A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Inspired by the 1943 book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, City Tree is a new mural, standing tall at the new District 19 S.T.E.M. Academies on Atlantic Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. Based in New York City, painter Adam Cvijanovic won the competition held to find an artist for the project. His design, a 12 by 12ft mural reflects the … Continue reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Lavazza's new flagship store in Milan's Piazza San Fedele

Lavazza Luxury

Tile Addict’s favourite Italian coffee brand Lavazza has created a flagship store and café in the centre of Milan, where it is seeking to engage customers in a multi-sensory themed coffee experience. UK agency JHP has designed the space, which seeks to present the everyday ingredient of coffee in surprising new ways, while embodying every aspect of the Lavazza brand. The store pioneers Coffee Design, an ‘artform’ created by Lavazza to offer innovative and unusual flavour combinations. Continue reading Lavazza Luxury

Tile & Stone Journal, July-August 2017

Trending: TSJ July-August

The July-August 2017 issue of Tile & Stone Journal, the leading B2B ceramic tile magazine for the UK and Irish markets, is now online at http://www.tileandstonejournal.com. Continue reading Trending: TSJ July-August

Black & White by Besso Ceramique

WOW: What a Website!

Besso Ceramique is a small artisanal producer of hand-made ceramic wall tiles situated near Dinan in Brittany, France. With collections divided into brushwork, black & white, earth shades, and sea & sky, Besso has produced an informative, inspirational and truly fantastic tile retail website. Continue reading WOW: What a Website!

Connect collection video

Triangular Temptation

Portinari’s Connect collection, which won the Best in Show Award at Revestir, created much entertainment with triangular-shaped tiles which people could move and place on a magnetic board to create different tile installations. A clever video was shown on a loop to market this simple but clever concept. Continue reading Triangular Temptation

Fluorite Azul by Inalco.

Fluorite Fashion

Inalco’s Fluorite is a new porcelain tile collection inspired by the terrazzo floors of yesteryear, but one with an innovative revamped air. The range was developed in collaboration with Katty Schiebeck. This talented young designer has delivered a collection offering neutral tones, plus white, black, blue and green, that delivers harmony and balance. Continue reading Fluorite Fashion

Waterfall by Lea Ceramiche

Rock Redefined

Waterfall by Lea Ceramiche realistically and physically represents slate. 
 Recreating, on the stoneware surface, the iridescence typical of sedimentary rocks, Waterfall has surface texture, pattern irregularities and variations in colour; all natural expressions of the passage of time. Continue reading Rock Redefined

Pearl Calacatta by Ceramiche Lea

Strange Superimpositions

I want to draw attention to Filigrane, the latest decoration from Lea Ceramiche designed by Philippe Nigro. This design is based on a regular geometric pattern of iridescent effects that extends outwards randomly like the characteristic veining of fine marble. Continue reading Strange Superimpositions

Creek by Blustyle

Branding Blustyle

Blustyle is a brand that leverages the experience and qualities of sister company, Cotto D’Este and the whole Panariagroup. The brand offers Made-in-Italy, porcelain solutions at traditional thicknesses, taking advantage of the latest technology, the best raw materials, distinctive aesthetics and the production team’s deep respect for the environment. Continue reading Branding Blustyle