Today I start my "one thing for sale" project.
The concept is simple. I will choose one thing to sell in our storefront window on E. Passyunk Avenue. I will type up a description of the object and post that in the window and on this blog. It remains for sale until someone buys it in person. I will post a picture of the person that buys it holding the object and I will ask them to update me on the objects future home (not required). Along with the thing, you get my typed description.
I see this as an opportunity to create connections between people through the sale of a good - a more human way of exchanging things.
It is a comment on how and why we buy things. It is a comment on patience. It is a way to encourage reuse. It is a defense of simplicity.
Equally important, it will help me find a good home for things that no longer serve my needs.
The first object for sale is my Rolodex from Rolling Stone (with some contacts still in there).
The post-it in the window reads: