A trend amongst collectors of sneakers is a turn to furniture (https://fashionista.com/2019/05/menswear-streetwear-rare-home-furniture).
One seller observes: “As sneakers become more complex and conceptual I think guys are starting to notice details in other things and wanting to elevate their spaces as well.”
Pure Hume. The economy is driven by the refinement of the arts and sciences. Our vanity makes us want objects displaying this refinement — design and luxury — and, in turn, these objects make us the refinement of the arts and sciences. In the normal run of things, property comes to those who become the arts and sciences. This is Hume’s account of innovation, the justice of property, and civilisation.
Furniture sales, as much as universities, are a part of this process.