Across the Colour Spectrum: Decorating in Red

We are starting a new series on the blog focusing on colour.  We will put the neutral hues aside in favour of the bright and the bold with an exploration of colour's role in historic decoration and how it works in a contemporary interior. There is no better place to start than with red.  Red … Continue reading Across the Colour Spectrum: Decorating in Red

An Unusual Material: Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer

We have covered lacquer in previous blog posts (here, here, and here), but today we are going to focus on a very specific form of lacquer that has been highly prized since its first appearance many centuries ago. The art of carving lacquer is unique to China, although lacquer itself has been made all across … Continue reading An Unusual Material: Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer