18 Feb 2016
A comprehensive collection of mosaic tile materials follows to give more of a practical insight on how to properly clean and maintain your mosaic in your household and pleasantly remind you that beauty CAN be low-maintenance.
17 Feb 2016
Nermine El-Masry, a mosaicist making the world think differently not only about mosaic art, but also about life inside the womb. She was born in 1974 in Cairo, Egypt where she still lives and works. This mosaicist and assistant lecturer manifest the epitome of beauty in all its miscellaneous textures. She finds her insight in earthly wonders, female figures, and most recently internal organs. Illustrating with tiles dissimilar layers and patterns, depicting a secrecy of resources inside the womb. The artist attempts to bring together realistic forms and the abstract style in her compositions. Where the question remains: Are these mosaics a visual manifestation of living layers inside the womb?
12 Feb 2016
A fireplace is not just a functional and practical architectural structure in a home; it also serves as a focal point which creates a warm and welcoming feeling to any visitor. Fireplaces are one of the much-loved longstanding amenities in a household as they work as an architectural focus point of any living room, adding a rustic feel to the interior design solely with their presence. Having a fireplace incorporated in your home decor, for many people, creates ambiance whilst conveying a romantic setting in the surrounding environment. Imagine yourself on rainy winter night – the last thing you want to encounter is a cold & unwelcoming home. On the contrary, a cup of tea whilst gazing into the glare of a fireplace sounds absolutely ideal. Transforming or redesigning your fireplace to enhance your home decor using mosaic tiles will ensure three important aspects: durability, low maintenance level & thermal efficiency. Beyond the functional properties that mosaic tiles have, an endless spectrum of colors, textures and patterns are available to compliment your fireplace.
11 Feb 2016
Want to know how can you Gregorian date of birth, reveal your sign in the lunar calendar? What lies in wait for you in the Year of the Monkey 2016-2017? Here are 8 fascinating facts about the Year of the Monkey to help celebrate this holiday:
08 Feb 2016
Do you need a change to your home decor? Would you like your interior design to be authentically embellished with modern highlights? Decorating with mosaic tiles have always been in fashion and its popularity shows no signs of waning through time. They can be incorporated in contemporary and classier interior designs alike. When it comes to the final plan concerning our personal space’s interior design, things can get a little confusing – leading us to indecisiveness and frustration (and we definitely don’t want you to be mad!). The key to a successful interior design doesn’t always aim to enhance the stylistic status of your home decor, but ultimately to augment your home value.
05 Feb 2016
San Francisco city is one of the most liberal and artistic cities of the United States. Visiting this lively cultural center of Northern California, you find yourself wandering amongst eclectic Victorian architecture and landmarks like the infamous Golden Gate Bridge & Alamo Square. This city is literally a mosaic, comprised of colourful yet different neighbourhoods, mimicking little tiles on an artisan’s mosaic canvas – each exhibiting its own intricate artistic detail. The “16th Avenue Tiled Steps” project is surely one of the most beautiful art gems of San Francisco city that has been manufactured by the hands of local art enthusiasts, volunteers and of course, by the two ambitious artists: Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher. Combining their artistic envision and skills with the passion of the community, mosaic staircase project was initiated in January 2003 and was successfully completed a year later in August of 2004.