Gerstley Super House

A new place for tile

Last year a fabulous exhibition stretched the possibility of tile far outside of it’s comfort zone. Philadelphia-based artist Sean Gerstley‘s solo show Tile Block presented a patchwork of ceramic creations designed for the home. Skirting the boundaries of what it means to be tile, some of Gerstley’s furniture pieces are very much not tile, especially the hand-pinched lighting structures, whilst others blend tile with 3D … Continue reading A new place for tile

Clay Squared to Infinity

There is no end to the amount of incredible tiles out there. It seems as if each day we are finding something or someone new, and its almost always worth sharing. And today we’ve got our eye on another company. Based in Minneapolis, Clay Squared‘s artist hub creates a range of handmade tiles in all sorts of shapes and sizes, patterns and glazes, as well … Continue reading Clay Squared to Infinity

Arto Brick

For our third installment of the week we’re looking at a company we have mentioned very briefly before in Doggy Décor. But now they’ll get all the attention they deserve as we take a closer look, and formally introduce you to Arto Brick. The company’s founder Arto Alajian was born in Alexandria, Egypt and classically trained in the arts. When the Egyptian revolution began Arto … Continue reading Arto Brick

Ramona Paloma Tile Studio

A studio born of friendship, Ramona Paloma crafts delight and whimsy fresh from clay. Despite having lived virtually parallel lives for many years, it wasn’t until 1998 when studio founders Tracy and Soozee first met and bonded over a shared love of art. Beginning with jewellery, a surprising forray into tiled pet-feeding-tables for a charity auction led them towards the welcoming, charming arms of ceramics. … Continue reading Ramona Paloma Tile Studio

Emery & Cie

True lovers of tile are found at today’s company of choice – Emery & Cie. Since 1993 Paris, Brussels, and London based Emery & Cie has brough curated interior touches to homes and spaces, under the creative direction of Agnés Emery. There are so many wonderfully unique designs to be found, including a classic collection of zellige, beautiful fez pottery styles, relief tiles, and faux … Continue reading Emery & Cie

Trading Post Trivets

Established in 1916 by brothers Hubert and C.D. Richardson, Cameron Trading Post came shortly after the erection of a bridge over the Little Colorado River in 1911. Originally frequented by Navajo & Hopi locals to trade goods, improvements in infrastructure, Cameron Trading Post’s proximity to the Grand Canyon and other local wonders, as well as the company’s tradition of hospitality made it popular with travelers. Continue reading Trading Post Trivets

New Terracotta

This is a company we’ve been meaning to cover for a while now, a company with no need for trends and a love for simplicity. Established in 2014, New Terracotta is a place of Portuguese passion. Located in Central Portugal, the New Terracotta artisans pride themselves on small-scale, high quality production that offers the best of traditional techniques and contemporary aesthetics. For them, imperfection inherent … Continue reading New Terracotta

The Brilliance of Black Dog

It’s important to us here at Diary of a Tile Addict to make space for every and anyone who creates, enjoys, and adds to the tile world. To fulfil that we spend quite some time searching for smaller tile companies that can get buried below large manufacturers and well-known names. Our monthly round-ups of companies to keep an eye on adds to this exposure, but … Continue reading The Brilliance of Black Dog

Spicer’s Rustic Splendour

It’s a year of remote discovery, with new artists, companies, and designs on our radar. We’ve got plenty more companies up our sleeve, but today we’re sharing one that is extremely local to us at Tile Addict – Spicer Tiles. With humble beginnings, a 15 year old Andrew Spicer left school in 1979 and started his education in the roofing industry where he quickly learnt … Continue reading Spicer’s Rustic Splendour

Tajimi Custom Tiles

Tajimi Custom Tiles seeks to put creativity and tile design into its customers’ hands. Displaying some of their incredible pieces with a huge variety of effects, colours, and shapes Tajimi shows just a little of what they are capable of. Tajimi is named after the centre of the Japanese tile industry, Tajimi City. With that they offer traditional craftsmanship, honed over centuries. Made in Japan, … Continue reading Tajimi Custom Tiles

Tile Addicts’ Tile Detection Task

Today’s article is inspired by a recent challenge we were set. A reader reached out to us to find some particularly beautiful tiles used in a bathroom found on Houzz. And they weren’t the only ones looking, as others had commented below the images asking what the tiles were only for the bathroom designers to tell them that they only supplied the fixtures and couldn’t … Continue reading Tile Addicts’ Tile Detection Task

Brooklyn-Based Barnett

Heritage, world travel, natural materials and a West African vision take form in the work of multidisciplinary artist Malene Barnett. Expressing the modern black experience within her art, Barnett uses both her work and influence to create and improve discourse on marginalisation within the arts. Founding the Black Artists + Designers Guild, Barnett offers a platform for black design professionals, providing exposure as well as … Continue reading Brooklyn-Based Barnett

La Sastrería’s Stunning Interior

This fantastically tiled restaurant with an equally magnificent bar is a Tile Addict’s dream. Designed by a favourite of ours – Masquespacio – these spaces in La Sastrería in Valencia have taken tile to dizzying heights. With the help of Grupo Gastroadictos, the gastronomic dream of chef Sergio Giraldo and bartender Cristóbal Bouchet has come alive. Continue reading La Sastrería’s Stunning Interior