FAILE’s Large-Scale Venice Beach Installation

Rancho V's Rocco Gardner commissions the Brooklyn artist duo for a meaningful mural

741 California Ave in Venice Beach isn’t your average city corner. Here, Brooklyn art duo FAILE have installed, by hand, 16,000 custom tiles inspired by the city’s iconography. It stretches across the home of Rancho V‘s Rocco Gardner, occupying a facade roughly the size of three billboards. It’s the largest tile mural by FAILE thus far. Gardner had observed the area’s rapid changes and wanted …

Talbot + Yoon’s Eccentric Design Objects

"Goober" candles, bob lamps and a tile shelf system based on fungus

“We live in a tiny New York City apartment, as most people here do,” explains Mark Talbot, co-founder—along with Youngjin Yoon—of Talbot + Yoon. “A lot of our inspiration was in trying to find solutions that were elegant but decorative in limited space,” he continues. And while elegant makes for an apt descriptor of their design items and homewares, so does eccentric. All of the …

Tile Makes The Room: Good Design from Heath Ceramics

A new book explores the function and artistry of a decor essential in creating memorable spaces

When Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic of Heath Ceramics set out to write a book celebrating the art and craft of tile, they looked for inspirational examples close to home and around the world. The result, “Tile Makes the Room,” is filled with pages of colorful homes, hotels, restaurants, gardens, museums and buildings that show off the versatility and impact of the simple, repeating tile. …