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of the moment [color].

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.

get this.

March 17th, 2015

loving the glass combination in this shower room designed by the talented dixie stark interiors…

dixie copy

want the look?

wall description sized + colored copy

achieve this (and more) with our vetro and chroma glass series.


*images via dixie stark.

live with it | 01

February 24th, 2015

terrazzo copy scale

hexagons are a classic, a no-brainer.  and an updated version of a classic?  even better.


1: status celadon | 2:  c+m aurora | 3:  f+b pigeon | 4:  schoolhouse hardware | 5:  jewels calacatta reale | 6: terrazzo bianco


Into the Woods

February 10th, 2015

white out simplified 2

We are.  Are you?


*images:  petrified wood, belgique.


December 16th, 2014

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…

dcmbr copy

may peace abound this holiday season.


*images via

ditte isager, casamood, quarrycollection,

tabarkastudio, akdo, camillestyles, modcraft.

American Beauty

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.



Pattern Play

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

so well…

inalco.bar copy

in a restaurant…

tilevera.kookrestaurant.rome copy

in a kitchen…

tilevera.mechantdesign copy

in a hallway…

tilevera.paolanavone.dwell copy

in a bathroom…and…

mixed pattern cement bath copy

we changed our minds.

And we went out and sourced it all in one:

inalco handcraft porcelain copy

Now in stock:  Inalco Handcraft porcelain tile.  Come and see for yourself.


*images via tile envy/tilevera (kook restaurant, rome), tile envy/tilevera (mechant design), tile envy/tilevera (paola navone via dwell), remodelista.

get this.

March 5th, 2014

Handmade beauty.


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.]

Got it.

Explore the possibilities.  Come visit us here.


*image via the ever – talented workstead.



happy holidays

December 18th, 2013

holiday 2013 copy


*images via la buena vida (via bleubird vintage), ditte isager, highlighted life.

Dry Treat

December 10th, 2013


So beautiful, yet so many choose not to use it in certain applications (typically

exterior or wet), due to their fear of maintenance issues.

Well, fear no more!

Introducing our new product line of Dry Treat sealers.

Stain Proof by Dry Treat is an impregnating, invisible sealer that protects natural stone, pavers, concrete, brick and grout from damage caused by water, salts and oil-based stains.

For both interior and exterior use, Stain Proof makes specifying stone a worry-free experience.

See the proof here and here.


*image from wettling architecture via houzz.