The second week of 2012 is upon us and due some pestering from our honorary 4th member (G_ r_y), a focus on time / now / future / this year has dominated my recent internal musings. Pairing this sentiment with Colin’s incessant obsession with the idea that are lives are too cluttered, I’d like to propose a way of tracking this year between the three of us in a lighthearted way: every week I’d like us each to make a post about one of our favorite/most meaningful/things. We should include a picture of some sort and a small story about the why.
This is basically a direct rip off of a design blog I go to on occasion: http://www.themarionhousebook.com/category/fifty-two-objects/ I like the format she uses and have attached a word document you might want to use as a template (52 Things Template) but you could totally come up with your own/just write something out directly into wordpress. Basically I write in the information in word and then take a screenshot image using the “Grab” application. I enjoy the woman’s posts that are more personal rather than just design oriented as evidenced here. Rather then just a way to track time it would give me a great feeling of connection to the spaces you two inhabit. Although we (especially me) tend to share our bigger purchases here, oftentimes the best and most personal new acquisitions go unrecorded and I think we can learn a lot (even more than we already know) about each other (and maybe ourselves) through those objects we most treasure. I also think it may prove a useful way of taking stock of our individual lives and the things that inhabit them, make them more comfortable, more of a home. So what do you think? Do you buy the suggestion? If not I’ll try and do it anyway and maybe it will catch on.
Oh and if you do decide to do it, lets add a level of organization by adding the tag “52” in the tag section in the right sidebar. Actually it might even be fun to start using tags more often in general to help us with archival strategies. Do you realize that we started blogging in unison in 2005!?! It would be nice to make such an tome slightly more searchable.