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

Half-Moon and Autumn Leaves

We’ve got two more mini-trends for you today, the ever-comforting Autumn Leaves and the hip and funky Half-Moons. As Tile of Spain named it one of their top trends for 2023, I kept my eyes peeled for Autumn Leaves all through Cevisama and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Two fabulously frond-filled designs, City Crema Dec from Cristacer and Sassari-R from Vives both feature tropical flora in … Continue reading Half-Moon and Autumn Leaves

You’ve Got Wallpaper

Despite a smaller number than expected of large format specialists at Cevisama, there was still plenty of wallpaper-effect tile action going on. Some kept it dainty, and some went big and bold, but all of them made a big impact wherever they were displayed. One of the most wonderfully three dimensional wallpaper-effect designs came from APE with their Deco Set (3) Hoss. Bold tropical leaves … Continue reading You’ve Got Wallpaper

Top 10 tiles from our last Cevisama

Cevisama is coming up, and after three long years I will finally be returning to the long halls lined with wonderful tiles and ceramic creations. To get in the mood, I’ve been revisiting findings from previous Cevisamas and have curated a mini list of the best. 1) Veneto‘s Patchwork Rug This patchwork of patterned rugs stitched together with glittery ‘thread’ creates a unique tile experience. … Continue reading Top 10 tiles from our last Cevisama

The Current Constellation of Cosmic Clouds

The ceramic creatives at Clay Squared have released a new set of Cosmic Cloud tiles, each more wonderfully otherwordly than the next. Opting to open the task of naming the tiles to their Instagram followers, the resulting names create an intergalactic drama. Mixing star clusters, gemstones, galaxies, and astronomical features, Clay Squared’s new Cosmic Cloud tiles offer up bubbles, bursts, and swirling colours intermingling in … Continue reading The Current Constellation of Cosmic Clouds

Irregular Duo

Wonky squares, patchworked and colourful, are the highlight of Bert & May‘s delightful duo Fragment and Quad from their Irregular collection designed by interior design firm Kitesgrove. Peachy Quad features four variations of the asymmetrical squares with Quad One, Two, Tree, and Four designed to work together to create an unusual decor full of character. Mustard-toned Fragment has a similar style with the wonky squares … Continue reading Irregular Duo

Welcome to the Pavegeneration

When I was young and first learning about how energy was generated, we were taught the importance of renewables and creating electricity from resources that could be used without being used up. So I wracked my little brain to come up with something new that could be added to the tiny graphics on our worksheets. What was there a lot of? The sea was taken, … Continue reading Welcome to the Pavegeneration

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

Six tile collections inspired by Japan

Tiles come in may forms and styles, influenced and inspired by many artists, materials, and locations. Ancient mosaics, handcrafted zellige, vintage Majolica, and vibrant Talavera tiles to name but a few, but today it’s all about six collections inspired by a place as far away as it is culturally rich – Japan. 1) Watermark from Clé Tile Designed by Clé Tile‘s founder Deborah Osburn, the … Continue reading Six tile collections inspired by Japan

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

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

Six spaces featuring tiles from New Terracotta

Every restaurant, bar, hotel, and cafe is made better with tiles, and here are six that have been improved by some tiles from New Terracotta. 1) Bremen Bar in Cantabria, Spain Adding a little texture to the walls of this elegant Spanish bar (designed by Estudio Olade) are two takes on New Terracotta’s Constellation tiles; one in Ice Grey White and one in Tempest Blue. … Continue reading Six spaces featuring tiles from New Terracotta

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

It’s like déjà vu

Sticking to their roots – both social and geographical – the artisans at Le Nid handcraft stunning ceramics at the base of Mount Etna, highlighting the magic of being Made in Sicily. Studio Le Nid – then Il Nido – was founded in 1966 by Barbaro Messina, a creative inspired by the ancients and on the hunt for innovative techniques. In the 70s experimentation led … Continue reading It’s like déjà vu

Cyberspace Curiosities X

Our tenth collection of ceramic curiosities found in cyberspace, enjoy! 1) Uonuon The creatives at 14oraitaliana have blended the cartoonish whimsy of Pop Art with the chic style of wood-effect tiles to produce a collection with personality to spare. Uonuon comes in 14 colours, including a rich mustard yellow, soft blues, dramatic black, and organic shades with a Scandi flavour. 2) Stracciatella Blue Natural A … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities X