Hundreds of new perfumes are launched every year; it’s easy to become a little overwhelmed when trying to select a new scent. Are you floral or woody? Where do you stand on a strong oudh? The wealth of choice can make you dizzy. Perhaps this is why the perfumes we’ve come to know as timeless…
Steeped in practicality, yet brimming with Midcentury cool and bursting with technological advancements, the designs of Charles and Ray Eames were as thrilling to their post-war audiences as they are timeless today. Underpinning it all was a design philosophy with an elegantly simple and enduringly modern approach that furthered technology and created a legacy that…
Rightly revered as the father of British Studio pottery, Bernard Leach’s influence as a ceramicist is hard to overstate. As someone who exceeded his accolades, Leach’s pure and utilitarian form of pottery stood in opposition to mass production and had a lasting influence on modern design in North America during the 1950s and 1960s. It…
The bicycle transformed mobility and lured famous poster artists to test their patience drawing pedals and spokes. Today vintage bicycle posters are a popular collector's item.
Cinnabar ornaments aren't wallflowers. It's a color that demands your attention, and when carved in the form of lacquer, it can be all the more beguiling.
Antique tapestries have enjoyed renewed popularity, so much so that Architectural Digest named antique tapestry wall hangings one of their key interior trends for 2022.
An inventive producer of porcelain that came to define Swedish design through inventive glazes, eccentric geometric designs, and cuddly pottery.
The Countess de Fiesque traded a whole wheat farm for a Venetian mirror, and considered it a bargain. Learn about the social history of the antique mirror.
Discover how papercut art, scherenschnitte in German, or découpage in French has become part of many nations' cultural traditions.
Spanning a range of materials and religious meanings, ancient Egyptian art was created between the 31st century BC and the 4th century AD.