A rich take on hope, growth, and freshness was offered with Pantone’s 2013 shade Emerald. Much like 2010’s Turquoise, this natural stone inspired colour has long been present in building and decor. It was chosen to counteract our complex world, as Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute stated “Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation”. The green shade also fell in … Continue reading A Decade in Colour II
El Curry Verde, a Spanish vegetarian and vegan restaurant, recently relocated to larger premises in Puerto Deportivo de Hondarribia. Continue reading Spicy Setting
In Santiago, Chile Jorge Campos, A.K.A. Pixel, is taking mosaic street art to a whole new level.
Pixel shares his images of cultural heroes, and riffs on art icons, with the people of Santiago by bringing mosaic art to local neighborhoods. Continue reading Presenting Pixel Power
Kaza Concrete’s Florentin tile is based on the kind of medieval architectural ornamentation used in monastery cloisters. Continue reading Tetragonal Florets
In 2014 Israeli manufacturer Decotal came up with a tile collection that combined concrete and metal. The range’s use of engineered polymer concrete (EPC) was claimed as a first for the tile industry. Continue reading Decotal Diorama
Lea Ceramiche presented its latest collections – Pixel and Nest, design by HOK Product Design and Type-32 Slimtech, design by Diego Grandi – in a thought-provoking installation called Urban and Domestic Landscapes at Milan Design Week 2014. Continue reading Pixel and Nest
Mosaico+ aims to investigate all the expressive possibilities of mosaic; with particular emphasis on the quality of the materials, new technology and the search for novel applications for mosaic. Continue reading Defining Dialogue
Guastavino was once a household name among American architects. The Guastavino Company, led by a father-son team of Spanish immigrants, oversaw the construction of thousands of thin-tile vaults across the USA, including over 200 in New York City, between the 1880s and 1950s. From Grand Central Terminal’s Oyster Bar and Whispering Gallery to the Municipal Building to the Queensborough Bridge, New Yorkers walk amidst Guastavino … Continue reading Guastavino: Vaulted Vision
Young Dutch designer, Lieske Schreuder, feeds coloured paper to snails and then collects their vibrant-hued poo to make floor tiles Continue reading Snail Poo Tiles!