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

I asked ChatGPT to create a tile collection

After the last ChatGPT post I decided to see if the robots could come up with any good tile ideas, not that tiles that look and act like toilets isn’t a great idea of course. I gave it the prompt to “create five unique tile collection names” and then to describe each of those collections. I then asked various image generating AIs to create some … Continue reading I asked ChatGPT to create a tile collection

The underground Tile War

It’s time to add another ceramic street artist to our collection with the collager from Cologne – Adult Remix. Black and white artworks depicting pop culture icons, alternative folk, and politically charged social messages feature on all sorts from cans of spray paint to packaging. Gracing heavily graffitied walls, public bins, and lamp posts, Adult Remix’s pictures are pasted into place, but there’s also a … Continue reading The underground Tile War

Top 10 tiles from our last Cevisama

Cevisama is coming up, and after three long years I will finally be returning to the long halls lined with wonderful tiles and ceramic creations. To get in the mood, I’ve been revisiting findings from previous Cevisamas and have curated a mini list of the best. 1) Veneto‘s Patchwork Rug This patchwork of patterned rugs stitched together with glittery ‘thread’ creates a unique tile experience. … Continue reading Top 10 tiles from our last Cevisama

Five new tile ranges that prove modern design is all about functional nature

Functional nature is sexier than it sounds. It’s using organic, natural elements at their core, most raw and practical form. It’s decor that takes a back-seat whilst still managing to envelope a space in a sea of design. It’s hardy, it’s durable, and it’ll last through decades of changing tastes. It speaks to our modern desire to revert to simpler times. It takes inspiration from … Continue reading Five new tile ranges that prove modern design is all about functional nature

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

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

Tiles like you haven’t seen before

From slip cast tableware to hand crafted murals, South Africa-based Veelvlak Signature Surfaces has 30 years hands-on experience with ceramics. Their gorgeous collections showcase fabulously coloured Wabi-Sabi style surfaces, embracing the beauty of imperfections inherent in handcrafted tile. Embossed, geometric, quaint, quirky, textured, faint, and intense designs all feature with powerful colours and intricate detail. So many unique creations topped with bubbles and ridges, coloured … Continue reading Tiles like you haven’t seen before

Make way for Maison Bahya

Since 2015 Maison Bahya has been expanding the design possibilities of cement tiles by offering custom creations and modern motifs. The company, founded by couple Audrey and Alexandre, designs all of its tiles in Paris and employs skilled artisans in their workshop in Tangier to bring each tile to life. There are over 300 patterns to choose from amongst their collections including familiar classics from … Continue reading Make way for Maison Bahya

Seven 70s inspired tiles

The 70s are back in a huge way so lean into it with these seven tile collections that go big on nostalgia. 1) Ike This patchwork collection from Codicer95 offers up funky florals in warm and cold colourways to create a feature with flower power vibes. 2) Bauhome Earthy oranges, browns, and greens decorate these retro designs from Equipe. Nine motifs for mixing and matching … Continue reading Seven 70s inspired tiles

Hopi & Pueblo Tiles

Today we will be exploring and celebrating a little of the history and variety of the artwork of the Native Americans with information from mother and daughter team Pat and Kim Messier who have dedicated innumerable hours to research and have authored various books on Native American art, with one specifically devoted to the tiles of the Hopi and Pueblo peoples. In contrast to much … Continue reading Hopi & Pueblo Tiles

Trend Inspo: Hellenistic Revival

Ancient Greece meets modern chic with the electic interior style Hellenistic Revival. Think marble statues, carved columns, elegant drapery, ivy, and natural details and mix and match with contemporary accents, vibrant colours, and ornate wallpaper. And for a bit more inspo we’ve gathered a few interiors and the tiles to match! 1) Textured Feature This stunning shower is wrapped in a pale textured tile and … Continue reading Trend Inspo: Hellenistic Revival

Grow House Green Leaf Tiles

Grow House Grow

Like the name implies, Grow House Grow offers dope designs to help you live the high life. Artist Katie Deedy founded Grow House Grow in 2007 to create interior surfaces that do more than just decorate. Her wallpaper designs and cement tiles are formed to create a story with motifs rich with character and a strong sense of narrative. Her tile collections are made from … Continue reading Grow House Grow

Dujiangyan Zhongshuge

The House of Infinite Literature

Tricking the eye with an ultra-high gloss finish, this mirror-floored library creates a whole new experience of checking out books. Designed by X+Living, Dujiangyan Zhongshuge in Chengdu is a vision of infinite literature. Curved, towering, futuristic bookcases reach up and around, carrying their bounty and evolving from real books at eye-level to faux spines at the unreachable heights. A maze, a city, a jungle, an … Continue reading The House of Infinite Literature

Valencia

FLCCV’s new HQ wins Spanish tile prize

The new headquarters for the Valencia Construction Sector Employment Foundation at L’Horta Vella Bétera Ind Est, Valencia, has secured first prize for MRM Architects’ Studio in the 20th edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards. The new FLCCV building is set in a rural, semi-industrial plot, surrounded by fields of olive and fruit trees, and is bounded to the north by the Carraixet ravine. Continue reading FLCCV’s new HQ wins Spanish tile prize

OTT Korean glaze

Recycling spent ceramics back into production is an important aim to increase the sustainability of mass produced tableware and tiles. Though we’ve covered the work of Hanneke de Leeuw of Fabrique Pu which makes use of discarded vases, mugs, and plates, today’s feature takes the process a step further. The unstable nature of glazed ceramics complicates recycling as the fired materials become impure. Finding a … Continue reading OTT Korean glaze

Sager Bird

The Forager Mosaicist

A long-term mosaic art installation, mapscapes, and rockworks are just three of Sager Mosaics‘ gifts to the creative world. Located in Whitsett, Pennsylvania the studio of The Forager Mosaicist, otherwise known as Rachel Sager, acts as both a respite for travellers on the trail and a place to create immeasurable beauty. Amongst these creations is the impressive Ruins Project. Born amidst the ruins of a … Continue reading The Forager Mosaicist

Marazzi’s Mix and Match

Although pick-n-mix patchwork tiles have been big in the past few years, when they meet another tiling trend something truly wonderful is created. Blending botanical motifs with an unpredictable mismatched layout produces a surface with the elegance and grace of floral design and modernity and unique vibe achieved from mixing and matching. With Marazzi‘s Crogiolo Rice quaint watercolour style details of leaves and flowers dance … Continue reading Marazzi’s Mix and Match