Trends taking over the dining room in 2022

Though the formal dining room is really a space of old our modern hybrid versions of ‘dining rooms’ still have a distinct area in the home – be it in a blended kitchen diner, or in an entirely open-plan living space. So let’s see what’t hot for dining in 2022. 1. Marble tops Much like in the kitchen, marble is the material of choice for … Continue reading Trends taking over the dining room in 2022

Kitchen trends to look forward to in 2022

Next up in our 2022 trend rundown we have the heart of the home – the kitchen. Experts have selected the details, styles, colours, and vibes kitchens are expected to utilise next year, and we’ve gathered them below! 1. Splashback Slabs A solid strip of marble is set to be preferred over a standard tiled splashback. Sleek, minimalist, and effortlessly luxurious, this gorgeous natural stone … Continue reading Kitchen trends to look forward to in 2022

Bathroom trends 2022 according to the internet

We love trend predictions. Whether they come true or not, it’s an excuse to see what’s out there, what people are loving, and what they might be loving in a few months time. With so much to see we thought we’d break it down room by room, sharing what the experts say about the year to come. First up it’s bathrooms – a space no … Continue reading Bathroom trends 2022 according to the internet

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

Four Fabulously Tiled Hotels

Staying in a hotel is already a luxury, but a hotel that’s embraced the beauty of tile? That’s in a league of its own. Durable, dependable, and supremely stylish, tiles can make a masterpiece of any interior. To celebrate the hotels that have wisely turned to tile, we’ve collected four of our favourites from across the globe. Continue reading Four Fabulously Tiled Hotels

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

Signature Style

After being completely smitten with Aleluia’s Color Art collection, we knew it wouldn’t be the last time we cover this company and their gorgeous tiles. And today is the day we share another awesome creation. The highly mordern look of Signature demonstrates the skill of hand-painted ceramics. Individual artworks make up the collection’s 20 different faces, each of which plays with line and irregular spacing … Continue reading Signature Style