Pop the Pluriball

In an age that rejects single-use plastic it feels only natural to replace the bounty of packaging, bags, and disposable goods with something more permanent, reusable, and practical. But Diesel Living and Iris Ceramica have taken this far beyond the imagination with their new collection. Pluriball is bubblewrap like no other. Un-poppable, un-bendable, and definitely not for use wrapping glass or other breakables, this curious … Continue reading Pop the Pluriball

Mudlarking Master

Inventing and imagining lives, storytelling artist Jacqui Wise takes found objects and transforms them into keepsakes, deeply flavoured with past, present, and future. Born in London, Wise makes use of the rich history afforded by the River Thames, undertaking mudlarking expeditions that mirror a childhood of fossil hunting and beachcombing. Painting lost treasures, transplanting motifs, and making mosaics of sorts from objects lost to time, … Continue reading Mudlarking Master

Six tile collections inspired by Japan

Tiles come in may forms and styles, influenced and inspired by many artists, materials, and locations. Ancient mosaics, handcrafted zellige, vintage Majolica, and vibrant Talavera tiles to name but a few, but today it’s all about six collections inspired by a place as far away as it is culturally rich – Japan. 1) Watermark from Clé Tile Designed by Clé Tile‘s founder Deborah Osburn, the … Continue reading Six tile collections inspired by Japan

The future is here

Futuristic, forward-thinking, and fountains of fun, Dutch architectural design company Studio RAP is leading the technological revolution. And they’re doing it in undeniable style. Mixing architects, designers, roboticists, programmers, and researchers, Studio RAP’s team is working to elevate and evolve the building process from design to development by creating innovative technologies, robots, and systems that push boundries. Luckily for us, many of their projects and … Continue reading The future is here

Seven spotty tiles to fulfill your polka dot dreams

Spotty tiles are suprisingly rare if you take terrazzo out of the equation, but whenever we see some they give us a lovely burst of joy. If you love spots and have been looking for some dotty tiles, this is the place for you. 1) Confetti These adorable tiles designed by Oh Joy! for Clé Tile offer playfully dancing pastels in a classic polka dot … Continue reading Seven spotty tiles to fulfill your polka dot dreams

Six spaces featuring tiles from New Terracotta

Every restaurant, bar, hotel, and cafe is made better with tiles, and here are six that have been improved by some tiles from New Terracotta. 1) Bremen Bar in Cantabria, Spain Adding a little texture to the walls of this elegant Spanish bar (designed by Estudio Olade) are two takes on New Terracotta’s Constellation tiles; one in Ice Grey White and one in Tempest Blue. … Continue reading Six spaces featuring tiles from New Terracotta

Five unusual nature-inspired tile collections

Tropical patterns, jungle-themed design and fabulous florals all have their place in nature-inspired design. But today’s post is for interiors that require something a little more abstract, so here are five tile designs that take a more unusual approach. 1) Mud This earthy collection by Francisco Segarra for Peronda brings ancient building practices into modern design by highlighting the beauty, richness, and diversity of one … Continue reading Five unusual nature-inspired tile collections

New Terracotta’s New Looks

A stunning selection of sculptural tiles from Paulo Vale have added intrigue and joy to the stylish ranges of New Terracotta. Four statement designs highlight unique shapes and texture from some of nature’s finest flora and fauna. Daisy Cacti and Cactum’s speckled surfaces and curved forms are hand molded and entirely unique. Their basic colourway features a variety of green shades but several of New … Continue reading New Terracotta’s New Looks

Cyberspace Curiosities IX

After a little break from curiosities, we’re back with another fabulous five. 1. Canine Collection from Lili Cement Tile Six dogs, each named and artistically rendered make up this adorable collection from Lili Cement Tile. Benji the Shiba Inu, Winston the French Bulldog, Rocky the Great Dane, Max the Bernese Mountain Dog, Charlie the Border Collie, and Duke the Saint Bernard all decorate soft cement … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities IX

Curiosities Yellow Tile

Cyberspace Curiosities VIII

Our August Curiosities might be our best yet! 1) Greek Vase Decorate your walls with everlasting flowers in textured vases with this collection from Original Style. Add one or many for a unique feature wall and add or leave flowers as you desire. 2) Frea This range from Milagros offers up gorgeous, colourful zig zags and geometric paterns in a range of vibrant shades. Each … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities VIII

Brasiliana Tile Collection Tribal

A History of Brazil in Wooden Tiles

Hilighting Brazilian history in a trio of wooden tile collections is the beautiful Brasiliana. Created in a collaboration between wood transforming specialists Oca Brasil and surface designer Renata Rubim, the Brasiliana Collection restores cultural heritage in the most beautiful way. Three different periods – Tribal, Colonial, and Modernist – inspire the designs, each of which is handcrafted in solid, reforested teak, eucalyptus, or valchromat (fully … Continue reading A History of Brazil in Wooden Tiles

Botteganove Petali

Cyberspace Curiosities VI

For the sixth time this year we’re bringing you a small collection of ceramic curiousities we’ve found online. 1) Cement Pattern 01z This curiously covid-shaped pattern from Best Tile has some seriously funky vibes. These handmade cement tiles offer a touch of colourful vibrancy with a motif to spark conversation. 2) Ghenos Tiles When searching for the artist behind the tiles in a home we … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities VI

10 More Tile Designers You Should Know

Following the popularity of our last list of tile designers we thought we’d give you 10 more! 1) Marianne Smink Embracing the imperfections inherent in handcrafted tiles, Smink’s collections are designed around lines and patchworks with families of colour curated for perfect mixing and matching. 2) Toni Cumella Born in 1951, the son of ceramicist Antoni Cumella, Toni Cumella studied industrial engineering at Barcelona University … Continue reading 10 More Tile Designers You Should Know