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Object-Lesson Art & Design Object-Lesson is the on-line equivalent of receiving a beautiful postcard in the mail 5 days a week. Every day one object with a brief description, chosen with no apparent logic, each a surprise intended to delight, inspire or enhance.
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Monday's Object Lesson got lots of mail....this the season.....
07/29/2015

Monday's Object Lesson got lots of mail....this the season.....

On Object Lesson today:Chinese Robe, c. 1600Silk Tapestry, Kesi; “cut silk,” deriving from the visual illusion of cut th...
06/11/2015

On Object Lesson today:
Chinese Robe, c. 1600

Silk Tapestry, Kesi; “cut silk,” deriving from the visual illusion of cut threads that is created by distinct, unblended areas of color.

NOTE: If you live in the New York City area, or plan to be here in the next several months, do NOT miss the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; China Through the Looking Glass. The installation is worth (as they say) the price of admission. It is a gorgeous, inspiring and sensual experience.

An assortment of Tartanware Napkin Rings, 19th C. ScotlandTartan became the most popular decoration for souvenirs of Sco...
10/13/2013

An assortment of Tartanware Napkin Rings, 19th C. Scotland

Tartan became the most popular decoration for souvenirs of Scotland due to Queen Victoria's and Prince Albert's love of the countryside. Soon the box makers of Mauchline (outside of Glasgow) invented machines to rule the multi-colored clan tartans onto printed papers and fashion them into assorted objects for tourists to take home. Now they are considered highly collectable.

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Moor Brooch, (contemporary) Codognato, ItalianYellow and white gold with a fully draped dress embellished with pearls an...
10/02/2013

Moor Brooch, (contemporary) Codognato, Italian
Yellow and white gold with a fully draped dress embellished with pearls and brilliant diamonds, set with a ruby with a surround of brilliants. Turban encrusted with pearls and brilliant-cut diamonds and adorned with a mabe pearl.

Codognato jewelers has been an institution in Venice for more than a century. In 1866, Simeone Codognato opened his shop in the very same spot where it stands today. Simeone's son discovered the considerable interest of jewels unearthed by contemporary archaeological digs in Etruria, which inspired him to create revolutionary new jewelry. Codognato remains oneof the great European jewelry houses and a secret destination for style insiders.

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Joyce "The Bronze Blond Bombshell" Bryant, NYC, 1954.Philippe Halsman, PhotographerWith the perfect hourglass figure, ba...
09/25/2013

Joyce "The Bronze Blond Bombshell" Bryant, NYC, 1954.

Philippe Halsman, Photographer

With the perfect hourglass figure, backless dresses and silver tinted hair, jazz singer Joyce Bryant became known as “The Bronze Blonde Bombshell.” She was often referred to as "The black Mariyln Monroe". It was also rumored that Bryant’s dresses were so tight she had to be carried off stage at the end of her performances.

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07/19/2013

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