Saturday, October 27, 2012

An amazing mosaic portrait using legos or Adam Baldwin as a source of inspiration



The artist behind this lego mosaic artist is Dave Ware and his website is called .... BRICKWARES. Quite spot on! He makes mosaics using legos. When I saw this picture I immediately thought of "Chuck" the TV series where Adam Baldwin played the part of a detective. That TV series had inspired me to write a post on Freelance Writing Dreams (where you will find me from time to time doing some writing work). The post was called ARE YOUR FREELANCE WRITING DREAMS DOOMED? There's a very good reason why I used the word "DOOMED" and it had something to do with an Adam Baldwin's line.

So you can say that Adam Baldwin HAS provided the INSPIRATION for a MOSAIC PORTRAIT and a FREELANCE MOTIVATIONAL POST.

Go to BRICKWARES site and see more fascinating lego mosaics!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mosaic Spotting: Fish made of bottles sunbathing or something


Thought this photo was rather ...extraordinary, mosaic wise and everything else wise, so here I am sharing it with you! It was was posted by Voxy, a language-learning program based 100% on real-life daily activities. I have the impression they will be really surprised to see this picture featured on a mosaic art blog!....

Monday, October 22, 2012

Platt Fellow Reflects on Mosaic Discovery - Huqoq mosaic with female face and inscription.

image credit Photo by Jim Haberman.

I thought this was an interesting post to share about a recent mosaic discovery in Israel featured on the American Schools of Oriental Research blog. Read it HERE

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mosaic Spotting: Cute mosaic pattern girl dress


Now this is CUTE and SO VERY Mosaicological. I found it on this blog HERE. What do you think?

Inspiring mixed media mosaic boxes

 




 
I thought these mosaic boxes were beautiful and rather unusual. Created by students at the Whitney High School in Cerritos, Ca. Image credit ARTISUN. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In the news: Avon Lake Artist's GuitarMania Mosaic Guitar "Saltwater Taffy" Opens for Bids


Read about this whimsical mosaic guitar up for auction HERE - the article was posted earlier today.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

These boots are definitely not for walking


Look what I found on...whatelse  Cowboys and Indians online  magazine. If you google "cowboy mosaic boots" you will find more but this one here I think is the best. Didn't know there was a trend...

Image credit Cowboys and Indians and the artist http://www.jonicarrstudio.com/

Friday, October 5, 2012

SEXY SILVER TRENDS: Milan Fashion Week 2013 + SILVERWARE permanent collection from 2007 by Bisazza


Today I have a surprise MOSAIC MIX to show you!

SILVERWARE is a permanent collection at Bisazza headquarters in Italy that one day I hope to go visit. Need to check where they are. Who knows? Bisazza might be close to where I live!

Anyway, the collection comprises eight giant-sized pieces of domestic objects such as teapots and candlesticks, covered in mosaics by Bisazza. 

I love the table! And the SILVER SPOON is incredible. And surpisingly enough, this post today is timely for a very particular reason and a WONDERFUL FRIEND who reads this will be just so MIND-BOGGLED.

It's more than obvious that Bisazza is a pioneer and a trendsetter. SILVERWARE is from 2007 and today, 2012, metallic look is a trend.

Here's the "body of proof" from Milan's runway.

Enjoy two sequined bags, "mosaicologistic" enough for me, from ETRO and FENDI. Clothes and dress to wear when I go to see SILVERWARE. They won't even notice me..!!! LOL


image credits:
Archiproducts
Bag Snob

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mosaic Spotting from RunwayDaily.com: Mad for Mosaic à la Ginnifer, Becki and Angelina (doesn't matter it's from 2009)

image from RunwayDaily.com
Look what I stumbled on! Wish I had discovered it a lot earlier because this is from a post dated 19/05/2009 on RunwayDaily.com. Nevermind. Never too late to see that mosaic is more trendy that you think. Ha.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Precious Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Walker Zanger

image credit Walker Zanger
Vintage WZ Perlino Rosato Marble, Lunada Bay Mini Mosaic Burleywood, Vintage WZ Rose Tea Marble e Zlatan Klimenta


This is a collage created by Walker Zanger, a stone and tile company I have recently discovered. This beautiful collage was posted on Twitter yesterday for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I simply wanted to share it here with you.


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Monday, October 1, 2012

Everything's coming up flowers in Bisazza's 2013 mosaic collection and Milan's Runways

image credit Bisazza
posted on Twitter by @Bisazzaofficial 28/09/2012 at 12.30

Who hasn't heard of Bisazza one of Italy's top luxury design and mosaic brands? Their vitreous mosaic tiles are famous worldwide and the brand basically needs no introduction. It's a name you will definitely encounter if you are into mosaic. Artists and customers alike.

This groovy floral 70s style pattern, from Bisazza's 2013 mosaic collection, would be normally expected to be seen in a painting, a dress, a cushion. Yet, a mosaic interpretation of this motif - is one of the many ways of saying to the world that mosaic has true potential that knows no limits. When turning motifs - usually used in other artforms - into mosaic, there's always a slight risk that you will not get that seamless result. For an established brand like Bisazza there's no such risk. This motif, in the hands of their design and mosaic artists, is transformed into an outstanding decorative panel.

The brown-blue colour combination is also worth looking at. Brown, the colour of the earth. Blue, the colour of the sky. These colours together bring a sense wholeness and tranquility. A rather "reserved" combination, a work of art like this goes everywhere and would be ideal into a corporate environment.

Apparently flowers is one of this year's trends !

Simone Rocha S/S 2013 Runway
"See" the flowers on Milan's runway?
Prada Spring 2013
More flower power
Christina Ricci wearing Valentino Resort 2013
Kerry Washington wearing J.Mendel Resort 2013
Alexander McQueen Resort 2013

See more of the 2013 mosaic collection on Bisazza's Facebook. The following image will definitely convince you to go take a look!

image credit Bisazza

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MOSAIC BOOK: Ancient Mosaic Pavements: Themes, Issues & Trends



If you love mosaic floors, this should be a very interesting book (released December 2011) and I think I know someone who would want to buy it straight away! Details on towerbooks.com