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I Know It When I See It

A few days ago, we said farewell to two American friends who are moving back to the United States after living here for two years.  To celebrate their departure, a group of us met at a local bar, where we drank heartily and, as might be expected of inebriated academics, engaged ourselves in loud and non-sensory debates about the definition(s) of religion. 1,058 more words

Daily inspiration, functionalist house

I can’t find the best translation for funkis villa but I believe that functionalist house is the closest. Funkis is a style direction mainly in architecture, which claims that the purpose, function, must determine the shape. 52 more words

Homes / Interiors

Language Acquisition - nature or nurture? ASHLIEGH GEORGE explores both views

Language – how is it that such a familiar and naturally occurring phenomenon is acquired? We seem to know how certain complex aspects of our body work, like the human respiratory system, the human reproductive system and the human digestive system. 777 more words

University Of Chester

1939 – 1945 WWII

During the second world war there was a general scarcity of materials as all production energy was being used in the war effort. This gave rise to the Utility Movement in Britain a fashion, interiors and furniture style  that owed much to the Arts and Crafts movement and advocated simple sturdy construction. 68 more words



Modernism is a period of design that encompasses all of the arms of the arts and has its roots in the rebuilding of Europe after the First World War. 93 more words


1859 No. 14 chair is introduced by Michael Thonet

Michael Thonet was an Austrian German who founded a production company in Vienna with his 5 sons. His functionalist design and clean lines set his work apart from the elaboration of Victorian design. 12 more words