The Best Job in The World

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How would you like to get paid to travel the world looking for weird and interesting finds? This is exactly what Keith Johnson, buyer at large for Anthropologie does and we think it could possibly be the best job in the world.

Keith Johnson, buyer at large, Anthropology and star of 'Man Shops Globe'.  Photo courtesy Sundance Channel.

Keith Johnson, buyer at large, Anthropologie and star of ‘Man Shops Globe’. Photo courtesy Sundance Channel.

Johnson’s adventures are captured in the series ‘Man Shops Globe’ a Sundance Original Series; pure eye candy for those who love to travel, shop and treasure hunt. Check out the clip we found of Johnson touring a delightful antique shop in England which houses immense collections specializing in kitchen and dining but only ‘rents’ out pieces for people to emulate. Or this group of clips while he tours Tunisia with Anthropologie’s Creative Director.  Apart from curating objects for his employer, Keith’s Manhattan apartment showcases his creative prowess in bringing ‘found’ objects home and making them work together, check out the photographs here.

Image from Johnson's NY Apartment courtesy of Elle Decor. Note the mix of French Provincial, 60's style coffee table, and canary yellow  arts and crafts settee flanked by original photograph by Anna-Aaija Aarras

Image from Johnson’s NY Apartment courtesy of Elle Decor. Note the mix of French Provincial, 60’s style coffee table, and canary yellow arts and crafts settee flanked by original photograph by Anna-Aaija Aarras.

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Author: Dwaina

I am devoted to making people love living in their homes. I have done that with absolute joy for most of my life and as a career for the past 20 years or so... I am a homebody – I do not actively seek adventure but I have had adventures. I believe home is the most sacred and important place in the world. I say I grew up on a farm – but I doubt technically it would qualify as a farm. Five acres – one milk cow – one calf - we ate them when they grew up, lots of chickens and a few pigs – we ate them too… I was that kid who dragged rugs and furniture out to the orchard and set up outdoor rooms. It mixed my two favourite things – outside and comfortable furniture. My friends and I would sleep outside in my “rooms”. It was magical because my ceiling was full of stars. I have lived in small houses, big houses, basement suites, cottages, condos and apartments. I have built and I have renovated houses. For a short time in my young life I was without a home – this changed me. I have lived with pets, wanted and unwanted – rodents are unwanted… I have lived in a house richly full with the raising of my four children. I have had the tremendous joy of my children carrying my grandchildren into my home. I have had my home become an “empty nest” and my life shrunken and shattered with the loss of my beloved husband. Home and my people there have always been my comfort. It does not matter where home is, it only matters that you are in it and that you find comfort there and that is why I do what I do.
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