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Daily Archives: February 8, 2013

Antique White

Categories: Art + Graphics
Antique White

Nostalgia for the way things used to be—or at the very least, the way things used to look—can fairly be explained in one word: quality. Prior to the advent of mass production, the thinking goes, stuff was made to last a good while, and, thus, made with a great deal more care. — Continue reading

Circle of Love

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Circle of Love

If the concept of love—across cultures and continents—had to be translated into a basic geometric shape, there’d be little debate as to which shape. As a symbol of interconnectedness or infinity, wholeness or unity, protection or balance, there’s simply nothing to match the circle. And with Valentine’s Day around the — Continue reading

Twists and Turns

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Twists and Turns

All the qualities that made lucite a beguiling material in the 1960s and 70s—lightness, both visual and literal, a touch of glamour—remain true today. The California-born glass artist Dorothy Thorpe was something of a pioneer in the use of lucite (the material is, more accurately, acrylic; lucite is the trademark name coined by DuPont), — Continue reading