Collectable because of their combined historical and practical value. Some glasses measured up to two hours, used at a time when church pews were designed by the Inquisition to torture the human back. Ship's hourglasses were calibrated to the half hours of the ship's watch, and if the helmsman didn't turn the glass too early it actually doubled in defining longitude. Navigators tried to keep count of the hours; the galleons wrecked on the Western Australian reefs remind us of the perils of incorrectly kept time. To appreciate the important symbolism of the hourglass observe, Renaissance painted still lives, also called Vanitas, filled with symbolism and morals. They very often depict hourglasses.
Heavyweight bronze 30-minute hourglass on wood stand
This sandglass is hand tooled from solid brass and the glass is hand blown
Running time is 30 Minutes
Made with great craftsmanship it is accurate within 10 percentile
Designed for the Age of Sail, now at home in any oval or executive office
Dimensions: 13.5 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.