Mosaic muse inside La Sagrada Familia is actually the first article I dedicate to the city of Gaudi, and daydreams… This city embraced art and architecture like no other, and this fact is revealed in its remarkable Catalan architecture and many stupendous modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí. Just like Ravenna and Tuscany, Barcelona is also believed to be one of the world’s most important centers for mosaic art, colorful ceramic tiles, stained glass, and carpentry.
Enough said. Let’s take a loop through the most beautiful unfinished dream in the world and contemplate some of the world’s most beautiful mosaics!
As a great believer in the saying “what goes around come around”. According to Hegel the famous German philosopher, this concept is a circle between the thesis and the antithesis, one generation creates the trend and the next generation reacts against it. Then the following generation revives the most out of the first thesis and improves or develops it to fit the current trend. We lately noticed that there are many ongoing trends in 2017, like reviving vintage décor elements, such as retro-style gadget, that people would only have seen in their grandparents’ houses!
So what are the key trends to revive in 2017? Scroll down to discover!
“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!
With 2016 almost over, it is time to look forward to what color trends the future will bring. Therefore 2017 will deliver a combination of colors and hues that you will use to decorate your living space. So instead of relying on simple shades, the coming year will be based