Phenomenal Fusterlandia

Tile Addict previously explored Little Havana in Southern Florida, admiring the mural by Santos Mendez at TD Bank which captures the bright, bold essence of Cuban culture. It was a delight to find out that just outside the original Havana stands a miraculous mosaic masterpiece spanning the small fishing neighbourhood of Jaimanitas. Continue reading Phenomenal Fusterlandia

Op-Art - Various Colours on Silver Aluminum - by AirTiles.

Coloured Metallic Murals

AirTiles are innovative, functional and decorative panels, made from Alumer; a polymer-coated aluminum sheet that creates the illusion of a metallic inlay. The panels come in various formats – from decorative borders to tile panels up to huge murals in which a large number of panels are combined to create a large-scale artwork. Continue reading Coloured Metallic Murals

Guastavino: Vaulted Vision

Guastavino was once a household name among American architects. The Guastavino Company, led by a father-son team of Spanish immigrants, oversaw the construction of thousands of thin-tile vaults across the USA, including over 200 in New York City, between the 1880s and 1950s. From Grand Central Terminal’s Oyster Bar and Whispering Gallery to the Municipal Building to the Queensborough Bridge, New Yorkers walk amidst Guastavino … Continue reading Guastavino: Vaulted Vision

You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Be Arty

The ‘Treatment Rooms’ is a privately owned house in West London currently having its exterior walls transformed by a collective of artists, who operate from it under the same name. In this post, I explore a remarkable example of public art and the message it transmits about the commodifiction of art. Continue reading You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Be Arty