ZigerSnead Baltimore Slate House by Ziger/Snead Architects

Italy Inspired

The winners of this year’s Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition, sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica, included an apartment building with self-cleaning and air-purifying tiles designed by Studio Libeskind; a contemporary home that pays homage to its fire-stricken past by Ziger/Snead; and a prestigious Engineering School, with a focus on sustainable design, by ZAS Architects + Interiors. Continue reading Italy Inspired

King's Star Blue by Somertile

Projecting Pattern

SomerTile is a leading wholesale tile distributor from the USA that specialises in designer ceramic, porcelain and cement tiles, as well as mosaics, sourced from around the world. The aim is to offer luxury at affordable prices; thus “Improving homes. Improving lives.” Coverings will provide ample evidence that SomerTile more than delivers on this promise. Continue reading Projecting Pattern

The Gramercy range by Nemo Tile

Graphic Gramercy

Available in an extensive variety of solids, reliefs, and graphic patterns, Nemo Tile’s new hexagonal porcelain range Gramercy delivers a sense of upscale affluence commonly associated with the brownstones and apartment buildings of this New York neighborhood. Continue reading Graphic Gramercy

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

Texas Ale Project features tiles and Laminam sheets from Crossville.

Basalt Brewery

When specifying The Texas Ale Project, The Orion Collection turned to Crossville for suitable tile collections to finish the tasting room. Dark, textural Laminam Oxide 3 Grigio was specified for the T.A.P. room walls, while Laminam Oxide 3 Nero was installed on the columnar walls. Crossville’s Basalt porcelain tiles in the Bedrock colour were used on the floor, co-ordinating with the Laminam-skinned walls. Continue reading Basalt Brewery

Waterjet stone floors at the Mohegan Sun Casino, USA

Wowing with Waterjet

Approximately 15,000 sq. feet of waterjet-cut natural stone was specified for Mohegan Sun’s flooring. This included beautiful selections of Royal Red Onyx, Jerusalem Gold, Emperador Light, St Laurent Brown, Thassos White, and Nero Marquina. Actual Bronze was also waterjet-cut and integrated into the designs, as well. Continue reading Wowing with Waterjet

Nemo Tile's new Cape Cod collection

Cape Cod Collection

USA retailer Nemo Tile a new collection that is inspired by the classic American seaside destination after which it is named. It is a range of glazed ceramic subway tiles with a smooth yet uneven finish that mimics rolling ocean waves. The range, which has an artisanal, weathered look, is available in 12 soft pastel finishes. Continue reading Cape Cod Collection