CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
A world for the wonderfully curious
A virtual collection of personal treasures and curious objects discovered by people within the walls of their own homes.
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I was once a teacher of young children. Infants. Sometimes I would sit with the class in a circle on the floor. We called this 'Circle Time' and took turns to share a thought, feeling or idea. (You probably remember this from your childhood?) The blue egg was passed around. You were only able to speak when holding the blue egg. Roberta Bonfield (@robertabonfield)
This beautiful paper weight was given to me a few years ago, at my Grandpa's wake. Just as I was leaving, my uncle brought out a box full of my Grandpa's collection of paper weights. The grandchildren were each invited to select one. The paper weight has since sat defunct, collecting dust. Spending time dusting it off, I now discover the mesmerising kaleidoscopic properties. I reflect on the remeberence and celebration of life. And realise there is so much more that this gift has to offer. Robe...
Collected in Portugal on a beach near Olhos d'Agua, Christmas 2019. We were fascinated by these little creatures who glide across the sand at a such a slow speed, you barely detect they are moving. In thier wake, thier spines puncture the sand to reveal a parallel, perferated track. Roberta Bonfield (@robertabonfield)
Every time I spot something heart-shaped I think of a loved one. I've briefly carried each one of these stones around in my pocket before adding it to the collection. Tea
A strange googly-eyed decorative object from the 70s that has stuck around for a stare. Tea
Portrait of a Woman
A portrait of Frida, the woman who built our house in the 1910s. She also built her own car in the 20s. Tea