Fishing waste turned Net Positive

Three years ago we shared the story of Coldharbour Tiles, a company founded by Emily Packer and Jake Calhoun reducing plastic waste one tile at a time. Now, coming January 2023, they have something new. What started as melted shampoo bottles and bottle caps in a home kitchen is now a flourishing business, and after years of R&D, that business is now a home for … Continue reading Fishing waste turned Net Positive

10 tiles made for the Hellenistic Revival trend

Thinking about upgrading your space to look a little more like it belongs alongisde the homes of Ancient Athens? Then these ten tiles are for you! 1) Athena The classic Greek meander pattern with a few modern hints of colour make Athena from Lili Cement a fabulous choice for a Hellenistic Revival interior. 2) Colourful Marble Mosaic Recreate the classical mosaic look of ancient floors … Continue reading 10 tiles made for the Hellenistic Revival trend

Tiles like you haven’t seen before

From slip cast tableware to hand crafted murals, South Africa-based Veelvlak Signature Surfaces has 30 years hands-on experience with ceramics. Their gorgeous collections showcase fabulously coloured Wabi-Sabi style surfaces, embracing the beauty of imperfections inherent in handcrafted tile. Embossed, geometric, quaint, quirky, textured, faint, and intense designs all feature with powerful colours and intricate detail. So many unique creations topped with bubbles and ridges, coloured … Continue reading Tiles like you haven’t seen before

It’s like déjà vu

Sticking to their roots – both social and geographical – the artisans at Le Nid handcraft stunning ceramics at the base of Mount Etna, highlighting the magic of being Made in Sicily. Studio Le Nid – then Il Nido – was founded in 1966 by Barbaro Messina, a creative inspired by the ancients and on the hunt for innovative techniques. In the 70s experimentation led … Continue reading It’s like déjà vu

Retro Reimagined with Dazey LA x Haustile

Since seeing the tiles used in the Trixie Motel, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of a Dazey LA x Haustile collection. And today that wait is over! Queen of all things Maximal, and lover of bold, modern-retro motifs, Dani Dazey has carried through her incredible gift for vivacious design into five fabulous patterns, now available at Haustile. Subtly muted variations of Dazey’s popular apparel … Continue reading Retro Reimagined with Dazey LA x Haustile

Five unusual nature-inspired tile collections

Tropical patterns, jungle-themed design and fabulous florals all have their place in nature-inspired design. But today’s post is for interiors that require something a little more abstract, so here are five tile designs that take a more unusual approach. 1) Mud This earthy collection by Francisco Segarra for Peronda brings ancient building practices into modern design by highlighting the beauty, richness, and diversity of one … Continue reading Five unusual nature-inspired tile collections

Tone and texture totality

Every now and then a stand really stops you in your tracks at Cersaie. Mainly it will be a familiar brand, but one rare occasions you encounter a previously unknown brand and a display full of creativity and delight. In 2022, Tile Addict discovered some jaw-dropping architectural finishes and textures on the Gypsum stand. Based in Bergamo, Italy, Gypsum produces plaster, laminated polystyrene, and high … Continue reading Tone and texture totality

New Terracotta’s New Looks

A stunning selection of sculptural tiles from Paulo Vale have added intrigue and joy to the stylish ranges of New Terracotta. Four statement designs highlight unique shapes and texture from some of nature’s finest flora and fauna. Daisy Cacti and Cactum’s speckled surfaces and curved forms are hand molded and entirely unique. Their basic colourway features a variety of green shades but several of New … Continue reading New Terracotta’s New Looks

Seven 70s inspired tiles

The 70s are back in a huge way so lean into it with these seven tile collections that go big on nostalgia. 1) Ike This patchwork collection from Codicer95 offers up funky florals in warm and cold colourways to create a feature with flower power vibes. 2) Bauhome Earthy oranges, browns, and greens decorate these retro designs from Equipe. Nine motifs for mixing and matching … Continue reading Seven 70s inspired tiles

Venetian mahogany vibes

One of the outstanding new ranges at Cersaie 2022 was Canal Grande by Refin, a collection inspired by glamor of Venice and the city’s nautical culture. Canal Grande pays homage to majestic mahogany, the material traditionally used to build vaporetti: the famous Venetian water taxis. Refin’s design team, in collaboration with an historic shipyard in Venice, studied these nautical mahogany boards in great detail to … Continue reading Venetian mahogany vibes

Petit Pan of Paris

Combining a few shared loves Paris-based Petit Pan founders Myriam De Loor and Pan Gang have created a company with a difference. Baby goods and childrenswear, home decor, haberdashery, and cement tiles live in perfect harmony, all designed in a bubble beyond trends for timelessness and longevity. Petit Pan’s cement tiles celebrate Pan & Myriam’s joyful legacy of colour and creation with unique, playful patterns … Continue reading Petit Pan of Paris

Maska Tiles

Studio Maska Makes Marx

Blending Brazilian vivacity and European elegance, Portugal-based Studio Maska is a treasure for the tile addicted. Hand painted murals and uniquely decorated tiles form a large part of the company’s collection, with florals and foliage coming to life in vibrant colours and artistic layouts. The rest of Studio Maska’s tiles are screen printed. Their COPA series offers an alternative take on the famous sidewalks of … Continue reading Studio Maska Makes Marx

Studio GBD Red

Studio GdB

Dutch design studio Studio GdB thrives in the spirit of collaboration, having previously worked with companies in various disciplines such as Supreme, Converse, and Red Bull. Despite this open approach it is the production of ceramic tiles that currently hold their attention. Creating a custom glaze printer Studio GdB have developed a method that allows them a huge amount of control over their designs. With … Continue reading Studio GdB

Geometric Tiles Lili Cement

A Little Lili Cement

In 2014 the founders of Lili Cement sought to bring the colourful world of cement tiles to America and curated an incredible team of designers to create statement tiles in every colour of the rainbow. So we thought we’d share some of their ranges. Rise is a dramatic pointed daisy/sunburst in the centre of a hexagon. Various colourways are offered including a black/white contrast with … Continue reading A Little Lili Cement

Decorum Lilac Tiles

A Dream Palette from Decorum Tiles

Decorum Tiles makes the most of their local Cornish setting with hand-painted Delft tiles depicting the area’s flora, fauna, landscapes, and delicacies, but it’s their unique colour palette that really sets them apart. Simple patterns are uplifted with stunning soft pastels and vibrant tones that are hard to come by in the tile world, let alone combined with classic motifs. Signal, Cosmo, Stargazy, and Chequers … Continue reading A Dream Palette from Decorum Tiles

Turquoise Tile

Made a Mano

We spend a lot of time looking at tile company websites and we know what we like and what we don’t. Easy to search, instinctive to navigate, and quick to load are just three factors which determine whether or not a portfolio is a pleasure to peruse and today we’re sharing a company whose website almost has it all. Danish Tile and Stone company Made … Continue reading Made a Mano

Oval Tiles

Splats and Shapes of CR Studio4

California-based CR Studio4 have been making tiles for 25 years. What started in a garage has since blossomed into a 5,500 sq ft factory that produces fabulous hand-made tile creations, some of which we’re sharing today. Rather than attempt to cover all of the tiles they have on offer, we’re focusing on their mosaic-style offering. Rather than classic sheeted squares, hexagons, or penny mosaics, CR … Continue reading Splats and Shapes of CR Studio4

Chocolate Inspired Tile

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

Technicolour Tiles

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

Brasiliana Tile Collection Tribal

A History of Brazil in Wooden 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 Wooden Tiles