A Lesson in Delft


Continuing to delve into a wonderful, deeper world of interactive, web-based content, the NYTimes produced a lovely special section on the trend and history of Delftware. Jewelry designer Charlotte di Carcaci narrates a three-minute historical account of the prized blue and white patterning, tracing it from East to West and back.  A slideshow highlights Rem Koolhaas’ 2005 Casa da Música concert hall in Porto, Portugal, Rodarte and Valentino’s use of the pattern in prints, and its continued application in everything from traditional chinaware to upholstery fabric.