Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Timeless Appeal of Pagodas

Pagodas were plentiful at the High Point Market in April – appearing in a range of vibrant colors and bold scales. These multi-tiered structures with upward-tilting roofs are associated with chinoiserie (a fanciful European interpretation of Chinese styles that originated

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Chinoiserie Chic from Thibaut

Chinoiserie¬†is a French term meaning “a style of decoration reflecting Chinese motifs.” According to the¬†Merriam-Webster dictionary, the first known usage of the word was in 1883, but interest in Chinese objects developed in the 17th and 18th centuries due to

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Pattern Play

One of the downsides of a wired world is saturation. The same images appear everywhere and copycats abound. While it is great that good design is available at a variety of price points [as long as plagiarism is not involved],

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