Eco-Friendly Cement Tiles With Pretty, Hand-Painted Patterns
Quirky patterns and rich colour? Of course we’re into this new cement tile from Grow House Grow, the Brooklyn-based studio of designer and illustrator Katie Deedy. The studio, which is better known for its pretty wallpaper and playful fabrics, has branched out into handmade encaustic tile, which are made by layering cement, marble powder and natural pigments. Encaustic is a throwback to the 19th century, when this style of tilework dominated warmer climates thanks to its cooling properties — and it makes sense today, with our increasing emphasis on green design choices. We especially like the Otomi pattern (above), with its old school Spanish vibe.