Oh, for the love of objects!! Something that all members of the Curio Society can relate to.
Update (March 2011): Beautiful Decay, a blog that usually posts about art, just picked up on this phenomenon.
What I want to know is why there don’t seem to be any men who fall madly in love with objects. There’s a Japanese man who married his virtual Nintendo girlfriend and yet another guy who married a pillow with a Japanese female anime character printed on it, but both of these incidences involve female images.
Update (June 2011): Thanks Matthew.
Part one of three:
Update (June 2011): Falling in Love with Things