In Hardwear, human qualities are looked at through metaphors of physical objects. Lottie’s project explores our obsession with hardware shops and the hidden powers of things that we find there. The tools in our toolbox help us to do things; a spirit-level helps us to find balance, nails are associated with memory, the hammer gives us strength and power to achieve something, and brushes allow us to put something out of our mind temporarily; to sweep it under the carpet. Silvo makes it possible to get dressed up sometimes, and there are different watering cans for different topics of conversation. These tools help us to build things in our lives that are more abstract, such as friendships, experiences and happiness.