You are what you collect. And the Museum der Dinge, or museum of things, contains an eclectic assortment of ephemera never intended to be preserved yet valuable for what they say about culture.
The Daily Heller’s roving reporter, Rick Meyerowitz writes: “The Nazi dinges are only a tiny fraction of the design articles in Museum der Dinge. I mean, come on Steve, the Museum of Things?”
The website is worth the price of admission, if you cannot get to Berlin. Go here and click on any of the tiny things (dinges) and be shocked or amused or both. Here are some of my favorites: Wachsbüste / Teemaschine / Öllampe.