Monday, August 25, 2008

Vintage Vault

Because we love all things vintage, we're introducing a new column around vintage "education." We want to share the knowledge with all of you regarding all aspects of vintage clothing and you can learn to be obsessed just like us ;)

Bakelite: there is no one better equipped to teach you about Bakelite than this obsessive European guy. He's photographed his collection, which he also loans out to museums, for your perusal. Ah, the golden age of plastics, before we hated them for killing us and our planet.

Antique dealers are always hawking the stuff in case you want to start your own collection, and Antiques Anonymous in Woodley Park is a great place to start. Good luck!


skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

I was watching Antique Roadshow last night and this lady pronounced it "bake E light"

If you look up gutta percha on ebay you can find some cool old plastic like stuff also.

Kata said...

yep that is how they say it, i assume from the Baeklund name!