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Charles Rennie Mackintosh-inspired items new on Amazon

In recent years the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh has achieved a level of acclaim which, sadly, it was denied in his lifetime. Mackintosh developed a unique style which combined elements of traditional Scottish baronial architecture with art nouveau floral motifs and some Japanese art. However, like his contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright, Mackintosh was more than just an architect and ... Read More »

Interesting sculptures on is best known as being the place to go to find books, dvds and music. It is less well know as a great place to shop for just about anything, including museum-quality reproduction statuary. Whether you are shopping for yourself or buying a wedding, birthday, anniversary, graduation, Bar Mitzvah, Mothers Day or Fathers Day gift, if you dig around ... Read More »

Unusual Mother’s Day Gift Recommendations from Amazon

Dig deep at, and you'll turn up some rather odd Mother's Day gift recommendations in the Home and Garden section. Read More »

Great Ideas for Mothers Day Gifts

Let’s begin with an obvious one. Mother and Child detail by Gustav Klimt, a gorgeous little panel with incredible detail Is she one of the millions of admirers of the work of that good-old ‘Painter of Light’, Thomas Kinkade? Then look no further. Glassmasters have quite a number of beautiful Kinkade panels ranging from ovals like this one to larger ... Read More »

Heading into that spring gift-buying season

With Mothers Day looming ever larger on the horizon and Fathers Day not very far behind to say nothing of other gift-giving occasions which typically happen around now such as weddings, christenings, first communions and the like it is time to think about gifts and what better than a beautiful stained glass panel or suncatcher? Glassmasters have long been renowned ... Read More »

Great gift ideas

With labour day behind us it will soon be time to think about gifts for the Holidays. With this in mind you could do worse than checking out the Glassmasters range of museum-quality stained glass. Many people will have seen the reproduction Tiffany and Frank Lloyd Wright windows in places like the Metropolitan Museum Store, the National Cathedral Gift Shop ... Read More »

The 2004 “If I come second” Kerry Christmas wish-list

Clearly not as easily compiled as the GW Bush wish-list but there are a few jibes at Kerry in the 2004 ‘If I Come Second’ Kerry Christmas wish-list. Is this election shaping up to be a contest between two contenders to see who is the least unpopular?? Read More »

The 2004 G W Bush Christmas wish-list

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Fantasy Art in Stained Glass

The Glassmasters make reproduction art in stained glass and it is good... Read More »

Pigeon with taste for 17thC art

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A bird with a penchant for 17th century Dutch art has paid the ultimate price for flying into a museum gallery and pecking a hole in a masterpiece. “We tried everything to catch the pigeon and called in experts to grab it, but in the end they had to shoot it out of the air,” a museum ... Read More »