Asking For Things

Thing #17 - Lichfield's Demerara sugar

I got a small packet of Lichfield's Demerara sugar. At first a little disappointing when I opened it up, but now I actually think it's cool. There's not much I can say about it, it looks like one of those packets of sugar you get from a coffee shop and it's demerara sugar. However, it has served a purpose because it reminded me of coffee shops and how wonderful the smell of coffee is, and I haven't drunk coffee for over a year because it started to give me migraines but this packet of sugar made me want coffee so...

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Thing #16 - Polaroid

I got a polaroid that looks like it's been tampered with during development. It spurred some wild speculation at work as to what it could actually be a photo of; my boss Kyle suggested a row of 4 people, perhaps a band, which i guess makes sense, but personally I think all trace of the original image has been removed. I like to think this was perhaps originally destined to be a photo of a small puppy licking at an ice-cream that had been dropped by a clumsy toddler moments before. It is a hot day, the sun is glaring...

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Thing #15 - Rejected tag

This is my thing. It is a small red card that looks as though an elastic band was attatched to it. The card reads that it is a rejection card for a laser part. Apparently there are two spots that are wrong with it. It is supposed to be returned to a Nichia for credit. This was a very interesting thing. I must be honest that I am a little disappointed but not everyone can get something as sweet as "The Story of Art". I'm not even sure if I can use this. Am I allowed to trade it in...

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Thing #14 - The Story of Art

My thing is 'The Story of Art' by Emma Kay. It's a book documenting artists and art form in alphabetical order, written from memory. It was published to accompany her show of the same name at Tate Modern from December 2003-Spring 2004. From Abdu'allah, Faisal to Zubaran. Cracking. Tom Brogan, Clydebank

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Thing #13 - Great big negative

My thing is a great big negative of what must be a great big photo. It has ultra modern devices on it which look like they belong in a kitchen with women but probably do something technological beyond my powers of comprehension. I can see a fire extinguisher on the wall in the background and some red taps which would be fun to turn. I plan to use my object to look at the sun through during the next solar eclipse. I'm not advocating the use of other things for this unless your thing is a pinhole projector. I'd also...

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