by Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Friday 4 January 2013

It’s amazing to think about the sheer volume of stuff just one person can amass over his lifetime. Which is why we’re so fascinated by illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt’s project where she has been documenting all her purchases in the form of ink drawings since 2006. She’s even published Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today? in 2010, which has three years’ worth of stuff in it (it’s a pretty thick book, mind you). Consumption is scary. Every one of us, we are scary creatures of consumption.