Thanks to Ryan and the fab crew at Ciao! for interviewing me on the blog yesterday! Click below to check out the site’s groovy new redesign, learn how shopping for tile can be like mail-ordering a spouse (not in a good way), and to read part one of the interview…
First, a big THANK YOU to the folks at Ciao Tile blog for including me in their list of top online tile resources! I’m not worthy! However, everyone else on the list is, so read it here, my fellow tile-philes.
Also, after months of laziness, I have started to update my blogroll, adding new links and organizing said links by category for ease of use. If you think you should be included and are feeling sad that I’ve neglected you, don’t fret; my list is not complete, and not yet comprehensive–but soon to be! (Please cut me some slack–I am an overemployed freelance writer moonlighting as a blogger…) Just leave a comment and I promise to pay attention to you!
Thanks for visiting!
[Tiles above: Doro from Mosaico+]
While drooling over the gorgeous laminated-stone penny rounds and glass river-rock mosaic in the Terra Verre booth (more on that later) at Coverings, we met friendly tile enthusiast Ryan Calkins. In addition to his role as president of showroom/distributor Statements in Seattle (they carry beautiful stuff–check it out here), Ryan also publishes a super-informative blog, Ciao! The site spotlights new products (like Rex’s Extralight glass mosaics, above), cool installations by designers and contractors who’ve sourced their goods, and offers maintenance and sustainability primers. It even has a section called “Tile Chic” covering topics like fireplace-appropriate tile options and the beauty of discontinued tile–all in the form of hilarious 90-second YouTube videos, hosted by the charming-funny Britt. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn tons about tile. Tune in!