jarka cole and peter cole

jarka and peter are partners in their flea market stall, as well as in the rest of life. the street of gold reflects their practice as urban gleaners, a process of claiming clothing and objects from the waste stream and bringing them back into useful circulation.


jarka grew up under fashion-starved communist rule in Czechoslovakia, so every period holds fascination and value.  her collections of clothes each week present an eclectic, wearable mix of styles and ages. mixed into vintage are also pieces of her own manufacture, so keep an eye out.


peter says: at seven, I planned to drive around america in a Winnebago selling walnut shell boats, with little decks and masts of flat toothpicks.  I feel that making and selling objects at the flea market to be a direct corollary to that Winnebago dream.

happy key ring customer at the flea