Interior Inspo: Statement Splashback

Looking for the perfect place to add a burst of personality? Look no further than the splashback. Small but mighty, they have the ability to transform a space from drab to daring with minimal cost. Get inspired with our selection below, and find the tiles you can use to get the look at home. 1) Pink Geo Indulge in a splash of pink with this … Continue reading Interior Inspo: Statement Splashback

Portugal: tile tradition and technology

Earlier this year Diary of a Tile Addict was invited on a four-day ceramic tile study tour of Portugal.  As a long-term admirer of Portugal’s long and influential ceramic tradition, DOATA’s founder, Joe Simpson readily accepted the invitation. For a self-proclaimed tile addict, this wonderful tour proved to be a complete pleasure and privilege.  There were many reasons for its success.  One, was Joe’s fellow … Continue reading Portugal: tile tradition and technology

Swiss luxury in Kowloon

Striking columns of deep blue ceramic tiles coat the facade of the Hong Kong boutique store of Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller Piaget. Designed by Chinese architecture firm Neri&Hu, Piaget’s storefront was created to honour the brand’s dedication to craftsmanship as well as the historic wharf area of Kowloon. Two main elements of the facade make reference to Kowloon’s historical importance in trade and culture … Continue reading Swiss luxury in Kowloon

Five tile trends that bring the outside in

Everybody is looking to add a little nature to their homes; to bring a little of the outside in. Potted plants, tropical wallpapers, green paint, and rattan furniture have all been trending but if you want to add a touch of the organic in a more permanent way, here are five tile trends that’ll help. 1) Marble Classic, elegant, and completely timeless, marble offers fresh … Continue reading Five tile trends that bring the outside in

Yinka Ilori x Domus

Launched at this year’s Clerkenwell and spreading joy wherever they land, the joyful debut tile collection by British artist Yinka Ilori is one for the books. Made in collaboration with Domus, the handmade Glaze range features 16 joyful colours and five modular shapes designed to be used alone or to create dopamine-boosting kaleidoscopic designs full of vibrancy and vim. The glossy ceramic surface lightly varies … Continue reading Yinka Ilori x Domus

Slithering Salomè

Delighted by last years release of a tile collection by the great colour master Adam Nathaniel Furman, I was even more excited to learn that a new collection was on its way. And finally it’s here! Paying homage to Italian painting style La Figura Serpentinata painting, Furman’s new Salomè ceramic tiles twist and turn like the curving of a snake or the shape of a … Continue reading Slithering Salomè

Akashic Tiles

In the lush landscape of South Africa’s Knysna dwells a crafty company with a keen sense for the beauty of handmade tiles. What was formally Renwick Tiles – a company we’ve covered here after their move stateside – Akashic Tiles is the new name given by husband and wife team Sharon and Ryan Kensley after purchasing Renwick Tiles from friends and former founders of the … Continue reading Akashic Tiles

Baked Africa

Earthy shades and organic textures play together with sharp geometric lines for this intriguing collection from The Baked Tile Co. Dark slate, burnt orange terracotta, and a delicate off white create the trio of shades, each mixing and matching amongst each other to create the angular hexagonal patchwork of patterns that forms Africa. A hand-crafted, raw earth look is created with details that imitate scores … Continue reading Baked Africa

Sol’Art

Brothers-in-law Giovanni and Fabio add a breath of fresh air to traditional Italian ceramics in their studio located in the idyllic Amalfi coast town of Vietri sul Mare. Beginning in 2000 with familiar local designs, their style morphed over time to create something new out of the materials and glazes they were familiar with. These new, decorative pieces, be they plates, coffee cups, vases or … Continue reading Sol’Art

Royce Wood Studio

Located in the picturesque Derbyshire countryside neighbouring the rolling hills of the Peak District and in the hamlet of Toadhole Furnace, the Wheelhouse of Amber Mill is home to the studio and showroom of the glaze extraordinaires of Royce Wood Studio. Since 1997 Peter Wood and his team have been wholly focused on ceramic tile and glaze production, creating a large number of unique reactive … Continue reading Royce Wood Studio

Studio Kulilk

We’re all for tile as art, whether it’s grouted in or hung with a hook and at Studio Kulilk it looks like they feel the same way. Founded in 2018 by Zozan Kotan and her partner Onur, Studio Kulilk’s colourful soul is a one-stop shop for tantalising tile art. Offering up art tiles in framed sets of four, these ceramics decors feature scenes of London … Continue reading Studio Kulilk

A rainforest and a few wildflower meadows

In collaboration with Ca’Pietra, London-based homeware designer Clarissa Hulse has created a number of delightful tile designs. Taking notes from nature and making motifs from the shapes and silhouettes of wildflowers, leaves, and jungle foliage, Hulse’s collections are dainty, delicate, and charmingly colourful. Wild Botanical features cleavers, Queen Anne’s Lace, ivy, and a whole lot more in light shades of Pink, deep Blue, and sagey … Continue reading A rainforest and a few wildflower meadows

Cyberspace Curiosities XI

For any new readers, our Cyberspace Curiosities series collects five of the most weird and wonderful tile collections we’ve found across the internet and puts them all right here for you to enjoy. And this is our eleventh instalment, so let’s take a look! 1) Pampa Designed by Italian company Ceramiche Caesar, these decor tiles come from a wide range of Deco Solutions, each featuring … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities XI

Restoring an icon

A crime against tiles, architecture, and all things beautiful is being righted by the masters at Koninklijke Tichelaar. In 1902 Jan Jacob Luden commissioned a spectacular, sprawling hunting lodge in brilliant white, decorated with around 35,000 colourful tiles. These tiles, as well as a number of the architectural features, formed elements typical of the Jugendstil movement – Germany’s take on Art Nouveau. Devastatingly, various attempts … Continue reading Restoring an icon

You’ve not seen mosaics like this

Elevating the mastery of mosaics to utterly bewildering heights is an artist whose skill and vision is unmatched, with talents honed by “straddling the worlds of fine art and contemporary craft”, and tiletastic displays one has to see to believe. Today we’re talking Susan Day. Creating large-scale, architectural installations of handmade ceramics, Day’s artworks have decorated a number of public walls including the facade of … Continue reading You’ve not seen mosaics like this

The Thornwood Mosaics

Nestled amongst the nooks and crannies of the stone walls of Thornwood, Glasgow you might find a mini bowl in kaleidoscopic colour. Branching off from an artwork titled Empty 1, South African-born artist Wilma van der Meyden‘s series of twelve mosaic bowls represent a manifold reaction to vacant and unsalvageable buildings and a divided ‘broken’ world, with the bowl motif deeply inspired by the global … Continue reading The Thornwood Mosaics

Cevisama Curiosities: The Favourites

Rounding off our Cevisama Curiosities is a selection of our absolute favourites from the show. Full of texture, glaze effects, shapes, and joy, these tiles all sit somewhere special in the Curiosities hierarchy. Coming as a twosome, Kyoto and Arco from Natucer are a pair of tiles that took our tile-addicted breath away. The metallic sheen from the Raku glaze, the intriguing colours, and the … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities: The Favourites

Cevisama Curiosities: Wood

An exhibition round-up wouldn’t be complete without a little look at the wood-effect tiles on offer. Although there were fewer than we’ve seen on previous years at Cevisama, there were still some unique designs worth sharing. Ceracasa‘s Deco Forest collection features four distinct inlaid wood-effect patterns in a tri-tonal style. Mixing a pale pine, warm honey-toned oak shades, and a darker walnut, Deco Forest plays … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities: Wood

Cevisama Curiosities: Pick n Mix

Today it’s all about the curious collection of pattern pick n mix from Cevisama. From florals to Fibonacci, these marvellous motifs made our trip a whole lot more fun. Partnering vintage florals, watercolour flowers, and art nouveau fans, Decocer‘s Bouquet collection in green and blue offers up a party of mix and match potential. Decorated with unusual zig-zags, warm tones, and irregular lines, Aparici‘s Crea … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities: Pick n Mix