Hello, I’m Corinne. I identify as a reader, writer, photographer, health nut, and overall nerd. My lifelong goals are to stay curious and imagine people complexly. Thank you for peeking into my cabinet. It’s a collection of my writing and photography as well as my ramblings on bookish things.
I’d love to tell you the story of why I refer to my website as my “cabinet.”
I will admit I’m not the best at naming things, but this name immediately struck me. During a university course, I was introduced to cabinets of curiosities and learned that they were basically the original museums. The concept of a museum came out of the curiosity and desire to collect items, which were housed in cabinets as private collections. Museums evolved from private to public, and now they tell stories and educate anyone willing to learn. Cabinets of curiosities tell stories about a unique collection of things, whether it be oceanic items, tins from 1950s America, or exotic plants of the Mediterranean. Your cabinet of curiosities can contain whatever you desire, and this is mine… in website form. Welcome!
Note: cabinets of curiosities are also referred to as “wonder rooms” or “wunderkammer.”