Emery & Cie

True lovers of tile are found at today’s company of choice – Emery & Cie. Since 1993 Paris, Brussels, and London based Emery & Cie has brough curated interior touches to homes and spaces, under the creative direction of Agnés Emery. There are so many wonderfully unique designs to be found, including a classic collection of zellige, beautiful fez pottery styles, relief tiles, and faux … Continue reading Emery & Cie

Triangles, textures, and the twenties

Colour and subtle texture add keen styling and varied vibes in these three collections from CTD Architectural Tiles. Borgo Nine colours (White, Soft White, Soft Grey, Sky, Marine, Pink, Green, Graphite, and Noir) and three finishes (Matt, Shine, and Crackel) create a range that is effortlessly elegant. At 65 by 200mm, these subway tiles have just a touch of stretch and sophistication whilst their varied … Continue reading Triangles, textures, and the twenties

Smoke & Fire’s Fused Glass

We aren’t secret about our love for Smoke and Fire Tiles having written two articles on their many ranges and including them in both our Five Favourite Companies list and our first compilation of Companies to keep an eye on. But we aren’t finished yet as today we’ve got another of their wonderful creations to share. Complementing the many manificent tiles that utilise unusual glazes … Continue reading Smoke & Fire’s Fused Glass

Industrial Alliance

The collaboration between two giants – Iris Ceramica and Diesel Living – is now a rich seam to mine in the world of tile and surface design. With the partnership first suggested in 2015, the two have since come together to create a wide range of urban and industrial style ceramic coverings, some of which we will be sharing today. Industrial Glass A mix of … Continue reading Industrial Alliance

Eggshell Elegance

From bone to tobacco, and shells to bamboo, Nature Squared is the place to go for luxury goods made from unusual materials. Last year we focused on their fantastically beautiful furniture pieces featuring sea shells in many forms, and today we’re looking at an entirely different sort of shell – eggshell. Sourced from local bakeries and farms, the eggshells used by Nature Sqaured are a … Continue reading Eggshell Elegance

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

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

Spicer’s Rustic Splendour

It’s a year of remote discovery, with new artists, companies, and designs on our radar. We’ve got plenty more companies up our sleeve, but today we’re sharing one that is extremely local to us at Tile Addict – Spicer Tiles. With humble beginnings, a 15 year old Andrew Spicer left school in 1979 and started his education in the roofing industry where he quickly learnt … Continue reading Spicer’s Rustic Splendour

Sunflower Surfaces

An unexpected source of sustainable building materials is being explored by Eindhoven-based designer and founder of Studio Thomas Vailly Thomas Vailly. Collaborating with scientists from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques Et Technologiques (ENSIACET) laboratory, Vailly has focused his efforts on transforming bio-waste from sunflowers into design solutions. It’s extremely exciting to see a trend towards designers, architects, engineers, artists, and manufacturers … Continue reading Sunflower Surfaces