OTT Korean glaze

Recycling spent ceramics back into production is an important aim to increase the sustainability of mass produced tableware and tiles. Though we’ve covered the work of Hanneke de Leeuw of Fabrique Pu which makes use of discarded vases, mugs, and plates, today’s feature takes the process a step further. The unstable nature of glazed ceramics complicates recycling as the fired materials become impure. Finding a … Continue reading OTT Korean glaze

Our new obsession – Motawi

Founded in 1992 by Nawal Motawi, Motawi Tileworks started life in a garage and tiles that were once a novelty found at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market amongst the rutabaga sellers now have a home in over 300 stores throughout America. Now with over 30 employees and a 12,900 square foot studio Motawi Tileworks thrives on a philosophy that places its workers and the creative … Continue reading Our new obsession – Motawi

Recyling Ceramics

We’ve covered a lot of repurposed waste here – from shells to slag, paper to plastic, and from tea to pee, and today we add another to that list -ceramics. Though it may seem like an obvious step in eco design, repurposing waste from ceramic production isn’t straight forward, mainly due to the complications various glazes pose. Since 2017 Hanneke de Leeuw of Fabrique Publique … Continue reading Recyling Ceramics

Raw Earth

Natural design is all the rage. Bringing us a sense of comfort and working to ground us in a world flipped on its head, there’s really something to be said for organic shapes, textures, and materials. Seeking a connection with the environment is something humans have done for millenia, as is finding ways to use the ground beneath our feet to construct spaces that keep … Continue reading Raw Earth

Gazete Azulejos

The vibrantly tiled façades of Portugal’s homes are one of the country’s most iconic sights, but those sights are disappearing. Attempting to preserve the tiling legacy before it disappears entirely is Gazete Azulejos. Once handmade in factories thoroughout Portugal, reduced demand over the years led to closures. The tiled façades that remained have steadily decreased in number due to renovations and modernisation, and some tiles … Continue reading Gazete Azulejos

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! 1. Thames Flat The deep royal tones of aubergine complemented and accented with gold is a pairing found throughout … Continue reading Five superbly tiled spaces by Rachel Chudley

Seven striking tiles from Clay Imports

Brothers Zac and Nick Barreiro founded Austin-based Clay Imports in 2012, primarily focusing on small batch Mexican tiles. Over the years their love of travel and craftsmanship has inspired an expansion of their collections which now incorporate creations from as far as Vietnam and Turkey. Collaborating with artists, illustrators, ceramists, and graphic and textile designers from around the world to ensure an ever growing portfolio … Continue reading Seven striking tiles from Clay Imports

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. Though first developed in 2017 for the People’s Pavilion at Dutch Design Week, it wasn’t until last year that they received … Continue reading Pretty Plastic Cladding

Renwick Tiles

Craig Renwick’s love for pottery moved him all the way from South Africa to England where his talents grew and multiplied. With a bunch of new skills and a continued passion for pottery, he returned to his homeland. Then in 2007 a simple request helped pave the way for a new life chapter. Craig’s aunt asked if he would be able to make her some … Continue reading Renwick Tiles

Signature Style

After being completely smitten with Aleluia’s Color Art collection, we knew it wouldn’t be the last time we cover this company and their gorgeous tiles. And today is the day we share another awesome creation. The highly mordern look of Signature demonstrates the skill of hand-painted ceramics. Individual artworks make up the collection’s 20 different faces, each of which plays with line and irregular spacing … Continue reading Signature Style

Four Tremendous Tactile Textures

The textures of tile come in many shapes, sizes, depths, and designs, some made by machine, some by hand, and some by chance and fire. No matter how the texture is made, it’s almost impossible to do anything but love it and want to touch it. To celebrate these varied reliefs we’ve gathered a small sample of diverse textured delights from all around the tiling … Continue reading Four Tremendous Tactile Textures

Tiles Made OF Australia

Makers of unique, unglazed ceramic art pieces and homeware, Made OF Australia prefers a slow burn over rapid fire. Fighting fast fashions, waste, and a synthetic sense of beauty, their plates, bowls, cups, and even jewellery are thoughtfully made and one-of-a-kind. Using their signature Saggar Firing method, delibrate, irregular, and organic marks are made on the ceramics. At Made OF Australia repurposed paint tins form … Continue reading Tiles Made OF Australia

Skater Tiles from Art of Board

Earlier this year we looked at Skate or Design, a company that transforms snapped skate boards into one-of-a-kind wall coverings. And today we have something a little similar. Art of Board is a lifestyle brand that takes the skate aesthetic and produces a variety of chic decors. Material made from broken boards, unique interior spaces, skate-inspired chair designs, textile and wallpaper creations, clothes made from … Continue reading Skater Tiles from Art of Board

Tile Addict’s Top 10 Favourite Tiles

Today marks our 1,000th post! That’s a heck of a lot of tiles enjoyed and shared and to celebrate we’ve selected our top ten favourites. From little to large, mass made to uniquely artisan and in no particular order we’re bringing a broad spectrum of weird and wonderful design delights! 1. Diverge by Aimee Munro for Kaza Concrete Five textured tile designs in a Bauhaus … Continue reading Tile Addict’s Top 10 Favourite Tiles

Tile the House with Haustile

It’s another company! Like for most of the companies we cover here at Diary of a Tile Addict, Haustile was born from a pure love and passion for tile, believing no good tiles should ever go unnoticed. But finding the industry lacking, owners Kristin Ortiz and Lindsay Sheets set out on their own, founding Haustile to offer their tasteful finesse with the world. Using cutting-edge … Continue reading Tile the House with Haustile

Marazzi’s Mix and Match

Although pick-n-mix patchwork tiles have been big in the past few years, when they meet another tiling trend something truly wonderful is created. Blending botanical motifs with an unpredictable mismatched layout produces a surface with the elegance and grace of floral design and modernity and unique vibe achieved from mixing and matching. With Marazzi‘s Crogiolo Rice quaint watercolour style details of leaves and flowers dance … Continue reading Marazzi’s Mix and Match

Ensemble Assembles

Celebrating ten years of collaboration between Mutina and Studio Bouroullec is Ensemble. Refreshing company classics Pico and Rombini, introducing the new collections of Punto and Bloc, as well as a bringing Pico Bois which explores a new medium, Ensemble is a mish-mash with style. These diverse, but well matched, collections demonstrate the journey of Mutina, the versatility of ceramics, and the value in variety. The … Continue reading Ensemble Assembles

The Antique Floor Company

There is little better than reclaimed tile. Enjoying the beauty of a fantastically crafted specimen, getting an injection of invaluable history, and helping to save the planet all at the same time? Who doesn’t want that? Nobody, that’s who. That’s why we’re sharing another company bringing the beauty of reclaimed tile to the masses. The Antique Floor Company was started by Philip Marr 12 years … Continue reading The Antique Floor Company

Tortuga, Reverie, and Celtic Knots

Last year we took a look at three collection from Cincinatti-based Rookwood, focusing on the weird and wonderful shapes of Oasis, Zing, and Starburst. Before we settled on those paticular ranges we made a note of a few more that we’d like to cover at Tile Addict in the future, so that’s what we’re doing today! First up we have Tortuga, a fabulously detailed take … Continue reading Tortuga, Reverie, and Celtic Knots

Mushroom Materials

We’re stretching the tile boundary a little bit with this one, but it’s so wonderfully weird and marvellously magical that we can’t help but share. With big dreams and a fabulously fungi-filled vision of the future, Ecovative Design is leading the charge towards a sustainable world. Taking aim at two of the biggest polluters on the planet – plastics and animal agriculture – Ecovative Design … Continue reading Mushroom Materials