Wednesday, August 2, 2017

#Mosaic and #fashion on TV: It's an American Crime Story

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A year has passed since my last post. August is a weird month. It kind of breathes mosaic even when I am not holding any tesserae.

I don't know what you think about Versace's murder being the theme for a TV series but the news is certainly mind-boggling for mosaicistas, fashionistas and everyone in between.

And there you have it. The 2nd season of the anthology series American Crime Story unravels the story of Gianni Versace's shocking murder. Of course, I did a little digging and found out what Versace's partner had to say about the series.

Versace's home (Casa Casaurina, now a hotel) is opulently decorated with mosaics and the series should be a feast for our eyes. We'll wait and see.

Click here for breathtaking high resolution pictures from the mansion with mosaic details.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

My first mosaic after a long hiatus: a #mosaic plate


It's been a while, actually round about seven years, that I haven't touched my cutting nippers, hammer and hardie. Not to mention my tesserae. The feeling was, to say the least, therapeutic, fulfilling, almost like a dream. To be honest, it feels as if I have to learn everything right from the start and, I won't hide it, my mosaic project has not turned the way I wanted it. It is way far from good (for my own standards), lots of mistakes, project, colour and design wise, but I am glad for one thing: I did it, it's finished.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Maiolica to feast your eyes on by Dolce & Gabbana

Mosaicology's favourite fashion brand is nailing it with beautiful Italian tiles for their Summer Collection.

Discover and enjoy.

Monday, March 7, 2016

#mosaic spotting: I see mosaic in... Stella Jeans's collections

from the S/S13 collection
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from Spring 2014 RTW
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Spring 2016 RTW

Spring 2016 RTW

That's it from mosaicology today :)
Have fun.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Mosaicology shop updates

This is to update and thank all the people who recently bought items from the shop at Cafepress and who continue to read the blog (we are also thrilled to see that people keep visiting the blog even when we go into "hiatus" mode). The good news is that the shop is constantly improving to deliver better designs and products for mosaic and mosaicology customers and followers!

Muse Thalia, new mosaic print

There's a new mosaic print on selected jewelry items. It's Thalia, the muse of comedy and pastoral poetry. Show your sophisticated style by wearing this lovely pic of soft hues.

"Keep calm and put the pieces together" quote's new improved version

The "Keep calm and put the pieces together" design has been improved. It has been enlarged and looks more vibrant and stylish. Same with the other "Keep calm and mosaic on" quotes in pink, blue and green. Please note that all images are at 300dpi high resolution.

Mosaicology is currently working on a new "surprise" design (no quotes) due Spring.

Take care.


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Meet Yeggy

Hi everyone and happy 2016!

This is a quick post to share an interesting story about Yeggy Michael, a Seattle based mosaic artist who creates public works of art that tell the stories of the community. Read this and this

Do you have any stories worth telling on Mosaicology? Get in touch with me now at The blog is looking for people who can inspire others with their writing, passionate about mosaic, tiles, fashion and things in between.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Artistic mosaics created with software aka The Mosaic Project


You (all) know I sometimes create digital mosaics that are available from the mosaicology shop.

I make my digital mosaics by hand. I mean I use the "good old" mouse. However, did you know you can actually use a software to do just that? I am not talking about constructing industrial-style mosaics with straight lines and no real manual-artisan intervention. I am talking about creating artistic mosaics, resembling real ones! Works of art.

The guy behind this software is Simone Aielli and you can find out more about The Mosaic Project right here.

The potential of this software is beyond your wildest mosaic dreams. And that's from someone who loves ancient and Byzantine mosaics.

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you all.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

I see mosaic in...


... powder!

Stumbled on this while doing some research for the translation of a make-up product. The things you come across while translating surely broaden your horizons.

A presto!