Desert Tones for Norman Bricks

Last year we looked at California-based Fireclay Tile‘s farmland inspired collection Agrarian, and now they have a new set of tiles for us to share. Adding to the large number of skinny formats and elongated metro tiles is Norman – the longer brother of Brick. The collection takes its name from the Normans of Normandy who built their castles with larger, longer bricks in order … Continue reading Desert Tones for Norman Bricks

Diverse Da Vinci

There are a lot of collections in Da Vinci‘s portfolio that we’ve really been enjoying, with some interesting takes on pattern and relief, and some curious patchwork designs. But despite the large number to share, we have selected just a few for today. Wakame and Magma We first saw these two collections at Cevisama last year where they sat amongst pop-culture icons. The electric green … Continue reading Diverse Da Vinci

New Terracotta

This is a company we’ve been meaning to cover for a while now, a company with no need for trends and a love for simplicity. Established in 2014, New Terracotta is a place of Portuguese passion. Located in Central Portugal, the New Terracotta artisans pride themselves on small-scale, high quality production that offers the best of traditional techniques and contemporary aesthetics. For them, imperfection inherent … Continue reading New Terracotta

Kle curves and connects

Last year we shared two of designer and creative Giovanni Barbieri‘s incredible ranges – Squar and Murano – both itricately curated collections with a smooth focus on texture and experimentation with effects such as relief and inlaid glass. And today we have another of his beautiful creations to share – Kle. Continue reading Kle curves and connects

Primavera’s Petit Pieces

It was a few years ago when we first took a look at the Primavera range, designed by Barber & Osgerby for Mutina. It was Primavera Grigio that took home an award at Archiproducts Design Awards in 2019, and now the range has expanded! Introducing a new 600 by 600mm format, Mutina offer a smaller-scale version of Primavera that was initially designed in the large … Continue reading Primavera’s Petit Pieces

The Brilliance of Black Dog

It’s important to us here at Diary of a Tile Addict to make space for every and anyone who creates, enjoys, and adds to the tile world. To fulfil that we spend quite some time searching for smaller tile companies that can get buried below large manufacturers and well-known names. Our monthly round-ups of companies to keep an eye on adds to this exposure, but … Continue reading The Brilliance of Black Dog

De Ferranti’s Supernatural Shellwork

Experts and masters at sourcing the rare and unusual for use in interiors, be they on a commercial scale, for a residential project, or even for use on a luxury yacht. The company’s selected craftsmen excel at combining traditional tools, materials, and techniques with modern technology, not only producing the finest surfaces, but helping preserve methods of decoration and production. Continue reading De Ferranti’s Supernatural Shellwork

Quirks of Quilt

It’s the irregularity and beauty found in ‘patching’ rather than perfection which inspires the range we’re focusing on today – Quilt. Designer Marialaura Rossiello explains the background of the design, how it is the old tradition of patchwork, a craft that often utilises geometrics and highlights the decorative qualities in the ‘patches’. To make a feature of this, Quilt’s design occupies a corner with an … Continue reading Quirks of Quilt

Matter of Tiles

A company focused on the creative, the material, and the process, Matter of Stuff offers a catalogue of intriguing items. From neolithic style crockery and angular homeware to modern furniture and decorative lighting, the point is always the design. As a luxury company, not only do they provide ready-to-go rarities, but also offer a beautiful bespoke service and consultancy for gifted designers and clients to … Continue reading Matter of Tiles

Dalí’s Timeless Tiles

A few years ago during a trip to Cersaie we had the pleasure of seeing a truly iconic range. Although we naturally included it in our ‘Curiosities‘ compilation, a friend of Tile Addict recently reminded us of the collection once again and we realised it deserved an article all by itself. Not new in 2019, and certainly not new now, this range by ADEX was … Continue reading Dalí’s Timeless Tiles

Beauty in Blue

There is something completely magical about blue marble and blue-hued stone-effects. Nature’s abundant beauty knows no bounds but when it comes to practicality, porcelain and ceramic immitations can offer a little extra. To demonstrate we’ve compiled some of the stunning blue toned gems to be found in the tile world, and a little of their natural counterparts. Continue reading Beauty in Blue

Maitland & Poate

Bringing the traditions and atmosphere of classic Spanish buildings is Maitland & Poate, a London-based company with an eye for encaustic. What initially started as a quest to find fantastic Andalusian tiles for their own home soon blossomed into an obsession to source and collect some of the finest examples of handmade spanish tiles, and reclaim them for use in modern builds and remodels. As … Continue reading Maitland & Poate

Saxa Grestone

A few years ago the company Saxa Gres was established with the sole purpose of demonstrating the importance and possibility of creating a circular economy within the ceramic tile sector. Producing a large range of porcelain tiles and extra-thick tiles for varying types of location, Saxa Gres most recently launched Grestone. Grestone is a highly durable material ideally suited to heavily trafficked streets and pavements, … Continue reading Saxa Grestone

Refined Relief from Smink Studio

We’ve been looking for a reason to talk about the fantastic tiles of Marianne Smink since first covering her work here in 2017. And finally we have one! A new collection and addition to Smink Things’ (now Smink Studio) beautiful portfolio has well and truly reignited our love for all things Smink. The new Relief Tiles are each handmade and pressed into one of three … Continue reading Refined Relief from Smink Studio