Cyberspace Curiosities VIII

After a little break from curiosities, we’re back with another fabulous five. 1. Canine Collection from Lili Cement Tile Six dogs, each named and artistically rendered make up this adorable collection from Lili Cement Tile. Benji the Shiba Inu, Winston the French Bulldog, Rocky the Great Dane, Max the Bernese Mountain Dog, Charlie the Border Collie, and Duke the Saint Bernard all decorate soft cement … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities VIII

Chocolate Inspired Tile

4 Weird and Wonderful tiles ranges we never got to share

We’ve been following the tile world for a long time, but with so much to see and report on, there are some things that have been missed. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t important or inspiring, so we’ve gathered a few fantastic tile collections we never got to share. 1) Onza by MUT Delicious looking pieces of ceramic chocolate make up MUT‘s Onza collection designed … Continue reading 4 Weird and Wonderful tiles ranges we never got to share

Curious Covid Creations

These curious commemorative Covid Relief Tiles from New York Tilemakers may seem a strange response to the pandemic, but despite their likeness to the virus they are actually quite lovely. Made of glazed earthenware, and using the same process the Tile Makers use for their other tiles, two forms of these Covid-inspired creations are offered – the tiles (8″ to 9” in diameter) and the … Continue reading Curious Covid Creations

Fractile Daniel Libeskind and Casalgrande Padana 3D tile

Fractal Forms

A collaboration between architect Daniel Libeskind and Casalgrande Padana brings forward a celebration of fractal mathematics. Fractals are difficult to define concisely, but for the fractals in this case it can be said that there are structures within structures that allow for both the whole and parts of it to be seen as complete. With FRACTILE this effect is provided by the shapes, material, and … Continue reading Fractal Forms

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. Plates, mugs, bowls, and figurines … Continue reading Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

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. The pieces are a romantic take on two art forms, combining her love of ceramics and metal work. It … Continue reading Featuring Findings in Furniture

Portuguese Portraits

Lisbon based design studio, Pedrita, has been active in the arts since 2005. Founded by Rita João and Pedro Ferreira, Pedrita’s team is brought together according to the needs of each unique project. Their multidisciplinery approach sees the exploration of a large variety of materials throughout their works. For the Tile Addict, the most impressive of their creations are the tile portraits, examples of which … Continue reading Portuguese Portraits

Cabin of Creations

An inspiring 3D printing project presents levels upon levels of creative solutions. The structure was designed and created by architecture and design professors Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello and revealed in May of last year. It went on to recieve the 2018 3D Pioneers Challenge, and it’s clear to see why. Continue reading Cabin of Creations

Flying Free-Form

In a quest to find a new way of living, an entirely novel form of building was proposed by architecture firm Gramazio & Kohler. To demonstrate this method an installation was created at the FRAC Centre – a museum in Orleans, France that has a heavy focus on architecture, radical design, and historically ground-breaking construction. Continue reading Flying Free-Form

Flowing Figures

Tile Addict has been following the wonderful work of Fenella Elms for some time, delighting in the unmistakable flowing figures of her ceramic designs. Currently based in the expansive countryside of the Wiltshire downs, the Fenella Elms Studio has undertaken many public and private commissions both locally and internationally. The enigmatic designs have been displayed throughout museums, private homes, within interior design magazines, and now … Continue reading Flowing Figures

Bright Benidorm Boardwalk

A rainbow walkway separates the sea and city along the West Beach in Benidorm, Spain. Designed by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Marti The Paseo Marítimo is a waving, vibrant celebration of colour where locals and visitors alike can enjoy the surrounding area. The walkway was built in three distinct layers which help it to both imitate nature, and showcase modernity. The rim close to the … Continue reading Bright Benidorm Boardwalk

Hatay'da 2010 yılında bir otelin inşaat çalışması sırasında bulunan, geometrik figür çeşitliliğiyle dikkati çeken bin 200 metrekarelik tek parça taban mozaiği bu yıl içerisinde ziyaretçileriyle buluşacak. MS 6. yüzyıla ait olduğu ve "kamu alanı" olarak kullanıldığı düşünülen eserin "dünyanın en büyük tek parça taban mozaiği" olduğu değerlendiriliyor. Gün yüzüne çıkarılması için arkeologların büyük bir titizlikle çalıştığı eser, el dokuma kilimi andıran görüntüsüyle de dikkatleri çekiyor. ( Lale Köklü - Anadolu Ajansı )

Mosaic in motion

The Museum Hotel in Antakya, Turkey offers travellers and Tile Addicts alike something incredibly special. During its construction almost ten years ago the excavations revealed an awesome hidden secret – a mosaic carpet. Not just any mosaic carpet, but the largest ever found in Turkey, measuring between 9,000 and 10,000 sq ft. Although it is not in pristine condition, it offers a curious few features … Continue reading Mosaic in motion

Toon Town Tiler

Another vigilante tiler has come to Tile Addict’s attention, and this time they are much closer to home! Southampton has seen a burst of mosaic activity in the last few years thanks to the mind and creativity of Will Rosie. In an attempt to make his mark and brighten up his beloved city he has taken to one of the greatest art forms known to … Continue reading Toon Town Tiler

Zhanna Kadyrova ceramic tile artist exhibition

Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova is re-purposing tiles in a way you have to see to believe. It started with second-hand tiles found in São Paulo in 2014 but she has since made use of tiles from Soviet-era buildings in her native Ukraine, decorated a mannequin with materials from Chernobyl, and most recently has used tiles from an old Venetian hotel to craft her masterpieces. Continue reading Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Jean Michel Othoniel installation "Îles Singulières" exhibition

Sculptures des Îles Singulières

In an exhibition started earlier this month, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel presents a mysterious set of sculptures. With his signature style and preference for materials that have more than one character, materials that reflect or reverse, these pieces are ambiguous and enticing. Othoniel’s artworks for the “Îles Singulières” exhibition at chateau la coste Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade (France) are comprised of watery blue and brushed metal-look silver … Continue reading Sculptures des Îles Singulières

MUDA Mavericks

Tile Addict has a special love for public art, and it often seems that there aren’t nearly enough artists utilising ceramics in their work. After covering and re-covering the works of Pixel, Tiler, Add Fuel, Invader, and Jim Bachor, we didn’t think we’d be lucky enough to come across more artists this year. But that was before Coletivo MUDA was brought to our attention! This … Continue reading MUDA Mavericks