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This week on SECOND SHELF

Yes, your eyes are not fooling you!  Right now on SECOND SHELF we are offering a full range of zellige colors - leftovers from a very large project. This is significant as zellige has never been offered on SECOND SHELF before and a zellige selection of this depth will likely never be repeated.   ...

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modern farmhouse brick

so long, subway tile, hello modern farmhouse brick… “just as dinnerware has moved from being smooth and shiny to a more textured ceramic surface, so goes the subway tile. here's to more textured surfaces in the home…” – Sarah Lonsdale, creative director, clé     it’s amazing, but true…the long, long reign...

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While hard at work on our launch of FOUNDRY FLATS, we all grew absolutely captivated with this collection of robust tiles, born of U.S. soil, yielding earthy color and hearty textures. But what we didn’t quite realize was – wow! – all the pattern-play of which this rectangular brick form is capable....

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eskayel + clé, and the art of a tile collaboration.

It’s always exciting to undertake an artist collaboration. clé is fortunate that featuring artists and designers has long been a foundation of our tile journey- and often it is the artist that approaches us. Honestly, sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. It really depends on a couple of major factors-...

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Tile Envy revisited

A little over ten years ago, I started ‘Tile Envy’, a blog where I talked about tiles because no-one else was doing so at the time. When people started asking how to source the tiles featured, I launched clé, an online tile boutique. As clé took off, ‘Tile Envy' languished; so it’s...

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