Tabarka Studio

There is a focus on material and beauty over trend at Tabarka Studio. Inspired by the search for “an elusive tile in a centuries-old basement shop in Istanbul”, the expansion of Tabarka has taken its founders across the globe in search for authentic charm, finding elegance amongst the mundane and delight in the unexpected. Continue reading Tabarka Studio

Five artists taking tile to another level

Throughout our years of Tile Addiction, we’ve been lucky enough to see the many ways that the creatives of the world have used tile to produce the most fantastic creations. Many have a cultural root in places where tile has always been of the utmost importance, such as Portugal and Italy, and many have found ways to make un-loved and wasted tiles beautiful again. Each … Continue reading Five artists taking tile to another level

Marlborough Tiles

Today we are sharing a company with a rich British heritage and an understanding that tile is where “science meets art”. Marlborough Tiles‘ story begins in the 1930s in the Wiltshire town that gives the company its name where two school teachers, Sylvia Packard and Rosalind Ord, discovered that painting ceramic tiles was not only a shared love of theirs, but was one that could … Continue reading Marlborough Tiles

KWG·M·CUBE by MVRDV. Photo Credit: Seth Powers

Five Fascinating Façades

When looking to compile a list of our favourite façades we noticed a very clear front runner in the race for beguiling buildings – architecture firm MVRDV. Undeniable style, elegance, creativity, and flair are found amongst many of their projects, and three have been chosen for our selection of Five Fascinating Façades. Continue reading Five Fascinating Façades

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

Shelling out for seafood waste

Surfaces and materials are really what we’re about here. Sharing whats new, interesting, and innovative is one of the ways we broaden our definition of ’tile’, hoping to inspire artists, designers and manufacturers to incorporate fantastical materials and methods, or to develop their own. Continue reading Shelling out for seafood waste

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

Five fun cartoon features in tile

It’s always fun to find the unsual amongst the standard, be it strange materials, imaginative layouts, or trials in texture. But there’s one thing that comes up at random, delighting the Tile Addicts and consumers alike – cartoon creations. We’ve collected some of the best over the years, and here are five of the prime examples. Continue reading Five fun cartoon features in tile

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

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Ten terrific textured tiles

Textured tiles are increasing in popularity, partly due to the unique subtleties of decoration they can provide an interior, but also due to the increasing designs made available thanks to advances in tile technology. At this year’s Cevisama we focused on the hand-made look – the bumpy organic surface of Moroccan zellige – as well as intricately made ornate panel-looks. There is texture a-plenty cropping … Continue reading Ten terrific textured tiles

Delicate Decor Design

Paint and splatter effects have become increasing prevalent amongst tile designs recently. The unique appearance fits well with hand-crafted chic and artisanal creations (also extraordinarily popular for interiors). There are so many ways to incorporate this style – as we covered with a few of our Cevisama Curiosities – including today’s collection focus. Continue reading Delicate Decor Design

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