Mar. 13

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Mora Clock

by Lynn Byrne

MORA CLOCK:  Well known for its sexy hourglass shape and typical rich patina, the Swedish tall case clock has a proper name.  Those well-informed call it the Mora clock.  The Mora clock was made in central Sweden in the town of Mora during Read more [...]

Mar. 03

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Etagere

by Lynn Byrne

ETAGERE:  a furniture piece with a series of tiered shelves, sometimes with drawers or doors below, designed for the display of small objects.  In Victorian times, known as a "whatnot."  Introduced in the beginning of the 19th century, it remains Read more [...]

Feb. 23

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: De Stijl

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 De Stijl (literally translated, "The Style")  is a movement among a group of Dutch Modernists artists and designers, that Read more [...]

Feb. 08

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Burl

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 BURL: When speaking of furniture, burl means a type of wood that comes from a tumor-like growth on a tree.  It is typically Read more [...]

Feb. 04

 

Design Throwback: A Fun Quiz

by Lynn Byrne

1. What is the proper name for the two chairs in this room I designed?   Can you guess the designer or term for the pictures in this post?  I have covered them all either in my Design Dictionary series or in my Designer Who's Who series. Generally, Read more [...]
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