17 Aug 2018
The Santa Maria in Trastevere is a basilica in Rome, Italy originally commissioned by Pope Callistus I during the third century. Its name translates to “Our Lady in Trastevere” in English and is said to be the first church dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus. As stated in its
15 Aug 2018
The art of mosaic is usually understood as the art of small cubes – tesserae, arranged in a particular way. However, mosaic is a much broader term, a method that encompasses several techniques, all of them ancient and specific. One of the mosaic techniques that give the most intriguing results
02 Aug 2018
Throughout history, dining rooms played a central role in a home, designed to display personal and official affinities of the homeowner. When we look at historical dining halls, we find a diversity that is hard to classify – from religious insignia to minute details pertaining to the members of the
26 Jul 2018
One of the first global design movements, Art Deco appeared with the expansion of modern technologies and mechanization in the early 20th century. Celebrating novel aesthetic, futuristic ideas and mechanized world, it reached a peak in the 1920s, only to decline in the 1930s along with the Great American Depression.
19 Jul 2018
It’s been a long time since the bathroom became a lot more than a mere washroom. One of the key spaces in a modern home, the room in which we take care of our hygiene surpassed its practical nature by diving into the upper levels of aesthetics and even hedonism.
13 Jul 2018
Since the antiquity, mosaics were always one of the most prestigious decorative techniques. They required a lot of skill and a real artistic talent, while their craftsmanship, aesthetics, and size would often leave people in awe. Mostly used as floor decoration in ancient Greece and Rome, mosaics were also found