Monday, September 13, 2010

Inspiration - vintage mosaic tile

I have many places that I go for inspiration and they may not directly lead to new Cartolina designs - but they always open my mind to new colour combinations and patterns. One of the places I love to check out is this London tile restoration company. You should take a look at their work - you may be inspired too!


9 comments:

AnnaVallance said...

Yes, I was the one in the Sistine Chapel who was looking down trying to make a drawing in my journal of the tiles.

Fiona Cartolina said...

That's funny Anna! I'm always glad when they have those mirrored table tops where you can view ceilings - saves my poor neck!

Amy said...

I should not be surprised that you like floor tiles! Here are a few photos I've taken of some that you might enjoy.

At the Imperial Enclosure in Hue, Vietnam:
http://tinyurl.com/2f22jgm

At the main post office (built by the French) in Saigon, Vietnam:
http://tinyurl.com/2d3hj9f

http://tinyurl.com/29do9ky

http://tinyurl.com/2aov6jz

http://tinyurl.com/2cpn5xb

fanciful devices said...

you just gave me suck a flashback! these look like every single entryway in the old neighborhoods of my hometown of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Eleni said...

They are amazing! I love such tiles and the retro feeling they create!!
Beautiful photos!

Watkins35 said...

Love these - our old family home (an old Rectory) had floors like these throughout the ground floor - so gorgeous. Hubby wants to put them into our hallway in our Victorian semi (when we can afford them!). x

Cate said...

We used to have tiles like these in our hallway when we lived in London.Funny, I have a thing about them at the moment and am thinking of something similar for our new tags :)Thanks Fiona

Quadrat mosaicos calcáreos said...

Hi Fiona! An old friend of yours. Incredible floors. We do similar in Buenos Aires: www.quadrat.com.ar or www.quadratmosaicos.blogspot.com.
Regards, Marcela

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