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Petra Bjelica

A beautiful and intricate method of embellishing fabric, as well as a symbol of luxury and wealth, embroidery is a old art form of decorating clothing, bedding, and household goods with needle and thread. Recently-found remains of hand-stitched and decorated clothing, boots, and hats show that embroidery was used by Cro-Magnons back in 30,000 BC. Examples […]

Katerina Bulovska

Many centuries before environmentally-friendly houses became modern, people in Iceland were constructing eco-friendly homes, now known as turf houses. This architecture is traditional for the island and is nominated to be part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. The turf houses emerged as a result of the cold weather in Iceland and the natural materials […]

Katerina Bulovska

The Tudor House is the most charming historic building in Southampton, England. The timber-framed building facing St Michael’s Square is the main tourist attraction, situated in the heart of the Old Town.  After a recent restoration, the house and the beautiful garden are once more opened for the public. The earliest part of the site was […]

Katerina Bulovska

In the early 17th century, as Protestantism started spreading, the Roman Catholic Church in order to show its superiority, hired several painters, architects and interior designers to construct new palaces and churches and to re-design its interiors. The ornaments were richer and more magnificent than before and the movement developed in Italy got the name Baroque. […]

Katerina Bulovska

Yo-yo is believed to be the second oldest toy in the world, after the doll. It is made of two disks attached together, sandwiching a long string. Its origin is still unclear, though it was certainly used in the ancient world. The word yo-yo comes from the native Philippine language, Tagalog, meaning come-come. It is most likely […]

Milica Sterjova

Rococo started in the early 18th century in France. It was sort of crossing between Baroque and Neoclassic style, therefore it is also known as “late Baroque”. It refers to many visual arts like painting, interior design, architecture and sculpture as well as the music and literature. It was hard to find this style in architecture, but […]

Katerina Bulovska

Today it’s one of the America’s most used appliances, an essential piece of every household. We can’t imagine our lives without ice-cream or ice cold beer but how much do we know about this incredible machine? What’s the story behind the invention of the refrigerator? Multiple procedures for preserving food cool were being used in […]

Milica Sterjova

When we think of dollhouses we usually associate the idea with plastic toys made for children. However, in their beginning, dollhouses were actually made for adults. Dollhouses were made with architectural details and filled with miniature household features. They were off-limits for children, not because of safety concerns for the children but more for the […]