Name: Johnny Matcham
Location: Tower District — Fresno, California
Size: 650 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting
Johnny grew up surrounded by vintage. His father collected vintage radios, cameras and old advertising signs. His mom had a large collection of cookie jars and vintage kitchen decor. His grandparents had a house full of kitsch treasures: tiki mugs, risqué lady figurines, and novelty bar ware. Growing up, Johnny’s bedroom was filled with vintage art and toys. He can still picture the life-sized Easy Rider poster he had in his bedroom as a kid, and the countless enamel signs his dad would bring home after working at a local landfill. Clearly, it’s obvious why he loves vintage things. «I guess it’s just in my genes,» he says.