BLACK GOLD – Mystery Petroleum Mosaic- UPDATE

Midcentury Mosaic Mural depicting the Petroleum industry in Los Angeles found behind walls at old Statler Hotel.

UPDATE: Mural goes on the BLOCK….BLACK GOLD: Thar’s Oil in Them Thar Walls. Vintage mosaic mural discovered, but who dunnit? New article by Lillian Sizemore for Mosaic Art Now.

TILE on my MIND

Modernist Ceramic trifoils and dots, St-Jean-de-Montmartre, Paris

A round up of UNIQUE CERAMIC TILE spotted over the past several months. Mostly London, one from Paris, enjoy!

Stereogranimator – a vintage modern perspective

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, NYPL

Vintage Views: Making vintage imagery accessible and fun, the Gittery GIFs from the New York Public Library

Treasure Hunt: Vintage Mosaics

Detail of the nipped tile - looks like an aerial view of landscape

Sometimes a girl just needs to clear her head  — and nothing refreshes like a good BROWSE around a vintage store… When in San Francisco’s Mission District, be sure to check out the new 17,000 square foot space called STUFF. Thanks to free parking, I took my sweet time and strolled through two floors of jam-packed … Continue reading

Mid-Century Mosaics of Pablo Picasso

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Another intriguing mosaic mystery: Pablo Picasso, the Cote d’Azur in the 1950s, an enchanting young lover, and the case of the missing mosaics.

Mosaic Mad Men

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Mosaic was all the rage in the mid-fifties. Editorial artist Karl Hubenthal illustrated the covers for Just One More using mosaics as reference!

Vintage Teen Mosaicists

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wholesome fun  Sunset Magazine, circa 1968 Vinyl Linoleum was a popular mosaic medium in the 1960’s.  1960’s DIY Project  Who remembers Hi-Fi’s? Kinda like Wi-Fi but different.  HiFi stands for High Fidelity, as in Sound vibrating from vinyl records played with a needle…  Here’s a tricked-out cabinet for the  young Mosaicist.  Note Roman Theme,  a … Continue reading