I said, why spend so much for a door knob, it was just a knob. She reminded me of the agreement, and all I had to do was to shut up and go with it. We went to this hardware shop, and there were all sorts of door knobs. They came in different shapes, sizes, and designs, and also in different colors. They were all labeled as door furniture. She was about to pick one that looked like something from a sunken pirate ship, but I intervened when I lied that I saw something I liked and convinced her it would look good with the apartment. This trick has always saved me every time she had the urge to decorate and buy new furniture that would take up all my space.
Consider this blast from the past, art deco interior design with small apartment furniture. Once it was all the rage in the 1920s and 30s. However it had a short lived life as a way of designing and setting yourself apart from everyone else. This is in all probability because it grew to such vast popularity. Once everyone started to have it you were no longer set apart from the mainstream and in essence no longer different. Art deco interior design has no deep founded roots in political movements or philosophical theories; it was simply a movement to be creative. It was a whim so to speak and everyone was excited to try and take part in it.
The term art deco did not really get used during the heyday of the actual design use. It was derived from a term that was coined in 1925, but did not really begin to be used until 1968 when it appeared in a book that was written at the time. It is something that is as one would say a word that came about because of an observation later on in time. It was while World War II was going on that the art deco movement came to a stop. Since so many people in the west were now able to get all of the items that were needed in order to take part in this art deco interior design movement. This was because as opposed to having a signature piece or design the items being used were being mass produced and at a fraction of the original cost, making it the design of every man, not just he elite and rich with small apartment furniture.
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