Sep. 15

 

TODAY’S BEAUTIFUL: Verre Eglomise and the art of Miriam Ellner

by Lynn Byrne

      Remember the Design Dictionary entry when I told you about the fabulous art form of painting on the reverse side of glass called verre eglomise?  Well it is almost a lost art form.  Very few contemporary artisans have Read more [...]

Sep. 09

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Honest Construction

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 HONEST CONSTRUCTION: In decorative arts, this phrase is one of the tenets of the Arts and Crafts Movement begun in England Read more [...]

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 [...]
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