use of color intriguing. my personal collection can be traced back to pins i picked up on family vacations as a child, all of which i recently adhered to my grandma's retro red track jacket. i'm a collector of things (and while what i collect is constantly changing), there's something about the history and narrative of objects that just gets me excited. i also love hearing about other people's collections.
my current job is located in the garment district, home to thousands of wandering nyc tourists. while at first i was overwhelmed by the congestion and commotion of the neighborhood, i've learned to see the beauty of it all. it is the best place for every day people watching and it is a true mecca of souvenir shops and odd fashion joints. one day i'll make a list of these unique destinations.