The cutting edges (3D)
We now know a little more about the history of one of the emeralds of Catherine the Great of Russia. Just for sport, how about trying to 3D model […]
The empress emerald
Have you ever looked at a gemstone for so long its shape and reflections start to make no sense ?Make it move just a little and it worsen !
You can’t handle the truth !
TL; DR: “Victorian” and “traditional” often means “can’t really date but looks old”.
As with most of the good stories, it all started with a finding in an old box […]
Talk like me : joinery and woodworking
As we’ve already mentioned here, it is of the utmost importance to be able to describe a piece we’re working on as precisely as possible .
When furniture and wood […]
A few years ago, if you were in France by the beginning of December, you’d have witnessed a strange thing appearing on the windows of the Patisseries. A fad […]
Some of you, foodies and culinary shows aficionados, may already know it : french cuisine has been listed as the intagible heritage list of UNESCO in 2010.
The mayonnaise recipe is […]
And don’t forget the ashtrays.
“The DS”, Gabriel Orozco, 1993, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris . Inv N°iFNAC 94003.
The DS is one of Gabriel Orozco most famous creation. It is one of his most important […]
Y’all iz Trippin’ !
A trunk is an adaptation of the Antiquity and Middle age chest. Lighter and cheaper, their production number increases with the development of transportation means by the middle of […]
The grapes of softness.
«The Virgin of the grapes », Mignard Pierre (1612-1695), 1640-1650, Musée du Louvre. Oil on canvas. The painting entered Louis XIV collections before 1710. Like Le Brun, Mignard is […]
An aryballos is a small spherical or pear-shaped flask with a narrow neck used in Ancient Greece. It contains perfume or scented oil, either for personnal hygiene or for […]
Dying to know
What is the difference between a pigment and a dye ? And why does it matter !
Colors come either from dyes or pigments. Both dyes and pigments are colored because they […]