Kaleidoscopic Crinson

The tile world has not been the same since innovative artist Dominic Crinson began making his mark in 1998. These days digitally printing tiles to create intricate and unimaginable designs is fairly standard practice, but 20 years ago things were rather different.   In 1997 Crinson first developed his digital printing method, enabling a dramatic shift within the ceramic tile industry. His work not only … Continue reading Kaleidoscopic Crinson

Geometric Grouting

Last year we covered the exciting collection Cava designed by LucidiPevere for Living Ceramics – a concrete-effect range focused on highlighting the wonders of coloured grout through a series of surface incisions. And now this concept is expanding. The new Cava Mosaic project takes the base idea of Cava – that grout is the key element when it comes to the tiles’ decor – and … Continue reading Geometric Grouting

Bright Benidorm Boardwalk

A rainbow walkway separates the sea and city along the West Beach in Benidorm, Spain. Designed by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Marti The Paseo Marítimo is a waving, vibrant celebration of colour where locals and visitors alike can enjoy the surrounding area. The walkway was built in three distinct layers which help it to both imitate nature, and showcase modernity. The rim close to the … Continue reading Bright Benidorm Boardwalk

Alluring Agate

The rippling, multitonal interior of agate is the inspiration behind this new collection from GranitiFiandre. Agata Maximum makes use of Fiandre’s Maximum slab technology and incorporates the beauty of this intriguing rock. These large 3,000 by 1,500mm tiles are extraordinarily striking with their collective mass of unique cross-sections. The collection has a simple range of three colours – Agata Black, Agata Atena, and Agata Blu, … Continue reading Alluring Agate

Primavera Barber & Osgerby Mutina Archiproducts awards tile

Prize for Primavera

Primavera Grigio secured a win in the Finishes category at this year’s Archiproducts Design Awards. Designed by Barber & Osgerby for Mutina, the unglazed porcelain stoneware tiles present a modern twist on the natural world. Showcasing irregularity through the use of coloured ceramic chips, the slabs each offer a unique look and varied texture. The coloured inserts are a subtle and contemporary nod to nature. … Continue reading Prize for Primavera

Stonelike wall natural stone tile living ceramics

Soft and Stonelike

Living Ceramics takes surfaces very seriously. Committed to providing the best solutions for floors, walls, worktops, and steps, they take inspiration from nature to create comforting and calming products for the home. With Stonelike Wall, this relaxing response is immediate. Soft, subtle textures, and a choice of three different reliefs, these 300mm by 600mm formats offer a gentle style of stone. Marks present a dimpled … Continue reading Soft and Stonelike

Hatay'da 2010 yılında bir otelin inşaat çalışması sırasında bulunan, geometrik figür çeşitliliğiyle dikkati çeken bin 200 metrekarelik tek parça taban mozaiği bu yıl içerisinde ziyaretçileriyle buluşacak. MS 6. yüzyıla ait olduğu ve "kamu alanı" olarak kullanıldığı düşünülen eserin "dünyanın en büyük tek parça taban mozaiği" olduğu değerlendiriliyor. Gün yüzüne çıkarılması için arkeologların büyük bir titizlikle çalıştığı eser, el dokuma kilimi andıran görüntüsüyle de dikkatleri çekiyor. ( Lale Köklü - Anadolu Ajansı )

Mosaic in motion

The Museum Hotel in Antakya, Turkey offers travellers and Tile Addicts alike something incredibly special. During its construction almost ten years ago the excavations revealed an awesome hidden secret – a mosaic carpet. Not just any mosaic carpet, but the largest ever found in Turkey, measuring between 9,000 and 10,000 sq ft. Although it is not in pristine condition, it offers a curious few features … Continue reading Mosaic in motion

Ca’Pietra Collection Selection

Last week a whole new selection of collections in a range of styles was released by family run Ca’Pietra– three of which have been selected to take a closer look at. First up is the Navajo collection which features a simple, decorative tribal pattern, ideal for feature walls. The range is available in both the warm and cool tones of Fox, Denim, Charcoal, and Blush … Continue reading Ca’Pietra Collection Selection

Butterfly Focus

Incredible, innovative non-profit architectural design research consulting group Terreform ONE are doing wonderful things. With one core message at their heart “Design Against Extinction”, their aim is simple – to create functional habitats that work for both humans and the animals we share the planet with. Recently the focus has been on the protection of the monarch butterfly, a species at risk due to pesticide … Continue reading Butterfly Focus

Raku Range

This lovely, simple little wall tile range from Claybrook sparks joy. Raku, named after the distinctive Japanese glazing technique it models itself on, demonstrates the bubbled, cracked surface of the process in its range of eight colours. The beautiful colours range from sky blues and turqouises to the new peach and blush tones of Chiba and Sendai which are fresh additions to the collection. Their … Continue reading Raku Range

Blackpool Butts

Although not strictly ceramics, these artworks deserve a mention in the Tile Addict Hall of Talent. With a particular message in mind, and a very unusual crafting material a large variety of mosaics have been created by this gifted retried pharmacist. Over his lifetime Negweny El Assal has collected hundreds of thousands of cigarette ends after seeing a seagull drink from a puddle polluted with … Continue reading Blackpool Butts

Infinity Blue

It’s not unusual for notable figures and events to be celebrated within the arts, with sculptures, statues, tapestries, and paintings, ensuring their legacy lives on and that their story is passed down through the ages. In a fun twist of convention a new towering sculpture has been unveiled at the Eden Project to honour an entirely unsung hero of history – cyanobacteria. Although we mostly … Continue reading Infinity Blue