The first suspended pendant lamps in history were called panikadilo (in translation from Greek – a multi-flash). They were hung on long chains in temples and cathedrals and were manufactured from copper, wrought iron and silver. The chandeliers were large in size, typically with one or more tiers. By the way, modern-day chandeliers, designed in the […]
There’s a large section in most big-box stores just devoted to wallpaper selection. There are usually big tables and comfy chairs and lots and lots of those heavy wallpaper books. Unless you perused a few wallpaper design sites before you arrived at the store, you’d better have had a big meal first, because you’ll be […]
When you take a trip to the “Big City” you cannot help but be amazed at the tall skyscrapers with their multiple floors and sometimes glassed-in skywalks to cross the busy street to still another skyscraper. It seems inconceivable to imagine just how many firms or companies, how many individual offices and conference rooms, as […]
Are you itchin’ to do something new and different with the interior of your home? Sometimes, spring or summer kicks people into a new mode, where they feel like everything should be revitalized – themselves, as well as their home. Perhaps you’ve already gone through the house, almost like a stranger, using a somewhat critical […]
There is a proverb that first appeared in 1930 in the mystery thriller “The Green Rope” by J.S. Fletcher, and it goes like this: “Home is where you hang your hat”. Though that proverb seems a little antiquated these days, its meaning still rings true. No matter how large or small, or elaborate or plain […]
What is the criteria used when one defines the term “modern design” in a home? If a layman were to be asked that question, they probably would respond by saying “it is newly acquired furniture and accessories; that is, nothing that’s been handed down or been around for a while”. But modern design is actually […]
Imagine how boring the world would be if it were just in black-and-white tones? Or sepia tones like eons ago? How blessed we are to be able to spin the color wheel to create the most-beautiful or thought-provoking hues in our homes.