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The elevator pitch: Significant Objects meets “Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty.” Continue reading
From the March 21 (2011) New Yorker.
Rob Walker’s Unconsumption tumblr recently mentioned PASS THE BATON, a Japanese on- and offline retail concept that updates the thrift store experience by adding — yes, you guessed it! — meaningful narrative to castoff items. *** For more evidence of the … Continue reading
I feel like the New York Times Magazine invented this feature — the annotated photograph of someone’s den, telling stories about their significant objects — but here’s an example of the genre from Seed Magazine that I came across the … Continue reading
When I was at SXSW, earlier this year, I met Raina Lee, author of Hit Me With Your Best Shot: The Ultimate Guide To Karaoke Domination. She told me about this blog she was starting, the Infinite Garage Project. The … Continue reading
Emily Spivack writes to let us know about Worn Stories, a website where she’s publishing stories about clothing and memory. She explains: “Every item of clothing we wear has a story behind it — perhaps it was passed on to … Continue reading
Michael Zelehoski’s solo exhibition, Objecthood, at the Christina Ray gallery, “brings actual, quotidian objects into the realm of art. Zelehoski works almost exclusively with everyday objects, but by giving them autonomy and internal coherence, he is able to reveal their … Continue reading
From the AP, 11 hours ago: NEW YORK — A University of Delaware graduate student who made a bold bet has become the biggest one-day winner in the history of the game show “Jeopardy!” Roger Craig earned $77,000 on Tuesday’s … Continue reading
This summer, I’ve been scanning and posting the covers of my “File X” collection — i.e., paperback novels from the 1940s-70s the titles of which include a freestanding letter “X” — to my other website, HiLobrow. This was intended to … Continue reading
At WIRED SCIENCE, earlier this month, science journalist Jonah Lehrer explained “something important about how the human mind calculates value.” There’s now suggestive evidence that our faith in the authentic — especially when the authenticity is supported by effective marketing … Continue reading
*** Seventeenth in an occasional series.
Regency TR1 First Pocket Radio by Mark Richards ARTIST STATEMENT: Moore’s law runs the computer industry and has begun to determine the pace of human life as well. As the pace quickens, we rush to embrace the future as much … Continue reading
Ton Zwerver’s “Everyday Sculptures” only exist for a moment “as they are photographed and changed again and again. Everyday one or more sculptures are made out found objects that come across his path.” Fifteenth in an occasional series.
The crafty blog Tigerlily Tinkering explains how to make a chuppah — the canopy under which a Jewish bride and groom stand (or, as in the photo above, sit) during their wedding ceremony — that displays significant objects between sheets … Continue reading
“The Curious World of Patent Models” is a traveling show organized by the Rothschild Patent Model Museum. On display at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena through Aug. 15, 2010. Via Core … Continue reading
1) Several Significant Objects contributors have been nominated for Emmy awards! Colleen Werthmann for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special (82nd Annual Academy Awards). Dean Haspiel for Outstanding Main Title Design (Bored To Death). And Todd Levin … Continue reading