26 Sep 2018

Calçada Portuguesa – An Outdoor Inspiration

How much does an urban environment affect our daily mood? All of those living in the cities would agree – quite a lot. And if we also agree that a city that is carefully planned, built and embellished influences people in a better way than a chaotic concrete beast, we
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09 Sep 2018

Walking Along the Tiles in Vietnam – Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural

Have you ever wondered where would the largest ceramic mosaic on the planet be? If you were thinking in Europe or in America, you’d be wrong because it’s located far out of any beaten tourist track, in a country not so widely known for its mosaic heritage. The largest ceramic
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30 Aug 2018

Living in a Mosaic – California Venice Mosaic Tile House

In 1994, Venice, California was a different place than it is today. It had a bohemian vibe and it wasn’t necessarily considered upscale, but a place where artists, artisans and all kinds of creatives found their home. Much later, when the tech companies started popping up the city, the population
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22 Aug 2018

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle Garden-A Mosaic Extravaganza

Not many outdoor monuments are dedicated to both the imagination and the art of mosaic such as the spectacular Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Escondido. The last major public work of the famous French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, this outdoor installation is the only American sculpture garden and a
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15 Aug 2018

Painting in Stone – Beautiful Examples of Opus Sectile

The art of mosaic is usually understood as the art of small cubes – tesserae, arranged in a particular way. However, mosaic is a much broader term, a method that encompasses several techniques, all of them ancient and specific. One of the mosaic techniques that give the most intriguing results
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02 Aug 2018

10 Appetizing Mosaics For Your Dining Room

Throughout history, dining rooms played a central role in a home, designed to display personal and official affinities of the homeowner. When we look at historical dining halls, we find a diversity that is hard to classify – from religious insignia to minute details pertaining to the members of the
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