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

Nifty NineFifty

Lava and clay lead the way for exciting eco-conscious company NineFifty. Beginning in the Sicilian city of Caltagirone, NineFifty’s founders Nicolรฒ 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

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

Katrantzou Collection

Victorian tiles get a facelift in this wonderfully wild collection created in a collaboration between fashion designer Mary Katrantzou and Villeroy & Boch. Aptly named Victorian makes a statement with similar visuals to Katrantzou’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection. Largely black and white the collection mixes marbles, geometrics, and an incredibly colourful display of butterflies. Gold accents add an Art Deco flair whilst 3D effects create a … Continue reading Katrantzou Collection

10 Tile Designers You Should Know

The tile world is full of fabulous minds. Embracing designers from all specialisations has given us some truly incredible tiles over the years so we thought we’d create a little list of 10 you should know! 1) Cristina Celestino As an architect and designer Celestino has worked with countless prestigious companies offering creative direction for interiors and displays, as well as producing unique tile designs … Continue reading 10 Tile Designers You Should Know

Good news! An ANF Tile Collection!

He’s been on our radar as a master of colour with a rich imagination full of design delights. Though tiles have featured in his murals and thoroughout his vision for the future of town halls, there haven’t been any official Adam Nathaniel Furman tiles… until now. In a collaboration with Botteganove, Furman’s New Town collection pairs vibrant, playful shades with a textured mix and match … Continue reading Good news! An ANF Tile Collection!

Cyberspace Curiosities

We’ve not been able to get our tile show tile fix for almost two years, meaning we’ve not had the opportunity to write up some of our most beloved posts – our collections of curiosities. But we miss them so we’ve decided to search the internet instead for this, our very own Cyberspace Curiosities. 1) Cracked Earth Designed by Hugo Bugg for Kaza Concrete, Cracked … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities

Raw Earth

Natural design is all the rage. Bringing us a sense of comfort and working to ground us in a world flipped on its head, there’s really something to be said for organic shapes, textures, and materials. Seeking a connection with the environment is something humans have done for millenia, as is finding ways to use the ground beneath our feet to construct spaces that keep … Continue reading Raw Earth

Seven striking tiles from Clay Imports

Brothers Zac and Nick Barreiro founded Austin-based Clay Imports in 2012, primarily focusing on small batch Mexican tiles. Over the years their love of travel and craftsmanship has inspired an expansion of their collections which now incorporate creations from as far as Vietnam and Turkey. Continue reading Seven striking tiles from Clay Imports

Four Tremendous Tactile Textures

The textures of tile come in many shapes, sizes, depths, and designs, some made by machine, some by hand, and some by chance and fire. No matter how the texture is made, it’s almost impossible to do anything but love it and want to touch it. To celebrate these varied reliefs we’ve gathered a small sample of diverse textured delights from all around the tiling … Continue reading Four Tremendous Tactile Textures

Tile the House with Haustile

It’s another company! Like for most of the companies we cover here at Diary of a Tile Addict, Haustile was born from a pure love and passion for tile, believing no good tiles should ever go unnoticed. But finding the industry lacking, owners Kristin Ortiz and Lindsay Sheets set out on their own, founding Haustile to offer their tasteful finesse with the world. Continue reading Tile the House with Haustile

Marazzi’s Mix and Match

Although pick-n-mix patchwork tiles have been big in the past few years, when they meet another tiling trend something truly wonderful is created. Blending botanical motifs with an unpredictable mismatched layout produces a surface with the elegance and grace of floral design and modernity and unique vibe achieved from mixing and matching. Continue reading Marazzi’s Mix and Match

Tortuga, Reverie, and Celtic Knots

Last year we took a look at three collection from Cincinatti-based Rookwood, focusing on the weird and wonderful shapes of Oasis, Zing, and Starburst. Before we settled on those paticular ranges we made a note of a few more that we’d like to cover at Tile Addict in the future, so that’s what we’re doing today! First up we have Tortuga, a fabulously detailed take … Continue reading Tortuga, Reverie, and Celtic Knots

Va-va-varadero

Inspired by 19th century cement tiles, Harmony‘s Varadero is a geometric delight. Taking a few hints from traditional Cuban designs (and taking its name from a Cuban town), the simple repetitive motif is light, delicate, and decorative. In a 198 by 228mm hexagon, Varadero finds variety in its five colourways. Moonlight’s off-white offers sophistication with it’s subtlety. Grey makes a point of neutrality whilst Rose … Continue reading Va-va-varadero

Skate or Design

Encouraging community with their Buy Back Program and creating unique products from inevitable waste, skater craftsmen in the USA are filling a fine niche. Deckstool, founded by brothers Jason and Adam Podlaski, takes used and broken skateboards and gives them a whole new life. With their Broken Skateboard Buy Back Program the company ensures a steady supply of materials whilst partnering with skate shops and … Continue reading Skate or Design

Whilstling Frog

Our last company for the week is another gem from America. Founded in 1986, Whistling Frog is the creation of artist Rick Pruckler. With previous experience in mural installations and the art of ceramics, Whilstling Frog came about as means to let Pruckler’s creativity run riot. Forming custom glazes and variety of tile making techniques, pieces incorporating elements of nature and stark contrasts began to … Continue reading Whilstling Frog