Five new tile ranges that prove modern design is all about functional nature

Functional nature is sexier than it sounds. It’s using organic, natural elements at their core, most raw and practical form. It’s decor that takes a back-seat whilst still managing to envelope a space in a sea of design. It’s hardy, it’s durable, and it’ll last through decades of changing tastes. It speaks to our modern desire to revert to simpler times. It takes inspiration from … Continue reading Five new tile ranges that prove modern design is all about functional nature

Pop the Pluriball

In an age that rejects single-use plastic it feels only natural to replace the bounty of packaging, bags, and disposable goods with something more permanent, reusable, and practical. But Diesel Living and Iris Ceramica have taken this far beyond the imagination with their new collection. Pluriball is bubblewrap like no other. Un-poppable, un-bendable, and definitely not for use wrapping glass or other breakables, this curious … Continue reading Pop the Pluriball

Mudlarking Master

Inventing and imagining lives, storytelling artist Jacqui Wise takes found objects and transforms them into keepsakes, deeply flavoured with past, present, and future. Born in London, Wise makes use of the rich history afforded by the River Thames, undertaking mudlarking expeditions that mirror a childhood of fossil hunting and beachcombing. Painting lost treasures, transplanting motifs, and making mosaics of sorts from objects lost to time, … Continue reading Mudlarking Master

Art BruTILE

As Tile Addicts, it’s not uncommon to spy noteworthy tiles wherever we go. Exciting street art, a colourful facade, an intriguing cafe floor or even restaurant bathroom can spark joy and tickle tile-addicted tastebuds, but today’s find is a little more out-of-the-box and perfect for our week of artists. Wandering aimlessly along the streets of Margate led us to a small shop window with some … Continue reading Art BruTILE

Autumn leaves aren’t just for fall

Following the fashions of lush jungle foliage, calming nature-inspired design, and warm earth-tones that enrich and embrace, this next tiling trend captures it all. Autumn leaves are sweeping their way across the surface of countless ceramics creating a stylish seasonal swirl. Both across the pond and on the continent, the deep tones of crispy fallen leaves, brilliant blues, and elegant fronds make up the motif … Continue reading Autumn leaves aren’t just for fall

The future is here

Futuristic, forward-thinking, and fountains of fun, Dutch architectural design company Studio RAP is leading the technological revolution. And they’re doing it in undeniable style. Mixing architects, designers, roboticists, programmers, and researchers, Studio RAP’s team is working to elevate and evolve the building process from design to development by creating innovative technologies, robots, and systems that push boundries. Luckily for us, many of their projects and … Continue reading The future is here

Colour of the Year 2023: Pink Edition

We kicked off 2022 with a whole bunch of companies and the colours they selected to be Colour of the Year. In true Tile Addict fashion, we found a whole bunch of tiles to match, from the soft sagey October Mist 1495 from Benjamin Moore to the intensely magenta Orchid Flower from WGSN. And as it’s that time of year again, we’re sharing all the … Continue reading Colour of the Year 2023: Pink Edition

Seven spotty tiles to fulfill your polka dot dreams

Spotty tiles are suprisingly rare if you take terrazzo out of the equation, but whenever we see some they give us a lovely burst of joy. If you love spots and have been looking for some dotty tiles, this is the place for you. 1) Confetti These adorable tiles designed by Oh Joy! for Clé Tile offer playfully dancing pastels in a classic polka dot … Continue reading Seven spotty tiles to fulfill your polka dot dreams

21st Tile of Spain Award Winners

Spreading awareness and upping the creative uses of Spanish ceramics each year, the Tile of Spain Awards offer up prizes in architecture and interior design to ensure tiles continue to thrive at the forefront of the design industry. This year Ripoll- Tizón Estudio de Arquitectura were the winners of the Architecture category with their Ibiza social housing project that featured a fabulous array of traditional-style … Continue reading 21st Tile of Spain Award Winners

Trend inspo: The 70s

The 70s are taking over and we’re loving it, and if you’re loving it too we’ve got the interior inspo for you! 1) Half moon Peachy tones, earthy orange, and forest green mix and match on this fabulous halfmoon fireplace. Get the look with Harvest in a custom colourway from Fireclay Tile, Triptych Midnight from Zia Tile, or Madre Mostatza from Maitland & Poate. 2) … Continue reading Trend inspo: The 70s

Fishing waste turned Net Positive

Three years ago we shared the story of Coldharbour Tiles, a company founded by Emily Packer and Jake Calhoun reducing plastic waste one tile at a time. Now, coming January 2023, they have something new. What started as melted shampoo bottles and bottle caps in a home kitchen is now a flourishing business, and after years of R&D, that business is now a home for … Continue reading Fishing waste turned Net Positive

Tiles like you haven’t seen before

From slip cast tableware to hand crafted murals, South Africa-based Veelvlak Signature Surfaces has 30 years hands-on experience with ceramics. Their gorgeous collections showcase fabulously coloured Wabi-Sabi style surfaces, embracing the beauty of imperfections inherent in handcrafted tile. Embossed, geometric, quaint, quirky, textured, faint, and intense designs all feature with powerful colours and intricate detail. So many unique creations topped with bubbles and ridges, coloured … Continue reading Tiles like you haven’t seen before

Retro Reimagined with Dazey LA x Haustile

Since seeing the tiles used in the Trixie Motel, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of a Dazey LA x Haustile collection. And today that wait is over! Queen of all things Maximal, and lover of bold, modern-retro motifs, Dani Dazey has carried through her incredible gift for vivacious design into five fabulous patterns, now available at Haustile. Subtly muted variations of Dazey’s popular apparel … Continue reading Retro Reimagined with Dazey LA x Haustile

Tone and texture totality

Every now and then a stand really stops you in your tracks at Cersaie. Mainly it will be a familiar brand, but one rare occasions you encounter a previously unknown brand and a display full of creativity and delight. In 2022, Tile Addict discovered some jaw-dropping architectural finishes and textures on the Gypsum stand. Based in Bergamo, Italy, Gypsum produces plaster, laminated polystyrene, and high … Continue reading Tone and texture totality

Hopi & Pueblo Tiles

Today we will be exploring and celebrating a little of the history and variety of the artwork of the Native Americans with information from mother and daughter team Pat and Kim Messier who have dedicated innumerable hours to research and have authored various books on Native American art, with one specifically devoted to the tiles of the Hopi and Pueblo peoples. In contrast to much … Continue reading Hopi & Pueblo Tiles

Petit Pan of Paris

Combining a few shared loves Paris-based Petit Pan founders Myriam De Loor and Pan Gang have created a company with a difference. Baby goods and childrenswear, home decor, haberdashery, and cement tiles live in perfect harmony, all designed in a bubble beyond trends for timelessness and longevity. Petit Pan’s cement tiles celebrate Pan & Myriam’s joyful legacy of colour and creation with unique, playful patterns … Continue reading Petit Pan of Paris

Studio GBD Red

Studio GdB

Dutch design studio Studio GdB thrives in the spirit of collaboration, having previously worked with companies in various disciplines such as Supreme, Converse, and Red Bull. Despite this open approach it is the production of ceramic tiles that currently hold their attention. Creating a custom glaze printer Studio GdB have developed a method that allows them a huge amount of control over their designs. With … Continue reading Studio GdB

Grow House Green Leaf Tiles

Grow House Grow

Like the name implies, Grow House Grow offers dope designs to help you live the high life. Artist Katie Deedy founded Grow House Grow in 2007 to create interior surfaces that do more than just decorate. Her wallpaper designs and cement tiles are formed to create a story with motifs rich with character and a strong sense of narrative. Her tile collections are made from … Continue reading Grow House Grow

Decorum Lilac Tiles

A Dream Palette from Decorum Tiles

Decorum Tiles makes the most of their local Cornish setting with hand-painted Delft tiles depicting the area’s flora, fauna, landscapes, and delicacies, but it’s their unique colour palette that really sets them apart. Simple patterns are uplifted with stunning soft pastels and vibrant tones that are hard to come by in the tile world, let alone combined with classic motifs. Signal, Cosmo, Stargazy, and Chequers … Continue reading A Dream Palette from Decorum Tiles