Antique Owl

Beady eyed bird looking for collectables and design stuff

Guilty pleasures: Storage Wars

Yeah I know, trash TV or what? But I’ve become an unashamed fan of the american series, Storage Wars. It’s like a quick fire version of Antiques roadshow without any of the pretention. Populated by a bunch of “folks” who seemingly dont really know or care about what they’re finding or selling.

The one thing that keeps me watching is Barry Weiss, I’m in love with him.

Barry Weiss Storage Wars

Barry is the only person on the show not into buying storage lockers for profit, he’s just a collector, and he frequently turns up, over pays for a locker, then finds an awesome subcultural or antique item lurking within it.

I dont really mind if the whole thing is faked, what TV show isn’t these days? But I like the fact that in a short 20 minute show I frequently see Barry off visiting his kooky “friends ” in their antiques stores, vintage neon sign emporiums, Tiki theatres, or vintage racing car museums.

In one episode Barry found a vintage bubble car, while in another he found three hand painted circus canvasses which were absolutely stunning.

And, as if you needed any further proof that Barry is an all time legend just take a read of this blog all about his customised beatnik cars

barry-weiss-driving-deco-liner

So completely amazing. You can find some of the videos from this link embedded below – enjoy!

 

 

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