Author: Milica Sterjova

Milica Sterjova

The origin of the first tea bag has been the subject to debates but there are two main versions, both from the United States. The first one involves Roberta C. Lawson and Mary Mclaren. Both women had filed for a patent for a “tea leaf holder“ in 1901. They stated that their invention should hold […]

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The famous Hancock-Clarke House in Lexington, Massachusetts is one of the very few remaining houses connected to the leading figures in the American Revolutionary War. It is an excellent example of early Georgian architecture as it has remained virtually unaltered since its early days. Reverend John Hancock purchased the land where the house was built […]

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Before she became one of the most significant figures of Modernism, Eileen Gray designed furniture in Art Deco style. The Irish-born designer spent most of her life in Paris where some of her most iconic designs were created. At the beginning of the 20th century, Gray showed a major interest in Japanese lacquerware and so […]

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Despite the fact that we mostly link macramé art with the 1970s, the decade when it enjoyed major popularity, it actually originated several centuries ago. There are different information about its origin but it is believed that macramé was started by Arab weavers in the 13th century. The term is derived from the Arabic word […]

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The small mobile homes known as shepherds huts date from the 15th century but it became more widely used in the late 18th and early 19th century. They were still being produced and used in the 20th century. The earliest illustration of the hut is a painting from the 15th century by the French painter […]

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Strange-looking experimental homes called Xanadu Houses began to be built in the United States in 1979. They were an attempt at making energy-efficient and affordable dwellings and would also be an example for some of the earliest automation in the home. The Xanadu were constructed by Bob Masters who had previously designed inflatable balloons used […]

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One of the most familiar coffee brewing methods in history is the Moka pot, invented by Luigi di Ponti and produced by Alfonso Bialetti. The Moka pot was invented in 1933 and is revolutionary for more than one reason. First of all, it was one of the first kitchen items to be made from aluminum, […]

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Of all the modern architectural wonders in the world, Rotterdam’s striking Cube Houses, or Kubuswoningen in Dutch, stand in a league of their own. Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, is well known for its unique and interesting architecture. In the historic Oude Haven (Old Port) area, one particularly unusual group of dwellings has been a draw […]