We [Heart]: The Burning House

A new blog called The Burning House is, well, burning up the ‘net with its stylized portraits of the things people would save if their house was up in flames. Building on the explosive popularity of blogs which document people’s homes, wardrobes, and domestic environments ranging from The Selby to The Coveteur, The Burning House encourages contributors– yes, anyone can submit a post– to whittle their most prized possessions down to a reasonable number of favorites and document it with a photo and list, yielding a highly considered, often idealistic series of portraits that reveals the sentiment and priorities of its author.

Unsurprisingly, amongst the worldly possessions in each post thus far are rare vintage treasures, trinkets, first-edition books, and clothing; The Burning House is an interesting cross-section of stuff that reads like an anthropological survey of the early 2010s– a survey of tastemakers mostly working as photographers, designers, and artists, that is. Of course, the great irony is that were one’s house actually burning, procuring such a detailed and thoughtful collection of stuff would likely be impossible, though appreciating the idealistic fantasy that The Burning house represents is [wholly possible and] entirely adviseable.

Below, a selection of Vault favorites. To read the list for each post, click on the name below the photo.

David Coggins, New York, NY

Melissa Howard, New York, NY


Hollister Hovey, New York, NY


James Fox, Somerville, Massachusetts


Michael Mundy, New York, NY


Porter Hovey, Brooklyn, NY


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