Category Archives: Architecture

Historic Photographs of 19th C. India at the Met

View Photographs from Nineteenth Century India and Browse Indian Rugs From the Same Period Nineteenth-Century Indian Photography and Indian Rugs -- On view currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is an exhibition of photographs by Captain … Continue reading

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Bouroullec Brothers Unveil New Exhibition in Paris

Bouroullec Brother's New Paris Exhibition: Here at Nazmiyal andtique oriental rugs, we are erstwhile admirers of good design. The Bouroullec brothers, Ronan and Erwan, are highly regarded industrial designers with a new exhibition on display at the Musee des Arts … Continue reading

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Inside Jean Royère’s Mid-Century Modern Design

Illustration of a living room by Jean Royère Photo: Architectural Digest

Jean Royère Mid-Century Design Jean Royère's interior designs have an iconic history that matches the biography of the man. From humble beginnings as an banker, Royère earned craftsmanship credit before creating his own definitive style - one that became a favorite … Continue reading

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Yaacov Agam: Abstract Art on Rugs

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The Beauty of Abstract Art in Rugs by Yaacov Agam Beautiful Rugs and abstract art By Yaacov Agam - Bright colors and optical illusions don't sound like ideal elements of rug design. But when Yaacov Agam does it, the result … Continue reading

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Rough Luxe Defines Design Trends

Rough Luxe

It looks old, beat up and secondhand. But, that's exactly how it's supposed to look. Called Rough Luxe, this aesthetic is a new design trend that combines storytelling and raw elements to redefine the value of luxury. "In this economy, … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center Becomes Tallest Building in US

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New York City's One World Trade Center began its assent into the record books as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere today. The 104-floor building, also known as the Freedom Tower, received the first bits of its spire, which … Continue reading

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Dining Room Design Makes Thanksgiving More Social

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey Coming together to give thanks and stuff our stomachs has long been the heart of Thanksgiving. But the backdrop of these family feasts plays an equally important role. The family dining room is designed to set the tone for … Continue reading

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The A-Team of Mid Century Modern Design

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The Best of Mid Century Modern Design Mid-Century Modern Design and Designers: The above photograph from a 1961 Playboy Magazine article features only a several of the masters of the mid-century modern design, a movement whose practitioners had a large … Continue reading

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David Kleinberg Interiors: Designer Spotlight Series

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David Kleinberg Interiors Interior designer spotlight: David Kleinberg Rounding this week up in the world of our Designer Spotlight Series is an acclaimed New York-based interior designer who has been a leading figure in the designfield for the last 30 years. … Continue reading

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Thomas Britt Interiors: Designer Spotlight Series

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Designer Spotlight: Thomas Britt Interiors Thomas Britt Interiors: Leading us into the week of the Designer Spotlight Series is an acclaimed designer who has been in the field for over 40 years. Thomas Britt, a native of Kansas City, Missouri … Continue reading

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