decorative arts

Art Sep 15, 2009

Cowan’s Fine & Decorative Arts Auction

Cowan’s, the premier auction house in Cincinnati, Ohio, is holding a Fine & Decorative Arts sale October 2-3. Included in this mishmash of English and Continental furniture, paintings, and ceramics is a rare eighteenth-century engraved… Read more
Architecture Sep 14, 2009

Great Estate: Homewood, Baltimore, MD

The Magazine Antiques casts its watchful eye on the Homewood Museum, a “great estate” in Baltimore, MD. Built from 1800 to 1806, the home was designed after a Palladian 5 part plan. The land was originally a gift from Charles … Read more
Design Sep 14, 2009

Strala Design

Finding balance between art object and functional design is the value behind Strala Design. Based in Zurich, there is an element of precision (a great Swiss trait) to decorative arts that blend traditional craft with contemporary invention… Read more
Architecture Aug 10, 2009

Neumours Mansion

One of the most beautifully conceived mansions of the Gilded Age, the Neumours Mansion in Wilmington, DE, has reopened to the public after three years of extensive renovation. Alfred i du Pont built the house, after falling out with a… Read more
Design Aug 6, 2009

OnOff by Rezon

“OnOff” is the first lighting design project by Japanese brand Rezon. These rectangular lamps work either freestanding or hanging. Illustrations are printed to the outside, so when unlit they remain visible. Once the lights go on, the… Read more
Art Aug 3, 2009

Modern 50

It’s Nice That tips us to Modern 50. More than a webshop, the site is an archive of treasures from across the globe. Furniture, housewares, sporting equipment, oddities, ephemera… just about everything. From mid-century design to 1980s WWF… Read more
Art Jul 3, 2009

Hex Yes!

For July, Art In the Age of Mechanical Reproduction celebrates the history of the Hex sign. A common motif in Pennsylvania German decorative arts, the Hex sign has become a symbol of joy. The exhibition includes artifacts on loan from… Read more
Art Jun 23, 2009

Hermitage Amsterdam Interiors

Designed by Merkx+Girod, the interiors and new exhibition of the Hermitage Museum’s Amsterdam satellite space opened to the public this week. The exhibition halls and especially the display of garments are magnificent. Well fitting of the… Read more
Design Jun 19, 2009

Splugen Brau Suspension Lamp

Designed in 1961 by Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and Achille Castiglioni, the Splugen Brau Suspension Lamp is constructed of polished spun aluminum. The lamp a single 100 watt silver bowl incandescent bulb. Manufactured by Flos in Italy. The… Read more
Art Jun 17, 2009

The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

Celebrating 275 years of brotherhood, the National Heritage Museum has mounted The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts. The exhibition explores the history of Freemasonry in the Western Hemisphere through objects and artifacts collected… Read more
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