Mosaics have been used since ancient times either as a decorative art form or as an aspect of interior design. Ancient mosaics typically depicted historical scenes or were used to record scenes of everyday life. Whatever they featured, they were a lasting way to immortalise our existence during a certain period of time.
Giving the art of mosaics a very modern twist, SICIS The Art Mosaic Factory has created the Portrait Collection. By using photographic shots recreated in mosaic form the Portrait Collection can capture your existence for eternity. Create a wall-sized portrait of your favourite image of yourself, your partner, your child or someone else important in your life.
If having a picture of yourself recreated using mosaics does not appeal, you can always choose to immortalise your favourite stars or celebrities instead. The limited edition Marilyn Collection features portraits of the glamorous screen siren and goddess taken from the historically famous shoot by her friend and photographer Milton H. Green.
What do you think? Would you like to immortalise yourself in mosaic or would you choose to capture someone else in a mosaic portrait?
Don’t worry about making your shelf picture-perfect. Displaying a collection of toys is a simple, eye-catching solution, and the resulting vignette just might double as wall art! Below we see the Radial Wall Shelf from The Land of Nod. To cut down on the cluttered look, try grouping items by color! These Color Bar Ledges from The Land of Nod make the job easy. Use the shelves themselves to create an artful wall vignette, especially if you purchase intriguing pieces like these Shape Shifter Wall Shelves. This Land of Nod hinged metal shelving allows for a range of configurations, from rectangles to arrows. And don’t forget about creative ideas such as placing patterned paper at the back of your shelving to create a vibrant backdrop. These Honeycomb Wall Shelves are styled with shades of turquoise. Do you have any shelf styling tips to share? Leave a comment below.
Speaking of “less is more” design, if your shelf offers little display space, consider opting for one or two standout items to showcase rather than a slew of small finds. In the next image, we see the Magical Thinking Peaks Shelf, crafted from glass and aluminum. Then again, there’s something charming about a curiously cluttered look, especially if items are thoughtfully curated. The Magical Thinking Pyramid Shelf below holds treasures and curiosities. When your shelves make a sculptural statement, don’t overwhelm and block them with clutter. After all, when the design is as fabulous as the Bamboo Step Wall Shelf in the next featured image, you certainly don’t want to cover up the bold form of your shelving.