Concrete Collaborative’s Strand Collection Merges Lines and Shapes for Endless Design Possibilities

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/concrete-collaboratives-strand-collection-merges-lines-shapes-for-endless-design-possibilities/concrete-collaborative-jaime-derringer-tiles-41/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/concrete-collaborative-jaime-derringer-tiles-41-810x810.jpg" alt="Concrete Collaborative’s Strand Collection Merges Lines and Shapes for Endless Design Possibilities" /></a>
                                We’ve shared lots of <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/tiles/" data-wpel-link="internal">tile collections</a> over the years but we’re extra excited <em>(and probably slightly biased) </em>to share this new range of encaustic tiles from <a href="http://concrete-collaborative.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Concrete Collaborative</a>. In collaboration with Design Milk’s founder, <a href="http://www.jaimederringer.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Jaime Derringer</a>, an artist in her own right, the new <a href="http://concrete-collaborative.com/strands.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Strands collection</a> features a range of modern, minimalist tiles created by the intentional merging of various lines and shapes. Jaime’s own sketchbooks served as inspiration in translating her art into tile art. The patterns are simple but can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways to create new designs. The monochromatic color palette makes the possibilities virtually endless!
We caught up with both Kate Balsis, partner at Concrete Collaborative and Jaime to learn more about how the collection came together. How did this collaboration between Concrete Collaborative and Jaime come about? Kate: It was really organic. We had started to make our
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Concept Surfaces Releases Colorful SPECTRUM Series and Elegant ERA Series in Their 7.7 Collection

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://goo.gl/vztKUJ"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Concept Surfaces</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/concept-surfaces-releases-colorful-spectrum-series-elegant-era-series-7-7-collection/concept-surfaces-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Concept-Surfaces-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Concept Surfaces Releases Colorful SPECTRUM Series and Elegant ERA Series in Their 7.7 Collection" /></a>
                                Summer just about screams for juicy colors, and <a href="https://goo.gl/6YVGDa"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Concept Surfaces&#8217;</a> latest 7.7 release is serving up a hot selection of ten hues in their <a href="https://goo.gl/t6DqPi"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SPECTRUM</a> series. The line of technical porcelain tile is a true through-body material that works great for heavy commercial floor traffic applications. Available in a selection of sizes, this bold and fresh flooring is guaranteed to make any project pop with vibrance.
Another of the 7.7 releases we’re especially excited about is the ERA series, which offers the exquisite look of Terrazzo in a durable porcelain tile. Concept Surfaces’ version has the perfect glaze on the “aggregate”, emphasizing the details and adding an elegant touch to any interior space. The ERA series is available in multiple formats and
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Monica Förster Design Studio Collaborates with Marrakech Design on Two Tile Collections

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/monica-forster-design-studio-collaborates-with-marrakech-design-on-two-tile-collections/monica-forster-marrakech_1-thefourelements/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Monica-Forster-Marrakech_1-TheFourElements-810x540.jpg" alt="Monica Förster Design Studio Collaborates with Marrakech Design on Two Tile Collections" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.monicaforster.se/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Monica Förster Design Studio</a> collaborated with Swedish tile company <a href="https://www.marrakechdesign.se/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marrakech Design</a> on two <a href="https://www.marrakechdesign.se/sv/product-category/monica-forster-design-studio/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">encaustic cement tile collections</a>, one inspired by the colors of Sweden and the other by arches found in art nouveau architecture.
The Four Elements series features a Noorland (the northernmost part of Sweden) inspired color scheme – forest green, sky blue, pitch black, and brick red – with modern gradient, watercolor-like patterns that bring together the past and the future, as well as nature and the city. Breaking The Wave explores a unique shape not seen in tiles, which was inspired by arches typically found in art nouveau architecture. When laid out, the tile lines form a hypnotic wave, transforming a traditional style into a contemporary pattern.
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Monica Förster Design Studio Collaborates with Marrakech Design on Two Tile Collections

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/monica-forster-design-studio-collaborates-with-marrakech-design-on-two-tile-collections/monica-forster-marrakech_1-thefourelements/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Monica-Forster-Marrakech_1-TheFourElements-810x540.jpg" alt="Monica Förster Design Studio Collaborates with Marrakech Design on Two Tile Collections" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.monicaforster.se/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Monica Förster Design Studio</a> collaborated with Swedish tile company <a href="https://www.marrakechdesign.se/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marrakech Design</a> on two <a href="https://www.marrakechdesign.se/sv/product-category/monica-forster-design-studio/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">encaustic cement tile collections</a>, one inspired by the colors of Sweden and the other by arches found in art nouveau architecture.
The Four Elements series features a Noorland (the northernmost part of Sweden) inspired color scheme – forest green, sky blue, pitch black, and brick red – with modern gradient, watercolor-like patterns that bring together the past and the future, as well as nature and the city. Breaking The Wave explores a unique shape not seen in tiles, which was inspired by arches typically found in art nouveau architecture. When laid out, the tile lines form a hypnotic wave, transforming a traditional style into a contemporary pattern.
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Fruit Salad: A New Kaleidoscopic Ceramic Tile Series That Can Be Installed Randomly

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/fruit-salad-a-new-kaleidoscopic-ceramic-tile-series-installed-randomly/avery-thatcher-fruit-salad-tile/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/AVERY-THATCHER-FRUIT-SALAD-TILE-810x540.jpg" alt="Fruit Salad: A New Kaleidoscopic Ceramic Tile Series That Can Be Installed Randomly" /></a>
                                You’ve probably seen Avery Thatcher’s wallpapers before or maybe you’ve downloaded her <a href="https://design-milk.com/desktop-wallpaper-february-2018/" data-wpel-link="internal">Designer Desktop</a> earlier this year. Under her company <a href="https://jujupapers.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Juju Papers</a>, Avery designs and creates rolls of wallpapers printed by hand in an array of prints and colors that would turn anyone into a pattern lover. Now, she’s taking Juju Papers in a new direction with the debut of her cement tile line, <a href="https://jujupapers.com/collections/tile" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fruit Salad</a>, a chromatic cement tile series that is just as bold and colorful as her wallpapers.
Tiles isn’t a foreign field for Avery, who actually used to be a tile installer and has dreamed of designing tiles for a long time. With Fruit Salad, she wanted to create a tile series that had all the complexity and ornamentation of a handmade tile mosaic without the pain point of a complicated install. The tiles, which come in four different versions, are hydraulic pressed handmade
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10 Modern Tile Options from Coverings 2018

                                It&#8217;s been <a href="https://design-milk.com/12-favorite-tile-designs-coverings-2014/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">awhile</a> since we&#8217;ve taken in <a href="http://www.coverings.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Coverings</a> so we headed to Atlanta last week to check out everything that&#8217;s new in the tile and stone scene. And while you may just think of beige and white tiles that fill your showers, bathroom floors, and backsplashes, there&#8217;s an entire world out there of tiles in a million colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes that could easily blow your mind as well as your budget if you&#8217;re not careful. It&#8217;s impossible to share everything but we managed to narrow it down to 10 modern tile options from Coverings 2018 for you to check out.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-tile-options-from-coverings-2018/coverings-2018-1-ornamenta-terrazzo/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Coverings-2018-1-Ornamenta-terrazzo-810x1080.jpg" alt="10 Modern Tile Options from Coverings 2018" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.ornamenta.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ornamenta</a> is always a favorite as they deliver a range of beautiful basics to quirky and colorful, and everything in between. Their large slab terrazzo tile looks like one big confetti party and we like it.
Also loved Ornamenta’s Memphis-inspired 80s Bacteria tiles, by David Giulio Aquini, finished
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An Encaustic Tile Collection Inspired by Tulum, Mexico

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/an-encaustic-tile-collection-inspired-by-tulum-mexico/studio-anansi-tulum-tile-collection-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Studio-Anansi-Tulum-Tile-Collection-1-810x540.jpg" alt="An Encaustic Tile Collection Inspired by Tulum, Mexico" /></a>
                                Since we can&#8217;t all escape to Mexico every time we need a vacation, <a href="http://www.studioanansi.net/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio Anansi</a> has us covered with an encaustic tile collection inspired by the Mayan coastal town of Tulum. <a href="http://www.studioanansi.net/the-tulum-collection/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Tulum Collection</a> is available in two graphic patterns, Trio and Box Grid, each featured in three vibrant colorways that evoke the essence of the tropical locale.
Due to the unique patterns, the tiles can be arranged in various ways to create cool configurations, along with a mix of colors for added boldness. The 8 x 8″ cement tiles are made by hand in Mexico, bringing the collection back around to its origin.
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An Encaustic Tile Collection Inspired by Tulum, Mexico

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/an-encaustic-tile-collection-inspired-by-tulum-mexico/studio-anansi-tulum-tile-collection-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Studio-Anansi-Tulum-Tile-Collection-1-810x540.jpg" alt="An Encaustic Tile Collection Inspired by Tulum, Mexico" /></a>
                                Since we can&#8217;t all escape to Mexico every time we need a vacation, <a href="http://www.studioanansi.net/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio Anansi</a> has us covered with an encaustic tile collection inspired by the Mayan coastal town of Tulum. <a href="http://www.studioanansi.net/the-tulum-collection/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Tulum Collection</a> is available in two graphic patterns, Trio and Box Grid, each featured in three vibrant colorways that evoke the essence of the tropical locale.
Due to the unique patterns, the tiles can be arranged in various ways to create cool configurations, along with a mix of colors for added boldness. The 8 x 8″ cement tiles are made by hand in Mexico, bringing the collection back around to its origin.
            <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/YLZ2SGrWOvw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>