The Rich History of Rosettes

Posted by Pattern Cut on 11/29/2014 to Architectural & Decor
The Rich History of Rosettes
The rosette used today in design and architecture has quite a rich history. A rosette is a round, stylized flower design, used extensively in sculptural objects from antiquity, appearing in Mesopotamia and used to decorate the funeral stele in Ancient Greece. It was adopted later in Romanesque and Renaissance, and also common in the art of Central Asia, spreading as far as India where it is used as a decorative motif in Greco-Buddhist art.

Know Your 'Capitals'

Posted by Pattern Cut on 11/25/2014 to Columns, Capitals & Features
Modern architecture owes a number of building concepts from the ancient Greeks; one of the most enduring is the use of ‘capitals.’ Derived from the Latin 'caput' meaning ‘head’, capitals are located at the topmost portion of a column and help spread the load that thrusts down upon the former. More than their structural utility, capitals are also highly utilized for their decorative attributes. Today, capitals are often used for ornamentation purposes.

Laser Cut vs Handmade Wall Ornaments

Posted by Pattern Cut on 11/11/2014 to Ornaments, Corbels, Medallions & More
Home is where the heart is. We love our homes, and we decorate them to feel cozy, and practical, and warm, and sometimes cold - we make our homes fit our personalities. So, when you’re in that home decoration, or redecoration, phase, and all you can think about are rugs, and paintings, and wallpapers, and different pieces of furniture, your mind might wander to wall ornaments. They can look beautiful and classy, or hip and modern - it all depends on which ones you choose. And speaking of choices, are you going with laser cut or handmade wall ornaments?

How Laser Cutting Gives You the Most Beautifully Cut, Engraved Panels, Moldings, Grills

Posted by Pattern Cut on 11/2/2014 to Tips & DIY
Laser cutters are precise tools that create beautifully cut and engraved moldings, grills, and screens for homes around the world. When you order a laser cut item, you will receive exactly what you have requested.

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