Voltaire’s Vibrant Lavatories

On Friday Clapham-based not-for-profit arts organisation Studio Voltaire reopened with a fresh face. Revitalising this important space by creating 42% more artist studios, a kitchen, a workshop, and two residency studios, this project has gone well beyond improving the look and utility of Studio Voltaire. Amongst these improvements is a refreshed garden and entrance space (complete with volcanic ash glazed tiles ExCinere), a restored Victorian … Continue reading Voltaire’s Vibrant Lavatories

Welcome to the colourful world of Julie Edmunds

Wielding the power of colour and taking mosaic mastery to dizzying heights is today’s featured artist – Hertfordshire-based Julie Edmunds. Beginning in textiles and moving across mediums into chalk, and finally into glass, Edmunds’s art has always made colour front and centre. Her mosaic work varies texture and tone, mixing media and shapes to produce sublimely beautiful murals and masterpieces. Some artworks even feature specially … Continue reading Welcome to the colourful world of Julie Edmunds

Four Tremendous Tactile Textures

The textures of tile come in many shapes, sizes, depths, and designs, some made by machine, some by hand, and some by chance and fire. No matter how the texture is made, it’s almost impossible to do anything but love it and want to touch it. To celebrate these varied reliefs we’ve gathered a small sample of diverse textured delights from all around the tiling … Continue reading Four Tremendous Tactile Textures

Skater Tiles from Art of Board

Earlier this year we looked at Skate or Design, a company that transforms snapped skate boards into one-of-a-kind wall coverings. And today we have something a little similar. Art of Board is a lifestyle brand that takes the skate aesthetic and produces a variety of chic decors. Material made from broken boards, unique interior spaces, skate-inspired chair designs, textile and wallpaper creations, clothes made from … Continue reading Skater Tiles from Art of Board

Marazzi’s Mix and Match

Although pick-n-mix patchwork tiles have been big in the past few years, when they meet another tiling trend something truly wonderful is created. Blending botanical motifs with an unpredictable mismatched layout produces a surface with the elegance and grace of floral design and modernity and unique vibe achieved from mixing and matching. With Marazzi‘s Crogiolo Rice quaint watercolour style details of leaves and flowers dance … Continue reading Marazzi’s Mix and Match

Are these the colours of summer 2022?

For those of you who follow us on Instagram you may have noticed we had a bit of fun with New York Fashion Week trends, matching statement styles with statement tiles. Now we’re taking their colour trends (as shown by Pantone) to help inform potential interior fashions and shade selections that may appear over the next few months. The Spring/Summer 2022 NYFW Colour Palette These … Continue reading Are these the colours of summer 2022?

The Antique Floor Company

There is little better than reclaimed tile. Enjoying the beauty of a fantastically crafted specimen, getting an injection of invaluable history, and helping to save the planet all at the same time? Who doesn’t want that? Nobody, that’s who. That’s why we’re sharing another company bringing the beauty of reclaimed tile to the masses. The Antique Floor Company was started by Philip Marr 12 years … Continue reading The Antique Floor Company

Bathrooms become conceptual centres

With work featuring on the cover of The New Yorker, National Geographic, and The New York Times, today’s featured artist isn’t exactly underground. He’s drawn live at the Venice Art Biennale, the London Olympics, and the New York City Marathon (whilst running it), and hand-drew a 360 degree VR animation for The New Yorker. But somehow it’s his… bathrooms that we’re most interested in. Christoph … Continue reading Bathrooms become conceptual centres

Tortuga, Reverie, and Celtic Knots

Last year we took a look at three collection from Cincinatti-based Rookwood, focusing on the weird and wonderful shapes of Oasis, Zing, and Starburst. Before we settled on those paticular ranges we made a note of a few more that we’d like to cover at Tile Addict in the future, so that’s what we’re doing today! First up we have Tortuga, a fabulously detailed take … Continue reading Tortuga, Reverie, and Celtic Knots

Mushroom Materials

We’re stretching the tile boundary a little bit with this one, but it’s so wonderfully weird and marvellously magical that we can’t help but share. With big dreams and a fabulously fungi-filled vision of the future, Ecovative Design is leading the charge towards a sustainable world. Taking aim at two of the biggest polluters on the planet – plastics and animal agriculture – Ecovative Design … Continue reading Mushroom Materials

Va-va-varadero

Inspired by 19th century cement tiles, Harmony‘s Varadero is a geometric delight. Taking a few hints from traditional Cuban designs (and taking its name from a Cuban town), the simple repetitive motif is light, delicate, and decorative. In a 198 by 228mm hexagon, Varadero finds variety in its five colourways. Moonlight’s off-white offers sophistication with it’s subtlety. Grey makes a point of neutrality whilst Rose … Continue reading Va-va-varadero

Trashpresso

A curious contraption aims to reduce plastic waste by eliminating complexity. Two units (one 40ft container housing the processing line and one 20ft solar cell unit) make up a recycling line capable of upcyling up to 50kg of waste each hour. This system, known as Trashpresso, takes three simple steps to transform plastic bottles into tiles: size-reduction, purification, and reshaping. Firstly the machine shreds plastic … Continue reading Trashpresso

Elegant Exit

Following on from FUGA, Studio Irvine offers another curious combination of fluidity and rigidity. Blending the two, the designers create a surface that can adapt to any location with a look that is not quite tile, but not quite anything else. Exit’s modular system is comprised of pointed arrow forms in either yellow, red, or grey terracotta. Between each of these elements sits the raw … Continue reading Elegant Exit

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

Skate or Design

Encouraging community with their Buy Back Program and creating unique products from inevitable waste, skater craftsmen in the USA are filling a fine niche. Deckstool, founded by brothers Jason and Adam Podlaski, takes used and broken skateboards and gives them a whole new life. With their Broken Skateboard Buy Back Program the company ensures a steady supply of materials whilst partnering with skate shops and … Continue reading Skate or Design

Kintsugi Collection

We’re big fans of kintsugi – the famous Japanese art of reclaiming the beauty of the broken by highlighting cracks and repairs in gold – not only for its lovely looks, but for the way it encourages the process of mending (especially in ceramics) and emphasises the charm of the imperfect. We’ve previously covered one company’s rendition of golden repair (Wow Design’s Kintsugi) and today … Continue reading Kintsugi Collection

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

todobarro

Our next company hails from Spain. The craftsmen of todobarro are an artisanal outfit dedicated to keeping traditions alive, making each tile to order and forming them all by hand. Specialising in terracotta, stunning shapes and earthy shades make up the majority of their collections. Their seven tones (Blanco Antiguo, Baraca, Ambar, Pizarra, Rojiza, SalmΓ³n, and Paja flameada) each offer the delicious variety of classic … Continue reading todobarro

A bit of Bestile

Bestile has a large collection catalogue covering many styles and finishes so we’ve selected a few of their more curious ranges to share today. Afra: A mysterious mix-and-match collection, Afra makes the most of glaze to highlight motifs and the varied shapes and styles the range utilises. At 225 by 225mm, matt grey and dark metallic gold mix together in geometric patterns and futuristic designs. … Continue reading A bit of Bestile

Jatana Interiors

Continuing our week of wonder, celebrating companies in all their varied glory, we have an Australian company – Jatana Interiors. A love of colour and design began after founder Sonya Marish’s travels through Asia and the Middle East. What initially started as a hunt for unique treasures became income after Marish strated a market stall in Sydney to sell globally-sourced goodies. Later, a desire to … Continue reading Jatana Interiors