Mussel Glass

New biomaterial coming through – this time it’s mussels! Bureau de Change, an architecture firm founded by Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos, take things step further than mere building design. Using their passion for innovation they have created intriguing exhibitions, a unique pentagonal table, striking window displays, and today’s feature – a whole new surface. This new surface material -Thames Glass- is the brain child … Continue reading Mussel Glass

Mosaic Factory’s Flow

The possibilities are endless with Mosaic Factory‘s Flow. Poured cement in every colour imaginable offers customisation at every level. You simply design what you like, and Mosaic Factory create it for you. Terrazzo style chip patterns, abstract art, and psychedelic colour combinations are showcased throughout their Flow portfolio. Create a family mural with kid’s artwork, design with splatters, swirls, strokes, and stripes, or pick your … Continue reading Mosaic Factory’s Flow

Deliciously Retro

Tile designer Ayse Iyriboz has created a delectable range of ice cream shop-inspired tiles for Clay Imports. Reigniting memories and blending recollections of 1970s France and Izmir, Turkey, Iyriboz’s designs offer up retro glamour with a delicious side of romantic youth. La Patisserie features four motifs – the stylised Tulipe, the elegant Bonjour, and the adorable Pio Pio in Petit and Grande. A soft, warm … Continue reading Deliciously Retro

Cyberspace Curiosities VII

The curiousities continue with July’s edition. We’ve got colour, shape, and some weirdly wonderful designs. 1) VP12830 This curious wibbly sea kelp style tile from Ceramica Pinto is fun, fresh, and extremely unusual. The marks of the artist are present in the paint strokes adding even more personality to the tiles. 2) Harlequin Handmade Tropical Found on Etsy, these wonderfully colourful handmade terrazzo style speckled … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities VII

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

These tiles change colour while you shower

OG Weird & Wonderful tile creators Moving Color have a huge range of reactive surfaces. Each piece is sensitive to heat, changing colour depending on the temperature of their surroundings. The seven ranges – Touch Sensitive, Tie Dye, Watercolour, Aurora, Organic Line, Liquid Line, and Northern Lights – each offer their own colour spectrum starting and transforming into a variety of shades. Northern Lights are … Continue reading These tiles change colour while you shower

Shelter Island Chic

Lunada Bay Tile and American potter Jonathan Adler have collaborated in a collection inspired by his home in Long Island, New York. Shelter Island blends the Japanese tradition of hand-crafted ceramics with Adler’s unusual modern finesse to form a sequence of curves and lines elevated with texture and comforting matt glazes. The chosen colours are seven soft Scandi neutrals in shades of blue and grey. … Continue reading Shelter Island Chic

A History of Brazil in Woodern Tiles

Hilighting Brazilian history in a trio of wooden tile collections is the beautiful Brasiliana. Created in a collaboration between wood transforming specialists Oca Brasil and surface designer Renata Rubim, the Brasiliana Collection restores cultural heritage in the most beautiful way. Three different periods – Tribal, Colonial, and Modernist – inspire the designs, each of which is handcrafted in solid, reforested teak, eucalyptus, or valchromat (fully … Continue reading A History of Brazil in Woodern Tiles

Tile ranges that come in every colour of the rainbow

To round off our celebration of colour for Pride Month we’ve got five tile ranges that offer up every colour of the rainbow. 1) Technicolor This elongated metro tile collection from 41zero42 blends a subtle wood-effect texture with every from red, orange, and yellow, to green, blue, pink, and neutral. 2) Urban Atelier In a classic metro, square shape, and a range of special pieces, … Continue reading Tile ranges that come in every colour of the rainbow

Cyberspace Curiosities VI

For the sixth time this year we’re bringing you a small collection of ceramic curiousities we’ve found online. 1) Cement Pattern 01z This curiously covid-shaped pattern from Best Tile has some seriously funky vibes. These handmade cement tiles offer a touch of colourful vibrancy with a motif to spark conversation. 2) Ghenos Tiles When searching for the artist behind the tiles in a home we … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities VI

Six rainbow tiles that will fill your home with PRIDE

Decorate your home in rainbows with this funky selection of colourful tiles. 1) Rainbow Stripes These tiles from Otto Tiles & Design do exactly what they say on the tin. Stripes of yellow, red, green, blue, and indigo add playful decor whilst a soft creamy shade separates the colours to create a pop. 2) Raktion Mix Decor A galaxy burst of technicolour decorates these hexagonal … Continue reading Six rainbow tiles that will fill your home with PRIDE

Nifty NineFifty

Lava and clay lead the way for exciting eco-conscious company NineFifty. Beginning in the Sicilian city of Caltagirone, NineFifty’s founders Nicolò and Fausto sought to preserve and reinvent the ancient production methods of this ceramic-forward place whilst respecting the land and the resources it provides. In order to stick to their environmental goals they keep their supply chain short and minimise waste in their production. … Continue reading Nifty NineFifty

The place where tiles become art

Founded in 1849 in Lisbon, Viúva Lamego has been producing tile for longer than most. Built between 1849 and 1865, the factory was originally the pottery workshop of António Costa Lamego and featured a decorative tiled façade by the factory’s artistic director Ferreira das Tabuletas. Since the 1930’s the company has been collaborating with artists (such as comic illustrator Jorge Barradas) to emphasise and embrace … Continue reading The place where tiles become art

Jeschkelanger’s Neoterrazzo

German art duo Anja Langer and Marie Jeschke (otherwise known as Jeschkelanger) will ignite your fire for surface design. Using domestic glass (from windows, doors, and tables) to produce their melting moments Contact Zones – described as “a meeting point between the two artists on glass, the melting moment between Jeschkelanger’s practice with glass and architecture, and the project empty_glass – an encounter with chef … Continue reading Jeschkelanger’s Neoterrazzo

Cyberspace Curiosities V

May’s Cyberspace Curiosities incoming! 1) Spoons Vibrantly coloured teardrops mix and match in these lively tiles from Canadian company Geon Tiles. Each piece is handcrafted with six colours (Warm White, Seafoam, Zeden Green, Rust, Harbour, and Riedel Blue) offering a blend of energy and calm. 2) Key West Hemmingway Inspired by the bathroom tiles in Ernest Hemingway’s home in Key West, Florida, these recreation pieces … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities V

Salmistraro’s Bisanzio

Bringing to mind the Byzantine rule over Sicily, this tile and coffee table collection by Elena Salmistraro for Lithea offers old world elegance and an appreciation for material. The names of each coffee table have been selected to pay homage to two individuals who helped to conquer the small island – generals Maniace and Calafato – whilst the wall decors, and tiles (Byzas, Hagia, and … Continue reading Salmistraro’s Bisanzio