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Alessi Kettle featured image

A beautiful little bird adorns the spout of this kettle and whistles when contents boilRead More →

Modern Americana featured image

Do-it-yourself dรฉcor inspired by iconic patterns, classic fabrics, sentimental items, and the Americana style.Read More →

Rolodex

The Rolodex is a desktop card file system. In the 1940s, Arnold Neustadter’s Company ZephyrRead More →

Rolodex rotary card featured image

There are few office equipment products more iconic than the Rolodex (the name comes from a combination of the words rolling and index). In the past, companies organised their contacts in Rolodexes. Rolodex is constructed as a cylindrical rotary card file on a tubular metal frame that contains A-Z index cards to store business contacts.Read More →

Monument Man - The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French

The definitive biography of Daniel Chester French, the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, John Harvard in Harvard Yard, and The Minute Man in Concord, Massachusetts.Read More →

Michael Taylor Interior Design

Michael Taylor (1927 – 1986) was an American interior and furniture designer. He was known for the “California Style” and made his homes showplaces of the unexpected.Read More →

A Field Guide to American Houses

Now in paperback: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture: in print since its original publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential guide to American houses.Read More →

Paul Tuttle featured image

Paul Tuttle (1918 – 2002) was an American designer best known for his furniture designs and his work in interior design and architecture. Tuttle had no formal design education and instead drew inspiration from his own life and the mentorship of well-known artists like Alvin Lustig, Welton Becket, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Tuttle worked as a furniture designer for over 50 years, producing a body of work that included mass-produced and custom-made pieces.Read More →

George Washington Maher stained glass window - featured image

George Washington Maher (1864 – 1926) was a furniture designer and architect from the United States.

He worked as an apprentice in Joseph Lyman Silsbee’s architecture office alongside Frank Lloyd Wright and George Grant Elmslie.Read More →

Hendrik van Keppel - featured image

Hendrik Van Keppel was an American interior designer who lived from 1914 to 1987. He was professionally active in Los Angeles.Read More →

Charles Pollock featured image

Charles Pollock (1930 – 2013) was an American industrial designer who created sleek furniture, most notably an office chair held together by a single aluminium band that became known as a Pollock Chair.ย Read More →

Frederick Hurten Rhead Tile featured image

Frederick Hurten Rhead was an English-born American potter and ceramic artist. He was born into a family of potters and designers. He received his English pottery training before moving to the United States in 1902. Read More →

In the Pink - Dorothy Draper

Has there ever been an American decorator as famous as Dorothy Draper? Like Martha Stewart,Read More →

Historic Rookwood Pottery building

Rookwood Pottery is an American ceramics manufacturer that is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Maria Longworth Nichols (1849-1932) attended the first china painting classes at the University of Cincinnati School of Design and Maria Eggers in 1874. Read More →

Cheney Brother Mills featured image

The Cheney Brothers were American textile manufacturers. They were located in Manchester and Hartford, Connecticut. Cheney Brothers’ achievement in becoming one of the leading silk manufacturers in the USA was based on the family’s business expertise and broad knowledge of technical processes.Read More →

Black Mountain College art exhibit

Connecting Legacies: A First Look at the Dreier Black Mountain College Archiveโ€ features archival objects from the Theodore Dreier Sr. Document Collection presented alongside artworks from the Asheville Art Museumโ€™s Black Mountain College Collection to explore the connections between artworks and ephemera. Read More →

Gateway arch by Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen (1910 – 1961) Finnish architect. He was born in Kirkkonummi. He was professionally active in the USA. The son of Eliel and Loja Saarinen.Read More →

William Van Alen Gargoyle

William Van Alen (1883 – 1954) was an American architect born in Brooklyn, New York. He was professionally active in New York.Read More →

Newcomb Pottery

Newcomb Pottery was an American pottery that was located in New Orleans. Its artistic quality was the first and perhaps…Read More →

Featured Image - Ink Dot Portrait of Laszlo Moholy-NagyFeatured Image - Ink Dot Portrait of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

In Chicago, the Institute of Design was established by Lรกszlรณ Moholy-Nagy in 1939, following several short-lived precedents beginning with the New Bauhaus in Chicago, established in 1937 under the direction of Moholy-Nagy, with Walter Gropius, a former member of the Bauhaus, as a consultant.Read More →