twist brick extension urban mesh

Twisted Brick

London based architectural design firm Urban Mesh have created an extension with a twist. Designed for the firm’s director – James Beazer – the project enabled Urban Mesh a little extra space for experimentation, and in this case it’s the humble brick receiving attention. Taking inspiration from the terraced houses of London, the firm transformed the classic brick from a simple veneer to a staggering … Continue reading Twisted Brick

Aparici Glass (200x200mm)

Ripples, Rustica, and Relief

Ten ranges of 200 by 200mm tiles by Aparici offer some delightful variety to this standard format. Whether it’s colour pop, patchwork, or prominent relief, this selection of collections has it covered. Glass has the rippled surface and appearance of thick glass bricks, offering the illusion of light filtration without the transparency. Aged, Cool, and Trend have a focus on textured patterns, each embracing delicate … Continue reading Ripples, Rustica, and Relief

A Decade in Colour III

The year 2016 was a big one for many reasons: the EU referendum, the American election, the Zika outbreak, continued terror attacks, we lost Prince, Bowie, and a host of other icons, Pantone released not one, but two colours of the year, and we saw the birth of Diary of a Tile Addict. As if forseeing a tumultuous year filled with division and incohesion, Pantone’s … Continue reading A Decade in Colour III

A Decade in Colour II

A rich take on hope, growth, and freshness was offered with Pantone’s 2013 shade Emerald. Much like 2010’s Turquoise, this natural stone inspired colour has long been present in building and decor. It was chosen to counteract our complex world, as Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute stated “Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation”. The green shade also fell in … Continue reading A Decade in Colour II

A Decade in Colour I

Last year we made a point of highlighting the importance of colour as it was warmly welcomed back into the design world. It was exciting to see the ways companies interpreted and utilised the new-found passion for pigment, from the varied use of Pantone‘s Living Coral, to the plentiful display of pastels, to the vivacious and vibrant Cersaie stand of Francesco de Maio. Now with … Continue reading A Decade in Colour I

Transformative Totomoxtle

It is always exciting to learn about new surface materials, and it’s even better when a new product produces a real opportunity to protect or revitalise a community. Totomoxtle is doing just this. In Mexico a sustainable model of corn production once reined supreme – families would harvest the seeds from each year’s crop to be planted in the next season, creating a circular system … Continue reading Transformative Totomoxtle

Portuguese Portraits

Lisbon based design studio, Pedrita, has been active in the arts since 2005. Founded by Rita João and Pedro Ferreira, Pedrita’s team is brought together according to the needs of each unique project. Their multidisciplinery approach sees the exploration of a large variety of materials throughout their works. For the Tile Addict, the most impressive of their creations are the tile portraits, examples of which … Continue reading Portuguese Portraits

Kaza concrete terrazzo designs

Transforming Terrazzo

A whole new range of precast terrazzo tiles has come to Kaza Concrete. Employing a curious variety of shapes and formats, this collection gives a new lease of life to this centuries old building material. The modular pieces have been designed to give freedom and a wide choice of layout possibilities. Some standard shapes, such as triangles and hexagons feature, although it is those with … Continue reading Transforming Terrazzo

Powerful Perfumery

It has been a long time since we took a look at the otherworldy Gem Glass collection from Sicis, but it is at the forefront of our minds again due to the supernatural presence it brings to this interior. At an exclusive perfumery in Milan’s via Monte Napolene, the hypnotic slabs create a magical focal point, evoking distant galaxies and mythical landscapes. The Gem Glass … Continue reading Powerful Perfumery

Trusty Tube Tiles

Adding to Balineum‘s family of Hanley tiles are these decorative delights. Using the old-school technique of tube lining, a raft of designs with raised piping detail have been crafted to match the Hanley tile shapes and glazes, whilst adding something a little special.   Their portfolio of patterns demonstrates what can be created with their range of 30 glaze colours and an eye for decor. … Continue reading Trusty Tube Tiles