The Room Illuminated

Room 5 – Jen and Michael’s lounge (Melbourne, Victoria)

The focal point of the lounge is, without doubt, Jen and Michael’s wunderkammer filled with their collection of curiosities

The woman in the photograph is a West German radio station secretary, taken by August Sander, 1931

The woman in the photograph, taken by August Sander in 1931, is a West German radio station secretary.

A fox pelt draped over the sofa

A fox pelt draped over the sofa

"Bambi" - Vintage taxidermy

“Bambi” – Vintage taxidermy

"Mr Chubby Chops" - Antique child mannequin c1930s

“Mr Chubby Chops” – Antique child mannequin c1930s

A vintage prosthetic leg from the United Kingdom sits on top the1920s wheelchair

A vintage prosthetic leg from the United Kingdom sits on top the1920s wheelchair

Art work on wall -"There's blood on your whisper" by Jessica Tremp

Artwork on wall -“There’s blood on your whisper” by Jessica Tremp

Just some of the collection in the wunderkammer

Just some of the collection in the wunderkammer

German accordion c1920 and antique ventriloquist doll - "Old Butler Solomon"

German accordion c1920 and antique ventriloquist doll – “Old Butler Solomon”

Antique autopsy instruments and a collection of bones, bullets and bottles

Antique autopsy instruments and a collection of bones and bottles

A collection of mannequin limbs

A collection of mannequin limbs

The skull on the top shelf is a plastic replica purchased from a magic shop

The skull on the top shelf is a plastic replica purchased from a magic shop

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11 thoughts on “Room 5 – Jen and Michael’s lounge (Melbourne, Victoria)

  1. tina comisso on said:

    I love this room so dark but close to nature. Erie but safe. Thanks for an insight in this room…… I enjoyed it

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  2. Prosthetic leg and wheelchair is my favourite, Jen and Michael your space is so beautifully curated it is a credit to you both.
    Thank you for the inspiration Kate.

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  3. Thank you for the lovely compliments peoples. It means a lot to know that it’s elicited such positive responses.x

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  4. WOW – what a ‘blow you away’ kind of room!

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  5. Stunning space. Original and left of centre but also has a sense of warmth and comfort. Love it.

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  6. Oh WOW! I love it, next time I am in Melbourne I’m knocking on Jen and Michael’s door! Reminded me of my visit to the medical museum in London, and also a lot of the flavours and moods from Neil Gaimen’s graphic novels and novels, and some of the accompanying artwork by Dave McKean http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_McKean . My favourite piece was the doll reclining on the window sill. Amazing room. So much effort, but I really can see it is the place for you to unwind.

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  7. What a beautiful room. Thanks so much for sharing, it makes me itch to create a better space for my vintage taxidermy tortoise passed down from an aunts estate.

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