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The Chicken or the Egg – Giacometti and Dogon Art

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Globalization. This term entailing free trade, cultural integration, vanishing borders and accessible communication throughout the world is surprisingly modern. It was coined in 1983 by Theodore Levitt, a marketing professor at the Harvard Business School....

Now Trending: Blue and White – The Use of Indigo in Contemporary Interiors

Friday, July 31, 2015

Throughout history, indigo was, until quite recently, the only quality blue dye available in the world. Its production, however, was no easy feat and blue dyed textiles were highly valued in many cultures. Before white and blue was ever a modern interior design trend, this color combination was held in the highest regard as holding prestige, status, and of course, beauty....

A Walk Down Memory Lane – Dogon Ladders

Thursday, March 20, 2014

While sifting through the PRIMITIVE Warehouse preparing for the SPRING WAREHOUSE SALE, I find myself uncovering pieces that have left an imprint on me over many years of dealing with cultural objects. It’s funny how a particular item can transport you to a different time and place, as if the object itself is a portal into history....

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“Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER