Gold transcends time. Its incomparable regal and glowing aesthetic has remained a constant design feature throughout periods, tastes and styles. From exclusive homes of the wealthy in historical times, to being increasingly accessible today to whomever wants to bring a little glamour into their interiors. If you’ve read our latest issue 91, The Return of Glamour, you’ll know that we have been looking at the unique relationship between fashion and interiors. We specifically look at the ways in which natural elements, such as Copper, Black Diamonds, Cork and Gold are taking their cue from the catwalk and being used in the home.
Images: Gold Eyeshadow | Gold Moroccan Leather Pouffe | Citrine Chesterfield Sofa - Anthropologie | http://www.blog.awx2.pl
Gold is a metal with the symbol Au and atomic number 79. It is a dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal with a bright yellow color and luster which is maintained without tarnishing in air or water. The metal occurs often in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits.
The Greeks thought that gold was a dense combination of water and sunlight.
The term “gold” is the from the Proto-Indo-European base *ghel / *ghol meaning “yellow,” “green,” or possibly “bright.”
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