(4 min read) With 19 museums, galleries, and research facilities attracting 22 million people a year, the Smithsonian Institution is among the most-visited attractions in the United States. Travelers from around the world particularly head to Washington D.C.’s National Mall to see the famed Smithsonian castle and neighboring museums. While
(4 min read) It’s been 44 years since February was officially declared as Black History Month in the United States. Black people from all walks of life have helped shape communities across the country for more than four centuries. Black History Month is very much about honoring the valuable contributions
(3 min read) Artists from all spheres were always inspired by a variety of different things, beings, and aspects of life. Since the early age of humanity, aside from war and their deities, the ancient creatives most often depicted animals on their cave walls. Animals were prey, food source, playmates,
(4 min read) 2020 has been a long and challenging year. As lockdowns begin to ease and more businesses reopen, everyone is optimistic that these trying times will soon come to an end. So, it comes as no surprise that this cheery, positive outlook is captured in Pantone’s home and
(4 min read) The autumn season usually marks the ending of any type of redecorations and home interior reconstructions among other things, with one small but meaningful exception — fireplace. The autumn season is actually the best season for treating your good ole fireplace with a fabulous facelift (I say this in
(4 min read) Over the last two decades, the push for us to be more environmentally conscious has started to grow rapidly and with a good reason. We have put our beloved planet to the test and it is no longer what it once was. The weather is constantly going
All children are potential mosaic artists and that is amazing (4 min read) September is the baby safety month and on the surface of things, it might seem that we as mosaic artists and interior designers don’t have much to do with it…I am here to argue that we certainly do.
(4 min read) Those of you who follow this blog are well aware of the fact that I LOVE reading spooky stuff. So it won’t come as a surprise that I am currently reading the blood-chilling Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant. The book talks a lot about mermaids and
(5 min read) If you browse through the internet searching for the explanation and insight into how human-animal bond actually came to life, you won’t find much. Most often you will run into some sturdy definition, such as: “The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship” yadda yadda yadda.
Celebrating International Women’s Month – Artemisia Gentileschi, The Unsung Heroine of the Art World
(4 min read) Throughout history, the art world has been dominated by the names of incredible creators but scarcely does a woman’s name glisten on the list of the greats. Women have faced judgment and disapproval for pursuing the arts, which throughout the ages was widely considered a man’s task. Whether
(4 min read) Frida Kahlo has long been renowned as Mexico’s finest artist; not only for her gorgeous Mexican-inspired masterpieces and self-portraits but for her insatiably positive attitude to life and her acute poeticism. Born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoan, Mexico; Frida suffered from polio at the age of 6
(2 min read) With a chill in the air and the leaves getting crispier on the sidewalks. We all know that the festive season is just around the corner… which means it’s time for snuggles in our fluffy socks by the fireplace, hot cocoa and some fabulously festive contemporary mosaic
(3 min read) Mosaic jewelry incorporates the fine art of micro mosaic; a meticulous mosaic craft that places tiny mosaic pieces (tesserae) to create patterns, images, and effects, much like the art of Pietra Dura (translation – hard stone) where small, cut stones are inlaid and polished to create small
(3 min read) CERSAIE boasts the cream of the crop, with over 112,000 visitors from the trade and design world, who choose CERSAIE exclusively for keeping up with the newest trends and design inspo, along with networking and soaking up the creative, sophisticated genius. Wall and floor coverings, highly acclaimed
(3 min read) Are you ready for hot chocolates, cozy socks, and candy corn? You sure will be after warming your cockles on this cozy autumnal handmade mosaic designs, filled with warm shades of burgundy, orange and brown, you can almost feel the heat of the fire on your cheeks!
(3 min read) As long as art has existed, so have its critics; thus came the age-old divide between abstract and realistic art, which is always a hot potato in conversations. Classic, realistic art has always been reinforced with huge admiration and revered throughout history. In the days where phone