If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Sure is interesting what people would choose based on what they feel is important.
Occupation: Communication/Psychology student
Over-worn lace-up boots
Acer laptop with all my picture
Covergirl face powder
Drop of solidified liquid gold given to me by my father
Olympus E-510 camera
Boots, the very traveled stuffed cat
Kindle to use as an escape
Grandfather’s harmonica from the Marines
Passport (dual citizenship: USA/Spain)
Grandmother’s favorite old bracelet passed on from my mother
Victorinox pocketknife with my name engraved (long-lived tradition for the men on my father’s side to pass one on to their son-I’m the first daughter)
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Location: Michigan, USA
Nike Free sneakers
External hard drive
Wristband from Lollapalooza 2013
Favorite white v-neck
Favorite jean shorts
Olympus waterproof fisheye camera
Picture of my namesake (Grandma)
Mini ruby slipper from my Wizard of Oz phase
Vintage Coach bag passed down from mom
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Name: Bret Newcomb
Location: Houston, Texas
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Occupation: Freelance Designer – Illustrator
Name: Fiel Flameño
Huge Corona sketch pad that I’ve had since I sucked at art (and I still kind of do).
Tiny Corona sketch pad where I save the “better” art for.
My small variety of Staedtler pencils plus some tech pens.
Knead-able (and regular) eraser.
My tiny yellow sharpener.
Strawberry body butter from The Body Shop.
Diana F+ Mr. Pink.
Some expired films.
Name: Svenja Wache
Location: Germany, Buchholz in der Nordheide
Occupation: Design Student
• Small Shark
• Asus nexus Tab
• Cooper Ring
• Sewing Maschine
• Wool Blanket
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Name: Nikola Stojilković
Location: Niš, Serbia
Occupation: Web Developer
FED 5B camera
A pack of Fisherman’s Friend
My external HDD
Photo of FK Partizan squad from 1966
Picture-souvenir from Stavros, Greece
My lucky Zippo
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Location: NSW, Australia
My towel my Dad bought me (always have to know where your towel is)
Swiss army knife
School Tie with Prefect and House Captain Badges
Favorite pair of Converse
My iPod (Krafterk’s Computer Welt album cover showing)
My Dad’s copy of (now mine) “A Clockwork Orange”
Nokia (Samsung died)
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Name: Fred D.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bike (not pictured)
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Location: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Love of my life (in photo)
Blanket from Peru
Wooden box (made by my brother) filled with rocks from every place I’ve been
Favorite Felco Pruners
Name: Willy Pieper
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Occupation: IT at a videogame studio
iPhone to call the fire department.
My external hard drive containing thousands of photos.
The white rose I wore when my parents got married.
My trusty raybans.
My dad’s army passport and dogtag.
My own passport.
My camera, a Nikon D610.
Yoda. We’ve been taking care of each other since I was a kid.
A brown canvas-leather Bree bag to carry around all of the above.
Location: Upstate New York
Occupation: If only time in the mountains paid an hourly rate
1960s photo of my old man
Backcountry Ski Bible
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Max the Axe
Swiss Army Knife
Mini Guide Books
Beat Up Wallet
Necklace I’m attached to for some reason
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Name: Poppie Airil
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Occupation: A Poet
Kepulauan Banda (Banda Islands) – a book about a place where i am going to stay after.
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Name: M Coleman Horn
Location: Ogunquit Maine
Occupation: Industrial Designer
William Henry Pocket Knife
Toys from youth
A couple of Panerai watches
A bottle of old Ardbeg scotch
DVD with a handwritten note in it from Cameron Crowe
Backup Hard drive
The tag from my deceased dog.
Some cigars and case.
Analog photos in leather bag.
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