You've heard the phrase 'One man's trash is another man's treasure'? Well, we at The Curious Eye have a similar saying - 'One man's junk is another man's aesthetically pleasing display object'. Admittedly, it's not quite so catchy, but it gets the point across.
Never was it so true as at M. Goldstein on the Hackney Road. Nathaniel, the shop's owner, is so skilled at finding and displaying 'junk', that it's almost like entering an art gallery. A gallery filled with found objects and discarded curiosities - our idea of fun.
Everything in the shop seems to have a story behind it - from the old display unit for wellington boots to the shopping lists of a 1940's school teacher. There's a lot of history in these objects - making them all the more fascinating and romantic.
Next time you're in Shoreditch, check it out. Definitely a must-see for fans of the esoteric, the quirky and the creative.
Check out mgoldstein.co.uk for more details of this little treasure trove