Industrial Alliance

The collaboration between two giants – Iris Ceramica and Diesel Living – is now a rich seam to mine in the world of tile and surface design. With the partnership first suggested in 2015, the two have since come together to create a wide range of urban and industrial style ceramic coverings, some of which we will be sharing today. Industrial Glass A mix of … Continue reading Industrial Alliance

Tile of Spain Tile Trends 2021

Cevisama is off this year and is instead to be replaced by the virtual event Cevisama On! on the 25th/26th May. To prepare we’re sharing the Tile of Spain Trend Report for the year to see what styles are set to be big news, and where the past period of uncertaintly has led us in terms of interiors. Crème Caramel The classic marble look is … Continue reading Tile of Spain Tile Trends 2021

Desert Tones for Norman Bricks

Last year we looked at California-based Fireclay Tile‘s farmland inspired collection Agrarian, and now they have a new set of tiles for us to share. Adding to the large number of skinny formats and elongated metro tiles is Norman – the longer brother of Brick. The collection takes its name from the Normans of Normandy who built their castles with larger, longer bricks in order … Continue reading Desert Tones for Norman Bricks

Eggshell Elegance

From bone to tobacco, and shells to bamboo, Nature Squared is the place to go for luxury goods made from unusual materials. Last year we focused on their fantastically beautiful furniture pieces featuring sea shells in many forms, and today we’re looking at an entirely different sort of shell – eggshell. Sourced from local bakeries and farms, the eggshells used by Nature Sqaured are a … Continue reading Eggshell Elegance

Diverse Da Vinci

There are a lot of collections in Da Vinci‘s portfolio that we’ve really been enjoying, with some interesting takes on pattern and relief, and some curious patchwork designs. But despite the large number to share, we have selected just a few for today. Wakame and Magma We first saw these two collections at Cevisama last year where they sat amongst pop-culture icons. The electric green … Continue reading Diverse Da Vinci

Havana Fusterlandia mosaic Cuban town Jose Fuster

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

3D Printing in Raw Earth

An exciting new type of building has been created in Ravenna, Italy. Remiscent of and utilising a similar ethos to earthbag homes, the TECLA house is a beautiful dome built from raw earth. The brains behind the project are Mario Cucinella Architects and Massimo Moretti (founder of 3D printing specialists WASP). Being fully 3D printed and constructed from the plentiful ground it sits on, the … Continue reading 3D Printing in Raw Earth

New Terracotta

This is a company we’ve been meaning to cover for a while now, a company with no need for trends and a love for simplicity. Established in 2014, New Terracotta is a place of Portuguese passion. Located in Central Portugal, the New Terracotta artisans pride themselves on small-scale, high quality production that offers the best of traditional techniques and contemporary aesthetics. For them, imperfection inherent … Continue reading New Terracotta

Kle curves and connects

Last year we shared two of designer and creative Giovanni Barbieri‘s incredible ranges – Squar and Murano – both itricately curated collections with a smooth focus on texture and experimentation with effects such as relief and inlaid glass. And today we have another of his beautiful creations to share – Kle. Continue reading Kle curves and connects

Primavera’s Petit Pieces

It was a few years ago when we first took a look at the Primavera range, designed by Barber & Osgerby for Mutina. It was Primavera Grigio that took home an award at Archiproducts Design Awards in 2019, and now the range has expanded! Introducing a new 600 by 600mm format, Mutina offer a smaller-scale version of Primavera that was initially designed in the large … Continue reading Primavera’s Petit Pieces