clé Introduces Oh Joy! Cement Tiles by Joy Cho

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                                Los Angeles, California based Joy Cho is the animated (check out her <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ohjoy/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Instagram</a>!) creative behind <a href="http://www.ohjoy.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Oh Joy!</a>, a design studio that&#8217;s no stranger to successful collaborations and their latest is with one of our favorite tile manufacturers, <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/cle/" data-wpel-link="internal">clé</a>. Cho brings her happy, colorful aesthetic to a <a href="https://www.cletile.com/collections/cement-tile-encaustic-oh-joy-joy-cho" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">collection of handcrafted cement tiles</a> featuring whimsical patterns and pastel hues.
The tiles can be rotated during installation to change up the patterns for a more random look. In the collection, there are five designs, two in 6″ square and three in 8″ hex shapes, which work on the floors and walls, and indoors and out.

Petal 8″ Hex

Petal 8″ Hex

Petal 8″ Hex

Petal 8″ Hex

Bubble 6″ x 6″

Bubble 6″ x 6″

Streamers 8″ Hex

Streamers 8″ Hex

Pinwheel 8″ Hex

Pinwheel 8″ Hex

Confetti 6″ x 6″

Confetti 6″ x 6″

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The Watermark Collection of Handcrafted Tiles Introduces Tides

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                                A few years ago, designer <a href="http://design-milk.com/friday-five-deborah-osburn-cle/" data-wpel-link="internal">Deborah Osburn</a>, of <a href="https://www.cletile.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">clé</a>, launched the <a href="http://design-milk.com/tiles-inspired-japanese-textile-dying-techniques/" data-wpel-link="internal">Watermark Collection</a> of handcrafted porcelain tiles that were inspired by Japanese textile dying techniques. Now, clé has introduced a new series that was designed by Deborah&#8217;s own son, <a href="https://www.cletile.com/pages/meet-the-artists-luca-osburn" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Luca Osburn</a>, called <a href="https://www.cletile.com/pages/meet-the-artists-luca-osburn" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tides</a>. The ocean-inspired line seems like the perfect addition to the Watermark Collection, as Luca is an avid surfer. In addition to the new pattern, there are four new colors, which reflect his favorite Northern California surfing spots – the foggy grey <a href="https://www.cletile.com/collections/deborah-osburn/products/watermark-cronkhite-4x8-special-order?variant=&amp;variant=36238897542&amp;variant=36238897542" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cronkhite</a> and the sun kissed ocean greens of <a href="https://www.cletile.com/collections/deborah-osburn/products/watermark-outer-kellys-cove-4x8-special-order?variant=&amp;variant=36239861446&amp;variant=36239861446" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kelly&#8217;s Cove</a> and <a href="https://www.cletile.com/collections/deborah-osburn/products/watermark-jetty-4x8-special-order?variant=&amp;variant=36238274054&amp;variant=36238274054" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Jetty</a>. There&#8217;s also <a href="https://www.cletile.com/products/watermark-outer-sunset-4x8-special-order?variant=36239544646" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Outer Sunset</a>, which was inspired by the faded pink row houses bordering San Francisco&#8217;s Ocean Beach.

Photo by Penni Gladstone

Luca joined clé as the first “Artist in Residence” which was started as a way to introduce young adults tile making by teaching the skills it takes to design and produce their
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clé Launches Artist-Designed, Cement Tiles

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                                Online tile destination <a href="http://www.cletile.com/" >clé</a> has just launched a brand-new series of handmade encaustic cement tiles that were designed by carefully selected artist studios in Europe, South America, and the United States. The <a href="http://info.cletile.com/tile-collections/artist-cement" >Artist Cement Collection</a> features the work of artists, architects, designers, and sculptors from these 11 studios &#8211; <a href="http://blog.cletile.com/artist-listing/alt-for-living" >ALT for Living</a>, <a href="http://blog.cletile.com/artist-listing/borisaldridge-cementtile" >Boris Aldridge</a>, <a href="http://blog.cletile.com/artist-listing/coletivo-muda" >Coletivo Muda</a>, <a href="http://blog.cletile.com/artist-listing/deborahosburn-cement" >Deborah Osburn</a>, <a href="http://blog.cletile.com/artist-listing/erica-tanov" >Erica Tanov</a>, <a href="http://blog.cletile.com/artist-listing/gachot" >Gachot Studios</a>, <a href="http://blog.cletile.com/artist-listing/johnwhitmarsh-cement" >John Whitmarsh</a>, <a href="http://blog.cletile.com/artist-listing/michelle-weinberg" >Michelle Weinberg</a>, <a href="http://blog.cletile.com/artist-listing/ruanhoffmann-cement" >Ruan Hoffmann</a>, <a href="http://blog.cletile.com/artist-listing/sarah-and-ruby" >Sarah &amp; Ruby</a>, and <a href="http://blog.cletile.com/artist-listing/marianne-smink" >Smink Things</a>. The <a href="http://www.cletile.com/collections/artist-cement-tile-collection" >range of the collection</a> goes from bold geometric patterns to nature-inspired to typography, and everything in between, on 8&#8243; x 8&#8243; square and hexagon tiles that are pre-polished and pre-sealed so they can be used indoors or out, and on walls or floors. Here&#8217;s a sampling of some of our favorites:
Lagoa by Coletivo Muda

Lagoa by Coletivo Muda

Pattern 1 by Michelle Weinberg

Pattern 1 by Michelle Weinberg

Pattern 1 by Michelle Weinberg

Pattern 1 by Michelle Weinberg

Friday Five with Deborah Osburn of clé

Friday Five with Deborah Osburn of clé We’ve been crushing on clé’s eclectic offerings of artisan tile for years now so it’s about time we reached out to its founder and creative director Deborah Osburn. Having spent her entire career producing tiles, and with interests in art, fashion, and design, it’s only natural that Osburn formed clé as a research and shopping destination for both unique and classic tiles. Besides running clé, she also have her own collection of tiles finished with hand painting, high-tech lithography, and other experimental methods. Her visually stunning blog, Tile Envy, featuring curated content of all things in the design world that inspire her own work, led to a book (of the same name) which continues to showcase her signature artistic aesthetic. Now, let’s see what she picks in this week’s Friday Five. F5-cle-deborah-osburn-1-MUG-bddw My BDDW mug –
Not only do I love my artful BDDW mug for it’s function and funky beauty (several
Photo by Rob Bye
Photo by Daniel Ebersole
Erica Tanov shoes
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Tiles Inspired by Japanese Textile Dying Techniques

Tiles Inspired by Japanese Textile Dying Techniques Designer Deborah Osburn has been designing and manufacturing tile through her company Tilevera for 25 years and her latest work is a dreamy new series of tile, the Watermark Collection, available exclusively through clé, a company she founded in 2012. The collection was inspired by Japanese textile dying techniques and each tile’s individuality is much like what it’s named after, the watermark.
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Indigo – dip

Each tile is completely unique and begins as an unglazed, hand formed and slow fired porcelain tile that is the color of new paper. Using authentic pigments in indigo and gold verdigris, each tile is dipped, stroked, stained, or washed to the desired effect. The tiles absorb the pigments differently which makes them all individual works of art.
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Indigo – dip and Indigo – stain

The watercolor-like appearance of each organic pattern gives a soft, ethereal look to each tile. Can you imagine an entire wall covered with these?! Stunning…
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Indigo – dip

The tiles can be installed indoors or out, on walls or on floors. Each design comes in 3″x6″, 4″x8″, and 6″x12″.
Tiles Inspired by Japanese Textile Dying Techniques in interior design home furnishings art Category

Indigo – stroke

Tiles Inspired by Japanese Textile Dying Techniques in interior design home furnishings art Category

Indigo – wash

Tiles Inspired by Japanese Textile Dying Techniques in interior design home furnishings art Category

Indigo – stain

Tiles Inspired by Japanese Textile Dying Techniques in interior design home furnishings art Category

Gold verdigris – dip

Tiles Inspired by Japanese Textile Dying Techniques in interior design home furnishings art Category

Gold verdigris – stroke

Tiles Inspired by Japanese Textile Dying Techniques in interior design home furnishings art Category

Gold verdigris – wash

Tiles Inspired by Japanese Textile Dying Techniques in interior design home furnishings art Category

Gold verdigris – stain

Tiles Inspired by Japanese Textile Dying Techniques in interior design home furnishings art Category Look, they even make clé iPhone cases so if you can’t get in on their tile action, you can bring some of their awesome tile designs home with you!






12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas

Backsplashes are a necessity for kitchens, not only to keep your painted walls clean but also to add a unique design touch to a space you’re going to spend a whole lot of time. From bold pops of color to graphic patterns, tile can take your kitchen to a whole new level – kind of like adding a bit of jewelry to the room. Long gone are the days where you had few tile choices to pick from and we prove it here with these 12 creative options for kitchen backsplashes. 12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas clé’sContainer Tiles, designed by John Whitmarsh, are cut from actual shipping containers! Talk about eco-friendly… They’re perfect for adding an industrial element into the space.
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Photo by Tia Borgsmidt

Featuring traditional Japanese patterns, these Komon tiles from Made a Mano take backsplashes in a whole new direction. They’ve laid out different patterns creating a patchwork effect.
12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas in interior design home furnishings art Category

Photo by Paul Raeside

So many pattern options can come about even when you stick to a simple black and white color scheme. A graphic, zig zag pattern was created in this kitchen simply by laying the tiles out a certain way. The shape even mimics that of the wall shelf above it. 12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas in interior design home furnishings art Category Using various Made a Mano rectangular tiles with patterns and colors, the tiles are laid out to create horizontal stripes up the wall. 12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas in interior design home furnishings art Category To jazz up this mostly white kitchen, Jute Interior Design used zig zag tiles in varying shades of green and white to cover the backsplash. 12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas in interior design home furnishings art Category Italian tile manufacturer Marazzi designed this kitchen with their Block monochromatic mosaic tile in various graphic patterns.
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Copyright Wilsonart

While not technically tile, this chevron backsplash was created by Wilsonart using their laminates. The Calcutta Marble and Pearl Soapstone laminates are laid out to look as if they are expensive marble tiles. You’d never know they were made from laminate! 12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas in interior design home furnishings art Category Drawing Dept added texture to this kitchen’s back wall using Walker Zanger’s Fretwork Pattern Interlocking Field tiles in white. The design brings a classic element to a modern kitchen.
12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas in interior design home furnishings art Category

Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Utilizing graphic tiles from Jatana Interiors, this home in Sydney went for a bold black and white pattern to enhance their simple, modern kitchen. You’ll never go wrong with a classic herringbone pattern. Generally you see it on the floor but we love how they carried it to the backsplash and used a darker grout – it makes the pattern pop! 12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas in interior design home furnishings art Category A loft in Hollywood, California is decked out with recycled skateboards that the Art of Board turns into art tiles. The bright graphics might not be for everyone but they sure are fun. A backsplash made up of solid bronze Basic tiles, from Rocky Mountain Hardware, in various sizes and patinas creates a mixed media metal look that would work with any color scheme.