WHY HOARDING BECAME COOL AGAIN
Despite his youthful appearance, the Philippine native Federico de Vera has been crafting modern-day cabinets of curiosities, as well as his own jewelry creations, since 1991. In the process he has earned the loyalty of such creative leaders as stylist Lori Goldstein, photographer Bruce Weber, and rug designer Madeline Weinrib.
“He’s really an artist,” Weinrib says. “There’s always a surprise at his New York store—something I haven’t noticed before. He creates drama and a sense of theater simply by the way he arranges and rearranges objects.”