One of the greatest joys we have writing about tiles as much as we do is finding the unusual and delightful. We’ve collected a few of our favourite examples that highlight the joys of tile in the fun they bring to others, and the many ways they can captivate and enchant.
1. Gyva Grafika‘s Lithuanian Loo
A friend shared with us this tile-related wonder knowing how much we’d appreciate this novel take on interior design. For this project Lithuanian design studio Gyva Grafika transformed a dull bathroom wall into an art piece celebrating the look of the local Soviet-built apartments. Read more about it here.
2. Frances Priest‘s Tiled Corridor
This work, commissioned by the Edinburgh Lothian Health Foundation for The Royal Edinburgh Hospital, is exactly what you’d hope for in a place specialised in mental health. The calming shapes, joyful tones, and transformative layout create a beautiful mural for the patients, visitors, and staff to enjoy. Read more about it here.
3. Rachel Dein‘s Cast Tiles
Nature’s finest is represented in these exquisitely intricate cast tiles. Using vegetables, flowers, and miscellaneous plants, Rachel Dein preserves beauty in the most wonderful of ways. Single stems, large arrangements, and complex compositions are all represented in her portfolio. Read more abouther work here.
4. Richard Woods cartoon tiles
This fun creation celebrates how wildly imaginitive tile can get. This swimming pool, designed by artist Richard Woods, uses the most colourful of his iconic ‘wood’ pattern and creates a real-life feature that looks like it’s come straight from a cartoon. Read more about it here.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, March 2021.