Cyberspace Curiosities XI

For any new readers, our Cyberspace Curiosities series collects five of the most weird and wonderful tile collections we’ve found across the internet and puts them all right here for you to enjoy. And this is our eleventh instalment, so let’s take a look! 1) Pampa Designed by Italian company Ceramiche Caesar, these decor tiles come from a wide range of Deco Solutions, each featuring … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities XI

A Thousand Streams at London Bridge

It’ll be a year before we get to enjoy the colourful delights of this new London artwork but it’ll absolutely be worth the wait. Stretching for 57 metres across the wall outside London Bridge station, this wildly kaleidoscopic design will celebrate the many faces of the city’s community in classic Adam Nathaniel Furman style. In collaboration with the London School of Mosaic, Furman’s design is … Continue reading A Thousand Streams at London Bridge

Ateliers Zelij

In the 90s, Delphine Laporte and Samir Mazer saw the same promise of zellige that the design world still sees today. Bringing zellige into a new era whilst honouring it’s traditional roots, Toulouse-based Ateliers Zelij ensure material quality and ancestral techniques remain at the heart of the creation process. Every Ateliers Zelij zellige tile is made by hand “from drying to enameling, including cutting with … Continue reading Ateliers Zelij

Five Fabulous Mosaic Artists

I’ve been blessed by the Instagram algorithm many times throughout my tenure as a Tile Addict, and on a number of those occasions I’ve stumbled into an incredible world of mosaics. If you’re a mosaic fan, these five artists are definitely ones to know. 1) Anne Marie Price Captivating creatures and portraits full of personality make up a large portion of Anne Marie Price’s mosaics. … Continue reading Five Fabulous Mosaic Artists

Restoring an icon

A crime against tiles, architecture, and all things beautiful is being righted by the masters at Koninklijke Tichelaar. In 1902 Jan Jacob Luden commissioned a spectacular, sprawling hunting lodge in brilliant white, decorated with around 35,000 colourful tiles. These tiles, as well as a number of the architectural features, formed elements typical of the Jugendstil movement – Germany’s take on Art Nouveau. Devastatingly, various attempts … Continue reading Restoring an icon

Frogs, Ants, and Lobsters

For our most recent instalment of Cyberspace Curiosities, we included the wonderful Passion Flower tiles from Architect and Designer Jeff Shelton. But we couldn’t help but notice the many other awesome tiles in his collection. So today is dedicated to sharing these incredible creations. Designed to be laid in any direction, Shelton’s tiles are made with asymmetry in mind, allowing a massive amount of variation … Continue reading Frogs, Ants, and Lobsters

Five tiles made with LAVA

We love a unique glaze, and if there’s one that gets the mind tingling with magic – it’s lava. Wildly unpredictable but ultimately beautiful, these five tiles show just how miraculous a lava glaze can be. 1) ExCinere from Formatantasma and Dzek Created from the collaboration between Formafantasma and Dzek, ExCinere are glazed in lava ash from Mount Etna in a process that took “three years of exploding, … Continue reading Five tiles made with LAVA

You’ve not seen mosaics like this

Elevating the mastery of mosaics to utterly bewildering heights is an artist whose skill and vision is unmatched, with talents honed by “straddling the worlds of fine art and contemporary craft”, and tiletastic displays one has to see to believe. Today we’re talking Susan Day. Creating large-scale, architectural installations of handmade ceramics, Day’s artworks have decorated a number of public walls including the facade of … Continue reading You’ve not seen mosaics like this

Five shop fronts it’s impossible to ignore

We’ve compiled some of the very best tiled hotels, restaurants, and cafes, but today it’s all about shop fronts. These spaces make you stop and stare, and compel you to head inside to spend. 1) Hermès in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Amongst the various luxury shops on PC Hooftstraat in Amsterdam you’ll find a building morphing from old to new. The original red brick facade cascades … Continue reading Five shop fronts it’s impossible to ignore

The Thornwood Mosaics

Nestled amongst the nooks and crannies of the stone walls of Thornwood, Glasgow you might find a mini bowl in kaleidoscopic colour. Branching off from an artwork titled Empty 1, South African-born artist Wilma van der Meyden‘s series of twelve mosaic bowls represent a manifold reaction to vacant and unsalvageable buildings and a divided ‘broken’ world, with the bowl motif deeply inspired by the global … Continue reading The Thornwood Mosaics

Tiles for Dog Lovers

Looking for dogs as decor? Step this way. I’ve gathered the tile world’s greatest canine designs to share with you today so if you’ve been on the hunt for a doggy tile for your home please read on. Art Tiles from Whistling Frog Tile Company Handmade from Michigan porcelain, these pet-centric Art Tiles from the Whistling Frog Tile Company offer up oodles of personality in … Continue reading Tiles for Dog Lovers

Five space-inspired tiles

Looking to create an otherworldly interior filled with curious celestial details? Look no further than these five space-inspired tiles. 1) Cosmic Clouds These unique tiles from Clay Squared offer up a fabulous fusion of star clusters, galaxies, and swirling solar plumes in vibrant colours that mix and mingle at will. 2) Gem Glass Although technically a collection created to represent the majesty and magic of … Continue reading Five space-inspired tiles

Green with FORZglaze

The fabulous FORZglaze from Studio Mixtura is taking centre stage in a new pair of apartment buildings in Walstroweg in Haren. Designed by Dutch studio De Unie Architecten, these twin blocks are faced with large windows, beige bricks, and staggered balconies with a central cycling path separating the buildings. On the mirrored facades overlooking the cycle path, thousands of vibrant, verdant tiles make a statement. … Continue reading Green with FORZglaze

Cevisama Curiosities: Fun Finds

Unusual styles, familiar designs, and Curiosities in their most fundamental form are what today’s collection from Cevisama are all about. The Vitro range from Aparici caught my attention because at first I thought it was InLine from Pratt + Larson. But these tiles seem to be a much larger dupe with differing glaze and colour ways. With almost all the same line motifs, the two … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities: Fun Finds

The Trending Tones of 2023

I dedicated January to the Colours of the Year various companies have selected for 2023. If you missed it, click on the Pinks, Greens, Earth Tones, or Everything Else to check it out. And as many Colours of the Year as there may be, they don’t cover every trend coming our way, so here is my take on the trending tones of 2023. Aesthetic Fungi … Continue reading The Trending Tones of 2023

I asked ChatGPT to create a tile collection

After the last ChatGPT post I decided to see if the robots could come up with any good tile ideas, not that tiles that look and act like toilets isn’t a great idea of course. I gave it the prompt to “create five unique tile collection names” and then to describe each of those collections. I then asked various image generating AIs to create some … Continue reading I asked ChatGPT to create a tile collection