Design author, historian, collector and all around mensch Steve Heller stopped by the shop with his fabulous wife Louise Fili. They are the ultimate collectors of packaging and design ephemera and have the books to prove it. I’ve run into them at flea markets and book shows for years.
We’re flattered that they enjoyed Hunter Bee and liked our quirky collection of objects. Steve asked me a few questions about how I made the transition from graphic designer to shop keeper. His terrific blog for Print Magazine, The Daily Heller is a must-subscribe.
“There is a revival going on in the small Dutchess County town of Millerton, New York, a few miles west of the Litchfield, Ct., border. Among the new businesses is the shop, Hunter Bee. Turns out the first name belongs to Kent Hunter, veteran graphic designer, former partner at Frankfurt Balkind and current partner of Post + Beam. Hunter recently settled in Millerton with his partner Jonathan Bee and took over a shop on main street that features American country and industrial pieces to mid-century design classics with quirky folk art and the occasional found object thrown in for interest. During a recent visit, I asked Hunter about his new life after graphic design.”