Heating stoves

China introduced heating stoves circa 600 BCE. Continue reading

Isabella Beeton

In 1857, less than a year after the wedding, Isabella began writing for one of her husband’s publications, The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine. Continue reading

Beeton’s Book of Household Management, by Isabella Beeton

Beeton’s Book of Household Management, was written by Isabella Beeton and published in London, England, in 1861. Continue reading

Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine, a monthly magazine

The first Housekeeping magazine was The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine. Continue reading

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Continue reading

Lantern with a chimney

Leonardo da Vinci, created a lantern made of metal with a chimney Continue reading

Mechanical ventilating fan, Reinvented by Leonardo da Vinci

Mechanical ventilating fan was invented in China circa 180 CE. Continue reading

Bronze Thimbles Found at Pompeii and Herculaneum

Bronze Thimbles found in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy, both cities were destroyed and buried by a volcanic eruption in 79 CE. Continue reading

Invention of the Paper Clip

No not the darn paperclip in Microsoft’s Windows that asks if it can help, Im talking about the good old paper clip. Continue reading

Then there was Light… by Lanterns

During the Roman era, lanterns made of clay with an opening at the front, this enabled people to take lights (oil or candle) outside. Continue reading