Category: 'Material World'

Category archives are in date order with the oldest posts first.

Finders Keepers

Thursday, April 4th, 2002

Every object tells a story.

Dressing the Part

Wednesday, August 14th, 2002

Costumes and disguises.

The Perfect Notebook

Thursday, August 15th, 2002

All that blank waiting to be filled.

Burning Desire

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Cleansing with fire.

iPhone, A Day in the Life

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Great technology redefines a task so completely that we change our behavior, not because we are forced to adapt to the technology but because the technology provides us with new ways to interact with the world and to do things we never imagined doing before.

San Francisco: Japantown 2008

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

This kimono followed me home.

Year of the Ox

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Eclectic ornaments.

Change of Season

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

A change of season always invigorates me especially if it is changing from summer to fall. Although Advent is weeks away, I’m already in prep mode. That means cleaning out closets. The physical weighing, evaluating, maintaining, and purging reinforces my psychological need to step back and take stock of the year and my life. We […]

Treasures and Trifles

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Will the prized treasures of to-day always be the cheap trifles of the day before?

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The stories gleaned from objects can reflect an individual, a society, or all of human existence.

The surface and beneath the surface