Friday, December 15, 2017

The origins of Surrealism

 The origins of surrealism are not limited to when but where and the answer lies within,

The unconscious is the wellspring of the imagination. So said Sigmund Freud, but so too William Shakespeare: "We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep." Prospero to his daughter, The Tempest.

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If you enjoy that thought, you will enjoy these fanciful pictures from Propac Images by the artist Duh Hunyh.

See them now.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Cheers to Santa!

Eartha Kitt is singing, Santa baby, ... hurry down the chimney tonight. Dads are dreaming of sports cars, moms of a quiet moment after the shopping is done, and the kids want anything and everything that is new and wonderful. Santa ought to be confused, but somehow he figures it all out.

Here is Chandler 4 Corners salute to Santa Claus. Available at Free shipping, arrives before Christmas if ordered by December 15th.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Chandler 4 Corners throw pillows

Pillow hooking is an old American craft and an art where wool throw pillows are made by pulling loops of yarn through a discarded burlap bag. Making something out of nothing is an American tradition,

The craft goes back to Samuel Slater who had the idea for a new American industry, the cotton and woolen mills of New England. England prized its intellectual property and did not let it leave the country. Slater memorized the method of production while in England and brought it to America.

America calls him the "Father of American Industry," the British call him "Slater the Traitor."

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Name calling never solved anything, and Slater's mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island was a success.  He went on to build other mills across New England and got rich. Others followed. And soon New England was swimming in balls of yarn in every color of the rainbow. The by-product of the process was called thrum, and these short strands of wool and cotton found their way onto the floor of the factories.


Back then, America was not as enlightened as it is today. Children worked the mills, carding and culling the cotton and wool. And much to their delight, they pocketed the left over wool and brought it home. New England mothers, thrifty and wise, took the strands of wool and cotton, and wove it into empty burlap sacks.

From poverty an industry was born.

Chandler 4 Corners is a small company in Vermont with big ideas. It makes throw pillows and rugs in nostalgic and whimsical themes. Along with designer Laura Megroz, it offers hundreds of pillows to accent a chair, sofa, or bed.

Let's have fun we say. Shop for Chandler 4 Corners throw pillows online at Traditions Home.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Pretty Room

We make rooms pretty. We make pretty rooms. Pretty are the rooms we make.

The word "Pretty" is from Old English prættiġ meaning “tricky, crafty, sly, cunning, wily, astute”.

Our interior design is no sly trick. It is a craft, an art which we apply astutely and lovingly.

Red Room

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Traditions Home wants to know:

Are you blue? 

A Personality Color Code tells you that if you are, then you are true, passionate, and creative.

The other personality colors are red, yellow, and white, allowing no possibility of the many shades and hues that fill up the rainbow of colors our world is filled with. Nor, does the code allow for the many shades of grey and white.

Maybe blue reminds you of the ocean waves and the deep blue sea, or the blue sky on a mountain side. Maybe blue is your favorite flower or the color of your true love’s eyes. Maybe, blue is the color of your baby's eyes. And maybe you like the way it rhymes with “you”.

The color code may not be accurate, but it makes us curious to wonder what pseudo-psychologist say about our blue fascination.

Blue as a metaphor

Blues are steady as the waves, ordered as the tides and enduring as the ocean. Blues love with a deep passion. They are the well-spring of our society, creators of our culture, ones who foster home and love. They are loyal and true blue in the most trying circumstances, even when clouds turn the skies grey.

They strive to be the very best.