These tools were found in the sheds behind my house.
A fisher space pen, a mini bow, a triangle magnet, and a mini leatherman.
1. Hand-carved cherry spatula
2. Typhoon rolling pin
3. Olive wood mortar & pestle
4. Bamboo cutting board
Woodn’t it be nice if everything in life was so thoughtfully crafted?
Yes, these items must be hand-washed and will warp over time, but they’re oh so lovely.
In baking, precision of measurement is crucial to quality.
How do you think these measure up?
So lately, I’ve been using a glass bottle with a sealable lid. It used to hold apple cider.
A couple of years ago, I found these cool little beer glasses at a vintage sale. They feature logos of mostly defunct Canadian beers. With each glass holding about half a beer, they’re great for picking up a wide variety and sampling with a friend.
Though I don’t drink it much these days, my Argentinian background dictates that I own a bombilla for drinking maté.
This Muppets tumbler, a gift from friends who know me well always makes me smile. As do the Muppets.
I have collected a good number of collection receptacles over the years.
I need a bag for carrying objects that I collect—things gathered at the beach or picked up off the ground or purchased. I take an odd pleasure in the design of a well designed and made bag. Mostly, all I do is look at them these days having become a bit more pragmatic recently, but I have had many. At the moment 3 are in active use and another 3 or 4 are in storage somewhere.
Boxes and storage containers beckon me whenever I see them: Look! I would be perfect for holding this or that thing you’re not sure where to put! I’m stackable! Group me with my siblings, and we will organize everything. Some of these containers come from second-hand shops and are interesting in themselves, others are simply perfect vessels in plastic, cardboard metal and wood.
Notebooks are another collectible for collecting. I have many. Some are full. Some are empty. The majority are in various states of completion. I use them for collecting thoughts, ideas, phone numbers, names and dates, images. I’m sure you have a few kicking around, so you know what I mean.
What are computers? They are communication devices now, but they are also storage and retrieval devices. Computers are machines for collecting ephemera. We collect images. Links. Articles. Friends. Blogs like this one curate our electronic collections. In the interactive age, we collect collaboratively, fusing both primary functions of our computers as storage and communication devices. On social media, we collect friends, ideas, links and followers while the social media platforms themselves collect us.
photo by: oh, hello friend