Beautiful pieces of fabric are another ART form. All these wall hangings have a history. A history of where they’re from and a history because it also reminds me of great memories from far away places visited.
There are several more hanging around here and there but you get the picture hang of it!
At Room8 Italian design is all about self-expression! At ROOM8, they believe that everything should be an expression of one’s personality. I’m especially intrigued with their exclusive selection of made to order flat screen TV’s – where the TV is not the main focus.
That’s not all – ROOM8 Kitchen Showroom is designed to give prospective buyers an opportunity to experience the uniqueness of each kitchen style. The lines currently on display were selected to show some of the most intriguing and technically demanding design execution in the industry today. From book-matched veneers in exotic woods, frameless, glossy and satin glassdoors to the minimalistic 45° transition between counter top and door; these collections represent the most current trends in kitchen and bath design today – and they still have a hidden gem for those looking for something more –100% WOOD by Effeti, assembled from select logs of chestnut from Provence using a centuries old millwork technique – no screws!
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As a pre-teen I was hoping to solve exciting mysteries just like Nancy Drew. My mom had kept all of the original hard cover collection and read them herself as a teenager. I was fascinated by this teenage sleuth and read the whole series like there was no tomorrow. One electrifying story after another.
Now….there is one domestic mystery I want to get to the bottom of and no one seems to have an answer – the case of the Lazy Susan!
WHO WAS SUSAN, AND WAS SHE TRULY LAZY? Does anyone know?
Logic dictates that some time long ago, a sloth named Susaninspired an entire galaxy of twirling servers. Who was she and why did she invent these turntable trays that link her forever with an insulting adjective?
“It’s a great mystery,” says Sarah Coffin, head of the product design and decorative arts department at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. “I have no idea who first came up with Lazy Susans, although I’ve wondered.”
Oh great – still no clues! So to the best of our knowledge the ‘Lazy Susan‘ as we know it was originally referred to as dumbwaiters, a term today applied to a small elevator for transporting food. It may have become popular at a time when household servants were in declining supply. In the absence of maids or footmen to refill wine goblets and deliver condiments, diners were forced to reach across the table or interrupt conversation with “pass the crumpets and clotted cream please.”The Lazy Susan helped to solve that problem.
Henry Ford, the car company founder, loved camping out with friends but thought it unseemly to truck his full contingent of servants to the wilderness. Instead, he transported a 9-foot diameter dining table with an immense Lazy Susan mounted on top, so guests could serve themselves. Photos of his 1920s outings, and the table itself, are in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.
The Lazy Susan is now commonly used in many Chinese restaurants among other places to facilitate dishes being shared communally. Yet no matter how long or how hard the Lazy Susan works, people rarely notice. They’re more interested in what’s on it.
How many do you own and how often do you use your LS?