KWG·M·CUBE by MVRDV. Photo Credit: Seth Powers

Five Fascinating Façades

When looking to compile a list of our favourite façades we noticed a very clear front runner in the race for beguiling buildings – architecture firm MVRDV. Undeniable style, elegance, creativity, and flair are found amongst many of their projects, and three have been chosen for our selection of Five Fascinating Façades. Continue reading Five Fascinating Façades

Multidimensional Mosaics from Menel Hüzmeli

Turkish artist Menel Hüzmeli has been producing mosaics for over 12 years in the Affan quarter of the Hatay province. In a country with a strong mosaic heritage, Hüzmeli’s works take enormous strides to stand alone, pioneering a three-dimensional style that literally stands out from the crowd. Continue reading Multidimensional Mosaics from Menel Hüzmeli

public art brazilian ceramic street art MUDA installation 2015

Six street artists producing ceramic graffiti

Ceramic graffiti is a wonderful thing and we love covering it here at Diary of a Tile Addict. But there are still people who don’t know that it exists, or where to find artists and installations. To help remedy this we have compiled a list to share the fantastic work of those spreading the magic of ceramics. Continue reading Six street artists producing ceramic graffiti

Five fun cartoon features in tile

It’s always fun to find the unsual amongst the standard, be it strange materials, imaginative layouts, or trials in texture. But there’s one thing that comes up at random, delighting the Tile Addicts and consumers alike – cartoon creations. We’ve collected some of the best over the years, and here are five of the prime examples. Continue reading Five fun cartoon features in tile

Rombini Mutina Bouroullec brothers tile design

Ten terrific textured tiles

Textured tiles are increasing in popularity, partly due to the unique subtleties of decoration they can provide an interior, but also due to the increasing designs made available thanks to advances in tile technology. At this year’s Cevisama we focused on the hand-made look – the bumpy organic surface of Moroccan zellige – as well as intricately made ornate panel-looks. There is texture a-plenty cropping … Continue reading Ten terrific textured tiles

Delicate Decor Design

Paint and splatter effects have become increasing prevalent amongst tile designs recently. The unique appearance fits well with hand-crafted chic and artisanal creations (also extraordinarily popular for interiors). There are so many ways to incorporate this style – as we covered with a few of our Cevisama Curiosities – including today’s collection focus. Continue reading Delicate Decor Design

Musonda’s paper mosaics

As Tile Addicts we believe it is our duty to share intriguing artists from all over the world and celebrate the vastness of styles available within the confines of ’tile’. Today we’re sharing the paper mosaics of Zambian artist Lesley Musonda, and a little of how they came to be. Artistically inclined from a young age and with inspiration from her late mother, Musonda began … Continue reading Musonda’s paper mosaics

Top tile trends we hope to see more of

It’s one thing to follow trends and obey their rules, but it’s another when your favourites never seem to stay in fashion. For Tile Addicts there are a few tile trends we see come and go, designs we love and features we fantasise about, but all too often they don’t stick around long enough for us to enjoy them. So here are Tile Addict’s top … Continue reading Top tile trends we hope to see more of

Broken but breathtaking

Plain subway tiles are the medium of choice for destructive artist Graziano Locatelli. With an intense appreciation for the broken and damaged Locatelli’s artworks celebrate the cracked and fragmented with a decisive level of order. Born in 1977 in Bergamo, a childhood fascination led to this self-taught artist to experiment with unusual materials like aluminium and broken glass. Continue reading Broken but breathtaking

Del Savio

This year marks the 110th anniversary of marble company Del Savio. Originally specialising in the production of Terrazzo and Palladiana floorings, Del Savio extended its production to manufacture marble for additional purposes including furnishings progressively broadened its industrial production and nowadays manufactures marble for different purposes, such as furnishings, various types of coverings, and items for the construction industry. Continue reading Del Savio