Weekly Project Update

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Tin Ark (+Rebecca Wolff story) in new home. With company.

Tin Ark (+Rebecca Wolff story) in new home. With company.

Aggregate cost of objects, sold so far: $50.25
Aggregate sales, post-Significance: $1,092.16

Coming up this week: Objects with Significance added by Doug Dorst, Colson Whitehead, and others. Posting later today: Toni Schlesinger.

Still on auction: The batch from our collaboration with Design Observer. Time is running out on Star Of David Plate with Adam Harrison Levy story. The bargain of the moment is the Porcelain Scooter with story (and song!) by Teddy Blanks. Don’t miss the Marines (Upside-Down Logo Mug) with Tom Vanderbilt story. More in our eBay shop.

Recent reactions from elsewhere: Nice story about the project by Vanessa Farquharson of Canadian news service Canwest, here. Tablet Magazine checks in on the project here. Core77 really liked Tom Vanderbilt’s story. If we missed your take, let us know in the comments. For more reactions see our Press Page, or check the reviews/reactions links at right.

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Remember: If you like the project, support these authors by making bids, commenting on the stories, telling friends and fans and followers and strangers and media contacts, or all of the above. We cannot do this without you!

Thanks, and enjoy the stories …


Rob Walker is the author of Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are, and writes the Consumed column for The New York Times Magazine.

One thought on “Weekly Project Update

  1. So amazing that we’ve passed the $1,000 mark already. As you noted in an earlier update, Rob, we didn’t dare hope that these thrift-store objects would EVER become *that* significant. Also, it’s a lot more satisfying to send the authors of these posts checks for $50 or more than it is to send them checks for $10 or less.

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