The Wall Street Journal

NOT SURPRISINGLY architects and designers tend to amass visual artifacts early. Here, eight design pros on their youthful hoarding habits, and the collections they focus on today. “I collected stamps, the most curious of which were from countries like Nigeria that idolized American cultural icons—Graham Bell, JFK—by putting them on their stamps,” said designer Michael Suomi, a principal with New York firm Stonehill Taylor. “I imagined I would be worshiped as a god if I ever visited those lands.”