Five Italian Favourites

Seeing so many tiles day in day out can lead to a mind full of fabulous images, but it can be hard to remember every range, pattern, and design that’s tickled our fancy over the years. That said, there are some pieces in particular that have stayed with us, becoming firm favourites that we will never forget, so we thought we’d share a few of … Continue reading Five Italian Favourites

Emery & Cie

True lovers of tile are found at today’s company of choice – Emery & Cie. Since 1993 Paris, Brussels, and London based Emery & Cie has brough curated interior touches to homes and spaces, under the creative direction of Agnés Emery. There are so many wonderfully unique designs to be found, including a classic collection of zellige, beautiful fez pottery styles, relief tiles, and faux … Continue reading Emery & Cie

Triangles, textures, and the twenties

Colour and subtle texture add keen styling and varied vibes in these three collections from CTD Architectural Tiles. Borgo Nine colours (White, Soft White, Soft Grey, Sky, Marine, Pink, Green, Graphite, and Noir) and three finishes (Matt, Shine, and Crackel) create a range that is effortlessly elegant. At 65 by 200mm, these subway tiles have just a touch of stretch and sophistication whilst their varied … Continue reading Triangles, textures, and the twenties

Surfboard Chic

In a collaboration with Erin Adams from Erin Adams Designs Imagine Tile has released a simple, but iconic, tile design. Surfboards takes clear inspiration from famed architect Gio Ponti in terms of both shape and varied tones utilised in the design. The six colourways (Terracotta, Blue, Cloud, Sapphire, Mint, and Ebony) are combined with a white crazed effect to create subtle depth and contrast against … Continue reading Surfboard Chic

MifaMosa

We have another Invader-esque street artist to share today. From Orléans, vigilante mosaic creator MifaMosa developed both his style and subject manner to brighten and enliven the daily life of his grandmother who was unwell. Seeking to remain anonymous, his name also honours the inspiration behind his art, combining Mifa (family) and Mosa (mosaic). Although started in Orléans, MifaMosa has also hit Paris, Avignon, Lyon, … Continue reading MifaMosa

Ceramics of Italy Tile Trends Spring/Summer 2021

We’re still stuck at home, not visiting any tile shows and not getting our fix from Coverings, Revestir, Cevisama, or Cersaie. But Ceramics of Italy have come through with a trends report so at least we can share that! Organic Staying in makes the need for a relaxing home environment even stronger. And there is little more relaxing than nature. Emphasising wellness, calm, and rejuvenation, … Continue reading Ceramics of Italy Tile Trends Spring/Summer 2021

Tilovely

Spanish company Tilovely has brought the colourful personality of Valeria Palmeiro to the world of ceramics. Palmeiro, better known as Coco Dávez, combines the vividness of Andy Warhol with the minimalism of Julian Opie to create a series of ‘faceless’ figures, most of which are immediately recognisable. For Tilovely, the design selected to be transformed into a hydraulic masterpiece was a painting of Spanish Romani … Continue reading Tilovely

The Soviet Mosaics of Ukraine

Tiling and mosaic traditions from around the world are truly fascinating to see. But despite being an extremely durable artform, sometimes they don’t last. In Ukraine there is currently a war between artists, home owners, and locals about the numerous Soviet-Era mosaics. On public buildings throughout Ukraine there are large, impressive murals, a huge number of which were created in the 1960s. Although some depict … Continue reading The Soviet Mosaics of Ukraine

Be Water My Friend

One of our interior design favourites (Masquespacio) has yet again made a big show of tile in their continued collaboration with Italian burger chain, Bun. In their decoration of Bun’s Milan store, a colourful combination of green and purple saw square tiles, bare brick, and captivating curves form a distinct restaurant personality. Set in Turin, this most recent restaurant revitalisation utilises the brand’s exisiting colour … Continue reading Be Water My Friend

The Tileworks of Bucks County

Since the 80s Katia McGuirk from Maryland has been a dedicated ceramicist and fellow self-titled tilenut. Now with the Tileworks of Bucks County in Pennsylvania McGuirk is able to share her decades of knowledge, skill, and teaching experience to continue and advance “the mission of the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works”. The Moravian Pottery & Tile Works was designed and created by Arts and Crafts … Continue reading The Tileworks of Bucks County

A few shades more

A few years ago we first covered Durat. Finding such a versatile, eco material that was as beautiful and customisable as the multicoloured, terrazzo flecked, recycled plastic Durat gave us a fresh burst of enthusiasm for the future of surface design. And now they’ve added even more to their range. Durat Palace, developed in collaboration with Dutch design agency MOST Collective has added four new … Continue reading A few shades more

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Inspired by the 1943 book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, City Tree is a new mural, standing tall at the new District 19 S.T.E.M. Academies on Atlantic Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. Based in New York City, painter Adam Cvijanovic won the competition held to find an artist for the project. His design, a 12 by 12ft mural reflects the … Continue reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Specks of Schegge

Although we should be tiring of terrazzo, it’s hard to obey trend laws when there are such curious collections to cover. And one such collection is Schegge from Ceramica Fioranese. Eight tiles (four simple colours, and four terrazzo style decors) make up this delightful range. Three lovely neutrals (Calce, Cenere, and Grafite) and one stunningly rich red (Porpora) offer varying levels of drama with rough, … Continue reading Specks of Schegge

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. 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