Multidimensional Mosaics from Menel Hüzmeli

Turkish artist Menel Hüzmeli has been producing mosaics for over 12 years in the Affan quarter of the Hatay province. In a country with a strong mosaic heritage, Hüzmeli’s works take enormous strides to stand alone, pioneering a three-dimensional style that literally stands out from the crowd. Continue reading Multidimensional Mosaics from Menel Hüzmeli

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Six street artists producing ceramic graffiti

Ceramic graffiti is a wonderful thing and we love covering it here at Diary of a Tile Addict. But there are still people who don’t know that it exists, or where to find artists and installations. To help remedy this we have compiled a list to share the fantastic work of those spreading the magic of ceramics. Continue reading Six street artists producing ceramic graffiti

Tiled staircases around the globe

We’ve covered a few mosaic marvels in our time – including the incredible Myaamia mural, the Mosaic Tile House, and the phenomenal Fusterlandia in Havana – each demonstrating the beauty of ceramics and the transformative nature of tile. So today we are exploring a niche within this art form, tiled staircases. Continue reading Tiled staircases around the globe

Vincent City

A Tile Addict’s true collection wouldn’t be complete without covering the most creative and impressive mass mosaics that can be found throughout the globe. We’ve covered the tiled town of Fusterlandia in Cuba, a selection of fully tiled homes and spaces such as Carrie Reichardt’s Treatment Rooms in West London, Susan Gardner’s Brooklyn home, and Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran’s Mosaic Tile House in Venice, … Continue reading Vincent City

Musonda’s paper mosaics

As Tile Addicts we believe it is our duty to share intriguing artists from all over the world and celebrate the vastness of styles available within the confines of ’tile’. Today we’re sharing the paper mosaics of Zambian artist Lesley Musonda, and a little of how they came to be. Artistically inclined from a young age and with inspiration from her late mother, Musonda began … Continue reading Musonda’s paper mosaics

Broken but breathtaking

Plain subway tiles are the medium of choice for destructive artist Graziano Locatelli. With an intense appreciation for the broken and damaged Locatelli’s artworks celebrate the cracked and fragmented with a decisive level of order. Born in 1977 in Bergamo, a childhood fascination led to this self-taught artist to experiment with unusual materials like aluminium and broken glass. Continue reading Broken but breathtaking

Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

Waste is an unfortunate reality for the majority of industries, which is why at Diary of a Tile Addict we love to highlight companies and creatives seeking to minimise or re-use waste. The ceramic industry has its own share of waste related issues but Chinese company Bentu Design is determined to highlight this whilst producing a series of functional objects. Continue reading Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

Kaiku Colours with Plants

The ability to colour almost any surface and material is something we now take very much for granted. Our attempts to produce brilliant and vibrant hues to be used within homes and on fabrics have led to a number of disasters throughout history, one of the most notable of which being Paris Green (or Vienna Green) and its predecessor Scheele’s Green (or Schloss Green). The … Continue reading Kaiku Colours with Plants

Featuring Findings in Furniture

An intriguing selection of garden furniture was brought to our attention by a reader. Designer Helen Nock creates unique pieces with a look of fossils and sealife. A self-taught ceramicist, Nock’s direction towards garden funiture came from work experience offered by her blacksmith associate, Nathan Bennett. Continue reading Featuring Findings in Furniture

Reclaimed Radical Representation

Nothing says Tile Addict like the tag like “The Revolution will be Ceramicised”, and one of Britain’s most notable Tile Addicts is none other than Carrie Reichardt. The outspoken, political, art-fuelled activist is a tremendous asset to the tiling community as we have previously demonstrated with our article on the meaningful mosaics of The Treatment Rooms – which was in fact Tile Addict’s first article … Continue reading Reclaimed Radical Representation

Looking upon a Lithuanian loo

Walking into a bathroom to find numerous windows looking in isn’t many people’s idea of a good time, but it’s certainly an innovative way to reinvogorate a drab interior. Lithuanian design studio Gyva Grafika are used to putting their creative minds to good use, decorating building exteriors with eyecatching artworks, and providing interiors and objects with unique designs. Continue reading Looking upon a Lithuanian loo

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. 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. 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. Continue reading Portuguese Portraits