Saturday, March 07, 2009

A Favorite Blog: Hollister Hovey

I don’t know where to begin to describe one of my favorite (and “coolest”) blogs, Hollister Hovey. Even her name, Hollister H. Hovey, is cool.

Hollister is a former reporter who now works in healthcare PR. She has always been obsessed with pre-war 20th Century style, practically from the womb, so she spends weekends collecting eclectic and quirky things for her home.

Hollister lives live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with her little sister, Porter, who is a photographer and has her own fabulous blog, Porter's Polaroid Project.

Blackbook.com describes Hollister’s style as, “taxidermy and Audubon prints, tweedy, slightly Goth-prep with an outdoorsy ephemera and loaded with turn-of-the-century relics and keepsake colonial Britannia. Her antique finds, designs, art, and fashion are from a bygone era—a simpler, gentle time of eccentric tradition and well-heeled adventure.”


Hollister’s eclectic blog covers everything from history, vintage finds, fashion, travel & adventure, family & friends, to her beautifully “collaged” gift guides. I am always excited to see what she posts about next. This gal has her own unique style!

Love this collage on her acquisitions...

or "Princely Pieces for Plebes & Proletariats" from her 2008 Holiday Gift Guide!...

and sublime stocking stuffers from her Holiday Gift Guide...

and what a great collage on travel...


Two major requirements for entry to the Hovey's unconventional Thanksgiving feast are specs and two first names. Well, I have the specs, not the first names.

I love some of Hollister's vintage eBay finds like these motorcycle boots...

basketweave flask...

1923 Leica camera...

and this vintage leather Polaroid camera that she bought for her sister, Porter.

Take a peek inside Hollister's living room (above) filled with her favorite curiosities.

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So, get comfortable and visit Hollister Hovey. You'll be glad you did!


All photos from Hollister Hovey

4 comments:

Di Overton said...

Took a look and it is such a romantic website. Loved it.

Paul Pincus said...

“Style is the perfection of a point of view” - Richard Eberhart

HHH is style. She's a legend in the making ... no question. HHH's instincts are infallible.

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Thanks Di and Paul. She really is a legend in the making!

Alkemie said...

I love the collages he's done travel. Thanks for sharing!