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(pronounced OH-peh AH-fehs SIS-tehmz)

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(pronounced OR-ee-ehl WIHN-doh)

An oriel itself is a standard architectural term describing a projection from the upper portion of a building. Therefore, you can imagine that an oriel window is such a projection that

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(pronounced OR-meh-loo)

Say this word in a breathy voice and you sound quite enticing because it’s French. But of course it is. Oui oui. This sexy word means “ground gold” or, more specifically, the paste

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(pronounced AH-the-mehn)

Though, when capitalized, this word refers to a member of the Turkish dynasty that ruled the Ottoman Empire, we’re talking about it’s other, drastically different, meaning: an upholstered, often overstuffed footstool. Oh, and

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(pronounced oo-SHAHK ruhgz)

Often simply referred to as Oushaks or Ushaks, these carpets are named due to the Turkish town from which they originated. During the early days of the Ottoman Empire, Ushak emerged

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(pronounced AUT-sor-sing)

Though this term is used in a vast number of global industries, we included in the DESIGN SPEAK section because it has affected the architecture and design community more and more in