Watermarks we want

We recently took a look at an awesome selection of ranges from Clé in at attempt to demonstrate how magnificently varied, and tasteful their collections are. However, there was one range in particular that was deliberately left out of the list in order for it to have an article of its own. Designed by none other than Clé founder herself, Deborah Osburn, “Watermark” has an … Continue reading Watermarks we want

Butterfly Focus

Incredible, innovative non-profit architectural design research consulting group Terreform ONE are doing wonderful things. With one core message at their heart “Design Against Extinction”, their aim is simple – to create functional habitats that work for both humans and the animals we share the planet with. Recently the focus has been on the protection of the monarch butterfly, a species at risk due to pesticide … Continue reading Butterfly Focus

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Captivating Clé Collections

The founder of Clé Tile, Deborah Osburn, is a kindred spirit. After starting her blog ‘Tile Envy’ in 2009 with the aim to broaden the public’s perception of tile, she eventually launched an online tile shop in 2012. After garnering a following on her blog of those interested in unique decorative tiles, her online store quickly became a hit. Clé has since become known for … Continue reading Captivating Clé Collections

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Street of Dreams

SomerTile products featured heavily in one of the six luxury homes presented at the Street of Dreams showcase. This year’s NW Natural Street of Dreams took place at Stafford Meadows in Wilsonville, Oregon. Six homes were featured to demonstrate the skill and designs achieved by the various individuals who worked on each project, such as the builders, craftsmen, and interior designers. In “Bespoke” completed by … Continue reading Street of Dreams

Gorgeous Geometry

Los Angeles based Tracey Reinberg is the brains behind Kismet Tile. Since 1997 she has been using her talents to design exciting patterns for fabrics and wall coverings, working with big names in the furnishing industry. After inspiration from the Spanish Revival architecture’s use of cement encaustic tile during her childhood in San Antonio, her gift for design was eventually translated onto her first line … Continue reading Gorgeous Geometry

Ceramic Pop Art

Retro-feel products, toys, and scenes grace the glazed earthenware tiles of Greg Hicho. These whimsical pop art creations are filled with life, nostalgic scenes hand sculpted and moulded, and finished in vibrant colours. Hicho’s ceramic art subjects range from the popular TV dinner, Fluffo Pancakes and messy kitchen, to Troll Dolls, Sea Monkeys, and gumball machines. This take on American culture gives consumers an opportunity … Continue reading Ceramic Pop Art

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Make it with paper!

Paper doesn’t usually evoke images of solid structures and water resistance, and it doesn’t sound like a material you’d want to clad your building in. But American company Richlite has other ideas. Founded in 1943, the Richlite material was originally used by the aerospace industry, and eventually its hardiness translated into the food industry who were also able to make use of its sanitary properties. … Continue reading Make it with paper!

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Sparkling Sensitile

Inspired by a poem from 11th Century Japanese poet Gyokuran, Sensitile founder Abhinand Lath took to design to produce a unique representation of the light and shadow created in bamboo forests. The aim was to create a system of channels which bend and disperse ambient or LED light and form a material that interacted with its surroundings. During his time at the University of Michigan … Continue reading Sparkling Sensitile

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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

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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