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Rob Walker, “Significant Objects”

Rob Walker, the columnist for Consumed in the New York Times Magazine has recently started a project Significant Objects. He and author Joshua Glenn have rounded up some great writers to create short stories out of objects they’ve bought for a couple dollars at thrift stores. A twist is that the objects will be available for sale on ebay along with a copy of the object’s story. They’ve already published some stories on their site and will continue throughout July and beyond. Really cool stuff.

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You might remember that Rob Walker profiled Poketo in NYT Magazine’s Consumed back in 2006. He also wrote a book last year titled, Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are. The book has been acclaimed as “one of the five best nonfiction books of 2008″ by Salon. A must read.

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Check out Rob’s book at: http://murketing.com/journal
And his Significant Objects project at: significantobjects.com

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