May 24, 2019
Velvet Elvises, sad clowns, colorful unicorns, tasteful nudes — they're all under one roof at Carl Baldwin's Velveteria museum in Los Angeles, home to what must be the world's largest collection of velvet paintings. Hear Carl talk about his colorful trip down the "velvet trail" from casual fan to the art form's...
Apr 19, 2019
The big salad, the marble rye, the black-and-white cookie — endless connections between the TV sitcom "Seinfeld" and food inspired restaurateur Tony Valadez to create Little Jerry's, a Tacoma, Washington, eatery that doubles as a showcase for his fun array of memorabilia celebrating the iconic "show about nothing."
Apr 1, 2019
Time to get happy! Husband and wife Jerry and Cat have found true joy in Bob Ross's timeless public-television series "The Joy of Painting," and their passion for the much-loved program has inspired the couple to collect several original Ross paintings (no small feat!) as well as a mind-boggling array of art and...
Mar 15, 2019
Guinness alert! Before passing away in 2007, Italian collector Amatore Bolzoni made it into the record books with his quirky collection of more than 2,000 condoms, gathered over decades of world travel. Today his son, Massimo, celebrates his father's memory (and humor) by preserving the collection — and even adding...
Mar 1, 2019
Swedish psychologist Dr. Samuel West's collection of 100 or so failed products isn't just meant to amuse us — he believes that we can learn from failures, too. He's the curator of the Museum of Failure, a traveling exhibition that showcases (and celebrates) some of the biggest busts in business history.