Hey there 👋 I’m Mathilde. Every week I explore the intersection of consumerism, myth, satisfaction, desire, joy and pride. Not specifically in that order. To brag at your next dinner, Objet is the french word for 'object' and should be pronounced 'OB-JEH'. You're welcome.
As you know, every week, I am paying a small tribute to an existing object that I live with, by writing down its story.
#8 Turquoise Ring
#notperfect • #family • #travel
From as far as I remember, stone rings remind me of my godmother, Zab. She used to wear gorgeous ones and somehow I was dreaming that one day I’d be wearing some, too. She also has a beautiful voice, and I’d love to sing with her an old song from Jeanne Moreau called Le Tourbillon de la Vie. Quite ironically, it starts like this “Elle avait des bagues à chaque doigt (…)” [She used to wear rings on every finger]. It probably still today counts among the songs that make me the most emotional.
Somewhere in May 2011. The day I would be wearing one of my own. Yeeepa. I was wandering in the barrio Recoleta in Buenos Aires when I came across the Feria de Artesanos. I love art craft markets, even if I find the art ugly.
And there it was. (Not in the ugly booth). The marriage of silver and stone. Since I can be pretty terrible at choosing, I bought two sisters, a turquoise and a green aventurine, but lost the latter a few months later, very probably on the bathroom sink of a cafe near Musée d’Orsay, where I was having a client meeting. Duh.
The stone is broken for the ring has fallen many times. It’s imperfect and might have lost all its healing properties - if it ever had. But it’s been with me eleven years and is a vivid reminder of all the cool things above.
📱 Everyone Shares Stories
We all know the power of stories. Stories are the reasons why we listen to one person more than the other, why we choose a brand or a product over another. Stories are what makes objects worth millions or just a trip to the landfill.
Our bet? facilitating the built of your collection of objects that matter to you. By writing and sharing their stories.
Give life to an existing object of yours by etching its story and sharing it anonymously 🎭 with the community. Your inventory will increment naturally, story after story. And so is the satisfaction of what you have already.
This week, follow the lead of my Turquoise Ring:
#notperfect • #family • #travel
Open your app and let it flow! 🔥🖋
Objet is a mobile app that helps you build your collection of possessions, so that you can train the skill of knowing what you want and need.
Objet is also a community of people who want to be at peace with what they have.
Cool reads. Or thoughts.
We spent two hours wandering au Louvre yesterday, watching ceilings and reading backstories of objects from 3000 BC. Humbling. How about our century? What are the pieces that will be left of us in another 2000 years?
We couldn’t approach the Mona Lisa for there was a giant queue.. waiting to make
eye contact a selfie (!) with the canvas. Yes, I know what you think.
I want to keep going to the Louvre, few stories at a time. If you know a guide who’s a genius storyteller, please share!
Til next week,