The idea came to me a while ago. I am myself a crazy collector, an emotional one. But this my character trait could not find any place of residue on the internet. So we teamed up with mr.Shein, a friend of mine, to make this site — to be a collector vain's home.
It has a bunch of rules, introduced solely for the aesthetical reasons:
There are three categories, ranks if you wish, that the collections can be granted with. Every collection created first becomes regular, or "Personal" type. It is being revised by the curators (for the moment there are two: guess who), and, if found highly aesthetical, it is promoted to "National Reserve" category and becomes visible to the public. And, if, judging based on the rules 2 & 3, we decide that the collection deserves even more, it is promoted to "International Heritage" class, which among other things, gives it a rotation on the main page.
We understand that collections can be different. One can collect objects basing on their common property, or objects that are associated with a certain idea. We respect these collectors, but we made our site so it is enjoyable not only to use, but also to be viewed, meaning that the viewers receive high aesthetical satisfaction. We think that it is best acheived from browsing through collections made of objects that share the same form. That it why we like to promote these collections and not others. Example of a "maintained form" collection: tickets, pencils, paintings, cans, labels, cat figure souvenirs. Counterexamples: everything associated with the movie "Back to the Future", or "things that inspire me", or "pics of naked celebs". Or everything made of Jade. Well, you get it.
This one is easy. The only way to get to the 3rd, "International Heritage" class is to have the objects photographed in the studio, so the background is white. Or, if they are flat, say, labels, or autographs, they only need to be scanned and traced so the background is again, white. It's not easy when you have thousands of pieces, but we could help you with that for a certain fee. And, in the end, it's the most enjoyable thing — to witness your collection in such ideality!