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Brief Published: 9 Jun 2011

The Burning House


The Burning House project by US-based blogger Foster R Huntington asks questions about the appreciation of the everyday objects around you. The website asks people to submit an image of, and reasoning behind, the objects they would save if their home was burning to the ground. 

The things chosen are a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. Often the rescued items go beyond the short-term pleasure of consumerism, giving clues to people’s professions and backgrounds. Objects listed include grandparents’ old cameras, pairs of comfy shoes, old waterproof jackets, laptops containing photo archives, and a favourite pen.

What would you save?