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 368 – four cast iron pans

Guest Editor’s Profile – Eric Lesage

Eric Lesage

Winnipeg, Manitoba

In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/orliving area) look like? please describe.

My space is small and as cluttered as i can make it without it being messy. Being in a state of perma-renovation for almost three years I don’t really know what my space will end up being. An amalgalm of found objects, collected art works, plants and family heirlooms, I doubt my space will ever be a fixed point in the space/time continuum.

 Where do you normally get your things?
Having spent the last thirteen years working in a second furniture store most of my collection comes from the flotsam and jetsam of other peoples lives.

What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?
My most prized possession is a my mom’s old cast frying pan.