Jean Michel Othoniel installation "Îles Singulières" exhibition

Sculptures des Îles Singulières

In an exhibition started earlier this month, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel presents a mysterious set of sculptures. With his signature style and preference for materials that have more than one character, materials that reflect or reverse, these pieces are ambiguous and enticing. Othoniel’s artworks for the “Îles Singulières” exhibition at chateau la coste Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade (France) are comprised of watery blue and brushed metal-look silver … Continue reading Sculptures des Îles Singulières

Mosaic installation featuring Litokol Starlike

Starlike Sensations

Starlike is a two-component acid-resistant epoxy adhesive that can be used to fix and grout most materials, including porcelain stoneware, klinker, glass and metallic mosaic, natural and reconstituted stone, pebbles and even wood. It is ideal for wet areas and food environments. Continue reading Starlike Sensations

A selection of genuine Antique Terracotta floor from Lapicida.

Trending: Antique Terracotta

Lapicida, which offers a wide selection of original antique terracotta tiles, salvaged from 18th and 19th Century buildings, mainly in France, reports that terracotta floors are now gracing some of the smartest interiors with their warm, natural appeal. The epitome of relaxed living, they come in a wide range of pinks, reds and creams – reflecting the clays native to the regions from which they hail. Continue reading Trending: Antique Terracotta

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!

Polychromie Architecturale

Too few marketing campaigns for new ceramic tile ranges really hit the target. Many are simply too flowery and pretentious. Others follow the herd and are light on differentiation. Most fail to identify and address a specific audience. But, every now and then, I come across a marketing idea that is well focused, coherent and relevant. Continue reading Polychromie Architecturale

Welcome To The World Of Tiles

Diary of a Tile Addict is intended to introduce tile enthusiasts to developments in tile design, significant architectural projects that use tiles creatively, technological developments that are driving the tile industry forward, news on tile exhibitions around the world as they happen, and also as a way to meet the many talented and inspiring individuals who together make the ceramic tile sector so creatively diverse, technically advanced and intellectually fascinating. Continue reading Welcome To The World Of Tiles