The Slade Index
From Sizzling to Frigid
1. Bizarre Objects Under Glass
Brimfield bric-a-brac demands the museum treatment. Otherwise, someone may mistake it for genuine junk.
2. Antique Books
Handstitched calfskin-bound volumes outclass those mass-produced hardcovers bought on Amazon.com.
3. Teetering Vases
Handy rule: To avoid injury and accidents, the circumference of the base must be larger than a Chihuahua’s head.
Sayonara, year of the sphere. the hot shape for 2012? Tetrahedrons.
5. Buddha Statues
This wandering mendicant now resides in too many dorm rooms to still be considered a sophisticated décor statement.