Those of you who follow me on Pinterest will realise I am
And b) currently obsessed with natural history collections, botanical art, butterflies and “wunderkammer” or Victorian Curiosity Cabinets.
Something I am really interested in is the natural world, and so were the Victorians. They collected insects and animal skeletons, created much of the botanical art we still see now, grew gardens of poisonous plants, and were interested in everything around them.
The Wunderkammer or Curiosity Cabinet combined all of these things, and wasn’t just for mad scientists. Many people (usually rich) also collected natural history specimens.
I wanted to bring that wonder and curiosity to my library (without the icky dead animal factor). So I created my own!
Crystals, plants, dried flowers, and insect collections made from plastic toys all figured in my cabinet.
It has the feel of the natural history collection, the old fashioned library, but it is a bright, modern bohemian collection as well.
What do you think?