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 II

Continuing on from Monday’s look at Alessandro Pasinelli Studio‘s Ho.Re.Ca design schemes (all with tiles from Marazzi), today we have the wine bar, café littéraire, and the pâtisserie! Wine Bar Designed for conversation and the free-flow of alcohol, wine bars are about taste and memories. These two scheme view the wine bar as alibrary, where people come to learn and explore. Wine Bar A A … Continue reading Marazzi’s Ho.Re.Ca II

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. Lobby Hotel Their lobby hotel designs … Continue reading Marazzi’s Ho.Re.Ca

Retrouvius Reclaims Character

With a penchant for salvage and reclaimation, Retrouvius has saved significant items of design from silk screens, to train car, to entire façades. On a smaller scale fabrics and materials such as leather, marble, and stone have been rehomed in the most stylish of ways. As for interior design the same adoration and respect for repurposed materials shows in each project. With only a few … Continue reading Retrouvius Reclaims Character

Beehive Bricks

A new modular brick from Konstantin Grcic for Mutina offers countless opportunities for creative design. Inspired by natural honeycomb, Hives pairs two hexagons to form a shaped brick with laying schemes to celebrate each aspect of its 3D structure. Each brick is made from extruded terracotta, allowing for subtle variation and unique outcomes, as well as making use of the materials thermal and acoustic properties. … Continue reading Beehive Bricks

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

3D Printing in Raw Earth

An exciting new type of building has been created in Ravenna, Italy. Remiscent of and utilising a similar ethos to earthbag homes, the TECLA house is a beautiful dome built from raw earth. The brains behind the project are Mario Cucinella Architects and Massimo Moretti (founder of 3D printing specialists WASP). Being fully 3D printed and constructed from the plentiful ground it sits on, the … Continue reading 3D Printing in Raw Earth

Functional Fungi

Mushrooms are helping to create a huge range of eco materials due to their unique properties – such as Muskin (a leather replacement), Mycoprotein (a fungi-derived meat replacement), Pestalotiopsis microspora (a plastic-consuming mushroom), manipulated mycelium (which makes up mushroom root networks) walls, and bio-bricks. But the miraculous use of this natural material doesn’t stop there. A partnership between architect Dirk Hebel and engineer Philippe Block … Continue reading Functional Fungi

Tile of Spain Awards 2020

Tile of Spain have announced the winners of The Tile of Spain awards, a competition designed to promote and celebrate the creative use of Spanish ceramics in interior design and architecture. This year in its 19th edition, ASCER has awarded 39,000 Euros in cash prizes to winners throughout the categories. First prize in the Interior Design category is for the Atlantis Gastrobar in Barcelona by … Continue reading Tile of Spain Awards 2020