“he that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.” // b. franklin

my brother collected stamps.

it didn’t last long, but he collected them for a bit. i always thought that the idea of a compilation for just the sake of it, as an interest alone, was an admirable pastime. i just couldn’t think of anything that i was curious enough about  to consider spending the time amassing it.

there were the momentary teapots, a smattering of matchbooks, that i then used to light my cigarettes while amassing the enormous stores of any and all favourite-band-of-all-time* paraphernalia when the teens (and 20s) hit.

and then later, it dawned on me that i was indeed a collector of sorts. it just wasn’t model trains, vintage textiles, or hummel figurines.

small leather goods did it for me. any shape, any colour, any way – i’m an enthusiast. for pocket change, for cards, for scraps of paper, and perhaps, on occasion, cash – give ’em here. i’ll gladly add another to my collection.





➝ source : paf wallet via jérôme dreyfuss

➝ source : milo ‘dots’ wallet via rennes

➝ source : MM6 maison martin margiela circular wristlet via ssense

➝ source : metallic blue continental wallet via marni

*two-way tie – blur and depeche mode. you wouldn’t think they go together, but they do.


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