English flocked papers (papiers d’Angleterre) were considered superior to French and fans of the English product included Madame de Pompadour, who used English flock papers in the interior decorating of her apartments at Versailles and in the Chateau de Champs.Though called wallpaper, the early versions were not attached directly to the wall. Instead, the individual sheets were pasted onto linen and then attached to the walls with copper tacks, with or without a wood frame. Wallpaper borders were used to hide those tacks and did not come into its own as a decorative element until some time later.In 1675, wallpaper as we know it is considered to have been invented by Jean Michel Papillon, a French engraver who was the first to print block designs in continuous matching patterns.
Was an online editor for the New York Times being cute? Have a look at the photo of a woman sticking her head in the toilet. It sat like an illustration from The Onion next to the headline Says Clinton Incited Protests Over Russian Vote. Here it is on the digital front page of yesterday NYT global edition..
Hicks, a nod to Pierrepont Hicks, the successful menswear accessories brand she and her husband, Mark McMillan, created in 2009.He runs the business while she is the creative force behind Pierrepont Hicks’ collection of neckties, pocket squares and bow ties, which has earned a devoted cult following among menswear bloggers and the people who read them. For Mrs. P.
The Christmas tree the king of all traditions is the most obvious, the centerpiece of many a home. While tree worship was common in pagan Europe, the modern Christmas tree originated with German Lutherans in the 17th century and spread to Pennsylvania in the 1820s after they began to immigrate to the United States. When Germany’s Prince Albert came to England in 1840 to marry Queen Victoria, he brought the Christmas tree with him.
Wireless can start at $20 a month.The Public Interest Advocacy Centre, a non profit organization, doesn’t goes as far as recommending more regulations for the telecom industry.”We’re not saying everything has to be regulated in order to get the best price,” said Janigan, its executive director and general counsel.However, establishing fines and a licensing system for all carriers with enforceable codes of conduct would be beneficial.With files from The Canadian PressHow much are you paying for internet and phone services at home? Do you think deregulation has been beneficial for Canadian telecommunications customers? Let us know in the comments below.Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests. Continue reading this post.