Peaceful Patisserie

The hugely industrial look of this building has proved to be an incredible chance to juxtapose heavy, large format cement blocks with minimalise custom curved rectangular white tiles. The supposed disadvantages of the site, with the storefront is set back into frames, a basement shaft that takes up a large portion of the space’s bottom left, and an interior space made up of a variety … Continue reading Peaceful Patisserie

Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

Waste is an unfortunate reality for the majority of industries, which is why at Diary of a Tile Addict we love to highlight companies and creatives seeking to minimise or re-use waste. The ceramic industry has its own share of waste related issues but Chinese company Bentu Design is determined to highlight this whilst producing a series of functional objects. Continue reading Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

Codicer mix and match hexagonal tiles in green from Origin Range

Codicer Collections

Codicer is usually a favourite stand of ours at major tiling shows, so much so that we have, on occasion, dedicated entire articles to singing its praises. Seeing as there are no shows to head to we’ve taken to exploring its site instead, picking out ranges that we may have missed in our previous coverings of the company. Continue reading Codicer Collections

Kaiku Colours with Plants

The ability to colour almost any surface and material is something we now take very much for granted. Our attempts to produce brilliant and vibrant hues to be used within homes and on fabrics have led to a number of disasters throughout history, one of the most notable of which being Paris Green (or Vienna Green) and its predecessor Scheele’s Green (or Schloss Green). The … Continue reading Kaiku Colours with Plants

Featuring Findings in Furniture

An intriguing selection of garden furniture was brought to our attention by a reader. Designer Helen Nock creates unique pieces with a look of fossils and sealife. A self-taught ceramicist, Nock’s direction towards garden funiture came from work experience offered by her blacksmith associate, Nathan Bennett. Continue reading Featuring Findings in Furniture

Reclaimed Radical Representation

Nothing says Tile Addict like the tag like “The Revolution will be Ceramicised”, and one of Britain’s most notable Tile Addicts is none other than Carrie Reichardt. The outspoken, political, art-fuelled activist is a tremendous asset to the tiling community as we have previously demonstrated with our article on the meaningful mosaics of The Treatment Rooms – which was in fact Tile Addict’s first article … Continue reading Reclaimed Radical Representation

Antwerp’s Ace & Tate Terrazzo

We last took a look at this Rotterdam-based company in September, taking special interest in their materials Blizzard, Nova, Greyish, and Chocolate Factory. But since then Plasticiet has introduced a few more members to their family – Rhinestone Black and White – both made from Dutch post-production cutoffs and Belgian household waste. Continue reading Antwerp’s Ace & Tate Terrazzo

Reinvigorating Reinders

Dutch fashion brand Reinders recently opened a new showroom and headquarters in Zandvoort outside Haarlem in the Netherlands, taking to natural stone to illustrate their reputation of distinctive style. Three individual areas were created within the space to showcase their new collections and meet with wholesalers. Continue reading Reinvigorating Reinders