It's always fascinating to observe some people's "possession proudness."
Feeling like their genetic footprint has to amount to a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records, they're leaving behind a legacy for their friends and family members to deal with. For example take our favorite actress and style-icon Angelica Huston. Huston surrounds herself with recollections, a lot of them, in her famous home in Venice Beach, Calif. and her new adjacent office.
The view Huston paints nowadays is wildly different than the images we saw in Architectural Digest (below) in 1996 of a neat, carefully edited beach residence.
Today's Sunday London Independent (see cover, below) has an excerpt of AnOther Magazine article due out on February 14th 2008. For better or for worse, Huston now surrounds herself with memories of her life, memories that she doesn't necessarily want to be reminded of.
Here's a quote from the piece, "Angelica's Secrets":
They've just put up a building next to the house for his studio and her offices. "When [my husband, Robert] walks into my space, his face just registers horror and confusion at the amount of crap, things that assistants framed 20 years ago, stuff I don't even like – I put it all back up on the wall relentlessly," she admits. While she was moving, she found a box of possessions she'd inherited from a dear friend. "It was his entire life in something the size of a milk crate. Anyone who's expecting that from me has a different story coming. I've got house-loads." Inevitable, with all the lives she's lived."
So readers, we ask you. Why do you think some people are so proud of their possessions? Tweet us at @johntrosko or leave a comment below.
[update March 2013] - Ms. Huston was featured on the cover of the Saturday evening post in the March issue. While she has nothign to do with the piece other than being featured on the cover, there is an interesting article about the link between clutter and depression.
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