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Whistle is a Testament to the Passion for Collecting Good Design


As a kid growing up in small-town Texas I preferred vintage shops over football practice. My bedroom was distinctly different from the rest of my house: collected object groupings were debated, window sills became improvised galleries, and guests were encouraged to look in my bedroom for its incongruity in an otherwise standard Texan home. By the time I moved to Austin my interest in twentieth-century design was established, fed primarily through academic books on industrial design, architecture, and continued vintage shopping. 


In the late nineties I moved to New York where my design insight broadened considerably. As online shopping established itself my collecting process evolved to include small sales focused on the decorative arts. Through this continued evolution one motto has kept me centered: it may seem cliché, but "buy what you love" is a simple and fail-safe rule to have fun and grow without regret. 

It is with this that I hope Whistle inspires, and brings beauty into your world.

- Nicolas