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Five places where mosaics reign supreme

The magic of mosaics is that they can go anywhere; over bends and cracks, across walls and floors, covering statues, furniture, doors, and more. It’s no wonder that mosaics are often the material of choice when creating a fully immersive space that is head-to-toe-decor, and the sheer variety and demonstration of artistry is why we have selected a few places that have taken full advantage … Continue reading Five places where mosaics reign supreme

Plihofer’s Past Projection

The fine line between tile and art is danced across once again by a creator inspired by the historical and the timeless – Eric Pilhofer. Throughout human history, depth of meaning and the transference of ideas and ideals has been found in art of all forms. For Pilhofer, it is this ancient tradition – rich with symbolism and spirituality – that shapes and guides his … Continue reading Plihofer’s Past Projection

Shatters’ Street Art

A reasonably difficult artist to find any information about, Shatters is new on our radar. Despite having been creating awesome bits of street art for at least six years, his work is mostly installed in his local area of Montmartre, Paris. Taking his name from the medium with which he creates – broken fragments of glass and mirrors – Shatters pieces together found specks and … Continue reading Shatters’ Street Art

Mosaic meets Myth, Math & Magic

Demonstrating the versatility and expression that mosaic affords, US-based artist Benjamin Lowder takes reclaimed wood and metal and transforms them into unique mosaic artworks. Making use of the colour, shapes, and wear from metal signage, Lowder creates intricate patterns, beautifully combined with cut wood. Continue reading Mosaic meets Myth, Math & Magic

Big and Small Mosaics

We’re always in the market for discovering artists that are also tile enthusiasts, and a little look at the ‘Art and Artists‘ section of ‘Weird & Wonderful‘ in the menu above will take you to a huge list of incredible creatives. Today we are adding to that list, sharing the work of Liverpudlian David O’Brien, a mosaic artist now based in Lancashire. Over 25 years … Continue reading Big and Small Mosaics

Reef Revival

Just under two years ago we covered the innovative living sea wall made in a collaboration between Reef Design Lab, SIMS (Sydney Institute of Marine Science), the North Sydney Council, and Volvo where fifty hexagonal tiles were placed in an effort to help overcome the habitat loss caused by the removal of mangrove swamps along the coast. Now a similar approach is being taken to … Continue reading Reef Revival

Mosaics make more

We have the fantastic pleasure of saying goodbye to the year with an incredible artist. Working under the moniker of Plain Jane Design, Boulder-based Jane Glotzer is taking mosaic mastery to another level. It’s not your standard floor, path, or plant pot getting the mosaic treatment, instead it’s a whole host of unsual, unloved items from rusty shovels to fiddles. Using wasted materials to both … Continue reading Mosaics make more

Nek Chand’s Rock Garden

It has been a long time coming, but finally we are sharing with you the fantstic Rock Garden by self taught Indian artist Nek Chand. This eighteen-acre sculpture garden in the city of Chandigarh is a fantastically mystical space, started in secret in 1957 and kept hidden for 18 years. It began with a gorge in a forest near Sukhna Lake, an area ideal for … Continue reading Nek Chand’s Rock Garden

Rubik’s Cube Creations

We’re stretching our definition of ’tile’ a little further again today to celebrate a strange and mindbending art – Rubik’s Cube mosaics. The artist we are focusing on is Giovanni Contardi, a young Italian who first learnt to master the cube in 2009, later coming second in the 2011 World Rubik’s Cube Championship. With a repertoire of over 60 national records, nine European records and … Continue reading Rubik’s Cube Creations

Brooklyn-Based Barnett

Heritage, world travel, natural materials and a West African vision take form in the work of multidisciplinary artist Malene Barnett. Expressing the modern black experience within her art, Barnett uses both her work and influence to create and improve discourse on marginalisation within the arts. Founding the Black Artists + Designers Guild, Barnett offers a platform for black design professionals, providing exposure as well as … Continue reading Brooklyn-Based Barnett

Six not-quite-tile creations for Tile Addicts

Sometimes there are projects and creations that are not quite tile but that implement the same sort of methodology – be it with medium used for mosaics or with tile type materials and motifs used in a unique way. We think they belong in the Tile Addict blogosphere so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best to demonstrate why. Continue reading Six not-quite-tile creations for Tile Addicts

Chowdhary’s Certain Times

One of the first artists to feature on Diary of a Tile Addict back in 2016 (and even earlier in Tile UK where she was covered in 2003) was the incredible Lubna Chowdhary. Specialising in hand glazed, individually unique tiles, her works were once available for public consumption and purchase on a small scale for interior projects, offering vibrant artworks that can be a permanent … Continue reading Chowdhary’s Certain Times

Bright in Binghamton

Design studio specialising in tiles that delight, Susan Jablon, is responsible for a few fantastically joyful installations throughout Binghamton, New York. Founded in 2000, the company creates tiles for both residential and commercial customers, focusing on colour and motif to ensure consistent and personal style, as well as lending its talents to public art. Continue reading Bright in Binghamton