I remember one autumn writing about unconformity and the pull of the unexpected when symmetry is taken away. Maybe that explains the appeal of zellige tiles? – the subtle variations of each tile, the changes of light playing across the glaze, the feeling of something artisan and handmade. Their origin is Moroccan, crafted from the clay found in the city of Fez. First formed in a mould, craftsmen use a shaping block and hammer to smooth and shape the tiles; an imperfect, perfect art. The second appeal is their infinite variety of colours and shapes, from pale, misty sea-kissed aquas to freshly just churned creams and barely there pinks to dark stormy greys and forrest greens, from skinny rectangles to chunky squares, hexagons or stars. The variations are endless.
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Versatile, beautiful yet subtle, these tiles quietly scream their presence.
And I love ’em.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn. So says Gore Vidal. And Mags from Toolally jewellery…
Her pieces are handcrafted in her Yorkshire studio and designed to make maximum impact.
They are the perfect partner if you want your clothes to simmer gently and your bling to take all the limelight.
I never thought I’d find perspex to be so attractive again, but these blaze the line between cool retro and hot modern.
I smell a trend.
Laters, Kate x