Trend inspo: Zellige Kitchen

Zellige and zellige style tiles have been a trend for a while now and these textured beauties seem to show no sign of falling out of favour. So we’ve gathered you some kitchen inspo and the tiles to match. 1) White Classic, clean, and perfect for any colour scheme, white zellige is an easy choice. Get the look with Snow Zellige from Tiles of Ezra, … Continue reading Trend inspo: Zellige Kitchen

Reclaiming Italy’s Finest

Reclaimed tiles are big news – they’re eco-friendly, carry a wealth of historic charm, and can suit any number of favoured contemporary interior styles from desert modern to farmhouse chic. There are countless companies offering a rich portfolio of salvaged vintage tiles (including some we have already covered such as Maitland & Poate, Bert & May, and The Antique Floor Company) and today we’re sharing … Continue reading Reclaiming Italy’s Finest

Vote for Wall and Floor Tile of the Year

The Tile Association (TTA) Awards have released their shortlists for Wall and Floor Tile of the Year so we’ve gathered them all here so you can make your choice. Floor Tile of the Year – Shortlist EMC Tiles – More Nicholls & Clarke – The Lavish Collection RAK Ceramics – Tech Marble Royal Mosa Bv – Stage Tile Giant – Bellagio Click to vote Wall … Continue reading Vote for Wall and Floor Tile of the Year

The man who wants to mosaic Sudan

Hoping to spread the joyful art of mosaics throughout Sudan is artist and teacher Abou Bakr al-Sherif. Despite being an ancient artform, mosaics haven’t been popular throughout Sudan. This lack of popularity makes sourcing glass tesserae difficult and expensive, so instead Sherif uses what is available (usually ceramics) to create his artworks. To ignite national interest in mosaics, he is decorating public spaces with portraits … Continue reading The man who wants to mosaic Sudan

Salmistraro’s Bisanzio

Bringing to mind the Byzantine rule over Sicily, this tile and coffee table collection by Elena Salmistraro for Lithea offers old world elegance and an appreciation for material. The names of each coffee table have been selected to pay homage to two individuals who helped to conquer the small island – generals Maniace and Calafato – whilst the wall decors, and tiles (Byzas, Hagia, and … Continue reading Salmistraro’s Bisanzio

Trend inspo: Flora

Become one with nature with these fabulous flora and foliage themed features. 1) Shades of blue and beige Warm shades and abstract shapes create a striking focal point in this statement bathroom. Get the look with Timeline Botanical from Del Conca, Caribbean from ABK Wide & Style, or Overtime Foliage from Ceramiche Supergres. 2) White and blue Dainty leaf sketches in blue create a minimalist … Continue reading Trend inspo: Flora

Scenes of London Life

An artist from a young age, London-based Helen Beard has made a living observing life and translating it into ink and watercolour. With bespoke pieces ranging from bowls and vases to decorative ornaments, Beard’s hand-painted ceramics offer joyful scenes with unusual, quaint themes. Transferring lightly pigmented and delicately detailed paintings into ceramics is no easy feat. The process begins with freehand outlines, created using a … Continue reading Scenes of London Life

Mountains on the Walls

The bubble windows of the Guardian Art Center in Beijing create the first in a series of striking impressions curated by the building’s architect Ole Scheeren. These large-scale pixels make up an abstracted interpretation of the artwork Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains, signalling the significance and essence of the space. Designed as a cultural centre, the Guardian Art Center is an multifacted hybrid, home to … Continue reading Mountains on the Walls

Trend inspo: Green Kitchens

Green is an interior favourite. Perfect for statement design, natural vibes, or as a subtle neutral, green of all kinds are a kitchen’s best friend. So we’ve gathered some inspo and the tiles to match! 1) Scales Fabulous fishscales add a splash of contrasting colour against the black ceiling and rich wood. Get the look with Abanico Light Green Gloss from Clay Imports, Green Graffito … Continue reading Trend inspo: Green Kitchens

Katrantzou Collection

Victorian tiles get a facelift in this wonderfully wild collection created in a collaboration between fashion designer Mary Katrantzou and Villeroy & Boch. Aptly named Victorian makes a statement with similar visuals to Katrantzou’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection. Largely black and white the collection mixes marbles, geometrics, and an incredibly colourful display of butterflies. Gold accents add an Art Deco flair whilst 3D effects create a … Continue reading Katrantzou Collection

Ceramic Wallpaper

All the impact, pattern, and drama of pasted strips of paper without any of the peeling, warping, or fading – ceramic wallpaper is a magical thing. Huge slabs of fabulous decors offer an easy fix for statement showers, age-defying splashbacks, and wild features. From Marazzi a series of ultra-thin wall coverings embrace the power of ceramic wallpaper, offering White Deco (7mm) and Momenti (6mm) for … Continue reading Ceramic Wallpaper

Update: The Living Seawall

Back in 2019 we shared one of our favourite tile-centred eco projects – Volvo’s Living Seawall. Now, three years on (and on Earth Day) we thought we’d have a look at how things have changed. Each 3D printed hexagonal tile was formed to mimic the roots of mangroves, a species once abundant on the coast of Sydney. Fifty tiles were place along these urbanised coastlines … Continue reading Update: The Living Seawall

The Heart of Heath Ceramics

Since 1948 Heath Ceramics have been serving up American made glazed goodies in California. Originally a small-scale pottery ran by Edith & Brian Heath, Heath Ceramics opened its first factory in Sausalito in 1959 and welcomed tile production eight years later. In 2003 the company was relaunched by Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, a couple who have continued to maintain the soul of small-scale production, … Continue reading The Heart of Heath Ceramics

Corrispondenza

Like many other patchwork collections, this tile range is bold and busy. Each of Corrispondenza’s faces is a mini modern artwork, angular, considered, and in a range of rich tones. Conceptualised by architecture and interior design firm Dimorestudio, Corrispondenza acts as a tangible extension of their admiration for Italian ceramic heritage and brings together a wealth of knowledge about historical art, fashion, and design. The … Continue reading Corrispondenza

Cyberspace Curiosities IV

We’re on our fourth month of Cyberspace Curiosities and so here are five more fabulous finds! 1) Kapa In a collaboration with Tommy Bahama®, Lunada Bay have recreated some of their iconic textile patterns in a selection of handcrafted concrete tiles. Three tropical leaf motifs are given extra dimension with surface relief, adding layers to these fabulous decors. 2) Pietta Donovan Funky retro vibes and … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities IV

Holidays in Wannsee

Pixel perfect scenes of daily life spread a touch of vintage joy at the Berlin-Wannsee train station. Created by Christoph Niemann and unveiled in 2018, two parallel murals welcome visitors with sweet stories and charming tableaux. Almost 20,000 100 by 100mm tiles were used to create the two 40 metre long storyscapes with a retro palette creating comfy vibes. Drawing on and continuing the NYC … Continue reading Holidays in Wannsee

Sol for Spring

Create a springtime aesthetic with Sol – a characterful, multi-textured collection from Ragno. Three base-shades (Bianco, Verde, and Blu) kick off the range, each offering up “the charm of the Amalfi Coast.” From each colour come two textural accent designs with stunning relief details – Struttura Piuma 3D Bianco and Struttura Foglia 3D Verde. Bianco, Verde, and Blu also mix together to create five patterned … Continue reading Sol for Spring

10 Tile Designers You Should Know

The tile world is full of fabulous minds. Embracing designers from all specialisations has given us some truly incredible tiles over the years so we thought we’d create a little list of 10 you should know! 1) Cristina Celestino As an architect and designer Celestino has worked with countless prestigious companies offering creative direction for interiors and displays, as well as producing unique tile designs … Continue reading 10 Tile Designers You Should Know

Could be wood

An innovative wood-effect tile is a fine thing, adding another twist on this classic building material, and Bestile has a whole raft of unusual takes on wood-looks. Among their standard designs or natural looking planks are a few collections taking the design to another level. Atlas Hexa A hexagonal wood-effect tile with rich veining in a range of eight shades – five natural, spanning light … Continue reading Could be wood

Emily Hatton Design

Another of our Surface Design Show discoveries is surface designer Emily Hatton. Based in Bournemouth, Hatton creates from the waste up, experimentally casting both household and industrial waste to assess aesthetic value and product potential. Her Abstract Waste project saw how grass cuttings, egg-shell, sawdust and wood shavings affected eco resin, with each producing a texturally varied result and unique surface pattern. As well as … Continue reading Emily Hatton Design