Notes toward a new project (LINK TO PROJECT HERE and BELOW):
An ornate private study or small room in a house where an intellectual may retire for contemplation. via http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1201427
But most inclusive was the Wunder-kammer, the Studiolo, the Rariteitenkabinett--Curiosity Cabinets, which were as thorough representations of the world as lay within the means of the collector. via http://microcosms.ihc.ucsb.edu/essays/002.html
The Italian Cabinet Galleries contain paintings and precious objects like those that would have been in the small private chambers or studies (studioli) of an Italian Renaissance prince, humanist, or well-to-do merchant. In such rooms, collectors expressed their individual taste and interests through the rare and beautiful objects they chose to display. via http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg25/gg25-main1.html
"mixing beautiful 'nobodies' with glamorous celebrities in the same venue." via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_54
"...notorious epicenter of pop-culture and style." via http://www.vegasexposure.com/studio_54.htm
Archive/Collection/Reblog of high and low, precious and base, contemplation and exaltation...a small room for idiosyncratic consideration...reclaiming dilettantism...we are desultory and we don't care...