James Gillis

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Like Father, Like Son: The Artistic Style of the Brueghel Family

May 13th, 2015

The Brueghel family has long enjoyed a strong history in the realm of Flemish painting. The patriarch of the family, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, set the stage for the family’s success and popularity in 16th-century Dutch Renaissance art that carried on for his future generations. As placing peasants in everyday life as the subject of […]

Nécessaire: The Greatest Travel Companion + GIVEAWAY!

December 2nd, 2014

Travel during the late 16th century all the way through the early 19th century was considered a privilege and a symbol of wealth shared only by those who were fortunate enough to afford the luxury. Upon completing their academic studies, young gentlemen and women of high social standing would spend time traveling throughout Paris, Venice, […]

The Duck Press – Strange and Delightful

October 11th, 2014

Foie gras, sweet crepes, escargot, ratatouille…the list could go on. French culture constantly amazes the world by remarkable dishes that leave many dumbfounded and in complete awe. Traditionally appealing to high taste, these dishes display the immense influence and popularity that French cuisine possesses. Of many things in this inspiring and resilient food culture, however, […]

Travel with Style

October 25th, 2013

In a time when the Grand Tour was still considered a rite of passage, long voyages on elegant steam ships and in well-appointed railcars were adventures reserved for the wealthy.  These travelers adapted to being away from their usual creature comforts by traveling with the very best luggage and accessories.  In fact, train services such […]

Bringing the Outdoors into Your Living Room

July 19th, 2013

Are you the type of person who is inspired by the aura of natural light? If you answered “yes”, then you share the same passion as Louis Comfort Tiffany. Tiffany was an American artist during the Art Nouveau period best known for his stained glass works such as the lampshade seen here. His distinct style […]

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