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Freehand. Alessi – factory of the happiness

It all began in 1921 in the Omegna, Italy, when Giovanni Alessi opened with his brother a small workshop of the tableware and household objects. The passion does something incredible and, soon, the workshop turned into a factory. From the 50s-60s the company began actively to invite designers and architects to create new products. It was a time of experimentation with form and materials. Objects obtained with history, with soul and humor, and at the same time, convenient to use. Today we can see them in the biggest design museums.
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Chinese style in interior

Continuing the theme of Chinoiserie we will touch on the true China style. Despite the fact that it is much more modest than the view of Europeans, it still deserves attention. This country is full of centuries-old traditions, it has brought to the world many useful inventions such as paper, ceramics, silk, bronze casting and more. Any object in the Chinese style makes a modern interior more interesting and meaningful.
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5 chair icons

In the history of design was created many products which have become iconic and do not lose their relevance today. We chose 5 chairs that are most often encountered today in stylish interiors. The secret of their long popularity in thoughtful design, versatility and simplicity. Each of them can be found in homes, cafes, offices and hospitals around the world. The names of our heroes need to know so we will tell you who, when and why created them.
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Chinoiserie or fantasies about a far land

The legends of Marco Polo and other fascinating histories of merchants about far and beautiful land as well as articles which they brought, gave birth in Europe of the XVIII century a passion for Chinese culture. And there was a Chinoiserie style, one of the branches of Rococo.
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A symbol of fertility

Skulls of bulls and cows often decorate the interiors. I always wondered what they mean, because even for me they are a bit gloomy. And recently while studying architecture I found the term: bucranium – ornament in the form of skulls of bulls and rams which since ancient times decorate the temples and tombs in many cultures. The bull is a symbol of spring and fertility and also power. Gods and kings was often depicted with a bull’s horns. The skull of a bull with its horns very similar to the shape of the female uterus. Also, it reminds us about the impermanence of life.
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The canopy over the bed

It’s time to think about the design of our new home. I love the canopies over the bed. Special attention I want to attract to the canopy which hangs just over the headboard. In this detail there is something touching that conditionally making the sleeping environment more comfortable. There are many options canopies, let’s choose to your taste.
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Egyptian Interior Style. Part 2

The part 1 you can see here.

For the Egyptians their look and hygiene were of the first importance. They bathed in the rivers, used soap of animal fats and chalk or onion ash. The rich people had bathrooms in the mansions. The Egyptians have already used metal mirrors. Men and women from the upper classes wore wigs and jewelries and made up. They had coffers with perfumes and cinnamon, incense, musk, myrrh and flagroot oils. They took care of their nails. On their eyelids they put green dye from malachite,put the ochre rouge on their lips and cheeks. Eyes were more expressed with the black lines. Men shaved not only beards but the whole body.
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Egyptian Interior Style. Part 1

This article I have prepared a long time ago, but the wedding planning are not allowed to publish it. I tried to make it maximum interesting, opened a subject not only about peculiarities of the Egyptian style but about life at that time. I hope you enjoy it and will find a lot of useful information. Don’t miss the Part 2!

The unique culture of Ancient Egypt charms many people up to our days.
It was especially popular in the Napoleon`s time, due to him the Empire style was originated and also in the first decade of the 20th century. Such celebrities as Janice Jackson, David Bowie, Sher and others tried on the style of Cleopatra and Egyptian kings. Inspired by Egypt again and again fashion designers create maserpieces.
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Mirror

The mirror is one of the favorite subjects of decoration among designers. Using the mirror you can achieve different effects which correct and decorate the room. Mirrors expand and refract space, multiply the light, add to the uniqueness of the interior.
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Antiquity. Ancient Greece and Rome.

Recently I thought about one question: what will be my bathroom if I inspired time and life of the ancient Greeks and Romans? The more I again immersed in ancient times, the more I wanted to know not only about the premises, but also about the traditions and life of that time. My sketch above shows my impression about antiquity, and here I want to tell some peculiarities of life of those times.
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Eva and Alex.
Renovating our first apartment. Draw illustrations. Raising a boy.
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