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tile envy — deborah osburn

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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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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