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Design Inspiration Blog — Photos

Cement Tile Spotting in Catalunya, Spain

Karin Jeske #ihavethisthingwithfloors Antoni Gaudí Architecture Barcelona Casa Batlló Catalunya Cement Tile Color Design Hydraulic Tiles Interior Design Mosaicos Passeig de Gràcia Pattern Photos Spain Tile Tossa de Mar

A week of wandering through the streets of Barcelona and the Costa Brava in Catalunya, Spain, revealed encaustic cement patterned tiles in many designs, are a staple in this region -  and they have a long history.  In addition to the cement tiles we spotted, see other tile inspirations, and the tile work of Antoni Gaudi, which also includes some encaustic cement tiles.

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A Walk Through Manhattan: Patterns Seen Along the Way

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I recently walked from Lincoln Center to The Freedom Tower in Manhattan with my camera in hand.  Here is a collection of patterns and beautiful things that caught my eye.  Reflection of the Freedom Tower on a nearby building. My kind of building facade:  The Catholic Center at NYU Backdrop in building lobby.  Graphic inside Freedom Tower. Weathered wall at ABC Carpet & Home L.E.D. art in an office building. Ooooh la la!  Traditional Cement Tile on the floor in Dough Bakery. Outdoor wall tiling off Broadway. Innovative architecture Random litter on the sidewalk.  Under a Marimekko umbrella. Modern building facade....

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