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 185 – Four New&Now Novelties

day 184 – Four Old Novelties

day 183 – Four Skulz

day 182 – Four Molecular Models

day 181 – four Phonograph Needles & Packages

day 180 – four eras of View-Master Viewers

day 179 – four pieces of road

Guest Editor’s Profile – Robert Pasternak

Robert Pasternak

Winnipeg, Canada

In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/living area) look like?
A distant galaxy of organized chaos. Floor to ceiling stuff and art ALL OVER the place. It’s a long narrow space with high ceilings and large south facing windows. It’s a one room museum and art studio that you would need a week to go through. I have occupied the space for 20 years.


Where do you normally get your things?
The street, friends, antique and junk shops, flea markets, “nostalgarama” or other collectables/antique shows.

What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?
Way too many prized possessions…. possibly my Novelty Candy Collection or my collection of small packages with neat-o graphics or my Invisible Plan figures by Mars 1 or maybe….


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