“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
Ever since Charlemagne had succeeded to a firm scope in strengthening his empire, he selected Aix-la-Chapelle as a place of residence and called around him artists of all kinds both from the former Western and from the Eastern Roman empires. The artists were engaged in decorating and adorning his fortresses, and it was here that a new style, the Romanesque style, based upon classic architecture, and very strongly influenced by Byzantine mosaic art, which stood then at its utmost splendor!
I recently came back from Italy with a bag of inspiration and splendor in my eyes. Some of which include the antique Romanesque architecture, the Roman triumphal columns, as well as the breathtaking interiors of cathedrals and basilicas. Therefore I thought of today’s article as a brief yet precise pedagogy of the Romanesque Period, catching a glimpse of some of the most interesting mosaics of that time.
Something almost all interior designers will tell you is that rules are meant to be broken, as your home décor has to reflect your living style and your personality than any conventional trend.
However, when it comes to picking a mosaic artwork for your home you, the only thing you can possibly be limited by is your own creative spices. This art form comes in just about every color or style you may imagine. You can find an unlimited amount of mosaic designs created with a wide variety of mediums and methods. Following are some mosaic ideas to help you convert your living space and best reveal your style and person!