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

Made OF Australia

Makers of unique, unglazed ceramic art pieces and homeware, Made OF Australia prefers a slow burn over rapid fire. Fighting fast fashions, waste, and a synthetic sense of beauty, their plates, bowls, cups, and even jewellery are thoughtfully made and one-of-a-kind. Using their signature Saggar Firing method, delibrate, irregular, and organic marks are made on the ceramics. At Made OF Australia repurposed paint tins form … Continue reading Made OF Australia

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. Using cutting-edge … Continue reading 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. With Marazzi‘s Crogiolo Rice quaint watercolour style details of leaves and flowers dance … 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

todobarro

Our next company hails from Spain. The craftsmen of todobarro are an artisanal outfit dedicated to keeping traditions alive, making each tile to order and forming them all by hand. Specialising in terracotta, stunning shapes and earthy shades make up the majority of their collections. Their seven tones (Blanco Antiguo, Baraca, Ambar, Pizarra, Rojiza, Salmón, and Paja flameada) each offer the delicious variety of classic … Continue reading todobarro

Bohème Beauty

The little imperfect touches of Novoceram‘s Bohème offer a compromise between traditional cement tiles and modern manufacturing processes. Rather than utilise the classic patterned metal masks filled in making cement tiles, stencils are used in their place. Designs drawn to create motifs of all kinds maintain the charm of artisanally crafted cement tiles with distinctive details. Geometric, minimalist, and decorative patterns make up the selection … Continue reading Bohème Beauty

Five Italian Favourites

Seeing so many tiles day in day out can lead to a mind full of fabulous images, but it can be hard to remember every range, pattern, and design that’s tickled our fancy over the years. That said, there are some pieces in particular that have stayed with us, becoming firm favourites that we will never forget, so we thought we’d share a few of … Continue reading Five Italian Favourites

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

Surfboard Chic

In a collaboration with Erin Adams from Erin Adams Designs Imagine Tile has released a simple, but iconic, tile design. Surfboards takes clear inspiration from famed architect Gio Ponti in terms of both shape and varied tones utilised in the design. The six colourways (Terracotta, Blue, Cloud, Sapphire, Mint, and Ebony) are combined with a white crazed effect to create subtle depth and contrast against … Continue reading Surfboard Chic

Tilovely

Spanish company Tilovely has brought the colourful personality of Valeria Palmeiro to the world of ceramics. Palmeiro, better known as Coco Dávez, combines the vividness of Andy Warhol with the minimalism of Julian Opie to create a series of ‘faceless’ figures, most of which are immediately recognisable. For Tilovely, the design selected to be transformed into a hydraulic masterpiece was a painting of Spanish Romani … Continue reading Tilovely

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

Tropical Patchwork

2019 was a big year for tropical tiles with numerous companies offering jungle-themed scenes and colourful plants and fauna. Although the trend is no longer at its peak, there is still something completely captivating about tropical imagery. Thanks to over a year spent looking at the same four walls with no hope for adventure or excitement, the desire for nature-inspired interiors remains strong. With that … Continue reading Tropical Patchwork

Trading Post Trivets

Established in 1916 by brothers Hubert and C.D. Richardson, Cameron Trading Post came shortly after the erection of a bridge over the Little Colorado River in 1911. Originally frequented by Navajo & Hopi locals to trade goods, improvements in infrastructure, Cameron Trading Post’s proximity to the Grand Canyon and other local wonders, as well as the company’s tradition of hospitality made it popular with travelers. Continue reading Trading Post Trivets

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