The next year of your life will be different. This quote from Miranda July's website caught our eye and had us hooked on The Thing, a mail-order art project. Sign up for a $120 subscription, and you'll receive four artist-made objects over the course of a year. Miranda July made the first object, and Anne Walsh, Kota Ezawa and Trish Donnelly made the other three. Each of these artists designed a household object that incorporates text, but you won't know what it is until it ships. It's an affordable way to start an art collection, if you're brave enough to leave the choices up to editors Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan.