Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Button Wednesday : World's Largest Button Mosaic

It is Wednesday again, so it's BUTTON DAY on my blog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GhismoMcPlush on Flickr

This Button Wednesday is about World's Largest Button Mosaic according to Guinness World Records. They state: "The largest button mosaic measures 720 ft² (66.89 m²), containes 296,981 buttons and was made at Maritime Square, Tsing Yi District, Hong Kong, for the "Springroll • Love • Mosaic" project between 23 and 28 July 2006." I found that intriguing and searched for the mosaic on the net, and found some great pictures of it on Flickr.
Kelvin Hui Photography on Flickr

Tsing Yi is an island in the urban area of Hong Kong, to the northwest of Hong Kong Island and south of Tsuen Wan. The island has extended drastically by reclamation along almost all its natural shore. Three major bays or harbours in the northeast have been completely reclaimed for new towns. Tsing Yi means "dark clothes", but is also a kind of fish, probably blackspot tusk fish, once abundant in nearby waters. People named the island after the fish. So, that's where the fish are coming from in the Maritime Square shopping mall.
contradiction on Flickr

gelsen.pua on Flickr

I would love to see this mosaic in real life !!

Have you seen a lovely, beautiful, stunning, crazy button or button-related thingy, or did you make something with a button / buttons, or did you even make buttons yourself, blog about it on your blog on Wednesday, and give the link here in the comments so that everybody can enjoy it !!


dindi said...

Wow, that is a mosaic and a half!

kreativgeschichten said...

Wow, what a great project.


zsazsazsu said...

This is gorgeous and what a huge work to collect all these buttons ! Thanks for sharing,
this is my entry for this week,
sending you some buttonflowers ;-)

Dina Fragola said...

Very impressive!

matchstickgirl said...

that is completely wild !

Lucie said...

Wow! That's huge!!!
Here is my button entry too :)

Van said...

~ ö.ö ~

That's amazingly insane!

Loddelina said...

Amazing mosaic, what a fantastic idea!
Thank you for another dose of buttons, Petronella, here is my contribution:

aegeansea said...

Amazing! Would love to go see this!

l'actrice said...

I'm a button fan myself, but I have never seen something so amazing like that:-)

Star of the East said...

Wow, that is really amazing!

Bonkers About Buttons said...

Wow - fabulous looking! I wonder how long it took them to do?