Here is Orhan Pamuk himself, speaking about the poetry of the everyday:
OH my goodness... 3 of my loves together! Joseph Cornell was a bit like a miniaturist in that he worked on his mother's kitchen table to make his work, so quite domestic (I'm thinking of family painters and how not everyone has a dedicated studio). Cabinets of curiosities were my great love on my BA and I have tons of books on this in - appropriately - the attic in my grandmother's house! And now with kids I'm revisiting and rediscovering all that - hoping to give them a new lease of life in my paintings. I also bonded with my then-boyfriend-now-husband over our love of antiques and flea markets; we would scour the old Portobello ones (mostly gone now, they used to be like underground warrens - we got some real treasures!) and the Parisian ones too on our 'dates' hehe! And despite my efforts to be like a modern Montessori minimal mama our house is... the maximal, museum-like polar opposite. It's just like that, an art life and you can't help it. I love Joseph Cornell and encourage everyone to get to know this fascinating artist and character - there are a few good books published on his work.