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Arts and Crafts Movement

Arts and Crafts Movement (c.1860 to 1910) The Arts and Crafts movement formed in the second half of the 19th century and was made up of English designers and writers who wanted a return to well-made, handcrafted goods instead of mass-produced, poor quality machine-made items. In the 1890s the popularity of the Arts and Crafts […]

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Italian Glass Art

The Italian island of Murano is renowned for its historic glass factories, which have prospered in the face of events including World War 2 and the more recent economic downturn. The island is home to iconic and highly reputable brands including Venini, De Biasi and Salviati to name but a few. The glass manufacturers of […]

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British Architectural Styles

British architecture has evolved hugely over the centuries, with movements and styles from years gone by still having vast appeal today. Let’s take a look at some of Britain’s major, most prominent and most iconic architectural styles from the late 15th century onwards.   Tudor The Tudor period was the final phase of Medieval architecture […]

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Glass Ornaments: A German Christmas Miracle

Many beloved Christmas movies hinge their dramatic impact on the idea of Christmas being jeopardised in some way, only to be saved at the last minute by a miracle. Whether it’s the threat of the Grinch stealing away everyone’s gifts or the possibility of Christmas being cancelled due to a great storm, the idea of […]

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How To Remove Scratches From Glass

The joy of having a glass collection goes beyond sheer visual admiration. For those who own antique glass, there is also the profoundly meaningful sense of restoring and preserving heirloom pieces for future generations. Each item of antique glass serves as a tangible emblem of an era—a way of life that has long since passed […]

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Bohemian movement

Bohemian Movement: A Romantic Past, A Peripatetic Future

When most people hear the word ‘Bohemian,’ they envision eclectic decor, artfully loose, careless hair and clothing, and flamboyant jewellery, rich in the use of natural materials and semi-precious stones. The Bohemian movement is the label of counter-culture rock stars and precocious fashionistas alike, one of many commercialised images of rebellion available to those who […]

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Bauhaus School Of Art And Design

The Rise And Fall Of The Bauhaus School Of Art And Design From a modern perspective, it’s easy to underestimate the sheer power and influence of the Bauhaus school: What immediately strikes many of us upon viewing a signature Bauhaus object, such as the Wasilly Chair or the Wagenfeld Lamp, is the fact that they […]

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