Gaston-BachelardThe Poetics of space – Gaston Bachelard
The classic look at how we experience intimate places

Drawers, chests and wardrobes.

Now we must return to our studies of the imagination, all of them positive. With the theme of drawers, chests, locks and wardrobes we shall resume contact with the unfathomable store of daydreams of intimacy. Wardrobes with their special shelves, desks with their drawers, and chests with their false bottoms are veritable organs of the secret psychological life. Indeed, without these ‘objects’ and a few others in equally high favor, our intimate life would lack a model of intimacy. Does there exist a single dreamer of words who does not respond to the word wardrobe?