A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
05 June 2012
I'm picking up an interesting mélange of graphic influences—Art Nouveau and Japanese—in this tile, which is called Fiori. The repeating glass and rivershell blossoms are so static, while the whorled pattern of the 'vine' is quite irregular...a very contemporary treatment. artistictile.com
is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen and bath industries. An editor at publications ranging from Arts + Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the presence of true beauty.