Five of Tile Addict’s Favourite Companies

Sometimes there are projects and creations that are not quite tile but that implement the same sort of methodology – be it with medium used for mosaics or with tile type materials and motifs used in a unique way. We think they belong in the Tile Addict blogosphere so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best to demonstrate why. Continue reading Five of Tile Addict’s Favourite Companies

Brilliantly Blueberry

Young Austrian company Karak is once again on our radar thanks to a delightful fairytale story that fills us with warmth and nostalgia. The story goes that their new – and currently favourite – glaze all began with a customer and a single bluebery. The customer, Carmen, was on the hunt for something specific, a memory of a childhood spent in the Bregenzerwald foraging in … Continue reading Brilliantly Blueberry

Art Factory

Mosaics are often thought of as something quite ancient, found in the homes and buildings of Romans, Greeks, and many other bygone eras. Or they are something simple found in the bathrooms and kitchens of modern houses. Or they are wonderful creations from artists around the world. But mosaics don’t have to be ancient intricate frescoes, or off the shelf surfaces, and you don’t have … Continue reading Art Factory

Brooklyn-Based Barnett

Heritage, world travel, natural materials and a West African vision take form in the work of multidisciplinary artist Malene Barnett. Expressing the modern black experience within her art, Barnett uses both her work and influence to create and improve discourse on marginalisation within the arts. Founding the Black Artists + Designers Guild, Barnett offers a platform for black design professionals, providing exposure as well as … Continue reading Brooklyn-Based Barnett

Sustainable Beauty from Elisa Passino

For tile design studio Elisa Passino the most important thing is that beauty goes hand-in-hand with sustainability. Founded just last year (by Elisa Passino), the studio creates collections designed to be timeless, finding inspiration in heritage whilst looking to the future for innovation. The products are durable, offering ranges that are futureproof, not only in their materials, but in their decorative merits and focus on … Continue reading Sustainable Beauty from Elisa Passino

Five autumnal tiles that celebrate fall

The warm and rich colours of autumn are perfect to create a cosy interior. Not only are the earthy tones extremely trendy, they offer an immediately recognisable atmosphere that welcomes the beginning of festivities. To celebrate this time of year we have compiled a selection of tiles that reflects this stylish season. Continue reading Five autumnal tiles that celebrate fall

Seven sustainble surface solutions

We’re all about the weird and wonderful here at Tile Addict, in fact we’ve got a whole section dedicated to the fantastical things the creatives of the world do with tile. But there are some items far beyond the reach of the aesthetic that deserve praise all on their own for pioneering change in the building industry. So we’ve gathered seven incredible creations that mark … Continue reading Seven sustainble surface solutions

Tabarka Studio

There is a focus on material and beauty over trend at Tabarka Studio. Inspired by the search for “an elusive tile in a centuries-old basement shop in Istanbul”, the expansion of Tabarka has taken its founders across the globe in search for authentic charm, finding elegance amongst the mundane and delight in the unexpected. Continue reading Tabarka Studio

Marlborough Tiles

Today we are sharing a company with a rich British heritage and an understanding that tile is where “science meets art”. Marlborough Tiles‘ story begins in the 1930s in the Wiltshire town that gives the company its name where two school teachers, Sylvia Packard and Rosalind Ord, discovered that painting ceramic tiles was not only a shared love of theirs, but was one that could … Continue reading Marlborough Tiles

Shelling out for seafood waste

Surfaces and materials are really what we’re about here. Sharing whats new, interesting, and innovative is one of the ways we broaden our definition of ’tile’, hoping to inspire artists, designers and manufacturers to incorporate fantastical materials and methods, or to develop their own. Continue reading Shelling out for seafood waste

Five fun cartoon features in tile

It’s always fun to find the unsual amongst the standard, be it strange materials, imaginative layouts, or trials in texture. But there’s one thing that comes up at random, delighting the Tile Addicts and consumers alike – cartoon creations. We’ve collected some of the best over the years, and here are five of the prime examples. Continue reading Five fun cartoon features in tile

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Ten terrific textured tiles

Textured tiles are increasing in popularity, partly due to the unique subtleties of decoration they can provide an interior, but also due to the increasing designs made available thanks to advances in tile technology. At this year’s Cevisama we focused on the hand-made look – the bumpy organic surface of Moroccan zellige – as well as intricately made ornate panel-looks. There is texture a-plenty cropping … Continue reading Ten terrific textured tiles