Marketplace: Turning Tchotchkes into Signigicant Objects
Madeleine Brand Show: Trinkets Get a Valuable Backstory
Can a few words dramatically increase the economic value of a yard sale castaway?
That’s what Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker set to find out when they started “Significant Objects,” a project that invited people to write stories about unimportant trinkets and knick-knacks found in thrift stores that they re-sold on eBay.
“Finding magic in unexpected things.” - NPR’s All Things Considered