THE NEW AGE OF ANTIQUARIANS | BROOKLYN’S FINE YOUNG CURATORS

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Collectors like Hollister, left, and Porter Hovey, sisters with an appetite for late 19th-century relics like apothecary cabinets and dressmakers' dummies, are turning their homes into pastiches of the past.

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The New York Times is featuring TSY favorites Hollister & Porter Hovey as part of the “new antiquarians” in Thursday’s Home section.  Also featured is another multi-talented and all-around tasty guy– Sean Crowley, neckwear designer extraordinaire for Rugby Ralph Lauren.  From bones, to bitters, to bric-a-brac, there is something to satisfy everyone’s vintage era itch.  Get a better taste of it online here.

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Taxidermy, clubby insignia and ancestral portraits have been decorative staples at trendy Lower East Side restaurants and clothing stores for a while, but now they are catching on at home. Sean Crowley, a neckwear designer at Ralph Lauren who has a voracious interest in, for example, the restoration of English and French umbrellas from the 1930s and '40s. He also collects arcane cocktail ingredients, including seven kinds of bitters.

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Sean Crowley with his girlfriend Meredith Modzelewski and their incredible Fort Greene, Brooklyn apartment, which is chockablock with Edwardian-style portraits, heraldic devices and mounted antlers.

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