'Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France'

Jun 7, 2016

'Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France'

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June 14-July 31 The French term “toile de jouy” translates as the “cloth from Jouy-en-Josas,” a chintz-producing town in the south-west suburbs of Paris, and it refers to a specific style of textile that was used for both clothing and furnishings. These monochromatic printed ...

A crafty idea for gift shopping

Dec 12, 2013

A crafty idea for gift shopping

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It is likely that at least once in our lifetimes we will receive a mundane or unsuitable Christmas gift. But at some point, we’ve also probably been the worst gift giver ourselves. The nearer Christmas gets, the more we panic and the more a ...

Aug 24, 2011

1991 USSR coup attempt's steep cost

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Twenty years ago this weekend, a group of Communist Party Politburo members and Soviet government officials attempted a coup d’état. They created an unconstitutional “committee on the state of emergency,” isolated the Soviet president and removed him from power. The events of that August ...