The Comfort of Things is a beautiful book by Daniel Miller. Along with Significant Objects by Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker and Taking Things Seriously by Joshua Glenn and Carol Hayes they form a magical trio of books that increase our understanding of how and why objects carry meaning and importance for us far beyond their material worth.
Balanced on top of this stack is a small opulence of a book - 'Tiny Treasures' written and illustrated by Yorkshire artist and designer and yogi Hannah Nunn. Hannah is a person who really gives the world the gift of her attention, she finds treasure every day in the natural world and this perfectly presented book captures that.
Sometimes we keep objects because they link to our memories, or they are culturally significant to us. Reminders of who we are, how we got here and what is important to us. Sometimes it's the aesthetic of an object or its function that makes us want to treasure it. But those items we choose to keep, from the thousands and thousands that pass through our lives have stories that we treasure.
“What five objects, things, or memories would you like to own again and why” Edith Marks (a question that is part of the Jewish Druts'yla tradition from my studies with Shonaleigh)
Josie Beszant and/or Ian Scott Massie, both artists from Masham North Yorkshire, Uk.