Emery & Cie

True lovers of tile are found at today’s company of choice – Emery & Cie. Since 1993 Paris, Brussels, and London based Emery & Cie has brough curated interior touches to homes and spaces, under the creative direction of Agnés Emery. There are so many wonderfully unique designs to be found, including a classic collection of zellige, beautiful fez pottery styles, relief tiles, and faux … Continue reading Emery & Cie

Triangles, textures, and the twenties

Colour and subtle texture add keen styling and varied vibes in these three collections from CTD Architectural Tiles. Borgo Nine colours (White, Soft White, Soft Grey, Sky, Marine, Pink, Green, Graphite, and Noir) and three finishes (Matt, Shine, and Crackel) create a range that is effortlessly elegant. At 65 by 200mm, these subway tiles have just a touch of stretch and sophistication whilst their varied … Continue reading Triangles, textures, and the twenties

Surfboard Chic

In a collaboration with Erin Adams from Erin Adams Designs Imagine Tile has released a simple, but iconic, tile design. Surfboards takes clear inspiration from famed architect Gio Ponti in terms of both shape and varied tones utilised in the design. The six colourways (Terracotta, Blue, Cloud, Sapphire, Mint, and Ebony) are combined with a white crazed effect to create subtle depth and contrast against … Continue reading Surfboard Chic

MifaMosa

We have another Invader-esque street artist to share today. From Orléans, vigilante mosaic creator MifaMosa developed both his style and subject manner to brighten and enliven the daily life of his grandmother who was unwell. Seeking to remain anonymous, his name also honours the inspiration behind his art, combining Mifa (family) and Mosa (mosaic). Although started in Orléans, MifaMosa has also hit Paris, Avignon, Lyon, … Continue reading MifaMosa

Ceramics of Italy Tile Trends Spring/Summer 2021

We’re still stuck at home, not visiting any tile shows and not getting our fix from Coverings, Revestir, Cevisama, or Cersaie. But Ceramics of Italy have come through with a trends report so at least we can share that! Organic Staying in makes the need for a relaxing home environment even stronger. And there is little more relaxing than nature. Emphasising wellness, calm, and rejuvenation, … Continue reading Ceramics of Italy Tile Trends Spring/Summer 2021

Tilovely

Spanish company Tilovely has brought the colourful personality of Valeria Palmeiro to the world of ceramics. Palmeiro, better known as Coco Dávez, combines the vividness of Andy Warhol with the minimalism of Julian Opie to create a series of ‘faceless’ figures, most of which are immediately recognisable. For Tilovely, the design selected to be transformed into a hydraulic masterpiece was a painting of Spanish Romani … Continue reading Tilovely

The Soviet Mosaics of Ukraine

Tiling and mosaic traditions from around the world are truly fascinating to see. But despite being an extremely durable artform, sometimes they don’t last. In Ukraine there is currently a war between artists, home owners, and locals about the numerous Soviet-Era mosaics. On public buildings throughout Ukraine there are large, impressive murals, a huge number of which were created in the 1960s. Although some depict … Continue reading The Soviet Mosaics of Ukraine

Ememem

We have a new street artist to share! Despite sharing their incredible artistic gift with the world since 2016, we have only recently come to know the name Ememem. Starting on the streets of Lyon five years ago, this mysterious creator does what many wish they could do – fills in cracks on pavements and roads. Unlike famed predecessor Jim Bachor, Ememem focuses more on … Continue reading Ememem

Be Water My Friend

One of our interior design favourites (Masquespacio) has yet again made a big show of tile in their continued collaboration with Italian burger chain, Bun. In their decoration of Bun’s Milan store, a colourful combination of green and purple saw square tiles, bare brick, and captivating curves form a distinct restaurant personality. Set in Turin, this most recent restaurant revitalisation utilises the brand’s exisiting colour … Continue reading Be Water My Friend

Smoke & Fire’s Fused Glass

We aren’t secret about our love for Smoke and Fire Tiles having written two articles on their many ranges and including them in both our Five Favourite Companies list and our first compilation of Companies to keep an eye on. But we aren’t finished yet as today we’ve got another of their wonderful creations to share. Complementing the many manificent tiles that utilise unusual glazes … Continue reading Smoke & Fire’s Fused Glass

Qemamu Mosaics

For almost 20 years Dionne Ible has been honing her craft as a mosaic artist. What began as a simple hobby to creatively punctuate her work as a Legal Secretary is now Qemamu Mosaics, a company of creativity. Ible’s keen eye for detail and impeccable sense of style is translated throughout her many artworks with colour, tone, shape, and subject all carefully considered. Though based … Continue reading Qemamu Mosaics

The Tileworks of Bucks County

Since the 80s Katia McGuirk from Maryland has been a dedicated ceramicist and fellow self-titled tilenut. Now with the Tileworks of Bucks County in Pennsylvania McGuirk is able to share her decades of knowledge, skill, and teaching experience to continue and advance “the mission of the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works”. The Moravian Pottery & Tile Works was designed and created by Arts and Crafts … Continue reading The Tileworks of Bucks County

A few shades more

A few years ago we first covered Durat. Finding such a versatile, eco material that was as beautiful and customisable as the multicoloured, terrazzo flecked, recycled plastic Durat gave us a fresh burst of enthusiasm for the future of surface design. And now they’ve added even more to their range. Durat Palace, developed in collaboration with Dutch design agency MOST Collective has added four new … Continue reading A few shades more

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Inspired by the 1943 book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, City Tree is a new mural, standing tall at the new District 19 S.T.E.M. Academies on Atlantic Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. Based in New York City, painter Adam Cvijanovic won the competition held to find an artist for the project. His design, a 12 by 12ft mural reflects the … Continue reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Specks of Schegge

Although we should be tiring of terrazzo, it’s hard to obey trend laws when there are such curious collections to cover. And one such collection is Schegge from Ceramica Fioranese. Eight tiles (four simple colours, and four terrazzo style decors) make up this delightful range. Three lovely neutrals (Calce, Cenere, and Grafite) and one stunningly rich red (Porpora) offer varying levels of drama with rough, … Continue reading Specks of Schegge