Gustav Stickley was born in Osceola, Wisconsin, in 1858 and began to train with his father in stonemasonry and woodworking at the age of 12. At 18 he became an apprentice in his uncle's Pennsylvania factory, where he produced chairs and caned seats. He and two of his brothers, all educated in the fam
Even if you don't actually read books, chances are you like displaying them. It may be a pretentious front for your insecure intellect or that you simply like the color and texture they add to your home, but in either case, books can make a room sing.
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With the exception of clothes, furniture is the thing with which we live most intimately. We spend our nights sleeping on it, our days working amidst it, our free time lounging on it. We even store our most prized possessions in it. Collaborating with some of the century's most renowned designers, Vi
Arguably the finest architect and designer to hail from the banks of the Clyde, Scotland's Charles Rennie Mackintosh is known worldwide. His unique style combined straight geometrical lines with the sinuous curves of Art Nouveau and the organic symbolism of the English Arts and Crafts movement. A for