Monthly Archives: April 2013

Springtime blues, yellows and greens

There is nothing quite as enchanting as ushering in the lovely warmth of spring. The bursting of a myriad of colors, shaking off winter’s chill, and shades of blues, yellows and greens beckoning thoughts of sea and sky. By bringing color and texture into your space, with organic pieces, you can enjoy the thrill of spring without leaving your home.

Till next time!

Le Petit Phantom
April 2013

Steve Wiman

We wanted to update you all on two events showcasing the fantastic work of Uncommon Objects owner, Steve Wiman. First up, Steve will participating in Pecha Kucha night at Alley #111, located on 9th Street and South Congress Avenue in Austin, TX.


The event will be Thursday, April, 18th at 8:20pm. For more information, please visit here, and you can find out more about Pecha Kucha here.

Steve will also be destroying a portrait, as part of a larger work by photographer, Rino Pizzi, for the transFIGURATION project. Steve’s performance will be held at our own Uncommon Objects at 8:00pm Thursday, April, 25th. The transFIGURATION project is in conjucntion with the Fusebox Festival. More information on transFIGURATION can be found here, and you can read about the Fusebox Festival here.

We hope to see you guys at these very worthwhile events!

Le Petit Phantom
April 2013

Van Harrison

Welcome to the next installment of our Uncommon Objects staff/vendor interviews. Please say hello to Van Harrison!


Can you tell us how long you have been at Uncommon Objects, and what attracted you to becoming a vendor here?

I’ve been at Uncommon Objects for 3 years and 4 months. I was attracted to Uncommon Objects because it is, hands down, the best antiques shop in the country, and I wanted to be with the best!

When did you know you wanted to make a living in the antiques world?

It just kind of happened for me. I’ve always been around antiques and vintage stuff. My mother is in the antiques biz. I never truly understood that I could make a real, honest to God living off antiques until 3 years ago.

Do you have an interesting story behind a favorite find?

I’m pretty rare in that I have no attachments to anything I sell! I like the items I sell, but at the end of the day, I could walk away from it all and be happy. I can say, however, the most interesting item I currently have is a taxidermied Jacobs ram. It’s an ancient breed of sheep with four horns…super cool!!

How would you describe your asthetic?

American Industrial and large scale items. I love anything big, bold and beautiful!

Le Petit Phantom
April 2013

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