The Descent of Cribs


In which a false chronology is used to construct a narrative about dematerialization and technomadism.

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Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous

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MTV Cribs, a show about the homes of rich celebrities.

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June 18, 2011
What’s In Your Bag? a Flickr group for showing off the cool things in your bag.

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Everyday Carry, or EDC, generally refers to small items or gadgets worn, carried, or made available in pockets, holsters, or bags on a daily basis to manage common tasks or for use in unexpected situations or emergencies. In a broader sense, it is a lifestyle, discipline, or philosophy of preparedness.

Everyday Carry, a site devoted to the things in people’s pockets. A lot of knives and multi-tools on display.

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A Collection of iPhone & iPad Home Screens from some very talented designers, developers and tech writers

First & 20 logs the home screens of iThings owned by Internet celebrities.

What makes all of these is the commentary. It does not in any way scale with the scope or cost of the things being discussed. If anything, the placement of app icons evinces the most consideration.

All these people, telling stories about the stories that their things tell about them.