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the alluring alchemy of eastern earthenware

clé’s eastern earthenware line is a celebration of the power of fire and clay and the primal transformation that occurs when the two combine.   unlike the uniform glazes of tiles fired in gas or electric kilns, eastern earthenware is heralded for its variation in color, shade and surface texture. its exquisite surface...

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modern farmhouse brick - the new subway tile

it's back! earlier this year we tested the waters with a farmhouse brick. the response was so good that we've brought it back with a slight tweak – we elongated the form to make it a tad more modern while keeping its rustic surface and shimmer. so if you are looking for...

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everything you need to know about tile... well almost

want to know more about tile? we were recently featured on remodelista in this invaluable tile cheat sheet of sorts, Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 7 Types of Tile You Need to Know  - featuring zellige, terracotta, stoneware, porcelain, glass, natural stone, cement tile and the ubiquitous subway.  shown above: zellige weathered...

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announcing eskayel + clé

anyone familiar with eskayel’s fabrics, wall coverings and rugs will recognize our latest artist-tile collaboration with founder shanan campanaro. an inveterate global traveler, the brooklyn-based designer creates watercolor paintings inspired by nature and her global ventures -  images that are ultimately adapted into her ethereal, eco-friendly fabrics. translating shanan’s fluid fabric patterns...

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introducing belgian reproduction

we’ve long admired the grand courtyards of northern europe and the gray patinas and refined rusticity of belgian design and have been on a quest to find a tile that would echo these elements. we discovered this exquisite blackened clay, and took a restored form of terracotta to create these belgian reproduction tiles...

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The New York Times - Advice for Renovating Your Home with Second Shelf

in a recent ny times post, as part of their design special section- they asked readers to send questions about renovating their homes. here is one of the questions which featured clé tile, "My bathroom needs a redo, but I’m bored to death of subway tile. Where should I go to find something more...

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