Famous Chairs that Changed the Way We SitSeptember 19, 2020
Apparently sitting is the new smoking and it will slowly kill us all. But given our current reality, we don’t have that much choice about it. One choice we do have though is what we sit on. And...
Get Inspired: Jewelry in Rossetti’s PaintingsSeptember 17, 2020
Each piece of jewelry in Rossetti’s paintings worn by his models wasn’t invented but copied from actual accessories from the artist’s collection. Pieces were carefully selected to complement the garment, color, and other aesthetic features of the painting....
Tattoos – Ancient Ink to Modern CelebritySeptember 13, 2020
Love them or loathe them, tattoos are a global phenomenon. Inserting pigment under the skin for decorative or ritualistic purposes has been around since prehistoric times. Tattooing is a close relative of scarification and piercing, and examples exist...
The Art of Jewels: Spinel, the Ruby ImpersonatorAugust 31, 2020
The spinel, also known as the balas ruby, was first derived from the historic region of Badakshan in Central Asia. These beautiful gemstones usually occur in a red hue, much like their more famous relative, the ruby. While rubies...
5 Women Who Changed the 20th Century Interior DesignAugust 29, 2020
Originally I wanted to write about ten women interior designers, it seemed simple enough. But when I started my research the five women you’ll meet below proved to be extremely fascinating and powerful. So instead, I decided to...
Five Key Women in Contemporary Interior DesignAugust 27, 2020
The word ‘contemporary’ can be defined in many subtly different ways. For this text allow me to stick to the following definition: “the second half of the 20th century or in the 21st century”. We’ll be looking at...
Arts and Crafts’ Principles in Interior Design: The Original MinimalistsAugust 26, 2020
Perhaps you have noticed a trend in recent years: the return to simpler things. People seem to crave a return to simpler times, to homesteading, homemaking, and minimalism. We feel an urge to recycle, and to up-cycle. We...
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