Five fantastically tiled cafe interiors

Creating an atmosphere to enjoy the perfect coffee is an art. So many unique spaces with their own ambience and attitude can be found around the world, but as Tile Addicts we have a special interest in those that incorporate tile in wonderful ways. So we have compiled a little list of some of our favourites. Continue reading Five fantastically tiled cafe interiors

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

Peaceful Patisserie

The hugely industrial look of this building has proved to be an incredible chance to juxtapose heavy, large format cement blocks with minimalise custom curved rectangular white tiles. The supposed disadvantages of the site, with the storefront is set back into frames, a basement shaft that takes up a large portion of the space’s bottom left, and an interior space made up of a variety … Continue reading Peaceful Patisserie

Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

Waste is an unfortunate reality for the majority of industries, which is why at Diary of a Tile Addict we love to highlight companies and creatives seeking to minimise or re-use waste. The ceramic industry has its own share of waste related issues but Chinese company Bentu Design is determined to highlight this whilst producing a series of functional objects. Continue reading Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

The Ceramic Museum, Jinzhou, by Casanova + Hernandez Architects

Cross-cultural Collage

The Ceramic Museum, Jinzhou, China, designed by Casanova + Hernandez Architects, aims to arouse the visitor’s curiosity about the region’s history and forgotten traditions, while also providing a contemporary cultural focus and meeting point. Continue reading Cross-cultural Collage

Red Dot Concrete

Bentu’s Shadow design simply let the form follows function, so the concrete tiles are free from unnecessary embellishment; and are thus concise and elegant. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, CEO of the Red Dot Award, says: “Only design visionaries can achieve the perfect harmony between the quality of the function, seductiveness, use and responsibility. The award finds ground-breaking designs like these and makes them visible to the whole world.” Continue reading Red Dot Concrete