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Posts Tagged ‘Van Cleef & Arpels’

February 17th, 2016

Lift Me Up | Wing Motif In Design

Not resigned to earth, the magic of flight has forever inspired humans to reach for the stars. Birds, insects, angels…the wing motif appears throughout history in art, fashion, decoration, symbolism, story and song. From the…

May 8th, 2013

Butterflies!

A recent sale notification from Sotheby’s featuring a beautifully crafted silver butterfly box by Ivan Semenovich Gubkin (1854) reminded me how drawn I am to the butterfly as a motif in design. As a child I…