Trend inspo: Zellige Kitchen

Zellige and zellige style tiles have been a trend for a while now and these textured beauties seem to show no sign of falling out of favour. So we’ve gathered you some kitchen inspo and the tiles to match. 1) White Classic, clean, and perfect for any colour scheme, white zellige is an easy choice. Get the look with Snow Zellige from Tiles of Ezra, … Continue reading Trend inspo: Zellige Kitchen

Reclaiming Italy’s Finest

Reclaimed tiles are big news – they’re eco-friendly, carry a wealth of historic charm, and can suit any number of favoured contemporary interior styles from desert modern to farmhouse chic. There are countless companies offering a rich portfolio of salvaged vintage tiles (including some we have already covered such as Maitland & Poate, Bert & May, and The Antique Floor Company) and today we’re sharing … Continue reading Reclaiming Italy’s Finest

Jeschkelanger’s Neoterrazzo

German art duo Anja Langer and Marie Jeschke (otherwise known as Jeschkelanger) will ignite your fire for surface design. Using domestic glass (from windows, doors, and tables) to produce their melting moments Contact Zones – described as “a meeting point between the two artists on glass, the melting moment between Jeschkelanger’s practice with glass and architecture, and the project empty_glass – an encounter with chef … Continue reading Jeschkelanger’s Neoterrazzo

Cyberspace Curiosities V

May’s Cyberspace Curiosities incoming! 1) Spoons Vibrantly coloured teardrops mix and match in these lively tiles from Canadian company Geon Tiles. Each piece is handcrafted with six colours (Warm White, Seafoam, Zeden Green, Rust, Harbour, and Riedel Blue) offering a blend of energy and calm. 2) Key West Hemmingway Inspired by the bathroom tiles in Ernest Hemingway’s home in Key West, Florida, these recreation pieces … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities V

Salmistraro’s Bisanzio

Bringing to mind the Byzantine rule over Sicily, this tile and coffee table collection by Elena Salmistraro for Lithea offers old world elegance and an appreciation for material. The names of each coffee table have been selected to pay homage to two individuals who helped to conquer the small island – generals Maniace and Calafato – whilst the wall decors, and tiles (Byzas, Hagia, and … Continue reading Salmistraro’s Bisanzio

Tiles made from microwaves

Waste-made tiles are always a delight, and these creations by Norwegian studio Snøhetta is no exception. These prototypes crafted in collaboration with Italian manufacturers Fornace Brioni and Belgian designers Studio Plastique have found a new potential home for materials rarey recycled. Microwave and oven glass and glass from electronic goods are widely regarded as unrecycleable due to their varied compositions, treatments, and finishes. But rather … Continue reading Tiles made from microwaves

Trend inspo: Flora

Become one with nature with these fabulous flora and foliage themed features. 1) Shades of blue and beige Warm shades and abstract shapes create a striking focal point in this statement bathroom. Get the look with Timeline Botanical from Del Conca, Caribbean from ABK Wide & Style, or Overtime Foliage from Ceramiche Supergres. 2) White and blue Dainty leaf sketches in blue create a minimalist … Continue reading Trend inspo: Flora

Scenes of London Life

An artist from a young age, London-based Helen Beard has made a living observing life and translating it into ink and watercolour. With bespoke pieces ranging from bowls and vases to decorative ornaments, Beard’s hand-painted ceramics offer joyful scenes with unusual, quaint themes. Transferring lightly pigmented and delicately detailed paintings into ceramics is no easy feat. The process begins with freehand outlines, created using a … Continue reading Scenes of London Life

Trend inspo: Green Kitchens

Green is an interior favourite. Perfect for statement design, natural vibes, or as a subtle neutral, green of all kinds are a kitchen’s best friend. So we’ve gathered some inspo and the tiles to match! 1) Scales Fabulous fishscales add a splash of contrasting colour against the black ceiling and rich wood. Get the look with Abanico Light Green Gloss from Clay Imports, Green Graffito … Continue reading Trend inspo: Green Kitchens

Update: The Living Seawall

Back in 2019 we shared one of our favourite tile-centred eco projects – Volvo’s Living Seawall. Now, three years on (and on Earth Day) we thought we’d have a look at how things have changed. Each 3D printed hexagonal tile was formed to mimic the roots of mangroves, a species once abundant on the coast of Sydney. Fifty tiles were place along these urbanised coastlines … Continue reading Update: The Living Seawall

The Heart of Heath Ceramics

Since 1948 Heath Ceramics have been serving up American made glazed goodies in California. Originally a small-scale pottery ran by Edith & Brian Heath, Heath Ceramics opened its first factory in Sausalito in 1959 and welcomed tile production eight years later. In 2003 the company was relaunched by Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, a couple who have continued to maintain the soul of small-scale production, … Continue reading The Heart of Heath Ceramics

Corrispondenza

Like many other patchwork collections, this tile range is bold and busy. Each of Corrispondenza’s faces is a mini modern artwork, angular, considered, and in a range of rich tones. Conceptualised by architecture and interior design firm Dimorestudio, Corrispondenza acts as a tangible extension of their admiration for Italian ceramic heritage and brings together a wealth of knowledge about historical art, fashion, and design. The … Continue reading Corrispondenza

Holidays in Wannsee

Pixel perfect scenes of daily life spread a touch of vintage joy at the Berlin-Wannsee train station. Created by Christoph Niemann and unveiled in 2018, two parallel murals welcome visitors with sweet stories and charming tableaux. Almost 20,000 100 by 100mm tiles were used to create the two 40 metre long storyscapes with a retro palette creating comfy vibes. Drawing on and continuing the NYC … Continue reading Holidays in Wannsee

Sol for Spring

Create a springtime aesthetic with Sol – a characterful, multi-textured collection from Ragno. Three base-shades (Bianco, Verde, and Blu) kick off the range, each offering up “the charm of the Amalfi Coast.” From each colour come two textural accent designs with stunning relief details – Struttura Piuma 3D Bianco and Struttura Foglia 3D Verde. Bianco, Verde, and Blu also mix together to create five patterned … Continue reading Sol for Spring

10 Tile Designers You Should Know

The tile world is full of fabulous minds. Embracing designers from all specialisations has given us some truly incredible tiles over the years so we thought we’d create a little list of 10 you should know! 1) Cristina Celestino As an architect and designer Celestino has worked with countless prestigious companies offering creative direction for interiors and displays, as well as producing unique tile designs … Continue reading 10 Tile Designers You Should Know

Tiles for an Icon

Inspired by fashion icon Iris Apfel, the aptly named collection Icon from Target Ceramics is a joyful buzz of colour. Informed by Apfel’s love of wild patterns and vibrant combinations, Icon playfully mixes together a patchwork of motifs. Nine designs create the range blending geometrics, curves, animal print, flowers, and leaves, each of which have been carefully selected to reflect textiles and jewellery. Adding eternal … Continue reading Tiles for an Icon

Wet Room

Artist Lucy Stein translates the underground passages of West Cornwall into a tiled installation with her Wet Room exhibition. These Neolithic spaces are believed to have been sites for ritual rebirthing ceremonies, a theme reflected in Stein’s choice to have water flow perpetually into and out of the bath and sink in the central piece. Though the majority of the exhibition’s artworks are paintings and … Continue reading Wet Room

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!

Marazzi’s Ho.Re.Ca II

Continuing on from Monday’s look at Alessandro Pasinelli Studio‘s Ho.Re.Ca design schemes (all with tiles from Marazzi), today we have the wine bar, café littéraire, and the pâtisserie! Wine Bar Designed for conversation and the free-flow of alcohol, wine bars are about taste and memories. These two scheme view the wine bar as alibrary, where people come to learn and explore. Wine Bar A A … Continue reading Marazzi’s Ho.Re.Ca II

Cobo London

We love a cobogo. Any hint that they’re hitting the mainstream in Europe is always incredibly exciting to us (which is why we’re always so eager to share creations such as Celosia by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina or Hives from Konstantin Grcic for Mutina). So we were delighted to see Cobo London at the Surface Design Show last month – a company bringing Brazil to … Continue reading Cobo London