Swimming in Spånga

A curious collage of tiles forms a fantastic mural at an indoor swimming pool in Spånga, Stockholm. Art and design duo Folkform were commissioned to create the piece by Stockholm Konst, a public art fund. Although decidedly abstract, the mural is designed as a bird-eye view of the town, inspired by the town plan. Over 1,000 ceramic and glass tiles make up the ten by … Continue reading Swimming in Spånga

Creating Crystal Houses

In an upmarket shopping street in Amsterdam you will find the most incredible building. Within a row of luxury brand shops on PC Hooftstraat sits the newly opened Hermès store. Originally completed in 2016 for Warenar Real Estate and housing Chanel, architects MVRDV titled their project Crystal Houses. The innovative design came about due to the city’s desire to have unique, distinctive, and memorable storefronts, … Continue reading Creating Crystal Houses

Good Vibes in on-trend colours by Cevica

Islington Insights

At the Surface Design Show, London in early February, Tile of Spain will curate a display of new Spanish ceramic and porcelain tile designs that offer an eclectic choice of colours, shapes, finishes and formats for both residential and commercial projects. Continue reading Islington Insights

Sant Anselmo sculpts sumptuous glazed surfaces

Sublime Surface Selection

One of the highlights of The Surface & Materials Show; Lumentile is a luminous construction element that uses cutting-edge technology to display lights, colours and images, creating a chameleonic skin for horizontal or vertical applications. Continue reading Sublime Surface Selection

Figurative Fusion

Jan O’Highway’s mosaic work is remarkable in its ability to combine exuberant colours, mixed materials and complex designs within a single work without sacrificing harmony. The result is engaging, immediate and exhilarating, but reveals hidden depths that can only be achieved by an artist with complete command of the medium. Continue reading Figurative Fusion

You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Be Arty

The ‘Treatment Rooms’ is a privately owned house in West London currently having its exterior walls transformed by a collective of artists, who operate from it under the same name. In this post, I explore a remarkable example of public art and the message it transmits about the commodifiction of art. Continue reading You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Be Arty