Navy Blue Herringbone Tiled Bar Ben Carpenter

Eatery designs out waste

Apricity is a low-waste cooking and sustainable food sourcing restaurant in London’s Mayfair.  Headed by Chantelle Nicholson, this restaurant’s interior reflects its low impact approach to dining, including recycled content tiles from Parkside.  Sustainable hospitality design specialist, Object Place Space, has used its own Restorative Design Framework to design out waste and pollution and minimise carbon footprint.  For the reception, bar and toilets with surfaces … Continue reading Eatery designs out waste

Casulo Green Tiled Bathroom

A Verdant Variety in a Casulo Casa

A fabulous selection of tiles and finishes adds detail and ambience to this stunning São Paolo apartment refurb. Designed by Casulo (a local design firm and friends of the apartment’s owners), the entire 220-square-metre apartment was rejigged and reorganised, making the most of each room whilst adding style and ambience. Only the bedroom’s wooden floor remains of the original interior whilst the rest of the … Continue reading A Verdant Variety in a Casulo Casa

Tiled Dark Lounge

A new way to bring the outside in

Roof tiles are what gives this cafe in Shanghai a luxury look rich with intrigue. This inspiring choice of surface came from Japanese studio Keiji Ashizawa Design who opted for a novel approach to celebrating Chinese culture at Blue Bottle Coffee. Located near to the Jing’an Temple, a Tangmi Buddhist temple first built in 247 AD, offering an appreciation and recognition of heritage within the … Continue reading A new way to bring the outside in

Studio Modijefsky City Hub Tiled Floor

Stylish tiling with Studio Modijefsky

Looking at the portfolio of Amsterdam-based designers Studio Modijefsky it appears that they love tiles as much as we do. With countless restaurants, hotels, bars, and cafes under their belts we’ve got plenty to share, but here are some of our favourites. 1. Otto’s Burger in Cologne A miscellany of tiles blends old and new elements in this former bakery, respecting its history whilst adding … Continue reading Stylish tiling with Studio Modijefsky

White Square Tiled Shower Cubicle

The Mathsbook Matchbox of Madrid

A special mention in this year’s Tile of Spain Awards was given to ‘JM55’ by BURR Studio, a mathsbook style matchbox bathroom in the centre of this Madrid apartment. Despite totally a mere 40m2, the space comprises 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, a livingroom, and the unusual bathroom. Aiming to minimise required space, BURR Studio reduced unnecessary divisions and maximised multifunctionalism between rooms through the use … Continue reading The Mathsbook Matchbox of Madrid

Vintage Tiled Bathroom

Vintage bathrooms for the 21st Century

Every day we find ourselves inspired by tiles from all around the world. We love sharing what’s new and exciting in design but sometimes it’s old-fashioned styles that are the ones to watch. Today we’re talking vintage. The colourful bathrooms of the 20th century may not be to everyone’s taste, but there’s no denying their unique character. Nowhere has gathered quite as much evidence of … Continue reading Vintage bathrooms for the 21st Century

Dujiangyan Zhongshuge

The House of Infinite Literature

Tricking the eye with an ultra-high gloss finish, this mirror-floored library creates a whole new experience of checking out books. Designed by X+Living, Dujiangyan Zhongshuge in Chengdu is a vision of infinite literature. Curved, towering, futuristic bookcases reach up and around, carrying their bounty and evolving from real books at eye-level to faux spines at the unreachable heights. A maze, a city, a jungle, an … Continue reading The House of Infinite Literature

Pink Pool Tiles

The Tiles at Trixie Motel

For those unaware drag legend Trixie Mattel has been revamping a Palm Springs motel and next month it will OPEN. Under the fabulous guidance of designer Dani Dazey, the Trixie Motel has refreshed seven bedrooms, the reception lounge, bar, and pool area to create an incredible experience like no other. Themed rooms that go the extra mile with every detail find the sweet spot between … Continue reading The Tiles at Trixie Motel

Distressed Tile Look

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

Valencia

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 Rotsen

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

Manzoni Bar Seating

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

Blue Marbled Bathroom

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

Guardian Art Center

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 horeca hotel lobby

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

New Business School - Brighton University

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

purple sink

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