Adolfo F. Sardiña, known simply as Adolfo, carved a niche in the fashion world with his timeless, elegant designs. Born in Cuba and naturalized in the U.S., he won prestigious awards like the Coty and Neiman Marcus. Notably, his creations graced future First Lady Nancy Reagan, embodying dignified, enduring style.
In the early 20th century, Louis B. Easton emerged as a significant figure in American architecture and furniture design. Though never formally registered as an architect, Easton’s contribution to the Arts and Crafts movement was immeasurable. Originating as a vice-principal and manual arts teacher in Illinois, his journey took him to Pasadena, California, where he designed about 25 homes. His masterpiece, the Carl Curtis ranch, epitomized his philosophy that construction materials should serve both structural and aesthetic purposes. Easton was more than just an architect; he was an educator, a craftsman, and a visionary who left an indelible imprint on American design.
The Galeries Lafayette reported revenue of more than five billion euros in 2019. Since 1960, it has belonged to the International Association of Department Stores. It now has a number of locations in France and other countries in addition to its flagship store on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris.
Maiolica is a tin-glazed earthenware that was produced during the Renaissance in Italy. The name comes from Majorca, the island from which, in the 15th century, a lot of Hispano-Moresque tin-glazed pottery was brought into Italy. The technique of covering with a tin glaze earthenware was similar to that used elsewhere in Europe for delftware and faience.