(in the midst of so much we wish did not exist…
we find ourselves thankful for so much that does.)
wishing you much to be thankful for this season.
Inspiration in tile and stone
November 22nd, 2015
August 10th, 2015
we’ve been seeing a lot of blues on the scene lately, and though we’re not self-
professing ‘color’ people, we can still appreciate its beauty…
[petit trois : toilette]
*image via estee stanley.
March 17th, 2015
February 24th, 2015
December 16th, 2014
August 27th, 2014
Years back, we highlighted an Italian factory, brix, for their innovative product and inspiring design. Once again, we’ve found a company who has given us something to write about…and this time, it’s much closer to home.
ModCraft is a small, husband-and-wife run outfit in New York, which had its start in their Brooklyn apartment. The simple, clean-lined designs lend themselves to timeless installations, and the fact that they make everything by hand (stateside!) makes us love them even more.
Not only are their designs inspirational, their practices are just as inspiring:
ModCraft strives to operate as environmentally friendly as possible. We recycle all our packing materials and only pack our tile in recycled corrugated cardboard or cornstarch peanut material. We reuse clay and glaze to reduce waste and we sell or donate leftover material to local mosaic artists and children’s projects. Likewise, our operation is within the 500 mile LEED radius of many East Coast construction projects.
Ceramic tile is a low impact product due to its inert state once fired. All our materials are made of non-toxic components and are lead free.
Mary St.John + David Clark : owners, designers + makers of ModCraft.
How beautiful is that?
View the collection here.
*Images, video + quote via ModCraft.
March 25th, 2014
It’s been done for ages in other countries, and now we’re seeing it make an
appearance all over: mix + match tile patterns.
We thought for sure it would be too busy for our taste, but then we saw it done
in a restaurant…
in a kitchen…
in a hallway…
in a bathroom…and…
we changed our minds.
And we went out and sourced it all in one:
Now in stock: Inalco Handcraft porcelain tile. Come and see for yourself.
March 5th, 2014
Simple. Elegant. Timeless.
Achieve a similar look with our hand molded, hand painted terra cotta line,
[tabarka opera sultana in charcoal on off white.]
Or, dare to be different and switch it up a bit…
[tabarka opera sultana charcoal on off white outline.]
Explore the possibilities. Come visit us here.
*image via the ever – talented workstead.