Inside an Architectural Salvage Shop

The unique charm of old doors, sinks, windows and other household items

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"Down in the basements of many homes people have things they never even think about ...  it's a treasure trove of old boxes and pulleys and wheels and things that people just throw aside -- and they're absolutely gorgeous, beautiful pieces!" Linda Lee Mellish says. She runs a shop in Philadelphia, ReStore, that sells old and antique items -- furniture, glassware, and architectural pieces. In this documentary portrait from Cinema Mercantile, she describes what makes these forgotten items so valuable. The video is part of a series focusing on small businesses and handcrafted products. Mike Collins, the director, describes the making of the project in an interview here

For more work by Cinema Mercantile, visit their Vimeo channel

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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