The Ongoing Mysteries of Venus De Milo

“The Venus de Milo is an accidental masterpiece. Her lack of arms makes her strange and dreamlike.”– Johnathan Jones, The Guardian, 2015 How did one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture come to be known as the “Venus de Milo?” The story goes like this: in 1820 a local farmer on the […]

Haunting Halloween Gallery from Design Toscano

“Double double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble.” – William Shakespeare, Macbeth The witching hour approaches and now is the time to set the stage for the eeriest Halloween ever! To throw a spirited celebration, crate a bewitching pathway, or design the scariest front porch ever; you need to check out Toscano’s extensiveHalloween […]

5 Elegant Pieces of Art for Your Office Walls

It’s true most of us learn to see the world through our eyes, but art helps us see the world through our hearts. Art also makes the world go around. It transforms a room, evokes a wide range of emotions and allows us to experience a spectacular world beyond our wildest dreams! Every time an […]

The Moving History of Antique Secretary Desks

“Still, something about writing made me spend large hours of my free time at my desk.” –John Grisham The history of the “secretary desk” is a long and very interesting one. Originally taking its name from the French word for writing desk, secretaire, it is a term for a rectangular desk, usually taller than it […]

New Autumn Décor from Basil Street Gallery

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn is a mosaic of the all.” – Stanley Horowitz Basil Street Gallery, a diverse and comprehensive catalog of fine interior décor, extraordinary objets d’art and replica antiques, has recently been expanded and now this extensive collection is featured on Design Toscano’s website. Presented […]

New Autumn Décor from Design Toscano

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” –Anonymous As summer slowly slides into fall — my favorite time of the year — we have a lot to look forward to. And now it has gotten even more exciting as I just recently attended the Design Toscano Autumn New Product Launch. The […]