Quotidian – adjective
of or occurring every day; daily ordinary or everyday; mundane
Quiddity – noun
1. the basic, real, and invariable nature of a thing or its significant individual feature or features:
1.1 Philosophy. the inward nature, true substance, or constitution of anything, as opposed to what is accidental, phenomenal, illusory, etc.
1.2 something that exists, especially a spiritual or immaterial entity.
1.3 in essence, essentially; at bottom, often despite appearances: that which makes an entity what it fundamentally is, and without which it loses its identity
1.4 of the essence, absolutely essential; critical; crucial: the concept of essence originates with Aristotle, who used the Greek expression to ti ên einai (τὸ τί ἦν εἶναι) literally meaning “the what it was to be”. The phrase presented such difficulties for Aristotle’s Latin translators that they coined the word essentia (essence) to represent the whole expression.
Quotidian Quiddity (QQ) – the daily basics – QQ isn’t an object, rather it’s a set of attributes that might be applied to any of the objects in the Museum of Thin Objects allowing connections between the objects to be teased out and explored. The attributes are explained in a little more detail below.