I hope this blog post finds you well. I am just back from a busy and inspiring weekend in Barcelona, where I attended the Meet The Blogger trend Seminar led by Gudy Herder. I finally got to meet her in person after knowing her online for over two years (she had been so kind to guest post here after my son was born). It was so nice to finally meet in person so many bloggers I am in touch with regularly over the web. We learned a lot, we laughed and it was a refreshing break from m current busy schedule in Madrid.
Now let’s get back to business on this rainy Monday morning with some color to kick off the week in beauty. I wanted to share with you the work of the Swedish designer Martin Björnson who designed a cement tile collection for Purpura. I am in love with cement tiles as a material that has been used since the process was invented in the late nineteenth century. What sets apart cement tile from other patterned tiles is the fact that the pattern’s colors are hydraulically pressed into the surface and become a part of the tiles. This process creates a hard wearing tile with a beautiful mat finish and slight imperfections.
Martin Björnson’s collection comes in five different patterns, two square and three hexagonal ones, each available in different color ways. They are graphic, modern and playful, often with a white base that gives them a sense of visual lightness. The Roundstar pattern is my favorite as I love the fact that different patterns can be created from combining the different colors together.
What do you think of them? I wish you a wonderful and fulfilling week.