Vocab Lesson: Kilim

When Sarah at Estate of Things described this photo by saying “the bookshelves are a little scant for my taste but I love the kilim, chesterfield sofas and the brass coffee table,” all I could think is “what the heck is a kilim?” Turns out, it’s the rug she’s loving. Kilims are flat tapestry-woven carpets […]

Home Decor, Vocab

Vocab Lesson: Pomander

This is so cute. But what in the h-e-double-hockey-sticks is a pomander? Allow Wikipedia to explain: “A pomander, from French pomme d’ambre, i.e. apple of amber, is a ball made of perfumes, such as ambergris (whence the name), musk, or civet.[1] The pomander was worn or carried in a vase, also known by the same […]

Holiday, Vocab

Vocab Lesson: Hammam and Cassis

Yesterday, I mentioned two vocabulary words I picked up during my favorite weekend hobby. Let’s explore. Hammam The article, in Elle Decor, was titled “35 Ways to Holiday at Home.” According to The Washington Post “bathing usually is a simple operation, but in a Moroccan hammam, it’s not your typical rub-a-dub-dub.” Sounds nice, really, but a […]