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 394 – four presents from Japan

four presents from Japan

Clockwise from top left : 1. Handpainted fan; 2. Dragonfly printed yukata; 3. Chopsticks; 4. Handwoven lace doily

day 393 – four British monarch-adorned stamps

four British stamps

Clockwise from top left: 1. Queen Victoria; King George V; King George VI; Queen Elizabeth II

day 391 – four essential winter tipples

four winter tipples

1. Juniper Gin: essential for late night Gin & Tonics; 2. Herradura Tequila: for fiery ginger beer; 3. The Laddie Ten single malt whisky: for warming sips; 4. home-spiced rum: for hot rum punch or kicking mulled wine.

day 390 – four cameras

four cameras

1. Canon Canonet; 2. Balda Rigona (on it’s side); 3. Kodak Coloursnap; 4. Diana F+

day 389 – four midcentury tea sets

midcentury tea sets

1. tea cup (of 4) found at Deptford Market, UK; 2. tea cup (of 6) found in our flat when we arrived; 3. coffee cup (from set) inherited by my husband from his grandmother; 4. milk jug found at Deptford Market

Guest Editor’s Profile – Fiona


London, UK

In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/orliving area) look like? please describe.
My life and space tends to be highly disorganised, with well intentioned lists and notebooks scattered among academic papers, cookery books, and doodles of future plans. In the centre of this sit me and my laptop, typically accompanied by a cup of tea.

Where do you normally get your things?
My things are found in charity shops and secondhand markets, or handed down to me from mine or my husband’s family.
What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?
My prize possession is my grandmother’s cookery book. She taught my sisters and I to bake as children, and the recipes in her cookery book remind me of her and my childhood.