28.12.10

We Like.... Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors

HACKNEY'S LEADING CURIOSITY SHOP

The Shop is perhaps best seen as an attempt to recreate or reinterpret, within 21st century sensibilities, a 17th century Wunderkabinett; a collection of objects assembled at a whim on the basis of their aesthetic or historical appeal. There is no attempt at creating or explaining, meta-narratives or educating anyone. It is merely a display of Naturalia and Artificialia designed to give pleasure to the creators of the Museum, who hope that you too will enjoy it.

17.12.10

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

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A collection of strange singles from the Hot Or Not dating website circa 2005...

14.12.10

You may collect...

 
...model Chrysler buildings...

...picture frames...

 
...Japanese toys...

...old pharmaceutical jars and packaging or...

 ...Koshari kachina figurines...

7.12.10

Pin-Board at 69 York Road

Open/Closed Signs by samfrancisco

The Upper Ten or Squirrels Club by Walter Potter

http://www.acaseofcuriosities.com/pages/01_2_00potter.html

What Is A Collection?


A collection is a group of resources that are related to each other in some identifiable way. The relationship might be through a topic, a place, a person, an organisation or a type of object.

A collection may be divided into smaller parts, or sub-collections, which may in turn be divided into smaller parts. For example, a library collection might be divided into fiction and non-fiction stock, with the non-fiction stock divided into lending and reference stock, while a museum might have collections of ceramics, textiles, coins and silverware, with the coins divided into categories or sub-collections by time period - Roman, Anglo-Saxon, medieval, etc.

What to do with dead flies or How to have fun? Photos By Julie Guerrin










Le Palais Ideal


Le Palais Ideal was built by Facteur Cheval - Postman Cheval - Ferdinand Cheval and is one of the world's most astounding visionary structures.

Why is it here in this place of collections?

Cheval was a simple country postman in the small village of Hauterives, Drome, France and one day he found a strange stone that fascinated him....33 years later after collecting hundreds and thousands and millions of stones, he had built Le Palais Ideal.

His vision was based on the places he saw on postcards from foreign climes and images from magazines that he delivered on his round. He would find the stones and collect them in his wheelbarrow after his work was finished.

This is truly a work of obsession, drive and collecting.

http://www.facteurcheval.com/?LANG=en

25.11.10