(4 min read) A Roman mosaic is a mosaic artwork that was created on the Roman Republic and Empire soil during the period spanning from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD. Artists of the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic, and lastly Roman Empire were eager to embrace and
(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
(4 min read) American artist Jeff Koons once said, “Art has this ability to allow you to connect back through history in the same way that biology does. I’m always looking for source material.” This is especially true for mosaics, a creative tradition that dates back millennia. For us to
(3 min read) You guys, our very own miraculous Mosaics Lab has won the renowned “Best of Houzz” award for the splendid Customer Service. Considering the fact that Houzz is the leading platform for home and renovation design in general, we are so freaking proud that we can brag about
(3 min read) So we’ve officially made a considerable step into a new decade, and what a first step it was… I suppose we were too quick to think that we will leave all of the difficult things behind, so some other things had to happen to remind us how
(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) Ah the spirit of Christmas! Can you feel it? The smell of eggnogs and gingerbreads, the warmth of the wool socks with reindeers on them, the joy of the family getting together to celebrate the most important moment in Christian history. Or are you the Scrooge of
(4 min read) It’s time to embellish your home and give it that royally grand vibe only mosaic art can give it. Before you start dwelling on your budget keep in mind that you are here because you know we are cool, right? So would we let you down with
(4 min read) As you already know, we often use this awesome blog to chit-chat about the glorious ways of mosaic art and we’ve done so covering a variety of artwork styles and topics. One thing we haven’t covered, the art of mosaic portraits. Yes, I say “the art of”
(3 min read) As an avid reader, as well as a music and movie buff, I pride myself on my fabulous collection of a variety of famous and not so famous quotes. From the well-known Eastwood’s quiet and ominous “Go ahead, make my day”, to less-known Day-Lewis’ annoyed “I drink
(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
(4 min read) So, I had this big idea about this article. It sounded kinda like this: I’m gonna do a ton of research, I’m gonna come at you with dates, topics, color schemes, proofs and receipts, and I will argue my point until I make it unbreakable. But then I
(4 min read) In our article from last week, we briefly touched on swimming pool mosaic art and why it remains popular — throughout the centuries. Yup, you read that correctly — centuries. The first mosaic was found in a Mesopotamian temple dating back to the 3rd millennium BC. The fact that this piece of
(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.