Collector. The word has connotations, doesn’t it? How do you know the difference between someone who is truly collecting things for a reason, or someone that is actually a hoarder? My answer: look at how the stuff is displayed and you can easily see the difference. But then, my philosophy is also that anything—and I do mean absolutely anything, from books to beads to blankets—can be collected. As I write this, I just have to look next to my monitor to see my own small desktop collection of antique wrenches. They’re each in an individual stand (not thrown in a pile on my desk), so it’s a proper collection. Let’s look at some other proper collections and see how they’re done.– See the whole post at The Interior Collective.