Sep. 02

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Kylix

by Lynn Byrne

If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms." -Socrates KYLIX A form of ancient Greek pottery.  A shallow, stemmed and footed bowl used as a drinking cup.  The kylix became a decorative Read more [...]

Aug. 25

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Entablature

by Lynn Byrne

If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk. "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms." ENTABLATURE; A horizontal structural element typically borne by columns or pilasters found in classical architecture and furniture modeled Read more [...]

Aug. 11

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Cabriole Sofa or Chair

by Lynn Byrne

If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms."-- Socrates CABRIOLE SOFA or CHAIR (also called chaise en cabriole) A type of upholstered sofa or chair whose back curves into the arms Read more [...]

Jul. 28

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Linenfold

by Lynn Byrne

If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms." --Socrates LINENFOLD An ornamental motif representing the vertical folds of linen.  Typically seen as carved wood paneling  first Read more [...]

Jul. 21

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Quatrefoil and Barbed Quatrefoil

by Lynn Byrne

If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms"--Socrates QUATREFOIL :  (Rhymes with "baby oil') A popular ornamental motif found in architecture, decorative arts and fashion , Read more [...]
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