During the gloom of The Great Depression, Clarice Cliff went off trend and created several bright and colourful Art Deco wall masks including Chahar, Flora and Marlene. Decorative ceramic masks had become fashionable in the 1920s and companies such as Goldscheider had had great success with them (for more see […]
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Collecting Goldscheider Wall Masks – Decorative ceramic masks became fashionable in the 1920s as a way to add personality and style to a room. They were modelled on idealised faces and styles of the Art Deco period including short bobbed hair and fashionable headwear often in bold and jazzy colours. […]
The Roth Ceramics Factory (Roth Keramik) was a German ceramics factory that was based in Ebernhahn at the heart of the West German ceramics industry. It was founded by Edmund Roth in 1954, and operated until it closed in 1992. Dorothea Roth, Edmund’s wife, was one of the leading designers […]
There’s something about opera glasses that just captures our imaginations. Maybe it’s the way they conjure up images of elegant ladies and dashing gentlemen attending the opera in centuries past. Or maybe it’s their delicate beauty, with their intricate designs and colorful enameling. Whatever it is, there’s no doubt that […]
When it comes to fashion, there are few names as iconic as Mary Quant. The designer is most famous for her miniskirts and other 1960s-inspired designs, which continue to be popular even today. Mary Quant was also responsible for the fashions of a doll called Daisy, and named after the […]
The Jolly Green Giant is one of the most iconic symbols of American culture. For over 80 years, he has been a mainstay in advertising, and has become one of the longest-running campaigns in U.S. history. His image is recognized by people of all ages, and his presence can be […]
Measham Ware pottery and especially teapots were popular in the mid 19th century to the early 20th century, and is often referred to as bargeware. It was popular with people who worked and lived on the canals and inland waterways of the UK, and became synonymous with the barge people […]
In the early 20th century, a new artistic movement emerged in America which became known as American Modernism. This movement encompassed many different art forms, including architecture, painting, furniture design and interior design. One of the most notable furniture and interior designers of this time period was Karl Emmanuel Martin […]
Master Mind (sometimes Mastermind) is a classic strategy game that has been around for decades. The game was invented in 1970 by Mordecai Meirowitz, a Israeli-American engineer. Meirowitz was inspired by an old Chinese game called Bulls and Cows, which is thought to date back to the 12th century. He […]
The architect Josef Hoffmann, the painter and graphic designer Koloman Moser, and patron Fritz Waerndorfer founded the Wiener Werkstätte, or Vienna Workshop, in 1903. It was a successful association in Vienna, Austria, that brought together architects, artists, designers, and artisans working in the fields of ceramics, fashion, silver, furniture, and […]