Five fabulously tiled cafe interiors

It has been nearly two years since we shared our first roundup of fantastically tiled cafés so we thought it about time we do another. Heading all the way around the world to find tiled spaces that make the coffee drinking experience one to remember, here are five more. 1. Coffix in Athens, Greece The tiles may not be wacky here, but the classic plain … Continue reading Five fabulously tiled cafe interiors

FLCCV’s new HQ wins Spanish tile prize

The new headquarters for the Valencia Construction Sector Employment Foundation at L’Horta Vella Bétera Ind Est, Valencia, has secured first prize for MRM Architects’ Studio in the 20th edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards. The new FLCCV building is set in a rural, semi-industrial plot, surrounded by fields of olive and fruit trees, and is bounded to the north by the Carraixet ravine. In … Continue reading FLCCV’s new HQ wins Spanish tile prize

Nestor & Røtsen

Creative brothers Devi and Denneb Vervaeke were always drawn to artistic process. Finding balance between contrasting, contradicting elements and a love for texture and natural erosion informed their painting, and eventually developed into the varies collections that comprise Nestor & Røtsen. Tiled tables topped with unique handcrafted pieces are a Nestor & Røtsen signature. Each table features a dynamic patchwork with varying shades and formats … Continue reading Nestor & Røtsen

The Manzoni Made a Mano

A lovechild formed in a partnership between Tom Dixon‘s Design Research Studio and JLK Design Studio, The Manzoni is an experimental space that blends restaurant, shop, and showroom. Each area is designed in distinctive, varied styles showcasing numerous Tom Dixon lighting solutions and furniture pieces but it’s the tiles in the Bar & Lounge which really caught our attention. Made exclusively for this Milan-based marvel, … Continue reading The Manzoni Made a Mano

Updated Bathroom Trends 2022

People are looking for the hot new bathroom trends and the experts at Showers to You have shared with us the five top pinned bathroom styles and must-haves for 2022. So we thought we’d pass the message on. 1) Fireplace Not every home has a fireplace, especially not in the bathroom, but in 2022 bathroom fireplaces appear to be the next hot bathroom accessory. If … Continue reading Updated Bathroom Trends 2022

Mountains on the Walls

The bubble windows of the Guardian Art Center in Beijing create the first in a series of striking impressions curated by the building’s architect Ole Scheeren. These large-scale pixels make up an abstracted interpretation of the artwork Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains, signalling the significance and essence of the space. Designed as a cultural centre, the Guardian Art Center is an multifacted hybrid, home to … Continue reading Mountains on the Walls

Marazzi’s Ho.Re.Ca

Envisioning a new future for hospitality, Alessandro Pasinelli Studio have designed two schemes each for a lobby hotel, a rooftop hotel, a poke house, a wine bar, a café littéraire, and a pâtisserie, all with tiles from Marazzi. Fully encompassing the Ho.Re.Ca spectrum (hotels, restaurants, and cafes), these interiors showcase the company’s collections blending textures, motifs, colours, and effects. Continue reading Marazzi’s Ho.Re.Ca

Big Build in Brighton

The Moulsecoomb campus at Brighton University is undergoing a tile-tastic transformation with a £60 million project. Part of this Big Build is Elm House – a new architecturally striking business school. Designed by Hassell Studio, the façade-focused building acts as an ode to the university experience and the evolution individuals go through throughout their time there. To represent this, the tiled façade takes inspiration from … Continue reading Big Build in Brighton

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! Continue reading Five superbly tiled spaces by Rachel Chudley

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. Continue reading Pretty Plastic Cladding

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

Voltaire’s Vibrant Lavatories

On Friday Clapham-based not-for-profit arts organisation Studio Voltaire reopened with a fresh face. Revitalising this important space by creating 42% more artist studios, a kitchen, a workshop, and two residency studios, this project has gone well beyond improving the look and utility of Studio Voltaire. Continue reading Voltaire’s Vibrant Lavatories

Bathrooms become conceptual centres

With work featuring on the cover of The New Yorker, National Geographic, and The New York Times, today’s featured artist isn’t exactly underground. He’s drawn live at the Venice Art Biennale, the London Olympics, and the New York City Marathon (whilst running it), and hand-drew a 360 degree VR animation for The New Yorker. But somehow it’s his… bathrooms that we’re most interested in. Christoph … Continue reading Bathrooms become conceptual centres

Sunflowers, Salt, and Seaweed

We’ve taken a look at various surfaces made from unusual materials – notably tiles from salt created by Chilean architect Mále Uribe Forés, sunflower surfaces from Thomas Vailly, and algae infused tiles from the Bio-Integrated Design Lab – and today we’re sharing something that utilises all three – Frank Gehry’s tower for the Luma Foundation in Arles. The project’s innovative material use is designed to … Continue reading Sunflowers, Salt, and Seaweed

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

Beauty at Bumpers Oast

Around our local region (Kent and Sussex) we’re lucky enough to be near the majority of one of England’s more unusual historical building designs – Oast houses. Despite being around since the 1500s, the majority were built in the mid 1800s for the very specific purpose of drying hops before being sent to the brewers. Nowadays they mostly function as beautiful homes, with the pointed … Continue reading Beauty at Bumpers Oast