Five fabulously tiled cafe interiors

It has been nearly two years since we shared out first roundup of fantastically tiled cafés so we thought it about time we do another. Heading all the way around the world to find tiled spaces that make the coffee drinking experience one to remember, here are five more. 1. Coffix in Athens, Greece The tiles may not be wacky here, but the classic plain … Continue reading Five fabulously tiled cafe interiors

Material Bank

Material Bank acquires Architizer

Material Bank, the world’s largest marketplace for architectural, design, and construction materials, has announced the acquisition of Architizer, home to the world’s largest database of architectural projects and a renowned and trusted source for architects, interior designers, etc. Currently led by CEO David Weber, Architizer was founded in 2009 with a mission to help architects build better buildings, better cities, and a better world. The … Continue reading Material Bank acquires Architizer

Tile ranges that come in every colour of the rainbow

To round off our celebration of colour for Pride Month we’ve got five tile ranges that offer up every colour of the rainbow. 1) Technicolor This elongated metro tile collection from 41zero42 blends a subtle wood-effect texture with every from red, orange, and yellow, to green, blue, pink, and neutral. 2) Urban Atelier In a classic metro, square shape, and a range of special pieces, … Continue reading Tile ranges that come in every colour of the rainbow

Paolozzi’s Underground Genius

The London Underground’s Tottenham Court Road is home to 950sq metres of tantalising tile art. Originally completed in 1986 by Scottish artist and Pop Art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi, the vibrantly colourful mosaics spread across the Northern and Cental line platforms, offering an abstracted view of urban life. Curious curves and passages form references to the cogs and gears of machinery, whilst various facets of the … Continue reading Paolozzi’s Underground Genius

Interior inspo: Rainbow Kitchen

It’s time to celebrate the beauty of the rainbow for Pride Month so we’ve gathered a few colourful kitchens and the tiles you can use to recreate these looks at home. 1) Colour blocking Go bold with aquamarine, magenta, and mustard and create an incredibly vibrant kitchen with cheer to spare. Get the look with Petrol Glazed from Jatana Interiors, Fired Opal from Clé Tile, … Continue reading Interior inspo: Rainbow Kitchen

FLCCV’s new HQ wins Spanish tile prize

The new headquarters for the Valencia Construction Sector Employment Foundation at L’Horta Vella Bétera Ind Est, Valencia, has secured first prize for MRM Architects’ Studio in the 20th edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards. The new FLCCV building is set in a rural, semi-industrial plot, surrounded by fields of olive and fruit trees, and is bounded to the north by the Carraixet ravine. In … Continue reading FLCCV’s new HQ wins Spanish tile prize

Nestor & Røtsen

Creative brothers Devi and Denneb Vervaeke were always drawn to artistic process. Finding balance between contrasting, contradicting elements and a love for texture and natural erosion informed their painting, and eventually developed into the varies collections that comprise Nestor & Røtsen. Tiled tables topped with unique handcrafted pieces are a Nestor & Røtsen signature. Each table features a dynamic patchwork with varying shades and formats … Continue reading Nestor & Røtsen

Cyberspace Curiosities VI

For the sixth time this year we’re bringing you a small collection of ceramic curiousities we’ve found online. 1) Cement Pattern 01z This curiously covid-shaped pattern from Best Tile has some seriously funky vibes. These handmade cement tiles offer a touch of colourful vibrancy with a motif to spark conversation. 2) Ghenos Tiles When searching for the artist behind the tiles in a home we … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities VI

Six rainbow tiles that will fill your home with PRIDE

Decorate your home in rainbows with this funky selection of colourful tiles. 1) Rainbow Stripes These tiles from Otto Tiles & Design do exactly what they say on the tin. Stripes of yellow, red, green, blue, and indigo add playful decor whilst a soft creamy shade separates the colours to create a pop. 2) Raktion Mix Decor A galaxy burst of technicolour decorates these hexagonal … Continue reading Six rainbow tiles that will fill your home with PRIDE

Nifty NineFifty

Lava and clay lead the way for exciting eco-conscious company NineFifty. Beginning in the Sicilian city of Caltagirone, NineFifty’s founders Nicolò and Fausto sought to preserve and reinvent the ancient production methods of this ceramic-forward place whilst respecting the land and the resources it provides. In order to stick to their environmental goals they keep their supply chain short and minimise waste in their production. … Continue reading Nifty NineFifty

10 More Tile Designers You Should Know

Following the popularity of our last list of tile designers we thought we’d give you 10 more! 1) Marianne Smink Embracing the imperfections inherent in handcrafted tiles, Smink’s collections are designed around lines and patchworks with families of colour curated for perfect mixing and matching. 2) Toni Cumella Born in 1951, the son of ceramicist Antoni Cumella, Toni Cumella studied industrial engineering at Barcelona University … Continue reading 10 More Tile Designers You Should Know

Places where you can shop the rainbow

This week we’re sharing five tile companies that can make your dreams of a rainbow home a reality. With tiles in every colour of the spectrum you can mix and match as you please. 1) Mosaic Factory Mosaic Factory’s selection of hand crafted zellige offers up 88 distinct colours including deep red, powder blue, olive green, peachy orange, and even multiple shades of purple. 2) … Continue reading Places where you can shop the rainbow

The place where tiles become art

Founded in 1849 in Lisbon, Viúva Lamego has been producing tile for longer than most. Built between 1849 and 1865, the factory was originally the pottery workshop of António Costa Lamego and featured a decorative tiled façade by the factory’s artistic director Ferreira das Tabuletas. Since the 1930’s the company has been collaborating with artists (such as comic illustrator Jorge Barradas) to emphasise and embrace … Continue reading The place where tiles become art

Interior inspo: Rainbow Bathroom

It’s time to celebrate the beauty of the rainbow for Pride Month. Each week we’ll be bringing you some rainbow-related content to full of colour and inspiration. First up we’ve gathered a selection of tecnicolour bathrooms and the tiles you can use to recreate the look at home. 1) Ultra skinny Matchstick thin tiles from yellow to purple to mossy green create a shower that … Continue reading Interior inspo: Rainbow Bathroom

The Manzoni Made a Mano

A lovechild formed in a partnership between Tom Dixon‘s Design Research Studio and JLK Design Studio, The Manzoni is an experimental space that blends restaurant, shop, and showroom. Each area is designed in distinctive, varied styles showcasing numerous Tom Dixon lighting solutions and furniture pieces but it’s the tiles in the Bar & Lounge which really caught our attention. Made exclusively for this Milan-based marvel, … Continue reading The Manzoni Made a Mano

Geon Tile

Canadian company Geon Tile started life in 2011 as River City Tile Company in Edmonton, Alberta. Founders Aaron and Chelsea Brown began with carefully selected tile ranges that suited their design needs and aesthetic preferences, bringing gorgeous encaustic tiles to their local region. But lead times and limited choices inspired a change and the creation of their own designs. And their designs make us want … Continue reading Geon Tile

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