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  • The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – O is for …

    The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – O is for …

    Object de vertu Objets de vertu (roughly translated as “precious objects”) are tiny decorative pieces noted for their fineness of
  • Antonio Martins, Looking Forward

    Antonio Martins, Looking Forward

    Having lived in ten cities on four continents, Antonio Martins’ design aesthetic is shaped by a unique world view influenced
  • The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – N is for …

    The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – N is for …

    Nacre Nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, is the basic substance secreted by oysters and mollusks to form the inside of
  • The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – M is for …

    The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – M is for …

    Majolica In different periods of time and in different countries the word majolica has been used for two distinct types
  • The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – L is for …

    The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – L is for …

    Lacca Contrafatta Lacca Contrafatta (also termed Lacca Povera) was developed to imitate the appearance of costly, scarce, and fashionable high
  • At Home with Designer Ellie Cullman

    At Home with Designer Ellie Cullman

    Ellie Cullman has made her mark in the design industry for over three decades, having co-founded her iconic firm, Cullman
  • The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – K is for …

    The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – K is for …

    Kalaga A Kalaga is a heavily embroidered appliqué tapestry made of silk, flannel, felt, wool and lace against a background
  • The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – J is for …

    The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – J is for …

    Jabot pin A jabot pin is a brooch with a bejeweled motif at either end. It is pinned in such
  • At Home with Designer Gary Hutton

    At Home with Designer Gary Hutton

    Gary Hutton’s 40-year career in design has earned him the moniker “the Dean of West Coast design”. A born and
  • The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – I is for …

    The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – I is for …

    Ice glass Ice glass refers to a decorative effect that causes the surface of the glass to resemble cracked ice,
  • A Chat with Designer Alexa Hampton

    A Chat with Designer Alexa Hampton

    Alexa Hampton’s down to earth, relaxed disposition belies her impressive resumé. As owner and president of her father, Mark Hampton’s
  • The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – H is for …

    The Alphabet of Art & Antiques – H is for …

    Hadley Chest A Hadley chest is a rectangular dowry chest, painted and elaborately carved with flat flowers (often tulips) and