Tortuga, Reverie, and Celtic Knots

Last year we took a look at three collection from Cincinatti-based Rookwood, focusing on the weird and wonderful shapes of Oasis, Zing, and Starburst. Before we settled on those paticular ranges we made a note of a few more that we’d like to cover at Tile Addict in the future, so that’s what we’re doing today! First up we have Tortuga, a fabulously detailed take … Continue reading Tortuga, Reverie, and Celtic Knots

Skate or Design

Encouraging community with their Buy Back Program and creating unique products from inevitable waste, skater craftsmen in the USA are filling a fine niche. Deckstool, founded by brothers Jason and Adam Podlaski, takes used and broken skateboards and gives them a whole new life. With their Broken Skateboard Buy Back Program the company ensures a steady supply of materials whilst partnering with skate shops and … Continue reading Skate or Design

Whilstling Frog

Our last company for the week is another gem from America. Founded in 1986, Whistling Frog is the creation of artist Rick Pruckler. With previous experience in mural installations and the art of ceramics, Whilstling Frog came about as means to let Pruckler’s creativity run riot. Forming custom glazes and variety of tile making techniques, pieces incorporating elements of nature and stark contrasts began to … Continue reading Whilstling Frog

Gaga for Gila

With so many gifted mosaic artists about it’s extremely difficult to decide who and what to share whilst maintaining a varied stream of tile-related information and avoiding becoming Diary of a Mosaic Addict. But one artist in particular has piqued our interest recently – Gila Rayberg. Trawling through Instagram to satisfy our ever-present hunger for ceramic curiosities we came across Gila Mosaics and were immediately … Continue reading Gaga for Gila

Bright in Binghamton

Design studio specialising in tiles that delight, Susan Jablon, is responsible for a few fantastically joyful installations throughout Binghamton, New York. Founded in 2000, the company creates tiles for both residential and commercial customers, focusing on colour and motif to ensure consistent and personal style, as well as lending its talents to public art. Continue reading Bright in Binghamton

The Mosaic Tile House

We’ve explored the wonderfully vibrant streets of Fusterlandia, Isaiah Zagar’s visionary Magic Gardens of South Philadelphia, and, of course, Barcelona’s famous Park Güell, but still the Tile Addict doesn’t tire from spaces decked out in the most fantastical of mosaics. Continue reading The Mosaic Tile House

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Captivating Clé Collections

The founder of Clé Tile, Deborah Osburn, is a kindred spirit. After starting her blog ‘Tile Envy’ in 2009 with the aim to broaden the public’s perception of tile, she eventually launched an online tile shop in 2012. After garnering a following on her blog of those interested in unique decorative tiles, her online store quickly became a hit. Clé has since become known for … Continue reading Captivating Clé Collections

Mosaic installation featuring Litokol Starlike

Starlike Sensations

Starlike is a two-component acid-resistant epoxy adhesive that can be used to fix and grout most materials, including porcelain stoneware, klinker, glass and metallic mosaic, natural and reconstituted stone, pebbles and even wood. It is ideal for wet areas and food environments. Continue reading Starlike Sensations

The Language of Leather

Apavisa’s new Pelle collection – a beautiful leather-effect range – has been created using innovative 3D digital printing. This allows tile designers to not only create subtle surface colours and patterns but also to print texture on tiles. Continue reading The Language of Leather

Mini Hexa Contract by Wow

Winsome Wow

Mesmerising, hypnotic and uber cool, Wow’s decorative tile portfolio that would grace the showroom of any aspirational retailer around the world. It should also prove a hit with architects and designers as it offers a great opportunity to express creativity in surprisingly innovative ways. Continue reading Winsome Wow

Decoration Deconstructed

Tile companies are constantly seeking new ways to add movement and volume to the flat surface, whether by texture, pattern, or trompe l’oeil effects. Continue reading Decoration Deconstructed

Waterjet stone floors at the Mohegan Sun Casino, USA

Wowing with Waterjet

Approximately 15,000 sq. feet of waterjet-cut natural stone was specified for Mohegan Sun’s flooring. This included beautiful selections of Royal Red Onyx, Jerusalem Gold, Emperador Light, St Laurent Brown, Thassos White, and Nero Marquina. Actual Bronze was also waterjet-cut and integrated into the designs, as well. Continue reading Wowing with Waterjet

Past winner of The Coverings Installation and Design Awards

Coverings Competition

The organisers are now seeking entries for The Coverings Installation and Design Awards which celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects. Continue reading Coverings Competition

Bold colours are to the fore in the Clayhaus portfolio

Colour Me Cool

In this age of bland greige and grey tiles, Clayhaus offers a bold and vivid alternative. The Clayhaus creed is that colour should be embraced. So, as well as custom glazes, the in-house palette continually changes as new bespoke colours are created. A team of skilled artisans takes each tile from clay extrusion, to hand cutting, to hand-application of the glazes, reflecting a genuine passion for what they do. Continue reading Colour Me Cool