Ravenna city is one of the most cultural and artistic cities of Italy. It’s also known as a magnetic midpoint of mosaic art, and the capital of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century and later of Ostrogothic and Byzantine Italy. Visiting the central Italian city of Ravenna, you find yourself wandering amongst the monastic cloisters, exploring the Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic Architecture, and perceive the largest and most spectacular collection of Byzantine mosaics in the world!
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Does this saying sound familiar? In today’s article, it will take on a new significance when we observe the magic gardens of Philly! The artist behind Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens sees wonders in the things we throw away every day. Instead of heading to the art supply store, Isaiah Zagar has been transforming the city’s waste into wonder for more than three decades.
What makes his creations more phenomenal is that he doesn’t work solely with throwaway materials. Many of his mosaic artworks include tiny souvenirs from his travels in China, India, and Latin America. His main mediums are visual symbols, inspirational stories mementos from across the globe and of course the city’s junk and cultural emblems.
His work is spotted by several occasion and mirrors his creative thoughts that are building and falling apart, having a logic but close to chaos, rejecting to stay still, and giving one a sense of heaven and hell simultaneously!
Chinese-style decoration can instantly evoke a reflection of serenity and tranquil calm. With most of us engrossed in a fast-paced urban lifestyle, it helps a lot when we can come back home to a peaceful dwelling that allows us to escape this never-ending rush. Therefore Chinese-themed interiors accomplish this goal in a unique style by ushering in harmony and balance!
From exotic botanical prints to futuristic designs and eccentric folk strokes, the trends this year are fun and bold. Colors are misty, such as pastel lemon, rose quartz, and mineral gray and patterns are full of exotic flavors with international influences from South America and the Orient.
The year of the rooster brings a whole new tranche of interior trends to liven up our spaces!
So what are the key trends of the year? Scroll down to discover the decor trends that will rule the roost in 2017!
For many of us, 2016 was a bit doozy, but we are all ready to hit refresh in 2017! True?
2017 offers a spotless new line up. I’m personally ready to twist (or utterly trench) all my DIY mosaics that went viral a couple of years ago! Yes, I’m so excited to ring in the New Year with some new mosaic home decorating trends! In the spirit of change, I hosted last week a reunion with design expert colleagues and artist friends. It was an easy, yet creative way to kick-start a discussion about the hottest color, décor and design trends for this year!
Today’s article is based on hundreds of conversations with interior designers and experts, and an accurate trend forecast from several primary and secondary interior design sources, including Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, and Jeffrey Beers!
As the curtain call for 2016 draws near, this article reflects on the year’s most fascinating and creative mosaic artist.The title ‘Most Popular Mosaicist of the year’ is provided to the artist with the highest number of votes.
Here, we will revisit my previous article that has garnered your votes for the most popular mosaicist of the year.
Before shutting out the lights and locking up for New Year’s Eve, we ran the numbers of your votes on the blog, Instagram, and Facebook to ascertain the artist you, our beloved readers, liked most! And the results shouldn’t be too surprising.
More than halfway through 2016 means one thing: It’s already time to honor the best mosaic artist of the year! Mosaic art is constantly evolving, so it’s no surprise that 2016 brought us some of the most inventive mosaics we’ve ever seen. Partially assorted, creatively designed, thoughtfully gimmicked and sometimes even cluttered with impulsive mediums, these mosaics soon emerged as a highly developed art form. As predicted in 2015, the mosaic art community has entirely shifted to fully embracing and practically requiring a heightened level of fresh and modern! Consequently, it’s been harder than ever to hit the top of the charts
5 mosaicists stand out this year as they strike that elusive sweet spot where their aesthetics are committed to innovative mosaic artworks! Now we need your help choosing the best of the bunch.
Take a look to see if your favorite mosaicist made the list of the 5 most popular mosaicists in 2016, and vote for your favorite in the comment box!