Are you familiar with the term kunstkamer? No? I am shocked! The Kunstkamera was the first museum in Russia, but it sprung from a cabinet of curiosities. Eric and I looove the idea of a cabinet of curiosities, but we really just don't have the time, money or inclination to really apply ourselves to the concept. I am, in general, opposed to mass collecting unless one has the space to house and care for a collection so you can see our conundrum. Furthermore, we have a family and animals so there shall be no amassing of priceless curiosities in our home.
Instead I have developed a cabinet of eccentricities. I found a small "cabinet" at a thrift store and I spray painted it in the back yard. Since then I have been filling the space with random tidbits that strike my fancy, everything from historic war bullets to mini-televisions. Pretty much the same thing right?