Interior Inspo: Statement Splashback

Looking for the perfect place to add a burst of personality? Look no further than the splashback. Small but mighty, they have the ability to transform a space from drab to daring with minimal cost. Get inspired with our selection below, and find the tiles you can use to get the look at home. 1) Pink Geo Indulge in a splash of pink with this … Continue reading Interior Inspo: Statement Splashback

Portugal: tile tradition and technology

Earlier this year Diary of a Tile Addict was invited on a four-day ceramic tile study tour of Portugal.  As a long-term admirer of Portugal’s long and influential ceramic tradition, DOATA’s founder, Joe Simpson readily accepted the invitation. For a self-proclaimed tile addict, this wonderful tour proved to be a complete pleasure and privilege.  There were many reasons for its success.  One, was Joe’s fellow … Continue reading Portugal: tile tradition and technology

Lindsey Lang

Offering up uniquely patterned and textured tiles, textile design expert Lindsey Lang breathes bold modernity into the antique art of producing handmade encaustic cement tiles and historic tradition of terrazzo. Vibrant colours and striking motifs make up the Leaf, Ellipse, Scallop, and Hex collections whilst the innovative London Chevron, London Roundel, and Quarter Roundel demonstrate unusual geometric 3D relief cement tiles inspired by the London … Continue reading Lindsey Lang

Immortalising moments

Translating the everyday into works of mosaic art, KidPier is what happens when Gaudi meets Warhol. Using the timeless, ancient art of mosaics, KidPier seeks to restore a little magic to the mundane, adding a touch of magic to discarded and forgotten daily objects like a plain old Amazon delivery box. Cementing these objects in time and crafting them with care, KidPier captures the emptiness … Continue reading Immortalising moments

Six fabric inspired tile designs

Combining the familiar patterns and soft surfaces of fabric with the solid permanence of tile makes for many a marvellous design. Companies have created all sorts of fabric-inspired collections taking inspiration from craft, heritage, and texture, and here are six to show how unusual the end result can be. 1) Quilt from Studio Irvine Designed by Marialaura Rossiello, Quilt references the patchwork nature of quilting, … Continue reading Six fabric inspired tile designs

Feature Fringe

We’re suckers for any tile design that incorporates grout into its decor and we’ve got one to share today. Taking its name from the decorative border that frames clothes, furnishings, and faces, Fringe is a tile range that makes the most of parallel lines, offering order and symmetry with flair. Designed by Michael Anastassiades for Mutina, Fringe plays with borders with the two patterns – … Continue reading Feature Fringe

Swiss luxury in Kowloon

Striking columns of deep blue ceramic tiles coat the facade of the Hong Kong boutique store of Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller Piaget. Designed by Chinese architecture firm Neri&Hu, Piaget’s storefront was created to honour the brand’s dedication to craftsmanship as well as the historic wharf area of Kowloon. Two main elements of the facade make reference to Kowloon’s historical importance in trade and culture … Continue reading Swiss luxury in Kowloon

Five tile trends that bring the outside in

Everybody is looking to add a little nature to their homes; to bring a little of the outside in. Potted plants, tropical wallpapers, green paint, and rattan furniture have all been trending but if you want to add a touch of the organic in a more permanent way, here are five tile trends that’ll help. 1) Marble Classic, elegant, and completely timeless, marble offers fresh … Continue reading Five tile trends that bring the outside in

Yinka Ilori x Domus

Launched at this year’s Clerkenwell and spreading joy wherever they land, the joyful debut tile collection by British artist Yinka Ilori is one for the books. Made in collaboration with Domus, the handmade Glaze range features 16 joyful colours and five modular shapes designed to be used alone or to create dopamine-boosting kaleidoscopic designs full of vibrancy and vim. The glossy ceramic surface lightly varies … Continue reading Yinka Ilori x Domus

Musical Mural

A sequence of symphonic sketches stand proud behind the banquette of the Cozinha das Flores in Porto, Portugal. The interior, designed by Space Copenhagen, mixes the moody elegance of natural stone with rich and retro earth tones for an eatery that offers varying visuals throughout. Whether you’re looking over at the dark grey quartzite that decorates the wall and worktop of the bar, enjoying the … Continue reading Musical Mural

Kimono-like Kanoko

Inspired by a Japanese traditional Kimono pattern, this delightfully simple collection from Inax does a lot of what we love when it comes to tile. The small repeat mosaic pattern of curved-edge hollow squares of Kanoko comes in two colours – Black and White – with each sheet featuring the sporadic inclusion of gloss tessera that contrast against the blanket of matt tone. The name … Continue reading Kimono-like Kanoko

Grab some goggles to go to Gavello

Dive into a world of blue at the Gavello jewellery store in Mykonos. Like swimming through the deep end of a pool, the interior of this shop is topped and tailed in aqua tiles, lit from above with strip lights and across the walls by circular pool lights, and decorated with a few details from the piscina. Half of a pool ladder descends from the … Continue reading Grab some goggles to go to Gavello

Slithering Salomè

Delighted by last years release of a tile collection by the great colour master Adam Nathaniel Furman, I was even more excited to learn that a new collection was on its way. And finally it’s here! Paying homage to Italian painting style La Figura Serpentinata painting, Furman’s new Salomè ceramic tiles twist and turn like the curving of a snake or the shape of a … Continue reading Slithering Salomè

DoodlePippin

Folding, rippling, and forming into a cane is what millefiori is all about. Literally ‘a thousand flowers’, millefiori is an ancient process used to manipulate clay or glass, with each bend and twist creating a uniquely kaleidoscopic pattern hidden within a long, unassuming pole. And it’s millefiori that forms the basis of the many marvellous designs found on DoodlePippin. Artist and DoodlePippin owner Ruth uses … Continue reading DoodlePippin

Variegati Visuals

Unusual swirls, streaks, and specks bespatter the surface of Ceramica Fioranese‘s I Variegati collection. Inspired by Italian variegated terracotta, I Variegati translates the skilful work of Lombardia craftsmen with the precise hand of technology. The resulting surface brings the best of both industry and the artisanal hand, offering up a delightfully rippled design as delicious as freshly churned ice cream. Six neutrals and earth tones … Continue reading Variegati Visuals

Akashic Tiles

In the lush landscape of South Africa’s Knysna dwells a crafty company with a keen sense for the beauty of handmade tiles. What was formally Renwick Tiles – a company we’ve covered here after their move stateside – Akashic Tiles is the new name given by husband and wife team Sharon and Ryan Kensley after purchasing Renwick Tiles from friends and former founders of the … Continue reading Akashic Tiles

Five Gorgeous Green Exteriors

The colour green speaks to a space deep inside us that yearns for nature and the great outdoors. These days this need seems ever more pressing as natural landscapes are interrupted and the climate is changing life as we know it. And what more modern way to cope with this instinctual desire than to recreate nature with architecture? Here’s some gorgeous green to get us … Continue reading Five Gorgeous Green Exteriors

Baked Africa

Earthy shades and organic textures play together with sharp geometric lines for this intriguing collection from The Baked Tile Co. Dark slate, burnt orange terracotta, and a delicate off white create the trio of shades, each mixing and matching amongst each other to create the angular hexagonal patchwork of patterns that forms Africa. A hand-crafted, raw earth look is created with details that imitate scores … Continue reading Baked Africa

Sol’Art

Brothers-in-law Giovanni and Fabio add a breath of fresh air to traditional Italian ceramics in their studio located in the idyllic Amalfi coast town of Vietri sul Mare. Beginning in 2000 with familiar local designs, their style morphed over time to create something new out of the materials and glazes they were familiar with. These new, decorative pieces, be they plates, coffee cups, vases or … Continue reading Sol’Art