Cevisama Curiosities: The 70s

We’ve cleared Cevisama‘s trends, we’ve shared one of our favourite stands, and we’ve grouped together a whole bunch of mini-trends, but now it’s time to begin what you’ve all been waiting for – the Cevisama Curiosities series. This time I’m switching it up, creating ‘families’ of curiosities rather than the free-for-all you’ve grown accustomed to and the first family of this Cevisama season – The … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities: The 70s

Cevisama Stand-Out

Amongst the many magnificent Cevisama stands that brought the best of tile and design, there was one where almost everything on display made it to my camera reel – Nanda Tiles. Colourful, playful, and rich with joyful motifs, the Nanda Tiles stand was an absolute delight. The first collection that called to us from across the exhibition floor was Giardino. Fabulous florals in soft pastel … Continue reading Cevisama Stand-Out

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

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

New Terracotta’s New Looks

A stunning selection of sculptural tiles from Paulo Vale have added intrigue and joy to the stylish ranges of New Terracotta. Four statement designs highlight unique shapes and texture from some of nature’s finest flora and fauna. Daisy Cacti and Cactum’s speckled surfaces and curved forms are hand molded and entirely unique. Their basic colourway features a variety of green shades but several of New … Continue reading New Terracotta’s New Looks

Trend Inspo: Hellenistic Revival

Ancient Greece meets modern chic with the electic interior style Hellenistic Revival. Think marble statues, carved columns, elegant drapery, ivy, and natural details and mix and match with contemporary accents, vibrant colours, and ornate wallpaper. And for a bit more inspo we’ve gathered a few interiors and the tiles to match! 1) Textured Feature This stunning shower is wrapped in a pale textured tile and … Continue reading Trend Inspo: Hellenistic Revival

Fun Tile

Mosaic Factory’s Flow

The possibilities are endless with Mosaic Factory‘s Flow. Poured cement in every colour imaginable offers customisation at every level. You simply design what you like, and Mosaic Factory create it for you. Terrazzo style chip patterns, abstract art, and psychedelic colour combinations are showcased throughout their Flow portfolio. Create a family mural with kid’s artwork, design with splatters, swirls, strokes, and stripes, or pick your … Continue reading Mosaic Factory’s Flow

Botteganove Petali

Cyberspace Curiosities VI

For the sixth time this year we’re bringing you a small collection of ceramic curiousities we’ve found online. 1) Cement Pattern 01z This curiously covid-shaped pattern from Best Tile has some seriously funky vibes. These handmade cement tiles offer a touch of colourful vibrancy with a motif to spark conversation. 2) Ghenos Tiles When searching for the artist behind the tiles in a home we … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities VI

Rainbow Tile Combo

Places where you can shop the rainbow

This week we’re sharing five tile companies that can make your dreams of a rainbow home a reality. With tiles in every colour of the spectrum you can mix and match as you please. 1) Mosaic Factory Mosaic Factory’s selection of hand crafted zellige offers up 88 distinct colours including deep red, powder blue, olive green, peachy orange, and even multiple shades of purple. 2) … Continue reading Places where you can shop the rainbow

Bestile Coleur

Could be wood

An innovative wood-effect tile is a fine thing, adding another twist on this classic building material, and Bestile has a whole raft of unusual takes on wood-looks. Among their standard designs or natural looking planks are a few collections taking the design to another level. Atlas HexaA hexagonal wood-effect tile with rich veining in a range of eight shades – five natural, spanning light and … Continue reading Could be wood

ANT Botteganove New Town

Good news! An ANF Tile Collection!

He’s been on our radar as a master of colour with a rich imagination full of design delights. Though tiles have featured in his murals and thoroughout his vision for the future of town halls, there haven’t been any official Adam Nathaniel Furman tiles… until now. In a collaboration with Botteganove, Furman’s New Town collection pairs vibrant, playful shades with a textured mix and match … Continue reading Good news! An ANF Tile Collection!

Turquoise Tiled Shower

Trend inspo: Statement Showers II

6. Perfect Pattern Keeping the rest of the bathroom simple with wood and neutrals makes the shower free to express itself. Find an unusual pattern in a vibrant colour for maximum effect. Featured is Goa from Popham Designs (Worldwide), although Oriental Fairy from Otto Tiles & Design (UK) and Granada Turquoise Crackle from Clay Imports (USA) are equally as lovely. Continue reading Trend inspo: Statement Showers II

OTT Korean glaze

Recycling spent ceramics back into production is an important aim to increase the sustainability of mass produced tableware and tiles. Though we’ve covered the work of Hanneke de Leeuw of Fabrique Pu which makes use of discarded vases, mugs, and plates, today’s feature takes the process a step further. The unstable nature of glazed ceramics complicates recycling as the fired materials become impure. Finding a … Continue reading OTT Korean glaze

Motawi Tiles

Our new obsession – Motawi

Founded in 1992 by Nawal Motawi, Motawi Tileworks started life in a garage and tiles that were once a novelty found at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market amongst the rutabaga sellers now have a home in over 300 stores throughout America. Now with over 30 employees and a 12,900 square foot studio Motawi Tileworks thrives on a philosophy that places its workers and the creative … Continue reading Our new obsession – Motawi

Sager Bird

The Forager Mosaicist

A long-term mosaic art installation, mapscapes, and rockworks are just three of Sager Mosaics‘ gifts to the creative world. Located in Whitsett, Pennsylvania the studio of The Forager Mosaicist, otherwise known as Rachel Sager, acts as both a respite for travellers on the trail and a place to create immeasurable beauty. Amongst these creations is the impressive Ruins Project. Born amidst the ruins of a … Continue reading The Forager Mosaicist

Farnhurst

To Respect and Remember

This recently completed monument is restoring dignity and respect to those buried at the Delaware State Hospital, a former psychiatric institution known to locals as ‘Farnhurst’. Without names, dates of birth, or any reference to family, the hospital’s deceased were intially identified only by numbered white granite cubes laid in concentric circles in the Spiral Cemetery. Overgrown and mostly forgotten, many of the cubes became … Continue reading To Respect and Remember

gazete tile

Gazete Azulejos

The vibrantly tiled façades of Portugal’s homes are one of the country’s most iconic sights, but those sights are disappearing. Attempting to preserve the tiling legacy before it disappears entirely is Gazete Azulejos. Once handmade in factories thoroughout Portugal, reduced demand over the years led to closures. The tiled façades that remained have steadily decreased in number due to renovations and modernisation, and some tiles … Continue reading Gazete Azulejos