A wildlife walk with Gary Drostle

Since he was last featured in Tile Addict, Gary Drostle has created even more for us to be in awe of. In particular, a notable contribution from this mosaic artist is present in Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in California. The project aimed to create a welcoming, fun, and creative healing space, a far cry from the routine drudgery present in most hospital buildings. Continue reading A wildlife walk with Gary Drostle

The Rug

With the modern desire for the unique, and an increased interest in pattern and visual intrigue, the mosaic rug ticks all the boxes for a modern home, despite its roots in antiquity.  Combined with almost any material, or standard floor tiles, these rugs create bespoke spaces without overwhelming the senses with pattern and colour, or underwhelming them with sterile, naked surfaces. With tiles now used … Continue reading The Rug

Mosaic installation featuring Litokol Starlike

Starlike Sensations

Starlike is a two-component acid-resistant epoxy adhesive that can be used to fix and grout most materials, including porcelain stoneware, klinker, glass and metallic mosaic, natural and reconstituted stone, pebbles and even wood. It is ideal for wet areas and food environments. Continue reading Starlike Sensations

One of the designs from the Dolce Vita collection by Vives

Vives Voyeur

Dynamism and elegance blend harmoniously in Dolce Vita: an effervescent new Vives collection that explores new directions in interior design, merging different periods and styles to create impressive spaces that are both gentle and, at the same time, pioneering. Continue reading Vives Voyeur

Bouquet Of Beauty

Bouquet Ceramic’s Cevisama stand was a riot of commercially-aware, decorative designs in small formats, featuring unusual shapes, eye-popping glazes, beautiful graphics, sculptural forms and technical expertise in tile form. Continue reading Bouquet Of Beauty

Good Vibes in on-trend colours by Cevica

Islington Insights

At the Surface Design Show, London in early February, Tile of Spain will curate a display of new Spanish ceramic and porcelain tile designs that offer an eclectic choice of colours, shapes, finishes and formats for both residential and commercial projects. Continue reading Islington Insights

Made in England mosaic mural

Organic Originality

Emma Bioggs is a professional mosaic artist acknowledged for her complete mastery of colour and pattern. While she began as a fabricator and mosaic maker for architectural contexts, her personal work has increasingly focused on material culture and the social history of making. Continue reading Organic Originality

Isaiah Zagar

Philadelphia’s Philanthropist

Isaiah Zagar’s magnum opus is his vast and visionary mosaic environment, The Magic Gardens of South Philadelphia. Here Zagar covered the interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and floors of nearly half a block with mosaic to create what is, in effect, an overwhelming and inspiring 40 year personal diary. Continue reading Philadelphia’s Philanthropist