Fishing waste turned Net Positive

Three years ago we shared the story of Coldharbour Tiles, a company founded by Emily Packer and Jake Calhoun reducing plastic waste one tile at a time. Now, coming January 2023, they have something new. What started as melted shampoo bottles and bottle caps in a home kitchen is now a flourishing business, and after years of R&D, that business is now a home for … Continue reading Fishing waste turned Net Positive

10 tiles made for the Hellenistic Revival trend

Thinking about upgrading your space to look a little more like it belongs alongisde the homes of Ancient Athens? Then these ten tiles are for you! 1) Athena The classic Greek meander pattern with a few modern hints of colour make Athena from Lili Cement a fabulous choice for a Hellenistic Revival interior. 2) Colourful Marble Mosaic Recreate the classical mosaic look of ancient floors … Continue reading 10 tiles made for the Hellenistic Revival trend

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

Trend inspo: Monochrome

We read in a trends post by Who What Wear that monochromatic design (not just black and white but rooms decorated all in one colour) is on its way up so we’ve gathered a little interior inspo and hunted for some tiles to match. 1) Baby pink metro Ultra light pink stretched metro tiles hug every corner of this adorable bathroom with a little contrast … Continue reading Trend inspo: Monochrome

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 IX

Our ninth 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 IX

Make way for Maison Bahya

Since 2015 Maison Bahya has been expanding the design possibilities of cement tiles by offering custom creations and modern motifs. The company, founded by couple Audrey and Alexandre, designs all of its tiles in Paris and employs skilled artisans in their workshop in Tangier to bring each tile to life. There are over 300 patterns to choose from amongst their collections including familiar classics from … Continue reading Make way for Maison Bahya

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

Polish porcelain perfection

Wallpaper-effect tiles were the stand-out trend at Cersaie 2022. No one company caught the mood with greater visual impact that Tubadzin. This dynamic Polish producer delivered a simply stunning range of decorative 1,200 by 2,750mm ceramic panels.  These ranged from sumptuous stone effects, such as Aquamarine, Calcatta Green, and Pietra Blu; through powerful wood-effect designs, to the Japanese inspired Matsu, and one of my favourite … Continue reading Polish porcelain perfection

Cyberspace Curiosities VIII

After a little break from curiosities, we’re back with another fabulous five. 1. Canine Collection from Lili Cement Tile Six dogs, each named and artistically rendered make up this adorable collection from Lili Cement Tile. Benji the Shiba Inu, Winston the French Bulldog, Rocky the Great Dane, Max the Bernese Mountain Dog, Charlie the Border Collie, and Duke the Saint Bernard all decorate soft cement … Continue reading Cyberspace Curiosities VIII

Petit Pan of Paris

Combining a few shared loves Paris-based Petit Pan founders Myriam De Loor and Pan Gang have created a company with a difference. Baby goods and childrenswear, home decor, haberdashery, and cement tiles live in perfect harmony, all designed in a bubble beyond trends for timelessness and longevity. Petit Pan’s cement tiles celebrate Pan & Myriam’s joyful legacy of colour and creation with unique, playful patterns … Continue reading Petit Pan of Paris

Maska Tiles

Studio Maska Makes Marx

Blending Brazilian vivacity and European elegance, Portugal-based Studio Maska is a treasure for the tile addicted. Hand painted murals and uniquely decorated tiles form a large part of the company’s collection, with florals and foliage coming to life in vibrant colours and artistic layouts. The rest of Studio Maska’s tiles are screen printed. Their COPA series offers an alternative take on the famous sidewalks of … Continue reading Studio Maska Makes Marx

Trend inspo: Hex

Tile of Spain listed hexagonal tiles as one of the years biggest trends in tile, so we’ve gathered a little inspo and the tiles to match. 1. Tipped Hex Warm pink and deep maroon party together in this unusual hex pattern, adding a bold playful touch to these pale minty cabinets. Get the look with Casa in Guava/Maroon from Marrakech Design, Hex Clip in Mocha … Continue reading Trend inspo: Hex

Studio GBD Red

Studio GdB

Dutch design studio Studio GdB thrives in the spirit of collaboration, having previously worked with companies in various disciplines such as Supreme, Converse, and Red Bull. Despite this open approach it is the production of ceramic tiles that currently hold their attention. Creating a custom glaze printer Studio GdB have developed a method that allows them a huge amount of control over their designs. With … Continue reading Studio GdB

Egyptian Inspired Tiles

It’s Egyptomania

Weird and wonderful tiles are the lifeblood of Tile Addict and everytime we come across a new wacky design we simply have to share it. Sometimes we bundle them together into our Curiosities series, and sometimes they get a post all to themselves, like today. Designed by French artist Louis Barthélemy for Balineum Tiles, Egyptomania is a collection of handpainted ceramic tiles created to present … Continue reading It’s Egyptomania

Grow House Green Leaf Tiles

Grow House Grow

Like the name implies, Grow House Grow offers dope designs to help you live the high life. Artist Katie Deedy founded Grow House Grow in 2007 to create interior surfaces that do more than just decorate. Her wallpaper designs and cement tiles are formed to create a story with motifs rich with character and a strong sense of narrative. Her tile collections are made from … Continue reading Grow House Grow

Decorum Lilac Tiles

A Dream Palette from Decorum Tiles

Decorum Tiles makes the most of their local Cornish setting with hand-painted Delft tiles depicting the area’s flora, fauna, landscapes, and delicacies, but it’s their unique colour palette that really sets them apart. Simple patterns are uplifted with stunning soft pastels and vibrant tones that are hard to come by in the tile world, let alone combined with classic motifs. Signal, Cosmo, Stargazy, and Chequers … Continue reading A Dream Palette from Decorum Tiles

Light Green Tiled Shower

Trend inspo: Green Bathrooms

One of 2022’s trending bathroom tones (according to Better Homes & Gardens) is pale, soothing greens so here are five bathrooms to get you inspired. 1. Unique Pattern An organic style diamond pattern in a soft earthy green adds a fabulous feature to this splashback. Get the look with Jigsaw Fern Smoke Sage by Neisha Crosland (found at Artisans of Devizes), Penacho Tortuga from Clay … Continue reading Trend inspo: Green Bathrooms

Pink and Baby Blue Outdoor Tiling

Trend inspo: Beach House

Light, airy, and filled with natural textures, Beach House interiors offer luxury, comfort, and calm in one delightful package. To share in our envy we’ve gathered five Beach House style spaces and the tiles you can use to recreate the look at home (or beach house if you’re lucky enough to have one). 1) Green Geometrics Earthy olive green decorates the floor in a geometric … Continue reading Trend inspo: Beach House

Cortico E Netos Yellow Tiles

Cortiço & Netos

Family run Cortiço & Netos is a company with its heart in Portugal’s rich tiling traditions. After establishing Cortiço & Netos, Joaquim José Cortiço and his company spent the years between 1979 and 2013 collecting, selling, and preserving discontinued Portuguese tiles. Since many of the factories that orignally produced these tiles have since shut down, each piece is an important artefact for education of the … Continue reading Cortiço & Netos