May 05, 2010

looking for mosaic tiles and sharing news

While looking for mosaic tiles for two of our bathrooms I searched up and down all available online catalogues of SICIS and Bisazza and I googled images of particular series by these well-known Italian mosaic manufacturers. - Until I got frustrated by the price I would have to pay for tiling floors and walls with these luxury products!

And then, I found another brand: trend

I have not yet checked out their price level, but think they must be more affordable, since even Lamezia airport has a huge mosaic on a wall made by trend. And an entire hotel's fassade in Cosenza is tiled by trend. The pictures of these two Calabrian references are not that great, therefore I have choosen different references - especially for a kids bathroom:

stipes by trend mosaic

'electric wallpaper'

a blue hotel bathroom in Austria

for our bathroom next to the church ?

red mosaic tiles for our guest bath ?
(red Diesel store in London / green Diesel store in Stockholm / mosaic by trend)

too much colour for a not so morning person

this last one looks a bit like LEGO - but it is still mosaic by trend

And then I came across more references, international ones, from Asia :

Buddha statue and temple in Thailand brightened by Orsoni gold mosaic (part of trend Group)

pool of the Library Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand by trend

pool of the Oriental Hotel, Bangkok by trend

Aahh, this is a sign, I thought.
This should be our company providing us with mosaics for our bathrooms.
Some of you may know that I LOVE Thailand.
Thailand has been our home for five years.

And then there is this NEWS I should finally share :

We are moving back to Thailand !

And if you wonder what will happen to our palazzo in Italy?

The palazzo will be our European home base !

Sounds funny, right? But it will be that important for us. More than before.
And everyone who wants to see us in Europe would have to come down to Calabria.

It still feels so unreal to me, but we are going to live in Thailand again and I will blog from Thailand and we will continue our renovation out of Thailand. It worked somehow out of China, it worked from Germany and it will work from Thailand.

And I need to take a closer look at this mosaic manufacturer !

Source: all photos vie trend Group, founded in 2000 in Vicenza, Italy


  1. I am new to reading your blog but will continue to read when you are blogging from Thailand. Good Luck with your move,

    We have used plain white mosaic tiles for one of our bathroom floors and found them extremely difficult to lay! The fun of a DIY renovation project.

  2. Ich freu mich für dich Suzie! Das klingt fantastisch! Wann soll´s den losgehen?
    Liebe Grüße aus Graz! -Anita

  3. Thanks LLM to stay with me on my blog.

    Hallo Anita, am Ende vom Schuljahr ziehen mein Sohn und ich um - mein Mann ist schon dort. Gruesse nach Graz!