Design, objects, material culture and stuff.
“Today collectors do no more than offer a home to antiques. The thin end of the avant-garde wedge is upheld by a handful of adventurous connoisseurs of painting and sculpture. All levels of society seem to be fastened into the same aesthetic strait-jacket, confined by canons of taste they dare not dispute.”
em The Strange Life of Objects: 35 Centuries of Art Collecting and Collectors de Maurice Rheims (New York Atheneum Publishers, 1961)