Contributed to the December 14th objects discussion by Chris Andrew
What is the object? Lego style memory stick
Where does it come from? Big dept. Store on Oxford St. – possible Selfridges or John Lewis. When I saw it the rest of the shop faded – it was the coolest object & v. Useful!
What connection does the object have to ‘place’: your local area, home, or place of work? I got the memory stick to help me with transferring files for work/personal stuff. – But I also love lego & have done since I was 5 – Lego has generally always been with me whatever place I’m in. I used to carry lego in my pocket to school – now I have an excuse to do this as an adult! The stick relates to my work at Connections since I have lots of files related to work projects. At work I have to be able to move files from different computers & have back ups of photos/videos. I am lost if I forget to take it to work.
What does the object mean to you personally? It has personal files on it too – Holiday photos & things I need to keep – A poem I wrote for my sisters wedding for example - & some pictures drawn by my nieces. I am naturally scruffy & disorganised – this little stick allows me to be neat, compact & organised! – Plus its beautiful & has interchangeable caps – so I can change the colours – I get bored easily too!