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Five curious creations from reclaimed materials

As well as adoring tiles every day of the week, we also have a soft spot for curious creations, and surprising waste materials. We’ve selected five of our favourites that use a variety of recycled products from tea to copper to produce highly stylish household items for the fashion concious. Continue reading Five curious creations from reclaimed materials

New Looks at Claybrook

It’s been over a year since we last took a look at Claybrook so today we’re sharing three of their newest ranges, just to remind everyone how fantastic they are. First up we’ve got the latest in their enchanting Raku tiles. The distinctive Japanese glazing technique first lent itself to Claybrook’s aptly named Raku range, and now the company have expanded the style into elegant … Continue reading New Looks at Claybrook

Kwangho Lee’s Loops

In another collaboration, Tajimi Custom Tiles partnered with South Korean designer Kwangho Lee. As with their work with Max Lamb, Tajimi sought out Lee to demonstrate the huge versatility and potential of Tajimi tiles. These two collaborations were curated in order to launch the company, whilst also acting as a hub of inspiration for architects and designers in the global sphere. Due to be presented … Continue reading Kwangho Lee’s Loops

Evoluta’s Exceptional Elements

Offering an abstracted wonderland woods with their Forest 3D decor is Ceramiche Piemme. Their otherwise reasonably classic Evoluta porcelain stoneware tile collection is demonstrating something completely new with this 3D element. The innovative technology utilised by Piemme creates a unique multi-finish feel and look, emphasising the inspired motif and inviting hands to touch and explore its tactile nature. The tiles are created to imitate organic … Continue reading Evoluta’s Exceptional Elements

Solus Sets the Sixties Scene

We’re travelling through time with this Solus collection that radiates retro energy. Sixties takes the most iconic shapes and colours – playing with curves, geometry, and psychedelica – to produce a fantastically old school selection. Eight colours, each named after popular singers and groups from the 60s, span a muted palette. Four neutrals from white to black (Kinks, Lulu, Byrds, and Tremeloes) work alongside three … Continue reading Solus Sets the Sixties Scene

Aleluia’s Color Art

Founded in 1905, this Portuguese company has since grown to incorporate six production lines with a presence in more than 60 countries around the globe. Maintaining tradition in their craft, Aleluia combines hand painting with modern glazes and formats to produce stylish and innovative surfaces. Continue reading Aleluia’s Color Art

Tajimi Custom Tiles

Tajimi Custom Tiles seeks to put creativity and tile design into its customers’ hands. Displaying some of their incredible pieces with a huge variety of effects, colours, and shapes Tajimi shows just a little of what they are capable of. Tajimi is named after the centre of the Japanese tile industry, Tajimi City. With that they offer traditional craftsmanship, honed over centuries. Made in Japan, … Continue reading Tajimi Custom Tiles

Muddy Charm

An unusual material inspired this tile collection for Peronda. Heading back to humanity’s construction roots, designer Francisco Segarra brings mud back to the forefront of modern interiors. Playing with the multitude of shades and relief that can be achieved with the use of mud, Segarra’s Mud invites imperfection to become decorative. Warm, nutty, earthy tones and textures mix and mingle amongst the four colours – … Continue reading Muddy Charm

Viking Seaweed Thatch

There is often so much exciting stuff to write about in tile, construction, and interior design that some things get put into the ‘to write’ pile, only to be covered over with a hundred different collections, collaborations, and creations. But they do get uncovered, and today is the day we uncover one of those gems! And excitingly, today we take a look at Viking seaweed … Continue reading Viking Seaweed Thatch

Nature’s Gift of Geology

This new collection by Sabine Hill is really hard to ignore. With a selection of visuals similar to those we saw with Enis Akiev‘s plastic tiles and Granby‘s encaustic tiles, Geology takes a no-pattern approach to decor. Using an old freeform technique, colourful folds and undulating waves are produced in random sequence. Without moulds, the tile maker becomes the artist, offering a unique signature on … Continue reading Nature’s Gift of Geology

Burnt Earth Designs

Today we have a proudly Zimbabwean tile company to share with you – Burnt Earth Designs. With a small group of masterfully talented craftsmen, Burnt Earth Designs create an incredible range of decorative, relief, and plain tiles that would enliven any interior. Stunning inky glaze effects and a simple use of shapes form the huge number of designs available, each unique, and each bearing the … Continue reading Burnt Earth Designs

Fameed Khalique’s Wooden Tiles

Although it’s ceramic and porcelain that we tend to focus on here (and occasionally weird and wonderful innovative materials), we can’t ignore awesome design when we see it, especially if it’s still technically tile. And today it’s wood that’s getting the spotlight. Luxury interior expert Fameed Khalique had added to his range of surfaces this year with a variety of Engineered Wood Tiles. Made of … Continue reading Fameed Khalique’s Wooden Tiles

Five companies to keep an eye on

Here at Diary of a Tile Addict we love to share the work of some of the smaller companies. Not only does it give us a chance to explore something new but as most of these companies don’t exhibit at shows such as Coverings or Cersaie their exposure can be criminally limited. In this series we’ll be compiling a list of the tile companies that … Continue reading Five companies to keep an eye on

Carrots and Concrete

Weird and wonderful solutions to building and decoration problems are something we love learning about and although this is not ‘new’ news, we believe it is still something worth sharing.  This strange solution involves using carrots to strengthen concrete. Research from Lancaster University suggests that extracted nanoparticles from root vegetables can be used within the concrete as a cheap alternative to strengthening concrete, with lower … Continue reading Carrots and Concrete

Five fantastic patterned tile collections

There are really too many to choose from, but we’ve done our best to pick out some outstanding designs. From artist collaborations, to keen designer creations, to all-round awesome work, we’ve selected five fantastic patterned tile collections that are sure to make a statement anywhere. Continue reading Five fantastic patterned tile collections

Reef Revival

Just under two years ago we covered the innovative living sea wall made in a collaboration between Reef Design Lab, SIMS (Sydney Institute of Marine Science), the North Sydney Council, and Volvo where fifty hexagonal tiles were placed in an effort to help overcome the habitat loss caused by the removal of mangrove swamps along the coast. Now a similar approach is being taken to … Continue reading Reef Revival

Claiming Time with Reclaimed Tiles

It’s important to recognise the waste produced by modern living, in issue prevalent in all industries including construction, architecture, and interior design. Although large strides are being made in the way products are created, be it through using sustinable materials, circular production models, recycling and repurposing, or through innovations that seek to reduce emissions, we’re not close to solving the problem. Something to get us … Continue reading Claiming Time with Reclaimed Tiles