It was only my second day in London, and we had already packed a full day with off-beat touristy activities like spending three hours in Sotheby’s drooling over a lifetime’s collection of Freddie Mercury’s earthly possessions. As luck would have it, our walk home brought us within the vicinity of one of London’s true Hidden Gems for fans of art and assorted weirdness. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present the Mosaic House. Continue reading Eye On Design: Mosaic House, Chiswick London→
It was at the recent Coffee Fest New York that I spotted this fabulous Mosaic Mirrored Mushroom, in a soothing shade of Pink, which was part of the booth display for Renude brand coffee beverages. With a slogan like “Live Long, Die Pretty!” perhaps you will want to know more about them by clicking on that hyperlink in the previous sentence!
Designer Allison Eden got her start over 25 years ago designing custom glass mosaics for private clients ( you can see an example of her beautiful work on the far left in the above photo). Eden then began applying her colorful, pop art aesthetic to a variety of interior finishes including textiles, wallpapers and carpets to develop one of the most fun and recognizable brands in the industry.
Each day in NYC there is something to newly discover, no matter how long it’s been there. I am rarely on the block of East 3rd Street between Avenues A and B, but I had occasion to walk that block during this past Sunday’s lovely snow storm. Because I always have an eye peeled for things that might be fun for the blog, I made the charming discovery that most of the buildings on the north side of the block (because that is the side I was on) have these cute and colorful ceramic tile mosaics on their facades, mostly around the doorways and near the steps. Continue reading Ceramic Mosaics on East 3rd Street→
This giant Pink Cherry Blossom glass tile mosaic is located at the 77th Street 6 Train subway station, on the mezzanine walls above the stairs leading to the train platform. It is part of a larger wall mural, by artist Robert Kushner, entitled 4 Seasons Seasoned, commissioned for the station in 2004. For the mosaics in this mural, Kushner created bouquets of flowers – from every season – that reflect such influences as Dutch flower paintings and Japanese screens. Most neighborhoods have flower shops, but they are especially abundant on the Upper East Side, and have associations with many of the city’s finest hospitals, parks, and museums located there. Continue reading Pink Thing of The Day: Giant Pink Mosaic Tile Cherry Blossom in the Subway→