Category: Furniture

Katerina Bulovska

The resplendent Dragon Throne in China’s Forbidden City was the ceremonial seat of the emperors of China for six centuries. The dragons with which it is decorated are symbolic of the unquestionable divine imperial power of the Emperor. The throne represented his power and authority. According to ancient Chinese culture, the Emperor himself was mandated by 天 […]

Milica Sterjova

The predecessor of the Hoosier kitchen cabinet was the “baker’s cabinet,” a piece of kitchen furniture popular in the 1800s. The Hoosier cabinet came as an adaptation of the baker’s cabinet, giving it a new form with more storage space. Before the appearance of the modern kitchens with built-in counters and cabinets, the freestanding Hoosier […]

Verica Sitnik

Ernest Hemingway is one of the greatest writers of 20th century. His biography is presenting that he was a complicated man. Lost in his world of creativity, Ernest found peace from fame in the sleepy little town in Florida, in grand two story villa which today is known as his home. For 10 years this […]

Katerina Bulovska

This magnificent throne was made for Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the founder of the powerful Sikh Empire that ruled in the northwest part of India in the early half of the 19th century, by the Goldsmith Hafez Muhammad Multani between 1820 – 1830. The golden octagonal throne was probably commissioned to mark the victory of the […]

Milica Sterjova

One of the most colorful and jolly kitchen items ever is, of course, the cookie jar. Cookie jar is an American term, in Britain, they are called biscuit jars or biscuit barrels. The first biscuit barrels appeared in Britain in the second half of the 18th century. They were initially made of glass with a […]

Petra Bjelica

In the era of iPhones and Android, the vintage rotary telephone can very rarely be seen in homes and apartments. It might even be possible that some of us hadn’t a chance to even use one. They once were seen as tokens of modernity, technology, and progress. Today they bring back to life the old […]

Milica Sterjova

A large number of Native American peoples had pipe-smoking traditions as parts of their cultures long before the Europeans arrived from across the ocean. Some Native Americans smoked pipes for ceremonial purposes while others smoked tobacco socially. In the 16th century, tobacco, a native plant to South America, was introduced to Europe. Pipe-smoking is the […]

Katerina Bulovska

The Scandinavian design movement emerged in the 1930s in the Nordic countries and is characterized by functional simplicity. Scandinavia is the area of Northern Europe consisting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland, as well as Iceland. The movement’s name originates from a design exhibition that traveled the USA and Canada under the name Scandinavian Design between 1954 […]