The last offers tales of priceless art scooped up during Japan's bubble era shopping jag and now gathering dust
in waterfront warehouses, of the post-bubble's human detritus displaced by under-the-cherry-blossom revelers in Ueno Park, of the risutora-nigeya, specialists in the clandestine relocation of families of breadwinners "restructured" and now forced to flee creditors.
Condemned to a life gathering dust
in the attic or carted off to the charity shop.
Initially the diptych might seem a departure from Lawler's usual photographic metier: Rather than picture works of art displayed like so many trophies in Park Avenue living rooms or crated up in storage gathering dust
, here she has chosen to represent the equipment of representation itself--that is, the little-considered equipment of banal, photo-based technologies and their equally mundane archives.
These typically paint a portrait of computers gathering dust
in the back of classrooms or used primarily as extraordinarily expensive typewriters.
They know that they cannot possibly hope to recoup their investment if the system sits idle, gathering dust
Representatives from the archive are travelling into the heart of communities across Wales in search of lost or undiscovered film treasures that may be gathering dust
in people's attics.
The Wall Street Journal recently ran a column by Adam Cohen revealing that an ambitious scheme for renewing Baghdad had been gathering dust
for nearly 50 years, a plan drawn up by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Deborah Gangloff: The corridors of American schools are lined with pale pine stilted trophy cases gathering dust
. I know because with my 30 years of moving within the schools' systems I came [upon] those same dreary stilted cases with their same crass tarnishing trophies.
Take the time to identify products that are gathering dust
. They're money sitting on your shelves.
There is a genre of literature that for the last few hundred years has been gathering dust
in the world's great libraries.
Still, if you're confused by caraway, you've got three jars of turmeric gathering dust
in your spice rack, or you've always wanted to try out nigella, this book is a great place to start.