This is the final post of four things on http://www.fourfortheday.com but the site will remain open with updates on the things to come.
This has been a truly amazing year with this project. From day one I knew when I was organizing my studio and seeing how many small collections of things I kept and really loved, to Allison Sommers first post on January 2nd 2011, and in early November when all weeks had been assigned, and now when everything is all said and done that the concept of this project was something people really enjoy. We love our stuff and other peoples as well.
I can’t thank the Guest Editor’s enough for making this what it is. It takes courage to expose the things we hold onto. The Guest Editor’s did it and the internet has found out a little more about each of them.
I encourage everyone to keep checking back to find out what is next for this little project. My hope is a bound book and art exhibition. But I am open to other possibilites.
My humble thank you to everyone who made this possible and the collectors around the world, past, present, and future.
Happy New Year.
s. arden hill
Thought I’d wrap up the week with a sampling of my poster and print collection. The art & culture of movies, music and toys are my passion and daily inspiration. Welcome to the walls of my apartment.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the look and feel of a hand-bound, silkscreened and photocopied mini-comic! Every visit to a comic store results in a bag full of these miniature marvels heading home with me.
These toys have a very special place of honour in my vinyl collection. Each figure was hard won via auction, lottery, or sheer force of will.
The big guy in the back:
“5 Years Later” Companion by Kaws
“Go on a Mission: Take a big paint brush or roller, along with squirt bottle or 1.5 gallon plastic trash can nested in a messanger or book bag. Paint glue on the surface you want to stick the poster to, slap the poster into the glue, smooth the paper out, and then follow up with a final coat of glue over the top of the paper. Work quickly, without looking overly suspicious — teams of 2-3 people are optimal. Pick targets wisely: high visibility can be good but risky, near other posters may be safer and less likely to be torn down, think about who owns/maintains the space you’re pasting.”
A Frightening Prospect, 2011
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/living area) look like? please describe.
My apartment is artfully cluttered. I acquire and collect so much stuff, that I’ve become a bit obsessed with having everything neatly organized and presented. My books, toys and prints are shelved, displayed, and mounted with pride.
As such, my apartment is a mash-up of bookshelves, wooden crates and display cabinets. Throw in some modernist furniture, lighting and A LOT of contemporary artwork, and you have a cozy apartment for 4 (my lovely girlfriend and 2 cats).
Up until recently, my office was a relegated to the role of extra storage space, housing the overflow of my toy collection. Thankfully, I was able to whip it into shape this past fall. It’s now a very usable studio, and home to my work desk, art supplies and various computer gizmos.
Where do you normally get your things?
I am slave to the almighty Ebay. I collect a lot of Japanese Kaiju and have a clutch of web stores, blogs and forums that I visit daily. I also have a great friend and fellow collector in Chris Brian; who along with his wife Ainsley, run the awesome shop, grumbletoy.
What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?
Probably my Kaws “5 Years Later” Companion. It’s a rare, beautifully sculpted toy.