A garden of stories
“We need stories (and theories) that are just big enough to gather up the complexities and keep the edges open and greedy for surprising new and old connections.”
Objects help us live among the stories we value. They are stories we can hold, adorn our world, offer as gifts and care for over time.
Over the past five years, we’ve collected more than a 1,000 stories from 63 countries. These are timeless stories that deserve a future. There’s still much to learn from them.
A garden of stories has a balance of species, from unique treasures to humble everyday utensils. We can wander through pathways, exploring particular media, places and themes, such as the craft renaissance.
We’ll soon be constructing ways for readers to explore connections between these stories.
- Peach garden: stories from China
- Charbagh: stories from the Islamic world
- Lotus pond: stories from Buddhist south-east Asia
For a taste of what’s to come, please explore the lost garden.