The Burning House is a Tumblr asking people what they’d take out of their burning house.
If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.
The photos of future-rescued items are poignant and haunting in a way, possibly mostly because the early submissions are from photographers and designers… I’ve definitely spent a lot of time thinking about what I’d take from my burning house, and it’s mostly “grab the cat”. Of course I don’t have a good back up for my computer, so I’d want to grab that, and hell, why not, the hard drives. Looking through 4 pages of The Burning House, there’s only one cat, which means people were being artsy instead of serious or they don’t have cats.
I actually went through The Burning House experience about 10 years ago (a story which I still really need to put on here because it’s awesome). I brought my computer and NOTHING else, not even the charger.
Via Derek and Buzzfeed