Japanese cast iron teapot

Iron kettles are used to boil water for tea preparation in the Japanese Way of Tea. Iron kettle casting with sand moulds has a long tradition in Japan, dating back to the Heian and Kamakura times.Read More →

Design the Home You Love

Since interior design can be intimidating, many of us never attempt to design our own homes. Havenly creators Lee Mayer and Emily Motayed break down the ambiguous world of home design in Design the Home You Love. You’ll first learn how to define your style (whether you prefer Parisian Modern or California Casual) and then how to integrate furniture that complements your style while remaining within your budget.Read More →

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The French decor is back in style, and it’s the ideal style for your home. This style of décor has something unique about it, and while it can seem to be carefree, it adheres to an ideology that finds beauty in flaws. If you want to emulate the magnificent French countryside style in your home, you will want to check out these Kindle Edition books.Read More →

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Art Deco, also known as Deco, is a visual art, architecture, and design style that originated in France shortly before World War I. Buildings, furniture, jewellery, fashion, automobiles, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday items like radios and vacuum cleaners were all inspired by Art Deco. The Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925 inspired the name. Read More →

Ukiyo-e is a Japanese art form that flourished between the 17th and 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of female beauties, kabuki performers, and sumo wrestlers, historical and folk tale scenes, travel scenes and landscapes, flora and fauna, and erotica, among other subjects. “Pictures of the Floating Planet” is how the word “ukiyo-e” is translated.Read More →