I've been a collector since I was a kid. It started with pressed pennies and Disney World pins and then gained momentum from there. Now I collect watches, decks of cards, books, and the mugs and records shown below - they're the most photogenic of my collections.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote that "The mind travels when the body is forced to stay at home." That's why I collect things. A specific mug or watch can help my mind to travel, can make me feel like I'm in a different place, can take me back to favorite memories - my collections help me imagine.
112 Coffee Mugs
I started collecting mugs when I was 13. I buy them everywhere I travel, and in any thrift shop I can find. Picking out a mug for my morning coffee might be the most important decision I make every day.
314 Vinyl Records
I've been collecting records for four years. I collect all genres of music, from latin tropical music, to Doris Day, to Kendrick Lamar, but my favorite records to collect are hard-to-find film scores.