Designer Charlotte Perriand’s creations for modern living

Charlotte Perriand was, by her own accounts, a blank slate. As a mature, accomplished Modern designer, she eschewed dogma. She chose instead to open her eyes, and her mind, to whatever her surroundings were and just let them be the guiding force for the work.

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Talk Like A Pirate Day: 7 Unique Pirate Collectibles and Antiques

Ahoy Mateys! Don’t you know it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Along with the extra swagger and growl, we’ve decided to celebrate with a unique collection of our favorite pirate’s booty all from LiveAuctioneers auctions, past and present.

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Chic belt fasteners supported ancient Chinese royals

NEW YORK – Men’s fashion has been hooked on the belt ever since warriors tucked weapons into bronze girdles and Chinese emperors elevated elaborate garment hooks to status symbols.

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Best Tweets @LiveAuctioneers in August

The last unofficial month of summer is now behind us and it was filled with sun, heat, ice cream, and of course, good finds on LiveAuctioneers. Before we get too comfortable with September, let’s take a moment to reflect back on this past eventful month of August. From a uniquely rare baseball card to the closing of the NYC institution Tekserve, the auctions this month were epic. And so were your tweets!

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Vintage Lawn Sprinklers: The Best Way to Cool Down This Summer?

Throughout this summer of record heat, we’ve had to get creative about how to keep cool. Running through the garden sprinkler is one of our favorite pastimes and brings back the best childhood memories. These days, the garden sprinkler has moved from the tool shed to the collectors cabinet. Like many other products of late 19th- and early 20th-century industrial design, the sprinkler is now appreciated as a piece of sculptural and cultural beauty.

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10 Best Vintage Lunch Boxes for Back to School

‘Tis the back-to-school season. And with that, we’re reminiscing on our favorite subject at school: lunch. One of the best parts of lunch? Showing off your lunch box.

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Old West inspired 20th century artists

Artists have been inspired by vistas and characters of the American West long after the frontier was settled. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers has rounded up a selection of paintings and prints depicting the wild and woolly West by noted 20th century American artists, which will be sold at an Internet auction Saturday, June 18.

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Say ciao to Italian design: 10 interior design tips

Whether you need seating, lighting, or table space, Italian Modern design fulfills the practical need while injecting any interior with fabulous style. To be sure, Italian artists have a long history with eye-catching design, from the Coliseum and Sistine Chapel to Versace clothing and Fellini films. Any space can become marvelous – maraviglioso – when you add a Murano chandelier or a Gio Ponti table.

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The intricate design of this brass fence and gate is quintessentially Victorian. The gate and 45 feet of fence sold for $18,750 at Guernsey’s on March 28, 2015. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com

Go vintage! 10 fabulous upgrades for your garden

Spring has finally arrived, and to gardeners everywhere, it’s a time for new beginnings. Whether it’s a simple cottage garden with a few pampered flower beds or a grand English manor house with topiary and elaborate mazes, any home can be enhanced by a decorative addition or two. The best place to look for vintage elements to add character to your garden is online, in the many specialty auctions that sprout up this time of year.

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7 vintage accessories to complement a man’s desk

So you’ve just moved into the corner office. With this latest success you’ll want to personalize that big executive desk, at which more than a third of your day will be spent. If you’re a guy, here’s a short list of vintage accessories to complement your workplace.

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