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We are surrounded by a whole universe of things. Some vanish quickly, others stay with us over a long period of time, possibly a whole life span; they might even get passed on through generations and become part of family tradition. By searching for the stories which connect people to specific objects in such enduring manner, one might discover how objects gain importance beyond their primary function. At times  the personal significance of such objects can be sensed and might inspire the imagination to reconstruct the stories for without them the personal meaning remains concealed.   As part of my Diploma I am exploring the relationship between people and objects regarding the factor of time. The term sustainability is ubiquitous in current discourse but what is it that makes an object enduring and therefore sustainable? What objects are still worth being repaired? What do we hold on to, maybe although its primary function has gone? What role does communication play regarding the development of product culture and history?