Tiles for Dog Lovers

Looking for dogs as decor? Step this way. I’ve gathered the tile world’s greatest canine designs to share with you today so if you’ve been on the hunt for a doggy tile for your home please read on. Art Tiles from Whistling Frog Tile Company Handmade from Michigan porcelain, these pet-centric Art Tiles from the Whistling Frog Tile Company offer up oodles of personality in … Continue reading Tiles for Dog Lovers

The Current Constellation of Cosmic Clouds

The ceramic creatives at Clay Squared have released a new set of Cosmic Cloud tiles, each more wonderfully otherwordly than the next. Opting to open the task of naming the tiles to their Instagram followers, the resulting names create an intergalactic drama. Mixing star clusters, gemstones, galaxies, and astronomical features, Clay Squared’s new Cosmic Cloud tiles offer up bubbles, bursts, and swirling colours intermingling in … Continue reading The Current Constellation of Cosmic Clouds

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

It’s like déjà vu

Sticking to their roots – both social and geographical – the artisans at Le Nid handcraft stunning ceramics at the base of Mount Etna, highlighting the magic of being Made in Sicily. Studio Le Nid – then Il Nido – was founded in 1966 by Barbaro Messina, a creative inspired by the ancients and on the hunt for innovative techniques. In the 70s experimentation led … Continue reading It’s like déjà vu

Maria Starling Design

Maria Starling Designs

Norfolk-based mosaic artist Maria Starling turned her attention to Moroccan cement tile some years ago, and has been designing delightful patterns ever since. Collaborating with skilled artisans, Starling brings her visions to life with a range of beautiful, handmade cement, porcelain, and ceramic tiles. Each piece and pattern is specifically designed in-house, making them unique to Maria Starling Designs. Joyful blues, delicate pastels, and monochrome … Continue reading Maria Starling Designs

Sustainable Beauty from Elisa Passino

For tile design studio Elisa Passino the most important thing is that beauty goes hand-in-hand with sustainability. Founded just last year (by Elisa Passino), the studio creates collections designed to be timeless, finding inspiration in heritage whilst looking to the future for innovation. The products are durable, offering ranges that are futureproof, not only in their materials, but in their decorative merits and focus on … Continue reading Sustainable Beauty from Elisa Passino

Swimming in Spånga

A curious collage of tiles forms a fantastic mural at an indoor swimming pool in Spånga, Stockholm. Art and design duo Folkform were commissioned to create the piece by Stockholm Konst, a public art fund. Although decidedly abstract, the mural is designed as a bird-eye view of the town, inspired by the town plan. Over 1,000 ceramic and glass tiles make up the ten by … Continue reading Swimming in Spånga

Gorgeous Geometry

Los Angeles based Tracey Reinberg is the brains behind Kismet Tile. Since 1997 she has been using her talents to design exciting patterns for fabrics and wall coverings, working with big names in the furnishing industry. After inspiration from the Spanish Revival architecture’s use of cement encaustic tile during her childhood in San Antonio, her gift for design was eventually translated onto her first line … Continue reading Gorgeous Geometry

Touchy-Feely Tiles

A fantastic collaboration between tile and architecture led to the creation of TOUCHY-FEELY. Founded in 2006 by architects Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, TOUCHY-FEELY became a platform for sensory-orientated design. Allowing for experimentation in materials, the aim was to develop surfaces that would heighten user experience, and spark deeper relationships between individuals and their environment. Continue reading Touchy-Feely Tiles

Olympos Tesalia Perla in 450 by 900mm by Saloni.

Classical Concert

Striking marble effects are the starring features and central elements of Saloni’s Olympos range. It provides a contemporary ceramic reinterpretation of marble’s chromatic range, with matt, gloss and stressed finishes, different decorative graphics and subtle surface effects all designed down to the millimetre to produce a hyper natural effect. Continue reading Classical Concert

Earthy Energy

Earth Tones continue to engage and enthuse tile designers. Drawing their main inspiration from natural elements, a wide range of Italian tiles fall into this theme. Colour palettes range from dirt, clay and sand inspired browns; forest, moss and grass-like greens; red and golden tones reminiscent of the sun; and shades of blue to evoke an oceanic feel. This trend has become popular partially due to a revival of 1970s style along with a greater focus on mother nature and its ability to create a sense of natural serenity. Continue reading Earthy Energy

Decoration Deconstructed

Tile companies are constantly seeking new ways to add movement and volume to the flat surface, whether by texture, pattern, or trompe l’oeil effects. Continue reading Decoration Deconstructed