The Pique Assiette House, Chartres

The Pique Assiette House in Chartres, France, was made by Raymond Isidore over a 25-year period starting in the 1930s and evolved into a temple of mosaic creation. The reason I love the Pique Assiette House in Chartres, France, is simple: it’s bonkers. It is a physical manifestation of the …

The Mosaics of Rhodes, Greece.

The Mosaics of Rhodes, Greece (or How Mosaics Should be Seen) The conversation went a bit like this: D: There are some really good off-season deals on flights to the islands. Shall we go? Me: Yes! D: Santorini or Rhodes? Me: (Inner musing: Santorini = the whole Greek thing. White …

The Hackney Downs Mosaic, London.

Part II of a two part post on the mosaic work of the Hackney Mosaic Project, designed and led by Tessa Hunkin. In 2,000 years or so, a fisherman out in a small boat on the waters which cover the long submerged city of London, will be leaning over the …