This is one of two Street Design Projects in Scotland, part of the “DIY Street” project in England. The DIY street project has been developed by charity Sustrans who bring together communities to improve their local areas with street art.
The Bug Walk on Katrine Crescent, Kirkcaldy in Scotland was inspired by the wishes to see “more nature, colour and fun in the area.” Artist Nicola Atkinson of NADFLY collaborated with pupils from Torbain & Fair Isle primary schools to create the bug drawings for this stairwell design.
When Nicola came to us to discuss this project we recommended she ordered vitrified tiles which are weatherproof, to keep the children’s art looking as good as it did the day it was installed!
Sustrans worked with Fife Council to improve this area in Kirkcaldy and the project successfully brought together the community to make the area more attractive for all of its residents. If you know of a similar project in your local area give us a call as we would love to get involved!
If you’re interested in other exterior projects we have been involved with, check out our website!Posted in Murals
Now the weather is getting colder, the last thing you want is your barbeque patio tiles falling off the walls or cracking. So we thought a few quick tips on tiling outside spaces to give your exterior tiled feature art the longest life possible would be useful!
For all exterior projects we select fully vitrified ceramic tiles, which are weatherproof against all the elements, even frost! Vitrified tiles can also be used for swimming pools.
There’s little chance of much sun at the moment however when the sun does show its face there is no chance of fading as the images are UV resistant.
Our top three tips for installing tiles outside:
If you have a project you would like to discuss, get in touch!
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We had a great time at 100%Design show in London last week! We liked the tunnel of lights to get in to the show, the DJ pumping out the tunes, and the exciting new designs and products. We loved the Solus Ceramics stand with their Image range and were inspired by Objects in Glass, acrylic mosaics and acoustic panels as art. We met a great new designer Emma Britton and took a tour of the “Yo”home with Simon Woodruffe, who was wearing his trademark blue shoes.
All in all, smaller than we thought, some great ideas and the only bad thing was the £8 for the show brochure! See you at Grand Designs?Grand Designs, Murals
Thirty entrepreneurial businesses are based at Telford Enterprise Hub (TEH).
The TEH is home to an inspirational business platform called Young Britain, which aims to help launch 100 start-ups in 2 years. A mammoth task.
We were keen to get involved and so began a project to respond to the brief ‘Use the external entrance area to make the premises stand out, create a talking point and provide an onward source of inspiration.”
Claire, our talented designer, worked with TEH to create a 73 tiled mural of a Georgian portico, to get the most from the space.
In keeping with the building character and the brand image, a unique ‘portico’ was created and installed.
Why the mural worked:
1. Created an optical illusion
2. The building is now striking
3. It’s instantly recognisable
The feedback has been astonishing and we’d love to hear your thoughts, too. Take a look at this viseo of the mural being installed! http://bit.ly/MJXIji
Oh, and if you’re interested in standing out from the crowd with art feature tiling, we’d love to hear from you, here.
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Pizza Express has become the latest project Tiledspace has completed. Working with Baynes and Co and taking their unique design the mural was produced using 42 plates to represent the design so that a feature wall was created in the new Horsforth restaurant.
The mural is stunning and shows the flexibility of the patented digital technology Tiledspace use to add a different dimension to a project. This wall will certainly create a talking point for customers.Posted in Murals