18 Feb 2016

A guide on how to clean different mosaic tile materials

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.

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11 Feb 2016

Year of the Monkey: 8 Fascinating Facts

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:

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05 Feb 2016

16th Avenue: Where Mosaic Magic Kissed San Francisco!

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.

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01 Feb 2016

The Shāh Chérāgh: The Holy Mosaic

The history of mosaic art in Iran can be traced back all the way to the country’s prehistoric roots. Mosaic art held a special place in the heart of Iranian culture, more so than other forms of decorative art, such as carvings and brickwork. More specifically, the application of mosaic tiles constituted the dominant form of architectural decoration; hence the expertise that tile-makers attained with the passage of time resulted in intricate mosaic designs, respectable crafting skills and the optimization of the meticulous manufacturing process.

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Feng-Shui
18 Jan 2016

5 FengShui elements in Home Decor

Sustaining the correct balance in our daily life appears to be crucial in our general well being.When we are balanced, our whole self works in conjunction with all our other elements to promote positive attributes of our character, conclusively attracting positive energy to our inner and outer self. Thus each of us constantly seeks to find the solution for a balanced life, although that may occasionally seem unrealistic and difficult to accomplish.With the passage of time, the contribution of fengshui philosophy and its corresponding five elements – theory came to practice contributing essential knowledge to create and maintain harmony in our living spaces and subsequently ourselves.

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12 Jan 2016

FengShui: Optimize Positive Energy In Your Home

Ready to choose your fengshui color?

This quick and easy fengshui color guide will surely help you creating the best possible choice concerning the color customization of your entire household.

It is always a tricky decision when it comes to choosing the conclusive color of a room in our house. Instantly we question ourselves: what do we want the room to express? Choosing from a plethora of colors such as vibrant pink for your living room, all the way to light shades of green for your bedroom -can cause a blatant disequilibrium corresponding to the energy of the entire living space.

Fengshui is an ancient Chinese philosophical practice that shed light on the importance related to the placement of decorative ornaments or practical objects, with the intent to sustain harmonious vibrations throughout the household. A social reformer by the name of Florence Nightingale vividly expressed this very essence later in the 19th century– “the objects and color in the materials around us actually have a physical effect on us, on how we feel”. By using the right color in an interior and exterior space can potentially reveal an extraordinary calming effect on the human mind that creates inner strength and self-confidence.

Utilizing colors according to the fengshui philosophy will blossom the interior design of your personal space, whilst simultaneously creating a balanced atmosphere that energizes your home with harmony and coziness.

In this article we will explore the influence of each color and will give you a couple of tips to assist you in defining your dominant color, to ultimately create a vibrant atmosphere that will make you feel right at home by harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment.

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