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Resolute Desk

The Resolute Desk was Built from the Scrap of the HMS Resolute. It Has Been Used by Most Presidents Since the Year 1880.

Sometimes a piece of furniture comes along and completely transforms our surroundings. Furniture is meant to be lived in, slept in, worked in, sat in, just as a painting is meant to be looked at, and fashion is meant to be worn. It governs how we interact with our surroundings. But did you know how …

The Resolute Desk was Built from the Scrap of the HMS Resolute. It Has Been Used by Most Presidents Since the Year 1880. Read More »

Pre-electricity theatre spotlights produced light by directing a flame at calcium oxide (quicklime). These kinds of lights were called limelights and this is the origin of the phrase “in the limelight” to mean “at the centre of attention”.

Limelight For other uses, see Limelight (disambiguation). Diagram of a limelight burner Limelight (also known as Drummond light or calcium light) is a type of stage lighting once used in theatres and music halls. An intense illumination is created when an oxyhydrogen flame is directed at a cylinder of quicklime (calcium oxide), which can be …

Pre-electricity theatre spotlights produced light by directing a flame at calcium oxide (quicklime). These kinds of lights were called limelights and this is the origin of the phrase “in the limelight” to mean “at the centre of attention”. Read More »