The Mosaic Tile House

We’ve explored the wonderfully vibrant streets of Fusterlandia, Isaiah Zagar’s visionary Magic Gardens of South Philadelphia, and, of course, Barcelona’s famous Park Güell, but still the Tile Addict doesn’t tire from spaces decked out in the most fantastical of mosaics. And today we share with you the ceramic construction from this creative couple – Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran. Both artists in their own right, … Continue reading The Mosaic Tile House

Acoustic Wall Assemblage

After taking a look at their robot-constructed building-concept installation, we wanted to learn more about other curious projects that architects Gramazio Kohler have completed. Luckily, last year they took on another wholly ingenious venture in Switzerland. The company was comissioned by engineering firm Basler & Hofman to create and install a specially designed timber wall. The 8,500 blocks used in the project were specifically cut … Continue reading Acoustic Wall Assemblage

Portuguese Portraits

Lisbon based design studio, Pedrita, has been active in the arts since 2005. Founded by Rita João and Pedro Ferreira, Pedrita’s team is brought together according to the needs of each unique project. Their multidisciplinery approach sees the exploration of a large variety of materials throughout their works. For the Tile Addict, the most impressive of their creations are the tile portraits, examples of which … Continue reading Portuguese Portraits

Celebrating Gio Ponti

Architect, designer, artist, writer, and all-round inspiration Gio Ponti is being honoured at the “Gio Ponti. Amare l’architettura” exhibition, scheduled at the MAXXI Museum in Rome. The exhibition, curated by Maristella Casciato and Fulvio Irace with Margherita Guccione, Salvatore Licitra, and Francesca Zanella will be exhibited in gallery 5 of the National Museum of Arts of the XXI Century, and is set to run until … Continue reading Celebrating Gio Ponti

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

Flowing Figures

Tile Addict has been following the wonderful work of Fenella Elms for some time, delighting in the unmistakable flowing figures of her ceramic designs. Currently based in the expansive countryside of the Wiltshire downs, the Fenella Elms Studio has undertaken many public and private commissions both locally and internationally. The enigmatic designs have been displayed throughout museums, private homes, within interior design magazines, and now … Continue reading Flowing Figures

Kaleidoscopic Crinson

The tile world has not been the same since innovative artist Dominic Crinson began making his mark in 1998. These days digitally printing tiles to create intricate and unimaginable designs is fairly standard practice, but 20 years ago things were rather different. In 1997 Crinson first developed his digital printing method, enabling a dramatic shift within the ceramic tile industry. His work not only made … Continue reading Kaleidoscopic Crinson

Primavera Barber & Osgerby Mutina Archiproducts awards tile

Prize for Primavera

Primavera Grigio secured a win in the Finishes category at this year’s Archiproducts Design Awards. Designed by Barber & Osgerby for Mutina, the unglazed porcelain stoneware tiles present a modern twist on the natural world. Showcasing irregularity through the use of coloured ceramic chips, the slabs each offer a unique look and varied texture. The coloured inserts are a subtle and contemporary nod to nature. … Continue reading Prize for Primavera

Hatay'da 2010 yılında bir otelin inşaat çalışması sırasında bulunan, geometrik figür çeşitliliğiyle dikkati çeken bin 200 metrekarelik tek parça taban mozaiği bu yıl içerisinde ziyaretçileriyle buluşacak. MS 6. yüzyıla ait olduğu ve "kamu alanı" olarak kullanıldığı düşünülen eserin "dünyanın en büyük tek parça taban mozaiği" olduğu değerlendiriliyor. Gün yüzüne çıkarılması için arkeologların büyük bir titizlikle çalıştığı eser, el dokuma kilimi andıran görüntüsüyle de dikkatleri çekiyor. ( Lale Köklü - Anadolu Ajansı )

Mosaic in motion

The Museum Hotel in Antakya, Turkey offers travellers and Tile Addicts alike something incredibly special. During its construction almost ten years ago the excavations revealed an awesome hidden secret – a mosaic carpet. Not just any mosaic carpet, but the largest ever found in Turkey, measuring between 9,000 and 10,000 sq ft. Although it is not in pristine condition, it offers a curious few features … Continue reading Mosaic in motion

Blackpool Butts

Although not strictly ceramics, these artworks deserve a mention in the Tile Addict Hall of Talent. With a particular message in mind, and a very unusual crafting material a large variety of mosaics have been created by this gifted retried pharmacist. Over his lifetime Negweny El Assal has collected hundreds of thousands of cigarette ends after seeing a seagull drink from a puddle polluted with … Continue reading Blackpool Butts

Infinity Blue

It’s not unusual for notable figures and events to be celebrated within the arts, with sculptures, statues, tapestries, and paintings, ensuring their legacy lives on and that their story is passed down through the ages. In a fun twist of convention a new towering sculpture has been unveiled at the Eden Project to honour an entirely unsung hero of history – cyanobacteria. Although we mostly … Continue reading Infinity Blue

Toon Town Tiler

Another vigilante tiler has come to Tile Addict’s attention, and this time they are much closer to home! Southampton has seen a burst of mosaic activity in the last few years thanks to the mind and creativity of Will Rosie. In an attempt to make his mark and brighten up his beloved city he has taken to one of the greatest art forms known to … Continue reading Toon Town Tiler