Tropical Patchwork

2019 was a big year for tropical tiles with numerous companies offering jungle-themed scenes and colourful plants and fauna. Although the trend is no longer at its peak, there is still something completely captivating about tropical imagery. Thanks to over a year spent looking at the same four walls with no hope for adventure or excitement, the desire for nature-inspired interiors remains strong. With that … Continue reading Tropical Patchwork

Saying goodbye to trends

We’re usually quite occupied with what’s coming into fashion that we rarely stop to say goodbye to the things we’ll be seeing less of. Although we very much believe that if something looks good, it looks good regardless of time and trends it’s important to see where design is taking us. So today we’re looking at the trends 2021 has said goodbye to. Millenial Pink … Continue reading Saying goodbye to trends

Trading Post Trivets

Established in 1916 by brothers Hubert and C.D. Richardson, Cameron Trading Post came shortly after the erection of a bridge over the Little Colorado River in 1911. Originally frequented by Navajo & Hopi locals to trade goods, improvements in infrastructure, Cameron Trading Post’s proximity to the Grand Canyon and other local wonders, as well as the company’s tradition of hospitality made it popular with travelers. … Continue reading Trading Post Trivets

Beauty at Bumpers Oast

Around our local region (Kent and Sussex) we’re lucky enough to be near the majority of one of England’s more unusual historical building designs – Oast houses. Despite being around since the 1500s, the majority were built in the mid 1800s for the very specific purpose of drying hops before being sent to the brewers. Nowadays they mostly function as beautiful homes, with the pointed … Continue reading Beauty at Bumpers Oast

Industrial Alliance

The collaboration between two giants – Iris Ceramica and Diesel Living – is now a rich seam to mine in the world of tile and surface design. With the partnership first suggested in 2015, the two have since come together to create a wide range of urban and industrial style ceramic coverings, some of which we will be sharing today. Industrial Glass A mix of … Continue reading Industrial Alliance

Fabric Foundations

We’ve previously shared the impeccable glaze work of Dutch company Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum not once, but twice, but it is another of their ceramic offerings that we are sharing today. Created by two designers – Inge Bečka (porcelain) and Mariëtte Wolbert (textile) – The Ridge Collection is a marriage of their two talents. Making use of Wolbert’s knowledge of fabric, the base of each tile … Continue reading Fabric Foundations

Tania & Guillermo

We’ve covered their customisable cement tiles and their unsual geology-inspired collection, but Sabine Hill have a whole new range of design delights for us to share. Sabine Hill’s Tania & Guillermo Collection offers a selection of gorgeous patterns from two distinctive designers – Guillermo Gómez Lama and Tania Marmolejo. The designs by each artist have distinct personalities, with Dominican born Guillermo playing with the swirling … Continue reading Tania & Guillermo

Terrazzo Cladding

Architect Timothy Robinson offers a triumph of terrazzo at his new studio and workshop that has the perfect balance of tranquility and stylistic panache – enough to make any working-from-homer a little jealous. The vibrant greens and layered lines of the lush tropical planting, mixed with the bold green terrazzo cladding distracts the eye just enough that the beige brick building behind the studio fades … Continue reading Terrazzo Cladding

All About Artisans

It’s the smaller companies that we’re focusing hard on this year, and with plenty of time to scour the web to find them we’ve got more and more to share with you. Today we’re looking at a Los Angeles based company, with a penchant for the handmade. Zia Tile collects some of the best and most beautiful artisan tiles from around the world to distribute … Continue reading All About Artisans

Tile of Spain Tile Trends 2021

Cevisama is off this year and is instead to be replaced by the virtual event Cevisama On! on the 25th/26th May. To prepare we’re sharing the Tile of Spain Trend Report for the year to see what styles are set to be big news, and where the past period of uncertaintly has led us in terms of interiors. Crème Caramel The classic marble look is … Continue reading Tile of Spain Tile Trends 2021

Eggshell Elegance

From bone to tobacco, and shells to bamboo, Nature Squared is the place to go for luxury goods made from unusual materials. Last year we focused on their fantastically beautiful furniture pieces featuring sea shells in many forms, and today we’re looking at an entirely different sort of shell – eggshell. Sourced from local bakeries and farms, the eggshells used by Nature Sqaured are a … Continue reading Eggshell Elegance

Diverse Da Vinci

There are a lot of collections in Da Vinci‘s portfolio that we’ve really been enjoying, with some interesting takes on pattern and relief, and some curious patchwork designs. But despite the large number to share, we have selected just a few for today. Wakame and Magma We first saw these two collections at Cevisama last year where they sat amongst pop-culture icons. The electric green … Continue reading Diverse Da Vinci

3D Printing in Raw Earth

An exciting new type of building has been created in Ravenna, Italy. Remiscent of and utilising a similar ethos to earthbag homes, the TECLA house is a beautiful dome built from raw earth. The brains behind the project are Mario Cucinella Architects and Massimo Moretti (founder of 3D printing specialists WASP). Being fully 3D printed and constructed from the plentiful ground it sits on, the … Continue reading 3D Printing in Raw Earth

New Terracotta

This is a company we’ve been meaning to cover for a while now, a company with no need for trends and a love for simplicity. Established in 2014, New Terracotta is a place of Portuguese passion. Located in Central Portugal, the New Terracotta artisans pride themselves on small-scale, high quality production that offers the best of traditional techniques and contemporary aesthetics. For them, imperfection inherent … Continue reading New Terracotta

Kle curves and connects

Last year we shared two of designer and creative Giovanni Barbieri‘s incredible ranges – Squar and Murano – both itricately curated collections with a smooth focus on texture and experimentation with effects such as relief and inlaid glass. And today we have another of his beautiful creations to share – Kle. Continue reading Kle curves and connects

Primavera’s Petit Pieces

It was a few years ago when we first took a look at the Primavera range, designed by Barber & Osgerby for Mutina. It was Primavera Grigio that took home an award at Archiproducts Design Awards in 2019, and now the range has expanded! Introducing a new 600 by 600mm format, Mutina offer a smaller-scale version of Primavera that was initially designed in the large … Continue reading Primavera’s Petit Pieces

The Brilliance of Black Dog

It’s important to us here at Diary of a Tile Addict to make space for every and anyone who creates, enjoys, and adds to the tile world. To fulfil that we spend quite some time searching for smaller tile companies that can get buried below large manufacturers and well-known names. Our monthly round-ups of companies to keep an eye on adds to this exposure, but … Continue reading The Brilliance of Black Dog