Who Invented The Bidet? : History of The Bidet

Who Invented The Bidet? – History of the Bidet: Birth The birth of the bidet has two versions, both credible. The first says that it was created in the late seventeenth century by French furniture manufacturers, as a receptacle for water for riders to soothe their behind after a painful day on horseback. The word bidet in French means pony, in reference to the posture adopted when sitting on the artifact (in old French, bider meant to trot). Who Invented The Bidet? The second version states that it was designed as an intimate hygiene utensil for pre and postcoital relationships, and also as a contraceptive method. There are several theories about the inventor of the bidet. Sometimes the names of …

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Wood Treatment and Protection 2021

Wood Treatment and Protection – Decor Poducts

Barnish & Paint   Brushstroke

For the treatment and protection of wood, different products are used in different sequential steps. First we must take into account if the wood is going to be exposed to the interior or exterior and if the environment also contains some elements considered aggressive.
Wood protectors are divided into two types

  • Decorative products for surface protection: they protect the wood against atmospheric agents such as sun, rain, snow, UV rays and humidity changes.
  • Technical wood protectors: These elements are composed of chemical elements that protect the wood from bio-agents such as fungi, bacteria, and even termites or other insects.

Decorative products for surface protection

Varnish:

Coating material that, when applied to a material, ends up forming a transparent solid film (totally or partially) with insulating, protective and decorative properties. It is used both indoors and outdoors. It can be applied by brush, synthetic roller or spray machine

Paint:

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Hotel de Talleyrand, Decoration and Restoration

Hotel de Talleyrand, Decoration and Restoration Hotel Talleyrand overlooks the Place de la Concorde (2 rue Saint Florentin 75001 Paris – France) and was built in 1767 according to a design by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, architect of Louis XV. The interiors were designed by Jean-Francois Chalgrin. The building was used as a World War I hospital, as a German naval office during World War II, and as the headquarters of the United States Marshall Plan in the 1950s. Located in the center of Paris, the Hôtel de Talleyrand is a historic place of the highest diplomacy and a spectacular example of a late 18th century Parisian house, or hôtel particulier. The building and interiors, both superior examples of French Enlightenment architecture, …

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Louis XIII Style – Architecture & Painting

Louis XIII Style The Louis XIII style or was a fashion in French art and architecture, especially affecting the visual and decorative arts. The distinction of him as a period in the history of French art has much to do with the regency under which Louis XIII began his reign (1610-1643). His mother and his regent, Maria de Medici, imported Mannerism from Italy, where she was born. The influence of Italian art was strongly felt for several decades.   Louis XIII style painting was influenced from the north, through Flemish and Dutch Baroque, and from the south, through Italian Mannerism and early Baroque. Schools developed around Caravaggio and Peter Paul Rubens. Among the French painters who mixed Italian Mannerism with …

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Louis XV’s Corner Cabinet Restoration

Palace of Versailles: Louis XV’s Corner Cabinet Restoration At the Palace of Versailles, the corner cabinet of Louis XV regains its splendor after 18 months of restoration The corner cabinet of the Palace of Versailles has benefited from an exceptional restoration thanks to the sponsorship of Rolex © After 18 months of work, the restoration of the corner cabinet of the Palace of Versailles, where Louis XV worked, was completed. The restorers have restored the luster to the room and its furniture, restoring the gilding, paintings and marquetry, marked by the passage of time. The restoration of the corner cabinet at the Palace of Versailles, sponsored by Rolex, was completed around March 20. After 18 months of work on the …

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History of Modern Toilet

History of the Modern Toilet The Romans came very close to the current idea of ​​the toilet with their system of public latrines with running water, which immediately flushed waste into a series of underground sewers. In this way, unpleasant odors were kept to a tolerable minimum. The collapse of the Roman Empire put this system into oblivion and for centuries the urinals were emptied out the windows shouting “Water goes!” This practice helped spread typhus and all kinds of infectious diseases. Her Majesty’s Toilet In 1596, Sir John Harrington, godson of Queen Elizabeth I, conceived a toilet connected to a water tank that carried waste when flushed. Alexander Cummings adopted a siphon, that is, an S-shaped tube, and it …

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Farmhouse Vintage Lamps & Retro Ligth Bulbs Decor

Farmhouse Vintage Lamps

How to style your home

Retro Ligth Bulbs: Our spaces talk about us, so it is important to stop and pay attention to decoration with vintage lamps & retro Ligth Bulbs

In addition to fulfilling its function of lighting, vintage lamps and retro lights contribute to living spaces, they can break into their colors and shapes. The concept that develops and proposes to use recyclable materials is interesting. Becoming for many people their favorite option.

Farmhouse Vintage Lamps & Bulbs decor
Farmhouse Vintage Lamps & Ligth Bulbs decor 2020

And if we recycle the lamps?

You might not even have to buy them, you can renew the ones you have and give them a touch through the aged, playing with brown tones and even pastel tones. The decoration with the retro ligth bulbs & vintage lamps, shows us that the old always returns and perhaps with more force than before.

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There are different models and shapes of vintage lamps, perfect for any space no matter how small or large it is. Keep in mind that creating an environment is vital for harmony in the home, so the task of styling through artifacts is transcendental.

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French decoration Louis XIV Style

French Decoration Louis XIV Style  One of the most refined and elegant styles that exist when it comes to furnishing and decorating a home is The Louis XIV style. This style of French decoration is an unmistakable style admired on more than one occasion. It is a style of French decoration deeply rooted in another era not very distant in several European countries and that belonged to the bourgeoisie and the high social classes. This Louis XIV style represented the glamor of the time, ostentation, luxury, excess and pomposity. Its decoration is based on three fundamental pillars that mix, and without which, this decorative trend would not be understood: Light, color, and materials. LIGHT When this style is born, within …

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History of the Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau

Decoration and Architects of Chenonceau Castle

You can know the history of a building through the works of its builders. This is the History of the architects of the Castle of Chenonceau.The castle we know today was built on the demolition of an old fortress and a fortified mill owned by the Marques family.

From that time only the tribute tower that was modified in the style of the time and its new owners survives. Built by Thomas Bohier, Intendant General of Finance of King Francisco I of France between 1513 and 1521.

The main part is rectangular (50 x 55 meters) where the hallways and rooms are. In charge of overseeing the construction was his wife Katherine Briçonnet, since her husband was busy with the matter in court.

Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau
Panoramic View -Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau

Gardens and architects of the castle of chenonceau

At the death of Mr. Thomas Bohier the crown ordered an audit of the kingdom’s finances. The results were charges against Thomas Bohier for misappropriating funds against the crown, for which his assets were expropriated.

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