Happy objects is an Australian Design Centre exhibition exploring the value of objects in our lives. We asked Alex Miles to share with us a 'happy object' and tell us a story about this object.
I met Tony on my birthday in January 2005 through a mutual friend.
He was visiting Sydney from Melbourne for the weekend.
We went to a Chemical Brothers concert at Horden Pavilion.
He liked my shoes.
So I posted them to him (at his work) for his birthday a week later.
He broke up with his girlfriend (who it turned out worked in the office).
He moved to Sydney. We had 2 kids.
We moved to Hobart.
We’re still together and if we ever do get married I’ll wear my happy shoes.
Alex Miles is a designer and artist based in Hobart. She works primarily in the areas of interpretation design, graphic design and public art.