Significant Objects is a project that teams the art of antiquing with the creativity of some of the web’s best writing talents. Snatching an assortment of items found languishing in the dusty purgatory of America’s yard sale and thrift store netherworld, the project’s curators pair each object with a writer who is asked to write a fictional story shedding some light on the backgrounds of these doodads and trinkets. For instance, in the hands of stained glass artist Mimi Lipson, a strangely patriotic (bi-centennial?) mug advertising the Halston clothing line becomes a prop in an entry from the lost diaries of Andy Warhol. Given out as a party favor at the Dupont Brothers‘ birthday party, Warhol muses, “Maybe I should get some mugs made up for Interview. Are they camp?” Eventually, though, he decides that they’re tacky and then he ends up regifting it to Brigid Berlin. Sure, why not? It’s possible.
And the best part? You can bid for these “significant” objects on eBay and own your very own piece of fake history!