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Milica Sterjova

Located in D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood, the Old Stone House is the oldest unchanged building in Washington. The house is also the last Pre-Revolutionary building with its original foundations. It was built in 1765 by Christopher and Rachel Layman, who purchased a piece of land the previous year. The house was originally constructed as a simple […]

Petra Bjelica

Native American society is known for many things: its culture, art, and handicrafts chief among them. But perhaps the most iconic symbol of these societies is the teepee (tepee, tipi). This conical tent has been used as a shelter for over two millennia. Contrary to popular belief, not all Native American societies lived in teepees. […]

Katerina Bulovska

Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House in Windsor Castle is the most beautiful and popular dollhouse in the world. It was built between 1921 and 1924 for Queen Mary, the wife of King George V. The dollhouse was created as a scale miniature royal palace and was a gift from the nation to Queen Mary. It is an ideal model […]

Petra Bjelica

When asked, in 1938, to explain radio, Albert Einstein said: “You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? Radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here – they receive […]

Milica Sterjova

Timber framing is a  particular style of building in which heavy timber frames form the structure rather than more smaller dimensional lumber. The method comes from creating things from tree trunks without today’s high-tech saws. Using drawknives, adzes, and broad axes, craftsmen were able to shape tree trunks into posts and beams with rectangular form and […]

Verica Sitnik

Carpenter Gothic, also known as Rural Gothic, is a style of architecture that evolved from earlier forms of Gothic architecture. As a close relative of Revival Gothic, Carpenter Gothic developed in North America in the mid-19th century. This style is typified by wooden houses, decorated with motifs of Gothic Revival detail. Carpenter Gothic is distinct […]

Verica Sitnik

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955), was a world-famous theoretical physicist and widely regarded as the archetypical genius of modern times. He is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but his work is also known in philosophy of science. Albert Einstein received Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for his discovery […]

Katerina Bulovska

A quilt is a combination of different layers of fiber, composed of woven cloth top, a layer of batting and a woven back, all stitched together in decorative patterns. It is usually pieced together with many pieces of cloth and often has a single piece of fabric on the top. There are many traditions regarding […]