Category: Furniture

Milica Sterjova

The KitchenAid stand mixer. Inspired by a baker mixing dough with a metal spoon, engineer Herbert Johnson with the Hobart Manufacturing Company came up with the idea of an electric stand mixer in 1908. Development of the product began in 1914 and shortly thereafter, the H Model was sold to professional bakers. Perhaps surprisingly, the […]

Milica Sterjova

The 1960s were marked by many significant sociological and cultural events. The Cultural Revolution in China, the birth of the hippie movement, the sounds of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Doors, protests and demonstrations, human rights, politics, countless TV series and many, many more. The ’60s had a revolutionary spirit which clearly had a […]

Milica Sterjova

The Ball Chair, also known as the Globe Chair was created by a Finnish furniture designer called Eero Aarnio. In 1962, Aarnio moved to a new house and started his career as a freelance designer. Aarnio’s house was missing a big chair so he decided to design a totally new one. The chair was designed […]

Katerina Bulovska

Pillows are synonymous with comfort and relaxation. They are a cushion for the head and neck, providing support and a good night’s sleep. However, in the past, pillows weren’t exactly the soft headrest they are today. The history of the pillow dates back to around 7,000 BC in ancient Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq. These pillows were made […]

Milica Sterjova

The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a former Roman-Catholic church, that is privately owned today and it is used as a wedding chapel and a museum. The most remarkable part of the chapel is definitely its spiral staircase. The construction of the chapel began in 1873. Renowned French architect Antoine Mouly was […]

Milica Sterjova

In the small village of Rodmell in East Sussex, England, there is a 17th-century weather-boarded cottage that served as a weekend home for the famous English novelist Virginia Woolf. The writer and her husband, political activist and journalist Leonard Woolf, bought the home in 1919. In the early years in Rodmell, the couple lived in relatively […]

Katerina Bulovska

Cornelius Vanderbilt II’s Fifth Avenue mansion was constructed in 1882 on the 57th Street and was the largest private residence ever built in New York. It also had a private garden and a stable. The mansion had 130 rooms and an impressive corner tower. Fifth Avenue in New York City may be one of the […]

Milica Sterjova

Wicker furniture was quite popular in the Victorian era. It is an old technique used to manufacture furniture and it has been around for thousands of years. It dates as far back as ancient Egypt where wicker items like baskets or chests were used daily people’s homes. By the 16th century wicker was very common […]