Bon Voyage! Queen Elizabeth and the Linley marquetry artwork

There were so many articles written about Cunard’s very successful naming ceremony for the Queen Elizabeth on October 11th 2010 that I was hesitant to add another from However, since I’ve covered the genesis of the Linley Art Deco marquetry panel in a series of posts, I’ll share a few final images courtesy of […]

Craig Thibodeau’s Art Deco Chess Table

Craig Thibodeau’s Woodworking Vocation Craig Thibodeau grew up around woodworking and enjoyed it as a hobby. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering and started a career in industrial product design. However, after his children were born, his hobby became a home-based vocation and his workshop became a professional studio. To intensify and deepen this […]

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco

“The work of Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879–1933) epitomizes the glamour of the French Art Deco style of the 1920s. Aesthetic refinement, sumptuous materials, and impeccable craftsmanship place his work on a par with the finest furniture and decorative arts of any era. The most renowned designer of his day, Ruhlmann could provide any element needed for an […]