An absolute icon among folding chairs, Tripolina was designed by Joseph Beverly Fenby in Great Britain around 1855 for the officers employed in the British army, a model that he patented latter in 1877. It has a practical and straightforward aspect that offers a modern look and rare among sittings from the Nineteenth Century, which is intended to be the most privileged classes. 

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Tuesday, 23 June 2020 11:13

Design Objects - Model Chester (1912)

The armchair and sofa model Chester was inspired by English clubs and countryside houses from the Edwardian era. 

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The chair Wassily is the most representative and appreciative design of Marcel Breuer. When you are sitting on it, you get wrapped and suspended on its tubular structure made of steel. It is the modern representation of a club chair

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of the English protagonists in the design of the Twenties Century. After graduating from the School of Arts in Glasgow, he was commissioned by the editor Walter Blackie to design his Hill House at Helensburgh in Scotland. 

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Monday, 22 June 2020 15:12

Verba volant, scripta manent

It is an old Latin expression, which means: “words fly, writings remain.” It is used when a need to express prudency on writing down one's thought because if words fly, it can be forgotten or otherwise can be mistakenly remembered by others, while what is written remains that way and cannot be neglected. A similar meaning to another Latin expression “carta canta”. It has its origins from the Roman senate Caius Titus. At that time, it had almost the opposite significance, because most people were analphabets, didn’t know how to write or read, so most messages were spreading by words (“words fly”), not written down. However, if most people had been able to read, these words would have remained an inert and unnecessary message.

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Monday, 22 June 2020 15:04

Veni, vidi, vici

From the Latin, it means “I came, I saw, I won”. These words are used to express a situation where obtained a quick victory, an incontestable, and effortless success. The history says these were the words of Giulio Cesare (100-44 B. C.) to comment on the lightning victory obtained over Farnace II, the son of the King Ponto Mitridate in 47 B. C. at Zela Ponto. It is what Plutarco wrote in his books, the Greek biographer, who wrote the life of many, including Caesar's. Svetonio, in his work “Life of the caesars”, used this sentence as an autobiography of Caesar to describe his victory in the senate.

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Monday, 22 June 2020 14:51

Si vis pacem para bellum

“If you want peace, prepare war.” This is the translation from Latin of the saying “Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum”, which means “aiming for peace, preparing for war”. The phrase is taken from the III Book “Epitoma rei militaris” of Publio Flavio Vegezio Renato, a Latin writer who lived at the end of the IV century and the first half of the V century A.D. The four books of this treaty expose the Roman military culture. Substantially the author was trying to revive the greatness of the Roman army, lost in the latest times. Among the advice revealed, this one is mostly used to justify the existence of the military institutions and the escalation of weaponry.

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The familiar profile of the Chaise Longue LC4, model B306, associated with high design by Le Corbusier, dates back to 1928. It has originated from a concept of functional and domestic furnishings (a “machine to live in”), the chaise longue LC4 gives excellent attention to ergonomics and flexibility, with an adjustable headrest and the liberty of positioning as liked the sitting on the base. 

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Wednesday, 17 June 2020 16:44

Buckwheat pasta with leeks and bacon

Dear Gourmet,

Today I would like to share a recipe with buckwheat pasta, easy to do, and simply delicious.  

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Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:27

Cocconut cookies with low glycemic load

Dear gourmet friends!

I want to share the recipe of coconut cookies, sweet and flavored, with zero glycemic loads. 

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