Design: the other vice

I still can’t get over this new column at Design*Sponge, called Past and Present. The writer has her MA in the history of decorative arts (tell me no more, lest I end up back in school AGAIN), and the premise of the column is to “explain the history of an object, leave you with some quick facts (to hone those trivia skills) and give you some great take-away tips for incorporating the object or concept in your own home.”

Um, yes please.

Yesterday’s column was about chandeliers, and what really got me was the amazing photo examples of chandeliers throughout Versailles. Truly beautiful. And with a history lesson to boot! Color me smitten.

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past and present: french chandeliers + diy project

hi, my name is amy azzarito. i’m excited to be joining d*s to share a new column called “past and present“. in each past and present post, i’ll explain the history of an object, leave you with some quick facts (to hone those trivia skills) and give you some great take-away tips for incorporating the object or concept in your own home. i’m a librarian at the new york public library (i co-produced design by the book with grace) and love research; i just completed a master’s degree in the history of decorative arts and design from parsons (graduated in may!), and during the course of that program, i had the opportunity to spend a lot of time studying objects. we started with the renaissance and progressed right on through to the present. no matter the era, i loved learning about how different types of furniture were developed to accommodate fashionable clothing or how the arrangement of rooms in the home evolved or what was considered new and fashionable. in this column, i hope to to reintroduce you to the things you see everyday in an effort understand more about the objects that surround us. i’m so excited for this opportunity to continue learning about the objects in our homes past and present. (thanks, grace!) Continued

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