‘The Burning House’ Tumblr Is Now A Book.


By / / Remember “The Burning House” Tumblr? We wrote about it a year ago. Well, Foster Huntington’s project is now available as a book:

Your house is burning. You have to get out fast. Suddenly you are forced to prioritize, editing down a lifetime of possessions to a mere handful. Now you must decide: Of all the things you own, what is most important to you? The practical? Your laptop, your smartphone, what you need to keep working and stay in touch? The valuable? Your money, your jewelry, the limited edition signed poster in the living room? The sentimental? The watch your late grandfather gave you, the diary you kept as a teenager? What you choose to bring with you speaks volumes about who you are and what you believe in—your interests, your background, your view of life. With contributions from all over the world, The Burning House is an eye-opening pictorial meditation on materialism; an in-depth, intensely personal interview contained in a single question; a revealing window into the human heart.
So, is this a burgeoning trend? That of taking online / web content and re-publishing (re-purposing?) it into more traditional media – in this case, print?