25 Jan 2017
Ravenna city is one of the most cultural and artistic cities of Italy. It’s also known as a magnetic midpoint of mosaic art, and the capital of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century and later of Ostrogothic and Byzantine Italy. Visiting the central Italian city of Ravenna, you find yourself wandering amongst the monastic cloisters, exploring the Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic Architecture, and perceive the largest and most spectacular collection of Byzantine mosaics in the world!
11 Jan 2017
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!
30 Dec 2016
As the curtain call for 2016 draws near, this article reflects on the year’s most fascinating and creative mosaic artist.The title ‘Most Popular Mosaicist of the year’ is provided to the artist with the highest number of votes. Here, we will revisit my previous article that has garnered your votes for the most popular mosaicist of the year. Before shutting out the lights and locking up for New Year’s Eve, we ran the numbers of your votes on the blog, Instagram, and Facebook to ascertain the artist you, our beloved readers, liked most! And the results shouldn’t be too surprising.
01 Jun 2016
Looking for new ways to understand mosaics? Have you yet explored the enthralling movement in kinetic mosaic artworks? In visual art, the term kinetic art, derived from the Greek word “kinesis”, refers to works that incorporate an apparent movement. Thus, for instance, it may include mosaic art, defined by its unique aspect of integrating motion into its splendor and purpose. Unlike traditional mosaic art, kinetic mosaics are created by a combination of both, accurate details and natural flaws. In this article you will discover what kinetic art is really about and how to understand this art movement!
26 May 2016
There are a gazillion ways to take stock of inspiration in the art scene; critical reception, popularity and competency are the most common paradigms among them. As the art world continues to swell up, it sometimes gets the knickers in a twist. Countless observers have attempted to make sense of the last century, a time of widespread technological change, wild economic fluctuations, two world wars and two remarkable Roosevelts. Nevertheless, some great art scenes were flourishing in São Paulo, Singapore, and Istanbul, creating a similar alliance around the global financial capitals of New York and London. Thus, inspired the core contingency of the art world to make a yearly journey, crisscrossing the globe to witness the greatest art cities! Numerous mosaics have been created to pay tribute or memorialize a certain epoch or movement. Mosaic art is increasingly global in the art scenes of today, with a larger population, wider territory, and greater number of nationalities than ever before. The art form prevailing debate, however, has yet to appear in the Art Cities of the Future. In this article, I’m going to take you on a brief walkthrough through the 5 mosaic art cities of the future:
05 May 2016
Rachael Ray once said that good food and a warm kitchen are what makes a house a home. he always tried to make his home like his mother’s, because she was magnificent at stretching a buck when it came to decorating and food. Like a true Italian, she valued beautification in every area of her life! By reading this and as the light of early spring slowly fades away, I felt the need to ask everyone I meet: Is your kitchen boring you? Is it the kind of boring room that doesn’t exactly make you want to cook in it? If you are planning for a kitchen remodel or renovation and want your kitchen to have a zing which makes people look at it in awe, well you have landed up at the right place! This article is an exploration of 5 perceptible kitchen tile style and an attempt to understand that tile can be so much more than a neutral backdrop, and thus how to use each style to bring charm and appeal to your backsplash and beyond!