Made a Mano

We spend a lot of time looking at tile company websites and we know what we like and what we don’t. Easy to search, instinctive to navigate, and quick to load are just three factors which determine whether or not a portfolio is a pleasure to peruse and today we’re sharing a company whose website almost has it all. Danish Tile and Stone company Made … Continue reading Made a Mano

The House of Infinite Literature

Tricking the eye with an ultra-high gloss finish, this mirror-floored library creates a whole new experience of checking out books. Designed by X+Living, Dujiangyan Zhongshuge in Chengdu is a vision of infinite literature. Curved, towering, futuristic bookcases reach up and around, carrying their bounty and evolving from real books at eye-level to faux spines at the unreachable heights. A maze, a city, a jungle, an … Continue reading The House of Infinite Literature

Eatery designs out waste

Apricity is a low-waste cooking and sustainable food sourcing restaurant in London’s Mayfair.  Headed by Chantelle Nicholson, this restaurant’s interior reflects its low impact approach to dining, including recycled content tiles from Parkside.  Sustainable hospitality design specialist, Object Place Space, has used its own Restorative Design Framework to design out waste and pollution and minimise carbon footprint.  For the reception, bar and toilets with surfaces … Continue reading Eatery designs out waste

The Tiles at Trixie Motel

For those unaware drag legend Trixie Mattel has been revamping a Palm Springs motel and next month it will OPEN. Under the fabulous guidance of designer Dani Dazey, the Trixie Motel has refreshed seven bedrooms, the reception lounge, bar, and pool area to create an incredible experience like no other. Themed rooms that go the extra mile with every detail find the sweet spot between … Continue reading The Tiles at Trixie Motel

The tiny artform you may not have heard of

We’ve covered mosaics aplenty here at Tile Addict, but none were quite as small as this. Micromosaics are a minute form of their more common older sister, often decorating elaborate pieces of jewellery and enjoyed only by those that can get close enough to see them. The earliest, finest, and best surviving examples of historic micromosaics come from the Late Byzantine period (roughly 1300 to … Continue reading The tiny artform you may not have heard of

Trend inspo: Yellow Kitchens

Yellow is getting a lot more love these days- adding warmth and joy to interiors and mixing with deep, earthy tones for stylish complexity. The kitchen benefits especially well from bold bursts of yellow so here’s a little inspo and the tiles to match. 1) Sunny zellige A fabulous feature of yellow zellige adds light and texture to this gorgeous kitchen. Get the look with … Continue reading Trend inspo: Yellow Kitchens

Mosaic Factory’s Flow

The possibilities are endless with Mosaic Factory‘s Flow. Poured cement in every colour imaginable offers customisation at every level. You simply design what you like, and Mosaic Factory create it for you. Terrazzo style chip patterns, abstract art, and psychedelic colour combinations are showcased throughout their Flow portfolio. Create a family mural with kid’s artwork, design with splatters, swirls, strokes, and stripes, or pick your … Continue reading Mosaic Factory’s Flow

Solus’s sensational brick bonanza

Clerkenwell Design Week served up a smorgasbord of ceramic surprises this year, but none were quite as tasty as Solus’s sensorial spread of Ketley bricks.  One of the UK’s leading tile distributors, Solus UK teamed up with architectural practice Szczepaniak Astridge to create a sensory architectural installation in the company’s strategically-located London showroom.  Sensory architecture explores the potential of non-visual acuities, not to the detriment … Continue reading Solus’s sensational brick bonanza

Splats and Shapes of CR Studio4

California-based CR Studio4 have been making tiles for 25 years. What started in a garage has since blossomed into a 5,500 sq ft factory that produces fabulous hand-made tile creations, some of which we’re sharing today. Rather than attempt to cover all of the tiles they have on offer, we’re focusing on their mosaic-style offering. Rather than classic sheeted squares, hexagons, or penny mosaics, CR … Continue reading Splats and Shapes of CR Studio4

4 Weird and Wonderful tiles ranges we never got to share

We’ve been following the tile world for a long time, but with so much to see and report on, there are some things that have been missed. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t important or inspiring, so we’ve gathered a few fantastic tile collections we never got to share. 1) Onza by MUT Delicious looking pieces of ceramic chocolate make up MUT‘s Onza collection designed … Continue reading 4 Weird and Wonderful tiles ranges we never got to share

These tiles change colour while you shower

OG Weird & Wonderful tile creators Moving Color have a huge range of reactive surfaces. Each piece is sensitive to heat, changing colour depending on the temperature of their surroundings. The seven ranges – Touch Sensitive, Tie Dye, Watercolour, Aurora, Organic Line, Liquid Line, and Northern Lights – each offer their own colour spectrum starting and transforming into a variety of shades. Northern Lights are … Continue reading These tiles change colour while you shower

Shelter Island Chic

Lunada Bay Tile and American potter Jonathan Adler have collaborated in a collection inspired by his home in Long Island, New York. Shelter Island blends the Japanese tradition of hand-crafted ceramics with Adler’s unusual modern finesse to form a sequence of curves and lines elevated with texture and comforting matt glazes. The chosen colours are seven soft Scandi neutrals in shades of blue and grey. … Continue reading Shelter Island Chic

Trend inspo: Patterned tiles for the bathroom

Patterns are big for the bathroom, filling them with personality, charm, and vibrant colour. Whether they’re bold and bright, neutral and Victorian, or subtly shaded, patterned tiles are a winning choice. 1) Green Cement These traditionally patterned cement tiles climb up the walls, meeting a textured teal halfway. Get the look with Valencia from Otto Tiles & Design, Florence from London Encaustic, or Sofia from … Continue reading Trend inspo: Patterned tiles for the bathroom

A new place for tile

Last year a fabulous exhibition stretched the possibility of tile far outside of it’s comfort zone. Philadelphia-based artist Sean Gerstley‘s solo show Tile Block presented a patchwork of ceramic creations designed for the home. Skirting the boundaries of what it means to be tile, some of Gerstley’s furniture pieces are very much not tile, especially the hand-pinched lighting structures, whilst others blend tile with 3D … Continue reading A new place for tile

A History of Brazil in Woodern Tiles

Hilighting Brazilian history in a trio of wooden tile collections is the beautiful Brasiliana. Created in a collaboration between wood transforming specialists Oca Brasil and surface designer Renata Rubim, the Brasiliana Collection restores cultural heritage in the most beautiful way. Three different periods – Tribal, Colonial, and Modernist – inspire the designs, each of which is handcrafted in solid, reforested teak, eucalyptus, or valchromat (fully … Continue reading A History of Brazil in Woodern Tiles

Five fabulously tiled cafe interiors

It has been nearly two years since we shared our 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

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