How To Keep a Fabulous Faux-llection

How To Keep a Fabulous Faux-llection

Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 7, 2010

What's a Faux-llection? Well a faux collection of course! What's a faux collection? Well we're glad you asked! It's the easiest way to collect awesome items without filling your home with "stuff and things." It allows you the nostalgia without the clutter and is perfect for any size space or any type of item. Here's how to get started:

The idea of keeping a faux-llection is an easy one. All it really involves is a camera and a keen eye. Instead of hemming and hawing over bringing home yet another horse statue to add to your collection, snap a quick picture instead. Photos? That's what this is all about? Isn't that called a scrap book? Well, sort of, that's where modern technology takes you out of colored printed papers and puts a cool sleek book in your hands.

Since taking photos doesn't require you to have a car or truck to haul items home in, you can "collect" items of any shape, size and most importantly — price! The only thing you'll need to ensure is that your camera is set at a high resolution (300dpi is standard hi-res) and then when you have a large grouping of photos (or a large amount of small groupings of different things) you're ready to make them into a book.

A book? Isn't that like…hard? Nope! Not anymore it isn't! Although there are several websites that offer on demand, short run printing, I'm a big fan of the folks over at Blurb. They're making printing as easy as click, click, send! You can check out the pricing list from Blurb above, it's all based on if you'd like a hard or soft cover or black and white art.

Being able to find that movie ticket stub from your first date — or the love note your significant other packed into your suitcase when you were away from work (without digging through shoe boxes under your bed) — is priceless. Even if you think you must have the tangible items, having a book that's easily flipped through and shown to friends and family is a convenience I'm willing to bet you'll love!

What do you think about the idea of a Faux-llection? Is it fun or a total fail? Let us know below!

Image: Blurb, Flickr member odetothebigsea licensed for use by Creative Commons

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