What motivates us to obsess over one item as treasure and to raise an eyebrow at another? When is a collection inspiration and when is it, well, not? Our creative director is a constant connoisseur, forever on the lookout for items that turn his head and turn him on. These pieces line the shelves of his office, an offbeat mix ranging from five-and-dime wind-ups to lovingly sentimental works by his daughters. Almost all of them fit in the palm of his hand. It’s a love affair equally odd and exquisite. He favors the mechanical, is fascinated by the how and why something does what it does. Sneak a peek to get to know him through the things he claims as his own.