Cabinet of Curiosities

A visit to Rachel Antonoff’s New York studio, with guest star Marcel the Shell.


  • queserasera February 27th, 2012 7:16 PM

    i love the shoe collection! and those girl scout handbook is a nice touch

    • Faith February 27th, 2012 7:27 PM

      Hanna! Aww I miss you, sadly my parents won’t let me blog anymore, and I couldn’t make a proper goodbye to my favorite blogger buddy. :( But yeah, the shoes still make me hyperventilate with joy! haha. I won’t forget ya though! :D

      • queserasera February 27th, 2012 7:38 PM

        Oh wow that sucks! hopefully you’ll come back soon? COME BACK SOON FAITH! (that is a command)

      • Faith February 28th, 2012 6:57 PM

        Aww, I do hope I’ll start blogging again one day.. Hey Rookie! Did ya know me and Hanna met through Rookiemag?? Mmmhmm, you guys are so awesome, I met my blogging buddy. :) Friend crushhhhing!! *O*

  • Faith February 27th, 2012 7:23 PM

    These photos are too cute, I love this. Gahh, the fourth photo! Those shoes are obsess worthy!!

  • poppunkgurrrlx February 27th, 2012 7:30 PM

    marcel ^w^

  • thebrighterside February 27th, 2012 7:34 PM

    I’m obsessed with the shoes in photos 4 & 5 and then the clothes in 13!

  • Adrienne February 27th, 2012 7:37 PM

    Oh, lord. Those sketches and drawings are just too beautiful! My favorites are #11 and #17. And Marcel the Shell is soo cute. :) Love his vids.

  • Madness February 27th, 2012 7:38 PM



  • Alexis February 27th, 2012 7:40 PM

    This is magical. I love the Igor and Andre pieces in 11? (that’s what it looks like anyway)

  • diny February 27th, 2012 7:41 PM

    the illustrations are very impressive!

    by the way, people. please take a look at Spark issue 2 thank you very much!xx

  • flowerchild49 February 27th, 2012 7:48 PM

    Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is a work of literary genius. Divine inspiration. Like Edward Gorey’s cat drawings! And those cut-out saddle shoes!

  • moonchild February 27th, 2012 8:02 PM


  • MissKnowItAll February 27th, 2012 8:05 PM

    Where is this located???? I need to go see this immediately!!!

  • weetzie February 27th, 2012 8:19 PM


  • gremlanne February 27th, 2012 8:27 PM

    oh my gosh that trumpet was bugging me so much. it’s on the wrong side :P everything but that was so beautiful. the shoes, the windows… man.

  • Claudia February 27th, 2012 8:31 PM

    Very, very, very pretty. Reminds me of the happiness and glitter that come when being a girl. Lovely job, Tavi.

  • Abby February 27th, 2012 8:49 PM

    She has the most magical studio… I LOVE it.

  • TessAnnesley February 27th, 2012 9:08 PM


  • SweetThangVintage February 27th, 2012 9:09 PM

    Love the horses with the shoes! Wish I could get my place together like that. I have too much crap. :p

  • ivoire February 27th, 2012 9:10 PM

    i want to live in these photos! tavi is so luck to get gifts from antonoff

  • Brodie February 27th, 2012 9:38 PM

    Rachel was my first ever favorite designer—this is so indulgent for me!

  • February 27th, 2012 9:44 PM

    god I love Rachel Antonoff !!!!! :)

  • universick February 27th, 2012 10:04 PM

    that poor trumpet! all banged up and lying on the wrong side :(
    love the b&w cutout art, though.

  • Susann February 28th, 2012 12:31 AM

    Wow, such a great shoe collection!

  • Sea goddess February 28th, 2012 1:22 AM

    This is absolutely wonderful, i love you rookiemag!

  • mayaautumn February 28th, 2012 2:30 AM

    luvlee jublee! I especially love the muppet (pic 9) – im obsessed with them at the mo – but the puppet (pic 14) scares me:o xx

  • Trisarahtops February 28th, 2012 12:31 PM

    This is exactly what I needed!

  • moonflower February 28th, 2012 1:17 PM

    The shoe collection is exactly what I needed to inspire me right now! Creepers are great and everything, but my friend recently bought a pair and so I’d feel like a copycat if I got some. I’ve been looking for an alternative thick-soled shoe with no real luck until now! Yay!

  • KayKay February 28th, 2012 1:17 PM

    Love it, it’s so pretty and whimsical. And Marcel The Shell :)

  • sttefaaa February 28th, 2012 1:40 PM

    I so want those shoes and clothes. Gosh, this gallery is beautiful!

  • Besu February 28th, 2012 1:45 PM

    I love this so much so inspiring!

  • isabellehungryghost February 28th, 2012 2:08 PM

    ooohhhh!!! I looove the dresses!!

  • Thepunkrocker February 28th, 2012 6:30 PM

    Tavi. You are the luckiest girl in the world. And this is amazing! could you ask Laura and Kate (Rodarte)if they would show us their studio?

    • Tavi February 28th, 2012 6:33 PM

      when i first went there a few years ago i took a few (kind of shitty) photos on my blog actually –
      but maybe that could be another good rookie feature!

      • ThePuNkR0ckeR February 29th, 2012 9:33 PM

        Thanks!! Also, I might get Justin Bieber to do an interview. Can I be a Rookie writer?

  • Ellie February 29th, 2012 7:45 PM

    SO BEAUTIFUL. I love seeing other people’s studios/desks/creative spots of splendor. It says so much about a person.