OTT Korean glaze

Recycling spent ceramics back into production is an important aim to increase the sustainability of mass produced tableware and tiles. Though we’ve covered the work of Hanneke de Leeuw of Fabrique Pu which makes use of discarded vases, mugs, and plates, today’s feature takes the process a step further. The unstable nature of glazed ceramics complicates recycling as the fired materials become impure. Finding a … Continue reading OTT Korean glaze

Our new obsession – Motawi

Founded in 1992 by Nawal Motawi, Motawi Tileworks started life in a garage and tiles that were once a novelty found at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market amongst the rutabaga sellers now have a home in over 300 stores throughout America. Now with over 30 employees and a 12,900 square foot studio Motawi Tileworks thrives on a philosophy that places its workers and the creative … Continue reading Our new obsession – Motawi

Recyling Ceramics

We’ve covered a lot of repurposed waste here – from shells to slag, paper to plastic, and from tea to pee, and today we add another to that list -ceramics. Though it may seem like an obvious step in eco design, repurposing waste from ceramic production isn’t straight forward, mainly due to the complications various glazes pose. Since 2017 Hanneke de Leeuw of Fabrique Publique … Continue reading Recyling Ceramics

The Forager Mosaicist

A long-term mosaic art installation, mapscapes, and rockworks are just three of Sager Mosaics‘ gifts to the creative world. Located in Whitsett, Pennsylvania the studio of The Forager Mosaicist, otherwise known as Rachel Sager, acts as both a respite for travellers on the trail and a place to create immeasurable beauty. Amogst these creations is the impressive Ruins Project. Born amidst the ruins of a … Continue reading The Forager Mosaicist

To Respect and Remember

This recently completed monument is restoring dignity and respect to those buried at the Delaware State Hospital, a former psychiatric institution known to locals as ‘Farnhurst’. Without names, dates of birth, or any reference to family, the hospital’s deceased were intially identified only by numbered white granite cubes laid in concentric circles in the Spiral Cemetery. Overgrown and mostly forgotten, many of the cubes became … Continue reading To Respect and Remember

Raw Earth

Natural design is all the rage. Bringing us a sense of comfort and working to ground us in a world flipped on its head, there’s really something to be said for organic shapes, textures, and materials. Seeking a connection with the environment is something humans have done for millenia, as is finding ways to use the ground beneath our feet to construct spaces that keep … Continue reading Raw Earth

Gazete Azulejos

The vibrantly tiled façades of Portugal’s homes are one of the country’s most iconic sights, but those sights are disappearing. Attempting to preserve the tiling legacy before it disappears entirely is Gazete Azulejos. Once handmade in factories thoroughout Portugal, reduced demand over the years led to closures. The tiled façades that remained have steadily decreased in number due to renovations and modernisation, and some tiles … Continue reading Gazete Azulejos

Five superbly tiled spaces by Rachel Chudley

Today we’ve compiled a little collection of spaces from an interior designer with an eye for tile. Rachel Chudley‘s distinctive designs are mostly a marvellous mish-mash of textures and patterns, complete with quirks, flair, and je ne sais quoi. So let’s celebrate these oddities and delights! 1. Thames Flat The deep royal tones of aubergine complemented and accented with gold is a pairing found throughout … Continue reading Five superbly tiled spaces by Rachel Chudley

Peeing on porcelain

We’re always up for a novel bit of glazing, and especially one that creatively utilises waste. But today’s feature deifnitely takes experimentation a little farther than we’re used to. With urine. We’ve covered wee-based creations before (in brick form) and are well aware of its historical uses from leather tanning to medicine, but I think a urine glaze might still be a tough sell. But … Continue reading Peeing on porcelain

Seven striking tiles from Clay Imports

Brothers Zac and Nick Barreiro founded Austin-based Clay Imports in 2012, primarily focusing on small batch Mexican tiles. Over the years their love of travel and craftsmanship has inspired an expansion of their collections which now incorporate creations from as far as Vietnam and Turkey. Collaborating with artists, illustrators, ceramists, and graphic and textile designers from around the world to ensure an ever growing portfolio … Continue reading Seven striking tiles from Clay Imports

The Four Faces of UNAM

Around the Central Library at Ciudad Universitaria at UNAM in Mexico, each face is decorated in detailed murals. Created by artist and architect Juan O’Gorman, around four thousand square metres of mosaics depict four destinct times. The north face highlights Mexico’s pre-hispanic past, depicting deities and the duality of life and death, whilst the south face shows Mexico’s colonial history. The east face demonstrates elements … Continue reading The Four Faces of UNAM

Pretty Plastic Cladding

Heralded as the ‘first 100 per cent recycled cladding material’, these tiles designed by Dutch studios Overtreders W and Bureau SLA are created from PVC construction waste (including windowframes and downspouts). This innovative cladding, called Pretty Plastic, covered its first building early last year. Though first developed in 2017 for the People’s Pavilion at Dutch Design Week, it wasn’t until last year that they received … Continue reading Pretty Plastic Cladding

The Porcupine Creative

With a bit of wood and a lot of love, the Porcupine Creative have produced a portfolio packed with marvellous mosaics. Grained, painted, and angled, this simple style has a special sort of soul. With each piece crafted in the downtime of the company’s three contributors – Emma, Jason, and Becks – it’s a combination of talents and specialisation that ensures a steady stream of … Continue reading The Porcupine Creative

Loopy Luna Parc

From the Giant’s House in New Zealand to the colourful neighbourhood of Fusterlandia outside Havana, Cuba, sprawling mosaic make an impact all across the globe and today’s totally-tiled treat is no different. In the Northwestern woods of New Jersey sits Luna Parc; over six acres of artistry and detail. Home to multimedia artist Richard Boscarino, this unique space has been designed and developed since 1989. … Continue reading Loopy Luna Parc

Renwick Tiles

Craig Renwick’s love for pottery moved him all the way from South Africa to England where his talents grew and multiplied. With a bunch of new skills and a continued passion for pottery, he returned to his homeland. Then in 2007 a simple request helped pave the way for a new life chapter. Craig’s aunt asked if he would be able to make her some … Continue reading Renwick Tiles

Welcome to the colourful world of Julie Edmunds

Wielding the power of colour and taking mosaic mastery to dizzying heights is today’s featured artist – Hertfordshire-based Julie Edmunds. Beginning in textiles and moving across mediums into chalk, and finally into glass, Edmunds’s art has always made colour front and centre. Her mosaic work varies texture and tone, mixing media and shapes to produce sublimely beautiful murals and masterpieces. Some artworks even feature specially … Continue reading Welcome to the colourful world of Julie Edmunds

Four Tremendous Tactile Textures

The textures of tile come in many shapes, sizes, depths, and designs, some made by machine, some by hand, and some by chance and fire. No matter how the texture is made, it’s almost impossible to do anything but love it and want to touch it. To celebrate these varied reliefs we’ve gathered a small sample of diverse textured delights from all around the tiling … Continue reading Four Tremendous Tactile Textures

Tiles Made OF Australia

Makers of unique, unglazed ceramic art pieces and homeware, Made OF Australia prefers a slow burn over rapid fire. Fighting fast fashions, waste, and a synthetic sense of beauty, their plates, bowls, cups, and even jewellery are thoughtfully made and one-of-a-kind. Using their signature Saggar Firing method, delibrate, irregular, and organic marks are made on the ceramics. At Made OF Australia repurposed paint tins form … Continue reading Tiles Made OF Australia

Skater Tiles from Art of Board

Earlier this year we looked at Skate or Design, a company that transforms snapped skate boards into one-of-a-kind wall coverings. And today we have something a little similar. Art of Board is a lifestyle brand that takes the skate aesthetic and produces a variety of chic decors. Material made from broken boards, unique interior spaces, skate-inspired chair designs, textile and wallpaper creations, clothes made from … Continue reading Skater Tiles from Art of Board

Tile Addict’s Top 10 Favourite Tiles

Today marks our 1,000th post! That’s a heck of a lot of tiles enjoyed and shared and to celebrate we’ve selected our top ten favourites. From little to large, mass made to uniquely artisan and in no particular order we’re bringing a broad spectrum of weird and wonderful design delights! 1. Diverge by Aimee Munro for Kaza Concrete Five textured tile designs in a Bauhaus … Continue reading Tile Addict’s Top 10 Favourite Tiles