Scenes of London Life

An artist from a young age, London-based Helen Beard has made a living observing life and translating it into ink and watercolour. With bespoke pieces ranging from bowls and vases to decorative ornaments, Beard’s hand-painted ceramics offer joyful scenes with unusual, quaint themes. Transferring lightly pigmented and delicately detailed paintings into ceramics is no easy feat. The process begins with freehand outlines, created using a … Continue reading Scenes of London Life

Five superbly tiled spaces by Rachel Chudley

Today we’ve compiled a little collection of spaces from an interior designer with an eye for tile. Rachel Chudley‘s distinctive designs are mostly a marvellous mish-mash of textures and patterns, complete with quirks, flair, and je ne sais quoi. So let’s celebrate these oddities and delights! Continue reading Five superbly tiled spaces by Rachel Chudley

Glitch from Benoy tile design

Concrete Glitch

In interior design the consumer preference for unique products and surface solutions is only increasing. We covered the trend in a piece in March of this year, where the focus was predominantly for artisanal and hand crafted products and materials that have an organic level of imperfection. Since then we’ve explored a whole raft of gorgeous ranges that delight in their unique imperfections, from the … Continue reading Concrete Glitch

Patina Party Participation

Inspired by factories and urban lofts, and translated for residential and commercial interiors, each of Caesarstone’s Metropolitan surfaces has been created to reflect the authentic textures of raw manufacturing, such as oxidized steel, poured plaster and raw concrete. Using cutting-edge technology, weathered patinas have been achieved in quartz for what is claimed to be the very first time. Continue reading Patina Party Participation

Statuario Venato from Caesar's Anima range in the kitchen

Laid in Chelsea

Ceramiche Caesar has brought lashings of Italian Style to a new house in Chelsea with high spec stone-effect porcelain floor and wall tiles. The Anima range was chosen to give character to the house’s kitchen and bathrooms; a classic look with surprising charm. Continue reading Laid in Chelsea

Savile Row by EPR Architects

Suits You, Sir!

EPR Architects clad the main façades at Savile Row in 10,000 crystalline hand-glazed ceramic tiles, individually crafted by London-based ceramicist Kate Malone. The colours for the square tiles – pale grey and deep blue – were chosen from tones found elsewhere in the Mayfair Conservation Area to help them fit with the surroundings. Continue reading Suits You, Sir!

Magnificent Monochromes

With the arrival of Bianco Assoluto and Nero Assoluto, Lapitec now offers 15 monochrome shades, as well as six Arabescato finishes. That’s 123 solutions for large surface areas, indoor and outdoor coverings, bathrooms, kitchens and design objects. Continue reading Magnificent Monochromes

Viva Viva

At Friday’s Tile Association Awards – the most prestigious annual event for the UK tiling industry – the title of Tile Fixer of the Year was awarded to Sharon Taylor of Viva Tiling, who took up tiling following redundancy in 2007. Continue reading Viva Viva