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 304 – four film cameras

Ironic that on the day I wanted to post my film cameras, I didn’t have my actual camera handy. So here’s a grainy cell phone picture of my best friends: Asahi Pentax. Polaroid, Instamatic X-38 and Kodak Signet. I still use film regularly, and am very much in love with it.

day 303 – four sesame street records

day 302 – four perfume bottles

day 301 – four kermits

Okay, you caught me. I’m a Muppet freak. I love the Frog. I have a lot of different Muppet collectibles, but I thought I’d share Kermit, specifically, since he’s so well loved.

day 300 – four trinkets

day 299 – four wax teeth

Four hand-carved wax teeth. These have been in my possession since I was a preteen, and they’ve always had a place of honor any place I have lived. My grandmother carved them when she was studying to be a hygienist in New York at her father’s dental office. I heard she hated it, but carving teeth was her favorite part.