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  1. Be Inspired : Fancy Folds
    Be Inspired : Fancy Folds Make 2014 a fresh start for your contemporary home, if you're a fan of simple, clean lines, minimalism and quirky designs then you'll love this trend. Here's a little history on this fascinating Art form, Origami translates from Japanese as folding paper, it started in the 17th Century and became a form of art by...
  2. Learning with Litecraft : Coco Chanel
    "To be the ultimate House of Luxury, defining style and desire, now and forever." The Chanel Company mission statement. The brand of Chanel is one of the worlds most valuable retail brands and after more than 40 years it's still at the top of its game. Founded by Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, the brand epitomises elegance and sophistication whilst also being...
  3. Learning with Litecraft: Halloween
    It’s that time of year again, fake blood, spooky costumes, cheeky children trick or treating at the door, buckets filled with sweets and glowing pumpkins in the window. But where does this celebration come from and why do we insist on carving these oversized fruits and lighting them up? The word Halloween dates from around 1745, it is said that the...
  4. Learning with Litecraft : The Castiglioni Brothers
    Learning with Litecraft : The Castiglioni Brothers "Start from scratch. Stick to common sense. Know your goals and means". A Castiglioni Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni were industrial designers in Italy's post-war design renaissance, known as the Castiglioni Brothers their designs have gone on to influence the many house hold and decorative structures we see today, such as furniture, lighting...
  5. Learning with Litecraft : A brief look at the Industrial Revolution
    Learning with Litecraft : A brief look at the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution marked the starting point in a new way of manufacturing. Established from around 1760 and progressing sometime between 1820 and 1840, it included the development of new machinery, chemical and iron processes and the use of water and steam power. It was a transitional time in...
  6. Learning with Litecraft : Thomas Edison
    Thomas Edison, arguably the greatest inventor of our time. It’s a name that is known around the world, a name that lends itself to many instruments and machines that many of us will have used in our lives at one time or another. Overall Edison created a whopping 1093 inventions including the telephone and alkaline batteries, whilst we’d happily talk...

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