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A paradox revealed through portraiture

A photograph taken seven years before her passing says much about the life, times and character of the trailblazing Meherbai Tata The much-loved wife of Dorabji Tata and daughter in-law of Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata group, Meherbai Tata was a woman of personality. A participant in the ornamental theatrics of being imperial within Empire, one finds her name regularly among the maharajas, nawabs and begums in royal chronicles. And deservedly so. Meherbai was honoured with the ‘Comm...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, History, Heritage, Paris, Buckingham Palace, Victoria, Lafayette, Rembrandt, Mumbai, Queen Victoria, Tata, Reed, George V

Cool Kids Guide of Things to Do in Seattle with Kids (adult’s love these too!)

Seattle is cool. Uniquely cool. And there is a great balance of things to do in Seattle with kids AND for us adults too! Starbucks. Amazon. Microsoft. Costco. Boeing. Pearl Jam. Nirvana. Just a few things Seattle, Washington is famous for producing. How can one city produce so many great things? It’s a city that has been high on my radar since Seattle grunge became a played out thing on my walkman. I just had to go to the place that birthed some of my favorite music ever. And then while we were...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Art, Usa, Minneapolis, Washington, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wings, Sydney, Portland, San Diego, Howard Schultz, Nashville

James Winn, Biographer Of Queen Anne And Dryden, And A Master Of The Flute, Has Died At 71

Winn didn’t like the way that the academic world tended to get itself twisted into silos, he said, which is why he wrote about cultural life during Queen Anne’s reign, the poetry of war, Bach and the Beatles. “Professor Winn himself was certainly not a silo-dweller; when he wasn’t teaching English or writing about the Restoration, he was performing with orchestras or small ensembles, or working on a recording.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Bach, Winn, Queen Anne, 04.12.19, James Winn Biographer Of Queen Anne And Dryden

The (Mostly Forgotten) Power of Vernacular Design

This simple woodworking clamp was developed thousands of years ago from a tree branch. Modern manufacturing methods made the tool less effective. How do you fix that? If you want to get serious about your rock 'n' roll, it's not enough to get your inspiration from the Beatles or the Rolling Stones. To really understand the musical form, you need to listen to what the Stones listened to. You, my friend, need to spin some records from blues legend Robert Johnson.The same goes with design. It's si...
Tags: Design, Wales, West Virginia, Cardiff Wales, Robert Johnson, Queen Anne, Hans Wegner, Popular Mechanics, John Brown, Børge Mogensen, Midcentury Modern, Christopher Schwarz, St Fagans, Lost Art Press, Thomas Chippendale, The Anarchist Designer

The British Independent Film Awards Really, Really Liked ‘The Favourite’

Whoa. The film about Queen Anne and two of her courtiers – and their rivalry – won “a record haul of 10 prizes, including best film, best actress for Olivia Colman, best supporting actress for Rachel Weisz and best director for Yorgos Lanthimos.”
Tags: Art, Media, Rachel Weisz, Queen Anne, 12.02.18

Hand Tool School #21: How to Build Furniture in a Hurry

Have you ever had to build a piece of furniture in a hurry?My wife gives voice lessons, and a student accidentally broke a makeshift end table in her studio when he leaned on it. This piece of furniture was previously considered unimportant, but after it collapsed and she got rid of it, more than a few students have asked "Hey, where's that little table that I use to set my books on?" It's funny how a seemingly insignificant piece of furniture can play such a major role in the function of a room...
Tags: Design, Furniture Design, Queen Anne, Stickley, Kiri, Tabouret, Hand Tool School

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