History Repeats Itself

History Repeats Itself

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Carolyn Purnell
Dec 30, 2012
As we move into a new year, it's a great time to think back not only on the last year but also on all those years and decades and centuries that preceded it. A huge part of how we think about and use our homes comes from the past, so here's a compendium of some of our favorite history-related posts from 2012, selected to commemorate the designers we love, the time periods that inspire us, and some of the legacies that we probably take for granted. Objects and Icons:The Story of the Squiggle LogoHistory of Headphones: 1919-2012The Story of Keep Calm & Carry OnThe Rise of Sophie the GiraffeAn Animated History of LEGODo You Remember the "Tangle"?Quick Piecing: A Short History of QuiltingProduct Nostalgia: An Ode to the (Discontinued!) Sony Dream Machine Styles and Periods:Design Dictionary: Arts & CraftsDesign Dictionary: Art NouveauDesign Dictionary: RococoDesign Dictionary: ToileDownton Abbey, Yankee Style: New England's Historic Homes & GardensWar of the Roses: The French vs. English Garden A-Z Design History Lessons Singapore's Black & White: A Brief HistoryFashion Meets Decor: 60s Mod + Contemporary Decor Particular Spaces and Places:1939 to 2012: A Home Loved through the DecadesDoors of Maine: An Archival HistoryMemory Lane: Living Rooms (and Video Games) by the Decade The Original Budget Makeover: Jackie Kennedy's White HouseA Walking History Lesson: Downtown Los AngelesFinn Juhl's Original Handmade Home Designers and Classic Design Pieces:Julia Morgan: Spotlight on Women in Design Dorothy Draper: Style IconPaul McCobb: Designer DossierModern Classics: Hans Wegner's Folding ChairModern Classics: The Wassily ChairModern Classics: The Eames LTR Quick History:Quick History: IKEA Quick History: PantoneQuick History: Window GlassQuick History: Roman Villas and the History of the Romanticized Rustic LifeFork This: A Quick History of Forks
Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

(Image: 1939 to 2012: A Home Loved through the Decades)
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