Waxing on the object, thinking about the subject?
August 18, 2013 7:54 PM   Subscribe

Blogs devoted to objects, fascinating and everyday?

I'm thinking about working on an art series devoted to subjects interacting with objects-- however rather than looking around my house or surroundings I was thinking it might be neat to work with some pre-existing parameters. So I was looking for some interesting blogs (or alternately books) that focused on objects-- both with images and perhaps a brief description/discussion of them contextually.

To share the wealth: I've found Object of the Day which is great, although some of the items are more art than functional objects. I'm also looking into A History of the World in 100 Objects which sounds neat too.

Tumblrs are fine too as are shopping/decor blogs or online museum collections-- I'm just looking for neat objects as subject fodder!
posted by actionpact to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
What is it?
posted by Confess, Fletch at 8:02 PM on August 18, 2013

Best answer: It's sometimes superficial and mostly just ranked lists but occasionally oobject.com turns up some fascinating images of random stuff, with a brief explanation/description.

For example:
Pressure Suits
Dueling Pistols
posted by Wretch729 at 8:14 PM on August 18, 2013

Best answer: I don't know if you want places where people are already doing this sort of thing in an arty way but Significant Objects might just be your thing.
posted by jessamyn at 8:34 PM on August 18, 2013

"Object Lessons is an essay and book series about the hidden lives of ordinary things..." edited by Ian Bogost and Christopher Schaberg.
posted by oulipian at 5:36 AM on August 19, 2013

Response by poster: These are all so great, thank you!
posted by actionpact at 9:56 AM on August 19, 2013

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