14 Jul 2008

peeping

San Francisco, Mission District, Fall 2007

San Francisco, Mission District, Fall 2007

Los Angeles, Fashion District, Fall 2007

Los Angeles, Fashion District, Fall 2007

Like many people, I cannot help but photograph windows, but even more, I can't help but photograph unusual window displays. The weirder the better. The photos are rather old, but they're so good I had to share.

The photo from San Francisco was this AMAZING STORE in the Mission District called Paxton Gate. It was basically one giant cabinet of curiosities with carnivorous plants, little rodent skulls, lots of drawers of tiny things, knick knacks and the like.

And the other photo is a window display from a trimmings shop in the Fashion District. Whenever I'm looking for a little visual overload, I head downtown and step into one of these shops. I end up wanting to buy everything shiny or brightly colored in the store (and of course anything rainbow just puts me over the edge). Then comes the reality check—my gigantic collection of vintage rick rack sitting at home and only used to trim one skirt.