Posted on Wed, 7 Mar 2007 by midcenturyjo

A wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, is a place to gather your treasured collections. More than that…. the weird, the wonderful, the found and discarded. Nature’s detritus or man made discards. A collection may contain the truly beautiful or the down right bizarre. This post started out as a look at how to display collections but I was quickly drawn into the wonder of the cabinet of curiosities.

D’ette Cole Australian Vogue Living
Suzy Hoodless Australian Vogue Living
New York Social Diary Chista
kirchen.net Wunderkammer
Australian Vogue Living My friends’ house via The Courier Mail.

Check out Wunderkammer, Urban Prairie and Victoria’s post on Aria to wander futher in the notion of wunderkammer.

kim. says:

I try to keep collections to a minimum because clutter stresses me out and I hate dusting but these pics are great – particularly your friend’s place!

Pete and Tam are mid century furniture dealers who live behind their shop. I love/hate visiting because there is just too much temptation. I love everything they have in their shop and covet everthing that isn’t for sale 🙂

frances says:

i love wunderkammer! check out the book “mr. wilson’s cabinet of wonders”!
and if you are ever in la, the museum of jurassic technology!

Phoebe says:

ah…. when it comes down to it, isn’t a blog just a modern version of a wunderkammer?? no Wunder we bloggers love it so! great post, ladies!


Haha Phoebe! So true. Kim and I are to use an Australian analogy bower birds. We collect objects we’re attracted to and bring them back to the nest. And Frances I’m off to check out Mr Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonders.

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