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around here, december begins with the usual chaotic preparation for the holidays ahead, but then things quiet down and it feels a bit more like this… may peace abound this holiday season.   *images via ditte isager, casamood, quarrycollection, tabarkastudio, akdo, camillestyles, modcraft.

American Beauty

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 […]

Pattern Play

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 so well… in a restaurant… in a kitchen… in a hallway… in a bathroom…and… we […]

mixed + matched

  grout.   We’ve had a love-hate relationship with it for some time now. But, to be fair, we’ve also often overlooked how truly influential it is in the realm of tile + stone design. One can completely transform an installation simply by selecting a shade to complement-or contrast-the tile they’ve chosen. And then there’s always the unexpected…that bold color […]

Pattern [we love].

The Hexagon.  Another classic, another pattern we can’t get enough of. And it can be found in so many different, desirable forms… traditional white + black in a contrasting pattern… in marble. an update to the classic, in a larger scale. playing with pattern. with just enough detail… and in the most simple of states. […]

All In Good Taste

We must say, the designers over at h2k Design in Stanwood have excellent taste! [And we’re only slightly biased.] This beautiful installation showcases our W AGE porcelain in Cortex [floor], and our Murano Vena Glass in Tortoise [backsplash]. A perfect background for such a gorgeous setting!   *thank you:  h2k design, Designs NW Architects, and […]

get this.

Kudos to interior designer Louise Brooks, who created an inspiring kitchen design using Alumillenium Brushed tiles in 2×8 + 2×2. We’re loving the soothing palette, her understated use of white and silver.  So simple, yet so effective… That the tile is composed entirely of recycled aluminum is just an added bonus. Get yours here.   […]

Man Made [Beauty].

Introducing Sands… With such subtle color variation and movement, it complements almost anything you put with it.  Quickly becoming one of our new favorite porcelains… Visit our showroom to view the collection.    *images via edimax.

get this.

Classic…with a twist. Get this look with our new Extro porcelain series. At 6″, available in 5 colorways, it’s our newest take on the traditional hexagon.   *image via pinterest, via home bunch blog.  

get this look.

Though glass tile typically conjures up visions of more contemporary design, we’re true fans when it’s used in a timeless way.  Allison Hennessey won us over with her back splash installation showcased in the latest issue of Trad Home.  To achieve a similar look, use our AK Clear 3×12 glass in Taupe. Sometimes simple is […]