December 20, 2016 | Coshamie
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THE ACCLAIMED DESIGNER & SCULPTOR OFFERS A DARK TWIST TO HIS VENUS CHANDELIER: Preciosa’s incredible Crystal Automata was not the only surprise that the premium lighting brand had in store for this year. Previous collaborations with famed designer and sculptor Rony Plesl have brought forth stunning lighting objects such as the Venus collections, inspired by the Maria Teresa historical chandelier that stems from Czech tradition. Venus was inspired by the female body shape, an homage paid to the Goddess of Beauty herself – gentle, white, covered with thousands of flowers. Preciosa’s Venus is like porcelain: gentle, clear and delicate. [caption id="attachment_4296" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Dressed Up Venus by Preciosa (Image Courtesy: Ante Sisto)[/caption] The circular repetition resembling the ripe cherries – symbols of Venus’ passion...

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OUR CHOICE OF STYLISH CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE WHISKEY AFICIONADOS IN YOUR LIFE: Whiskey is one of humanity’s senior recreational vices, distilled from fermented grain and the drink of choice of monarchs and common men alike. After the art of distillation spread to Ireland and Scotland around the 15th century, it was initially used for the production of ‘aqua vitae’ with medicinal purposes. However, the practice swiftly turned from medicinal to secular via the Guild of Barber Surgeons. Production surged and further developed over the centuries, giving rise to numerous brands and varieties across the world. By the time the 20th century rolled around, whiskey had become an iconic drink, recognised and consumed pretty much anywhere. It is Scotland’s best known manufactured...

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