Wunderkammerer front room crammed with nooks

The nook-lined front room of this Stockholm hill-house, designed by Marge Arkitekter, is ready made for wunderkammerers who can't stop bringing home delightful objects they wish to exhibit. Judging from the architecture-magazine-style photo, I'm guessing that the owners aren't the sort to fill it with a weekend's worth of yard-sale treasures, but I can dream.

Villa J by Marge Arkitekter (via Crib Candy)



    1. Don’t you think that the few boingboing readers illiterate enough to not know the term (or be able to puzzle it out) can’t find their way to Google?

    2. If you type ‘wunderkammer’ into the search box, you’ll see that it’s in regular use here. And if you’re not a hipster know-it-all, how did you end up here anyway?

  1. What’s with all those damn empty bookshelves? I’ve got more crap than I have shelf space, and here they are wasting it on clean lines or some Nordic bs like that? Wunderkammerers my arse.

  2. Funny — I was reading Gibson’s Zero History just this morning and came across that phrase — wunderkammer — and decided, from the context, it was German for “wonder-[something].”

  3. As a mother-tongued German speaker, I have to comment that the “Wunderkammerer” would be the comparative form of “Wunderkammer”, like “more Wunderkammer” – which obviously officially does not exist, since “Wunderkammer” is a noun and not an adjective.

    Not being a language nazi (check the embassy leaks, you won’t find me listed in the “Langüage Nazi” spreadsheet there, which is proof I _really_ am no language nazi), I must say that “Wunderkammerer” fits that particular room perfectly, being the Ãœber-Wunderkammer by all means.

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