Interior Trends 2022

After Wednesday’s bathroom trends refresh we thought we’d take a little look at what else has been going strong in interior design since the beginning of 2022. 1) Industrial bedrooms Being a traditionally comfortable space with a cosy, relaxing vibe, an industrial style bedroom may seem like a challenge, and with a 166% increase in Google searches across the UK it looks like people loving … Continue reading Interior Trends 2022

Holidays in Wannsee

Pixel perfect scenes of daily life spread a touch of vintage joy at the Berlin-Wannsee train station. Created by Christoph Niemann and unveiled in 2018, two parallel murals welcome visitors with sweet stories and charming tableaux. Almost 20,000 100 by 100mm tiles were used to create the two 40 metre long storyscapes with a retro palette creating comfy vibes. Drawing on and continuing the NYC … Continue reading Holidays in Wannsee

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Inspired by the 1943 book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, City Tree is a new mural, standing tall at the new District 19 S.T.E.M. Academies on Atlantic Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. Based in New York City, painter Adam Cvijanovic won the competition held to find an artist for the project. His design, a 12 by 12ft mural reflects the … Continue reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Isaiah Zagar

Philadelphia’s Philanthropist

Isaiah Zagar’s magnum opus is his vast and visionary mosaic environment, The Magic Gardens of South Philadelphia. Here Zagar covered the interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and floors of nearly half a block with mosaic to create what is, in effect, an overwhelming and inspiring 40 year personal diary. Continue reading Philadelphia’s Philanthropist

London in the 16th Century, 1972, by Philippa Threlfall and Kennedy Collings.

Curating Fragments Of History

The principal characteristic of Philippa Threlfall and Kennedy Collings’s work is that it is sympathetic to the specific site, providing local interest with a sense of place and relevance. This usually meant site visits and painstaking research. The couple’s shared interest in history also influenced their approach to design. Continue reading Curating Fragments Of History

Magical Myaamia

Based upon Myaamia, an original painting by Santos Mendez named after a Native American Algonquian language spoken by the Seminole Indians, the mosaic mural at TD Bank, Florida, reflects harmony and friendship among all living creatures. Continue reading Magical Myaamia

Tiling Thesaurus: M – P

I’m away on holiday until the 13th February, so I’ll leave you with some tile humour. Well, it may be humour! Majolica: I thought I was going on holiday, but I ended up in another dusty tile factory. Mohs: In the scale of things, very important. In reality, totally ignored by one and all. Mosaic: The perfect opportunity to get rid of all those dust-covered … Continue reading Tiling Thesaurus: M – P