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Spring 2013

Islamic Tiles – Part 2

This is the second installment of inspirational Islamic tiles with floral motifs and arabesques. Fragments of polychrome luster earthenware tiles excavated from the Jawsaq al-Khaqani at Samarra, 9th century. Five-pointed … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Reinterpreting the Tile

Last week I dropped a tiny hint in my Islamic Tiles – Part 1 post about a new idea I’ve been exploring for my thesis. In my exploration of binaries, one … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

Islamic Tiles – Part 1

This past week I went on a pretty heavy floral-motif Islamic tile binge looking for source material for some thesis-related ideas. This post is limited to blue and white designs. … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Finally designed some tiles…

This past week I realized that I was wasting a lot of time drawing and redrawing potential patterns for my tile/garment project so I finally chose an arrangement and went … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Elisa Strozyk

Elisa Strozyk‘s Wooden Textiles are a manifestation of how waste can be the source of a new process of creativity and innovation.  While attending the Central Saint Martins London to … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Encaustic tile

Producing encaustic tile uses less energy than firing ceramic tiles does, and the materials are natural. The design layer is typically created by pouring a mixture of Portland cement, marble … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Li Xiaofeng

Li Xiaofeng is Beijing artist who creates clothing piece made from traditional chinese ceramics. He makes the clothing from ceramic shards coming from the song, ming, yuan and qing dynasties, … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

UNFOLD Design Studio

Written on the body, a tribute to the surface, 2002 “Unfolding a digital 3D body scan into a pattern and using this pattern to make personal jewels in different materials: … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Marrakech Design

Marrakech Design is a Swedish company specialized in encaustic cement tiles. The tiles are made by hand according to a production process developed in southern France towards the end of the … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Moroccan Tile

Some of the world’s most amazing examples of kellij can be found in Morocco. Inspired by Roman mosaics, Moroccan artisans began creating their own versions of the tiled patterns as … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment