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 115 – four Jean Spezial

day 114 – four Akira original animation drawings

day 113 – four Parisian writers

day 112 – four decades

day 111 – four toys

day 110 – four flatland

day 109 – four sculpting tools

Guest Editor Profile – Yomek


Paris, France








In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/living area) look like?
I am working in the center of Paris where I have have two separated places to work in but inside the same building. One where I can do dusty work and listening all the funk and g-funk as loud and bassy that I want !!! It is a place where I’m the only one to work in, as this place is in a basement. I really enjoy it because it is as quiet as night in the day light which allow me to get more focus on my work. The other is a place I share with others (the stop-motion animation staff of the studio I’m work for). I tend to get 60% of the time in the basement as I really enjoy that kind of solo mission.
And I can also use new techniques with no one as a witness. I tend to not show at all my true techniques because I learned all of them by myself. So I don’t like to share it at all.
I really see what I’m doing as a Magician , and you know how magician don’t like to share their tricks!!!

Where do you normally get your things?
I usually get my things in France , Germany and Japan. Most of my tools are from Japan

What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?

My prize possession is a Roman Spearhead I found in south France when I was 12 years old.
Apart from that one the items I love are : the Lupin The IIIrd and Jigen dolls from Medicom that Yasuo Otsuka sent me as a gift in 1999 , my original Akira animation drawings and cells , my Japanese books of scratching techniques, my whole model collection , … there is a lot !!!


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