Design

Plate with Arabic Inscription, ca 975-1000, painted and glazed earthenware, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Plate with Arabic Inscription

Plate with Arabic Inscription is a masterpiece of 10th century Islamic art. It combines minimalism, abstraction, and morality into a beautiful and...

James W Singer 5 May 2022

Design

Architecture or Jewelry? Josef Hoffmann’s Modern Brooches

Josef Hoffman was the leading architect of the Secession and pupil of Otto Wagner, close friend and collaborator of Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser,...

Magda Michalska 2 May 2022

Design

Art Deco Design and Architecture in New York and Around the World

Art Deco is a global style of design that first appeared in Europe before World War I and flourished internationally in the 1920s and 1930s. The...

Guest Profile 28 April 2022

Design

Tōkyō Thrift – Japonisme and the Japanese Bauhaus

The historical narrative of Modernism is overwhelmingly western. However, the history of the movement is, in reality, one of constant diffusion...

Geoffrey Bunting 18 April 2022

Design

What You Need to Know About Fabergé Easter Eggs

During one of my vacations, I got an unexpected treat – the opportunity to see two amazing collections of Fabergé Easter eggs in two days. One...

Alexandra Kiely 17 April 2022

Design

Luxury and Mystery – The Row About Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs

There is something magical about the Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs. They are a symbol of the ultimate luxury, but also of an era long gone and...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 April 2022

Design

The Artistic Totality of Portuguese Azulejos

Azulejos are a major part of Portuguese history and cultural heritage. These hand-crafted tiles have created such a dynamic presence over the...

Marga Patterson 14 April 2022

Design

The Angels’ Forge: Marrying Glass with Modern Art

This is a story of an Italian man, Egidio Costantini, who was a radiotelegraph operator, a bank cashier, and a manual laborer extracting oils from...

Magda Michalska 7 April 2022

Design

Where You Can See Marc Chagall’s Stained Glass Windows

When I went to see the Reims cathedral, I didn’t expect to find Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows in a centuries-old church.

Magda Michalska 7 April 2022

Melike Turkoglu, Craig Anderson, Grand Budapest Hotel Inspired Interior, source Appliance Analysts - Living the Dream Movie-Inspired Interiors Theater & Cinema

Living the Dream – Movie-Inspired Interiors

Sometimes when you watch a really good movie, wouldn’t you like to stay in that world for a bit longer? To walk around and really experience...

Joanna Kaszubowska 26 March 2022

Art State of Mind

Get Inspired: Famous Painters’ Bedrooms

Moving houses is an enterprise, isn’t it? Packing, getting rid of useless but loved items, sending boxes with winter clothes…  Maybe...

Magda Michalska 26 March 2022

Women Artists

Zaha Hadid in 10 Designs

Zaha Hadid was undoubtedly one of the most important architects in the last hundred years. She forged her individual style and blazed a trail for...

Joanna Kaszubowska 19 March 2022