day 403 – four thank yous

This is the final post of four things on 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

day 129 – four found hearts

Top:  petal from our neighbour’s monster thorn bush
Bottom:  folded transfer found on subway
Center:  random patch of mosaic heart tiles
Right:  love tag found down Bill Cameron Lane

day 128 – four noise making machines

If you know what these are, please list:

day 127 – four childhood friends

L to R:  jon-jon the koala bear with hand knit turtle sweater, polar bear-bear, ‘puppy’, ‘dr. stunkenstein’ (bryce’s home economics plush project circa ’91)

day 126 – four diamond rings

day 125 – four handmade notes

Top L:  niece’s drawing (of me)
Top R:  construction paper birthday card
Bottom L:  love note
Bottom R:  paint chip collage card

day 124 – four photobooth photos

L:  Bloor Station, Toronto, 2011
Bottom:  Dufferin Mall, Toronto, 2006
Top L + R:  Place Alexis Nihon, Montreal, 2003


day 123 – four foods that cannot be eaten

+ pizza cushion
+ donut mug
+ apple TV
+ fortune cookie coin purse

Guest Editor Profile – Melody Wong

Melody Wong

Toronto, Ontario

In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/living area) look like?
 I would like to describe my space as an organized mess.
Where do you normally get your things?

I don’t know where half my things come from.  I keep telling my partner, ‘things just randomly show up…. or it must be sneaky gift giving fairies breaking into our home”
What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?

The item I cherish the most and cannot get rid of is my Hello Kitty hourglass.  From childhood memory: my dad purchased this piece at Hallmark, Kildonan Place.  It was a fancy piece of décor displayed up high on a glass shelf and he asked if I liked it.  When I nodded, he purchased it on the spot.  Aw.


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