Reclaiming Italy’s Finest

Reclaimed tiles are big news – they’re eco-friendly, carry a wealth of historic charm, and can suit any number of favoured contemporary interior styles from desert modern to farmhouse chic. There are countless companies offering a rich portfolio of salvaged vintage tiles (including some we have already covered such as Maitland & Poate, Bert & May, and The Antique Floor Company) and today we’re sharing … Continue reading Reclaiming Italy’s Finest

Cyberspace Curiosities V

May’s Cyberspace Curiosities incoming! 1) Spoons Vibrantly coloured teardrops mix and match in these lively tiles from Canadian company Geon Tiles. Each piece is handcrafted with six colours (Warm White, Seafoam, Zeden Green, Rust, Harbour, and Riedel Blue) offering a blend of energy and calm. 2) Key West Hemmingway Inspired by the bathroom tiles in Ernest Hemingway’s home in Key West, Florida, these recreation pieces … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities V

Trend inspo: Green Kitchens

Green is an interior favourite. Perfect for statement design, natural vibes, or as a subtle neutral, green of all kinds are a kitchen’s best friend. So we’ve gathered some inspo and the tiles to match! 1) Scales Fabulous fishscales add a splash of contrasting colour against the black ceiling and rich wood. Get the look with Abanico Light Green Gloss from Clay Imports, Green Graffito … Continue reading Trend inspo: Green Kitchens

The Heart of Heath Ceramics

Since 1948 Heath Ceramics have been serving up American made glazed goodies in California. Originally a small-scale pottery ran by Edith & Brian Heath, Heath Ceramics opened its first factory in Sausalito in 1959 and welcomed tile production eight years later. In 2003 the company was relaunched by Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, a couple who have continued to maintain the soul of small-scale production, … Continue reading The Heart of Heath Ceramics

Retrouvius Reclaims Character

With a penchant for salvage and reclaimation, Retrouvius has saved significant items of design from silk screens, to train car, to entire faΓ§ades. On a smaller scale fabrics and materials such as leather, marble, and stone have been rehomed in the most stylish of ways. As for interior design the same adoration and respect for repurposed materials shows in each project. With only a few … Continue reading Retrouvius Reclaims Character

Trend inspo: Colourful Kitchens

In our 2022 trends series colourful kitchens got a shout-out. Playfully incorporating bright oranges, reds, and pinks, and mixing and matching bolder shades with calmer colours is set to be big for the year, so we’ve got some kitchen inspo for you! 1) Pink and Teal In this kitchen found on House Beautiful, cheerful pink cabinets are paired with patterned tiles in teal. A few … Continue reading Trend inspo: Colourful Kitchens

Trend inspo: Colours of the Year 2022

To round off our look at 2022’s Colours of the Year we’re offering up some more tile matches to for a little interior design inspo. 1) October Mist 1495 Benjamin Moore‘s soft sagey green was chosen to ignite self-expression and make way for creativity. In this kitchen from @themisfithouse wall cabinets and cupboards celebrate the shade whilst the tiled backsplash offers a mix of dark … Continue reading Trend inspo: Colours of the Year 2022

Seven striking tiles from Clay Imports

Brothers Zac and Nick Barreiro founded Austin-based Clay Imports in 2012, primarily focusing on small batch Mexican tiles. Over the years their love of travel and craftsmanship has inspired an expansion of their collections which now incorporate creations from as far as Vietnam and Turkey. Continue reading Seven striking tiles from Clay Imports

Amoeba Tiles

Spending hours and hours on Instagram, trawling through countless designs, interiors, and artworks, it’s always a welcome sight to find something truly weird and wonderful. And that’s exactly what we stumbled across with the work of Angela Evans. Although much of her tile art leans towards 3D fruits and vegetables, perfect for kitchen decor, there is one collection in particular that couldn’t help but tickle … Continue reading Amoeba Tiles

Whilstling Frog

Our last company for the week is another gem from America. Founded in 1986, Whistling Frog is the creation of artist Rick Pruckler. With previous experience in mural installations and the art of ceramics, Whilstling Frog came about as means to let Pruckler’s creativity run riot. Forming custom glazes and variety of tile making techniques, pieces incorporating elements of nature and stark contrasts began to … Continue reading Whilstling Frog

Curious Covid Creations

These curious commemorative Covid Relief Tiles from New York Tilemakers may seem a strange response to the pandemic, but despite their likeness to the virus they are actually quite lovely. Made of glazed earthenware, and using the same process the Tile Makers use for their other tiles, two forms of these Covid-inspired creations are offered – the tiles (8″ to 9” in diameter) and the … Continue reading Curious Covid Creations

Maitland & Poate

Bringing the traditions and atmosphere of classic Spanish buildings is Maitland & Poate, a London-based company with an eye for encaustic. What initially started as a quest to find fantastic Andalusian tiles for their own home soon blossomed into an obsession to source and collect some of the finest examples of handmade spanish tiles, and reclaim them for use in modern builds and remodels. As … Continue reading Maitland & Poate

Refined Relief from Smink Studio

We’ve been looking for a reason to talk about the fantastic tiles of Marianne Smink since first covering her work here in 2017. And finally we have one! A new collection and addition to Smink Things’ (now Smink Studio) beautiful portfolio has well and truly reignited our love for all things Smink. The new Relief Tiles are each handmade and pressed into one of three … Continue reading Refined Relief from Smink Studio

Tiles of Ezra

Failing to find the quality and style of tiles needed for her interior design studio (STUDIOEZRA) in Australia, Georgia Ezra created her own brand that could offer exactly what she wanted. Forming partnerhips with artisans and manufacturers around the globe Tiles of Ezra is now a hub of authentic handmade tiles representing a variety of crafts from diverse countries such as Mexico and Vietnam. Continue reading Tiles of Ezra

Brilliant Blues from Bert & May

Dezeen’s VDF (virtual design festival) products fair already introduced us to the fantastic work of Giovanni Barbieri, which we covered in Stone Squar and Marvellous Murano, but the inovative exhibition offered even more for the Tile Addicts. A selection of artisanal encaustic tiles designed by UK based Bert & May were ‘presented’ with a very firm focus on blue. There are three design variants (Formentera, … Continue reading Brilliant Blues from Bert & May

Glorious G.Vega

Established in Marbella in 1998, G. Vega Ceramica has been making beautiful things for two decades.  Their speciality is bespoke design, with three international designers (Spanish, Swiss, and Scottish) comprising the creative team. They hand-craft and hand-paint each tile in their Marbella workshop, offering personalised designs of the highest quality from their skillful and labour intensive process. Continue reading Glorious G.Vega

Rivoli Grey, Luserna and Saboya from Mainzu (150x300mm)

Old Meets New

Both tradition and its partner, craftsmanship, are things consumers are excitedly welcoming into their homes. Whether it’s the comfort factor that comes along with natural textures and colour variations, or the uniqueness they provide that can be hard to locate in modern, sterile environments, the incorporation of artisanal interior elements is a trend that cannot be ignored in 2019. Thankfully it’s also a trend that … Continue reading Old Meets New