The Joys of Vintage Luggage: Trunks, Hat Boxes, and Early Suitcases

Vintage luggage is making a comeback. And it’s not hard to see why. Vintage luggage from the 19th century was often crafted with the best materials and designed to withstand the harsh conditions of early modes of travel. Boxes, trunks and early suitcases featured intricate details, brass finishings and hardware, leather and fine upholstery, and …

Classic Garden Tools: Design and Functionality

Elaborately manicured gardens of sprawling estates may have gone the way of the dinosaurs. The gardens of the super-rich today are likely to be more informal, and are maintained by landscape crews with mechanized equipment. But there was a time when even modest homeowners had extensive gardens. Planting areas that originated in 18th Century America combined the practical …