Thursday, 30 September 2010

Interested in Art Deco design?

http://www.freepedia.co.uk/DIRHomesDeco.php

Art Deco was one of the most dominant styles of the 1920's & 30's. It started as a high art luxurious style but soon became mass produced. Art Deco is often recognised by its repetitive use of zigzags, fan and chevron motifs.

Furniture shapes were influenced by industry and technology. Strong geometric patterns could be found on soft furnishings, wallpapers and home ware. Clarice Cliff ceramics is an example of a popular home ware that used patterns of diamonds and triangles in bold contrasting colours.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Between 1905 and 1914 a large number of WSPU members agreed to take actions that would result in them being sent to prison. Here are some biographies

Charlotte Despard
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wdespard.htm

Elsie Duval
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wduval.htm

Helen Fraser
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WfraserH.htm

Mary Gawthorpe
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wgawthorpe.htm

Margaret Haig Thomas
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Whaig.htm

Vera Holme
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WholmeV.htm

Mary Phillips
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WphillipsM.htm

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wpethick.htm

Mary Richardson
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WrichardsonM.htm

Elizabeth Robins
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wrobins.htm

Elsie Howey
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Whowley.htm

Edith How-Martyn
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wmartyn.htm

Gladice Keevil
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WkeevilG.htm

Annie Kenney
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wkenney.htm

Jessie Kenney
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WkenneyJ.htm

Aeta Lamb
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WlambA.htm

Mary Leigh
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WleighM.htm

Victoria Lidiard
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wlidiard.htm

Grace Roe
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wroe.htm

Evelyn Sharp
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wsharp.htm

Ethel Smyth
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Jsmythe.htm

Marion Wallace-Dunlop
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wwallace-Dunlop.htm

Helen Kirkpatrick Watts
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WwattsH.htm

Vera Wentworth
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WwentworthV.htm

Constance Lytton
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wlytton.htm

Edith Mansell Moullin
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wmansell.htm

Kitty Marion
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WmarionK.htm

Dora Marsden
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WmarsdenD.htm

Charlotte Marsh
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WmarshCH.htm

Christabel Marshall
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WmarshallC.htm

Hannah Mitchell
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wmitchell.htm

Dora Montefiore
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wmontefefiore.htm

Flora Murray
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WmurrayF.htm

Adela Pankhurst
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WpankhurstA.htm

Christabel Pankhurst
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WpankhurstC.htm

Emmeline Pankhurst
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WpankhurstE.htm

Sylvia Pankhurst
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WpankhurstS.htm

Hilda Brackenbury
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WbrackenburyH.htm

Georgina Brackenbury
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WbrackenburyS.htm

Marie Brackenbury
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WbrackenburyM.htm

Laura Ainsworth
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WainsworthL.htm

Louisa Garrett Anderson
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wgarrett.htm

Rachel Barrett
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WbarrettR.htm

Jane Brailsford
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wbrailsford.htm

Mary Clarke
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WclarkeM.htm

Clara Codd
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wclodd.htm

Helen Crawfurd
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRIcrawfordH.htm

Emily Wilding Davison
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wdavison.htm

Friday, 24 September 2010

Windows

In 1894 the Building Act changed the regulations, so that windows no longer had to be flush with the exterior wall. This enabled windows to stand proud from the facade. The late Victorian and Edwardian period took advantage of the change in new building regulations and now presented their windows in bays. Medium and larger houses would often display double bay or bow windows.


A bay window creates the illusion of a larger room. It also maximizes the amount of light entering a room and offers a dryer alternative to a balcony.

http://www.freepedia.co.uk/DIRHomesMetalFramedWindows.php

Friday, 17 September 2010

1920's & 1930's Tiled Fireplaces

http://www.freepedia.co.uk/DIRHomesModerneFireplaces.php

The traditional home owner may still have had a wooden surround but with a simple ceramic insert, the romantic floral decoration was out and chevrons and zig zags were used as motifs. The true Art Deco follower would of chosen a complete ceramic unit, machine made. Shapes were reflective of architecture and geometric forms.

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