While we wait for the debut of Man Shops Globe, Sundance Channel's new television series, I thought you might enjoy a quick overview of the eight scheduled episodes. Each Wednesday night at 10 p.m., Anthropologie's buyer extraordinaire, Keith Johnson, will seek fresh finds in a different country.
Things kick off October 7th when we can catch Keith in France on the hunt for affordable large-scale furniture to place in new shop locations set to open in the U.K., as well as in existing stores. Look for adventures in Paris and in Provence. During the second episode, we're along for the ride in South Africa. There Keith asks his African agent, Trevyn McGowan, to point him toward the unexpected; ceramics, roadside markets and high-end recycled design are among the things they explore.
Other locations on the itinerary include Turkey (for textiles), Tunisia (where the team spots beautiful blown glass), the U.K., India, and Argentina. In Holland and Belgium, Keith brainstorms ways to interpret sleek Modernist décor for Anthropologie's devoted customers who often gravitate toward pretty, not-so-stark rooms.
To learn about the artisans represented in the series, click here. The main page of the official website is here, and video clips of the artists are here.
All images posted with permission from Sundance Channel and Anthropologie. Click the first three to enlarge and see the details.