Andrea Magnani and Giovanni Delvecchio of the Italian design collective Resign claim theirs is a methodology “for all the designers who believe in magic and symbolic value of things.” Via Cool Hunting Twelfth in an occasional series.
1) Rick Moody will publish his new novel, The Four Fingers of Death (Little, Brown), on July 28. 2) Margot Livesey says: “I adored David Malouf’s new novel, Ransom. Malouf approaches the death of Patroculus, and Achilles’ response to that … Continue reading
It had to happen eventually. In September 2009, I noticed that a modern smartphone or PDA of some sort had somehow ended up in a photo on the cover of the 1960 French edition of Chester Himes’ Imbroglio negro (All … Continue reading
The Index — a storefront gallery in Brooklyn — is a collection of materials and objects whose purposes, characters, and origins are fascinating to curator Jonathan Roquemaure. As Cool Hunting recently explained: While each object’s uncommon looks are compelling enough on … Continue reading
June 5th is the deadline to enter HiLobrow’s OIL SPILL — WHERE YOU LIVE short-short story contest. Prize money will be donated to a good cause! THE CHALLENGE: Write a story set in the town or city where you live, … Continue reading
Between October of last year and February of this one, the curators of Significant Objects parsed the data from the project’s first, experimental phase in the following thirteen ways. We classified the 100 object-stories in our experiment as talismans, totems, … Continue reading
Over at our sister site, HiLobrow, Patrick Cates has announced a new microfiction contest. The theme: OIL SPILL — WHERE YOU LIVE. Prize money will be donated to a good cause! THE CHALLENGE: Write a story set in the town … Continue reading
We’re down to the last three objects/stories in our third volume. As of a few moments ago, we’ve raised $1,618.32 for Girls Write Now. Maybe we can make it to $1,700.00 — we’ll need your help! Bid now.
No new stories on Significant Objects, this week. On Friday, we published the 50th and final story in our third volume. Proceeds from SO v3 go to Girls Write Now; as you can see from the counter at top right, … Continue reading
Here’s an everyday, apparently unexceptional object with a meaningful story; this advertisement was found in the current issue of Real Simple. Speaking of memes, the curators of Significant Objects are both at ROFLCon today.
The wooden animal (above) about which Meg Cabot wrote for us has changed hands, Cabot reports from the LA Times Book Festival. In the process, she says, the object has helped raise a bunch of money for the Heifer Project. … Continue reading
In today’s New York Times Sunday Book Review, the psychiatrist Peter D. Kramer reviews Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things (Houghton Mifflin), by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee. His conclusion: To those who need to understand hoarders, … Continue reading
We are delighted to announce our latest collaboration! This week, Significant Objects will publish five stories in collaboration with The Believer, the literary magazine that “puts out a welcome mat for pluralism and wide-eyed curiosity,” as The New York Times … Continue reading
Over at our sister site, HiLobrow, Patrick Cates has announced a third micro-fiction contest. The theme: TELEPATHY. The deadline for submissions is 9p.m. EST on Sunday, April 25., so act fast! THE GUIDELINES: No more than 250 words. Only one … Continue reading
Last month, I invited Significant Objects readers to contribute to The Ballad of Cocky the Fox, a brilliant novel-in-progress by James Parker (who contributed a Kitty Plate story to SO v1) that Matthew Battles and I were hoping to serialize … Continue reading
A couple of quick news items: * Lydia Millet’s story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was one of two runners-up for this year’s Pulitzer Prize in fiction. Millet contributed excellent stories to both the first and second volumes of Significant … Continue reading
A highlight of the first volume of Significant Objects was our collaboration with cartoonist James Sturm and his students at White River Junction, Vermont’s Center for Cartoon Studies. Rob and I loved the cartoons by Betsey Swardlick, Nomi Kane, and … Continue reading
Chen Karlsson is a Scandinavian-Asian homeware company. This post was on the blog Junkculture yesterday.