Author: Petra Bjelica

Petra Bjelica

Sitting has not been of vital importance to human survival and yet it appears to be one of the most common human activities, from the time of the pharaohs through classical times up to present day. We do it way before we learn to walk, and we do it every day. It does not matter […]

Petra Bjelica

Settled by Europeans from 1745 onward, the agrarian community of Pittsfield, which at the center of the Merino sheep craze in the early 19th century, became home to the first agricultural fair on the North-American continent in 1807. The expansion of water-powered wool production and other industries, which went hand in hand with deforestation and […]

Petra Bjelica

Over two thousand years ago, in the Pazyryk Valley beneath the grasslands of the vast Ukok Plateau, located in the Altai Mountains region of Russia, where the borders of China, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia meet, lived the Scythian peoples. Partly nomadic, partly settled, these Persian-speaking tribes raised huge herds of horses. They used their horses to […]

Petra Bjelica

“They put their houses on wheels, and woven rods are used as walls for their homes. The walls are enclosed on the top, forming the roof of the house. They are covered with white felt and it is often coated with lemon or bone powder to make it sparkle. They sometimes put on the roof […]

Petra Bjelica

The Art Deco movement is one of the most popular styles of design, architecture and visual arts, and one of the first truly international movements in the history of design. [the_ad id=”5″] It began in 1910 as a reaction of French manufacturers to the simple and clean-lined German Biedermeier style they witnessed when the president […]