What We Own

Diana Chau Hu

Objects are all around us. The objects we own carry personal meaning beyond their original function. More importantly, our personal objects can tell stories about us. Material possessions can give us a sense of someone’s identity, who they are and what things they value.
What We Own is a book featuring a collection of objects and their stories from a handful of people. Through explorations of layouts, patterns and typography combined with photographs and narratives, this book provides a window into the powerful relationships that exist between people and their possessions. Each object acts like a puzzle piece, revealing something new about their owner.