The Burning House Project

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If Foster Huntington's house was ever on fire, he knows exactly what he'd take -- the New York-based blogger has made a list, photographed the items, and is now asking others to do the same.

The Burning House Project started with a question, "If your house was burning, what would you take with you?"

"It's a conflict between what's practical, valuable and sentimental," he writes. "What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question."

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He asks this one question to people of all ages, all over the world. To the right is Tara O'Brady's list.

Check out a description after the jump ...

Name: Tara O'Brady
Location: Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: I cook a lot, and sometimes write about it. I take pictures, too. '
Website: www.sevenspoons.net


List:


* Camera bag, with a hard drive, passport and my grandmother's recipe notebooks inside (my camera is around my neck)
* A pair of doves from my parents' wedding cake
* A brass bell from India that rings pure and true
* The baby spoons we had made upon the birth of each of our sons
* The chef's knife I use the most
* My favourite sandals
* A polaroid
* My phone
* An inlaid box of tiny treasures
* Sunglasses, because I squint terribly in glare
* The pens I like
* A sandalwood box of slightly larger treasures
* Collected Shakespeare from 1882 underneath an early edition of Great Expectations
* Champagne corks from important days
* More photographs
* Notebooks, one from Japan that I've just finished filling, another that I've just begun
* A dress with some history
* A belt that I can say the same for
* The locket my husband gave me the day we were married.

See more lists at the Burning House Project website.


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