HBL Blog of the Week: Things & People

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Things & People is a very simple blog: it shows the person, their chosen object, and the connection between the two. So Lou is pictured next to an ointment pot, and the text explains: "This is one of Lou’s many Victorian ointment pots. This particular pot was manufactured in Deritend, a suburb of Birmingham, in the late 1800s. It was dug up by Lou on the outskirts of London in the late 1900s." From this starting point, fascinating snippets of individual lives emerge.

HBL loves: the uncomplicated aim "to show what things mean to people".