The compass (from the Latin "passus" ("step")) opened up the world to exploration and discovery. The principle of the magnetic needle was already known to the Chinese in the 3rd century BC and was first used by feng shui priests to tell them where and how to build. It was adapted to maritime navigation by Chinese sailors around the year 1000. The first compasses comprised a magnetic needle floating in a bowl of water, with the needle suspended on a thread or threaded through a reed. The Arabs perfected this by mounting the needle on a pivot. The compass arrived in Europe between the 10th and 11th centuries, enabling sailers to cross the oceans and explorers to discover the continents. The first instrument to resemble the modern compass is attributed to Portuguese citizen Ferrande (1483).
Reproduction antiqued brass compass with lovely rose and rotating lid to protect the glass. Comes with attractive patinated leather case.
Measures: High: 2.20 x Length: 7.80 x Width: 7.80 cm
The Colonial (or Optimo) is the original rollable Panama hat. With it's distinct center crease, the Colonial is perfect for travelling as it will withstand being frequently rolled. This classic shaped panama is reminiscent of world leaders and filmstars from the 1920s, which is a testimony to its enduring style.
Renowned for its lightweight and flexible fibres, this hat is handwoven by our skilled fair trade producers from Carludovica Palmata, grown near the coast of Ecuador. The fine llano weave is a tightly woven herringbone weave and is more durable than our brisa weave and it is a fantastic, quality rollable panama hat that is typically sold for hundreds of pounds more.
Palariile rulabile vin impreuna cu un tub in care se pliaza conform instructiunilor
by Mark and Sally Bailey
In this beautiful book, Mark and Sally Bailey share their passion for the simple and well-made things in life. The look they love is stripped back, focusing on the integrity of the materials and surface quality - perhaps chipped paint showing the layers beneath, combinations of rough textures with clean lines or old materials with stainless steel or concrete. The book begins with the Elements of the Baileys' style. Here they demonstrate key components, including Textures, Storage, Walls & Floors, Lighting and Display. A section on Rooms shows how well the look can work throughout the home, including offices and children's rooms.
Publication date 1 Feb 2009
Illustrations note 350 col photographs
by Emily Chalmers
Bring a dash of originality to any occasion with Emily Chalmers' ideas for stylish entertaining. Emily first shows how to select the right elements for adorning the table, then she showcases over 20 themed occasions, from children's parties to Thanksgiving dinners, and from a week-night dinner with friends to a sophisticated cocktail party.