the project

Conceptualized amidst the crisis of the pandemic in 2020 'Life with/in Objects' is a repository of selected images of objects presented as an unconventional 'exhibition' that allows us to stay open while staying at home – open to our communities to new ideas and experiences despite our physical limitations.

We create, curate and collect objects from and within different spheres of our life in the pursuit of meaning-making – a process through which we establish our relationship with our immediate and broader physical and intellectual environment.

With the aim of discovering common histories and excavating shared meanings through objects that index both – our inner and outer lives, 'Life with/in objects' provokes a new inquiry into our forced domesticity – a space shaped by the secret life of objects.

Lives

Could our homes yield objects that could be considered for a common, collective history?

Objects

Could we create a repository of objects from our homes through which we could reconstruct past systems of meanings?

Stories

Could an archive like such, allow a movement of thoughts within which a larger community can participate and produce an everyday of design?

curatorial note

Home is the inevitable locus of everyday design, it is a default museum. It is the place where we curate our lives.

Our homes are filled with objects; sites where our everyday primarily unfolds. We choose to organize it with certain specificities from past or present, by making or borrowing, of our own, or received. Often, we exhibit these objects in the public domain of our domesticities or if private, visit them occasionally in solitude.

This project is an invitation to designers and thinkers who may share with us objects around which they live their everyday, those that inspire their lives. Life with objects invites you into a journey through a collection of objects that bring value, thereby infusing meaning into the muted mutterings of life.

designers

Rana Haddad & Pascal Hachem

Rana Haddad &
Pascal Hachem

Beirut, Lebanon

Anupama Kundoo

Berlin, Germany
Photo courtesy: Andreas Deffner
Marta Alonso Yebra & Imanol Calderón Elósegui

Marta Alonso Yebra &
Imanol Calderón Elósegui

Madrid, Spain
Tracy Wilkinson

Tracy Wilkinson

LA, USA
Piergiorgio Robino

Piergiorgio Robino

Turin, Italy
Carolina Palombo Píriz

Carolina Palombo Píriz

Montevideo, Uruguay
Yago and Juan Cuevas

Yago and Juan Cuevas

Mae Sot, Thailand
Nataša Perković

Nataša Perković

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Christian Haas

Christian Haas

Porto, Portugal
Tessa & Tara Sakhi

Tessa & Tara Sakhi

Beirut, Lebanon
Lani Adeoye

Lani Adeoye

Lagos, Nigeria
Francesco Pace

Francesco Pace

Eindhoven, Netherlands
Andrea Flores and Lucía Soto

Andrea Flores & Lucía Soto

Mexico City, Mexico
Abha Narain Lambah

Abha Narain Lambah

Mumbai, India
Pascal Hachem

Pascal Hachem

Beirut, Lebanon
Hirante Welandawe

Hirante Welandawe

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Livia Marin

Livia Marin

London, UK
Claudia Perez & Pedro Ochando

Claudia Perez &
Pedro Ochando

Valencia, Spain
Rana Begum

Rana Begum

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Federico Mujica & Carolina Arias

Federico Mujica &
Carolina Arias

Montevideo, Uruguay
Zhekai Zhang

Zhekai Zhang

London, UK
Lisa Turner

Lisa Turner

Vancouver, Canada
Antrei Hartikainen

Antrei Hartikainen

Helsinki, Finland
Yasaman Esmaili

Yasaman Esmaili

Tehran, Iran
Brad Ascalon

Brad Ascalon

NYC, USA
Kansai Noguchi

Kansai Noguchi

Tokyo, Japan
Isabell Gatzen

Isabell Gatzen

Zurich, Switzerland
Gregory Beson

Gregory Beson

NYC, USA
Simone Post

Simone Post

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä

Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä

Helsinki, Finland
Elina Aalto & Klaus Aalto

Elina Aalto & Klaus Aalto

Helsinki, Finland
Cosma Frascina

Cosma Frascina

Grottaglie, Italy
Willem van Hooff

Willem van Hooff

Eindhoven, Netherlands
Farrokh Aman

Farrokh Aman

London, UK
John Born

John Born

NYC, USA
Leah Kaplan

Leah Kaplan

Philadelphia, USA
Jennifer Zurick

Jennifer Zurick

Berea, USA
Zhu Ohmu

Zhu Ohmu

Melbourne, Australia
Antonia Almeida & Fabio Esteves

Antonia Almeida &
Fabio Esteves

São Paulo, Brazil
Marcelo Stefanovicz

Marcelo Stefanovicz

São Paulo, Brazil
Don McCollin

Don McCollin

London, UK
Maureen Bryan

Maureen Bryan

London, UK
Tero Kuitunen

Tero Kuitunen

Helsinki, Finland
Marco Piscitelli

Marco Piscitelli

NYC, USA
Hyein Choi and Jihee Moon

Hyein Choi & Jihee Moon

London, UK
Hillary Cumberworth

Hillary Cumberworth

Austin, USA
Valérie Barkowski

Valérie Barkowski

Marrakesh, Morocco
Adi Toch

Adi Toch

London, UK
Stefano Panterotto and Alexis Tourron

Stefano Panterotto and Alexis Tourron

Lausanne, Switzerland
Rupali Gupte

Rupali Gupte

Mumbai, India
Prasad Shetty

Prasad Shetty

Mumbai, India
Pinakin Patel

Pinakin Patel

Mumbai, India
Brodie Neill

Brodie Neill

London, UK
Dominique Jean Lavabre

Dominique Jean Lavabre

Udaipur, India
Katharina Klug

Katharina Klug

Cambridge, UK
Emmanuel Wolfs and BoYoung Jung

Emmanuel Wolfs and BoYoung Jung

Seoul, South Korea
Marc Thorpe

Marc Thorpe

NYC, USA
2MONOS

Nicoletta Mantoan and Alejandro Dumon

Mallorca, Spain
Heather Rosenman

Heather Rosenman

LA, USA
Maia Beyrouti

Maia Beyrouti

Berlin, Germany
Paul Mathieu

Paul Mathieu

NYC, USA
Stelios Mousarris

Stelios Mousarris

Larnaca, Cyprus
Mariana Schmidt

Mariana Schmidt

São Paulo, Brazil
Pepa Reverter

Pepa Reverter

Barcelona, Spain
Shigeki Fujishiro

Shigeki Fujishiro

Tokyo, Japan
Jordi Veciana & Skye Maunsell

Jordi Veciana & Skye Maunsell

Barcelona, Spain

who we are

With a common passion for design, Farah Siddiqui Khan and Natasha Mehta co-founded 'Life with/in objects' in April 2020. This archive of everyday objects is imagined as a kaleidoscopic apparatus through which the diversity of our lives may be stitched together into a tapestry of interwoven ideas and thoughts.

Siddiqui Khan drives the creative vision for the project combined with Mehta’s experience in navigating the global world of design.

our team

Farah Siddiqui Khan

Farah Siddiqui Khan

co-founder
Natasha Mehta

Natasha Mehta

co-founder
Riddhi Mehta

Riddhi Mehta

creative consultant
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