Chinese Takeout Container

Chinese takeout has a long history in the US, and the iconic Chinese takeout container is pretty much synonymous with it.ย ๐Ÿฅก๐Ÿฅก๐ŸฅกRead More →

Muffy VanderBear Portrait Chair

Barbara Isenberg of New York inspected store inventories of soft toys in the mid-1970s and found them deficient. Isenberg wanted a teddy bear for her small kid that had the same quality, charm, and cozy textures as the ones she remembered from her youth. Read More →

Red Ball Rocking Horse - Eames Style

This rocking “horse” was provided by Creative Playthings, an expensive educational toymaker, in the 1960s. This toy reduces the rocking horse to its bare essentials in a design that mimics Modernism, a prominent aesthetic in the mid-twentieth century. Read More →

Safety Bicycle for women

The “safety” bicycle, initially introduced in 1887, propelled the late-nineteenth-century bicycling mania to new heights. While the regular bike needed great skill due to its giant front wheel and small rear wheel, safety bicycles could be ridden by anyone.Read More →

Edward Wormley Sofa

He worked as a designer for Dunbar Furniture of Indiana in New York from 1931 to 1941, improving the company’s variety of wood and upholstered furniture to appeal to a wide range of interests.Read More →

Ruby Ross Wood Interior

Ruby Ross Wood was a noteworthy American interior decorator and founder of a 1920s-era decorating firm. She is known for pioneering an American design style less formal, and made significant contributions to the New York design scene.Read More →

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Earl Tupper, from a humble farm background, overcame the Great Depression, invented Tupperware from waste plastic, and revolutionized marketing with “party plan” approach. Tranisitioning his company to Florida and becoming a philanthropist, his life embodies resilience, innovation, and clever strategy.Read More →

Rudder Table by Isamu Noguchi, 1949.

The post-World War II era marked a significant period in home furnishing design, with designers experimenting with new shapes and materials. Functional modern design emerged with scaled-down furniture for smaller homes, featuring innovative creations like the shell chair.Read More →

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Dale Chihuly is an American Glass Designer born in Tacoma, Washington. He is one of the most respected glass artists in the United States. Read More →

Paul Getty Center Los Angeles California

Paul Getty Center was designed by Richard Meir. It uses cutting-edge technology for book conservation, storage, and retrieval. READ MORERead More →

Gorham Manufacturing Company, Tureen, 1884.

Gorham is one of the United Statesย oldest silver producers. In 1813, Jabez Gorham founded a jewellery-making business with four other men after a seven-year apprenticeship with Nehemiah Dodge of Providence, Rhode Island. The company was famed for their ‘Gorham chain,’ which was claimed to be of extraordinary quality. Gorham worked on his own until 1831 when he hired Henry L. Webster, a silversmith who specialised in coin-silver spoons.Read More →

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William Gray Purcell was an American architect and furniture designer. He was active in Minneapolis and Philadelphia.Read More →

Russell Hobbs 2-Slice Toaster

For premium toasting performance, retro styling meets modern functionality. This 2-slice toaster includes a countdown timer that displays the remaining time on the toasting cycle. The shade selector goes from 1 (light) to 6 (dark) to accommodate various tastes. Read More →

Monument Man - The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French

“Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French” by Harold Holzer is a definitive biography of America’s leading public monument sculptor. It includes a detailed analysis of French’s life, creative evolution, and a guide to his sculptures.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 →

In the Pink - Dorothy Draper

Has there ever been an American decorator as famous as Dorothy Draper? Like Martha Stewart, Draper was a preacher andRead More →