Sadly, my tea post today, will be photo free!!!
Since last night, I have been having issues with uploading pix on blogger. Hair pulling frustratingly aggravating - I have no clue what the problem is. I just know that a different looking page pops up when I click on the picture icon - and then it takes forever (literally) to load - and never does actually load.
Soooo- today I will talk about junque-ing - a pastime near and dear to my heart!!! Thrift shops, antiquing, yard sales, dumpster diving- you never know what treasures abound!!!
I saw an interesting article this morning on Etsy, that I must send you all to!
It deals with the philosophy of object nihilism, the anatomy of a landfill, the historical culture of garbage or discarded "treasures" in our throwaway society.
Etsy has a partial interview with Robin Nagle, anthropologist in residence with NYC's Department of Sanitation- who knew a trash company would have an anthropologist on staff!!!! She is working on establishing a Museum of Sanitation in NY.
You can read the complete interview here - interesting website I have yet to fully investigate - www.believermag.com.
Since I believe one man's trash can be another's treasure - this article piqued my interest! The photos in the Etsy article were compelling - particularly the first one- of a dead baby albatross with his colorful yet completely indigestible stomach contents exposed.The others were less graphic, but very interesting from an artistic standpoint.
A book to be read (altho maybe not with that cup of tea or breakfast!) : Dirt: A Social History, by Terence McLaughlin
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