Crush is a new line of tile made from 100 percent recycled glass. They currently offer 40 different colors and 17 different shapes, but the 70s feel of these orange diamond-shaped tiles was what caught my eye.
For their Glazed Thin Brick line, Fireclay partnered with one of the oldest brick makers in California, McNear Brick & Block, which has been in operation since 1868. The line is made from recycled earth and comes in nine colors. The company recently made this great video detailing the manufacturing process:
Austin designer Kelly La Plante collaborated with Fireclay on a line of fashion-inspired pieces. More often than not, fashion-inspired translates to overly-trendy, but these worked. I really loved the playful shapes of the patterns and how they fit together like pieces of a puzzle.
A New York-based writer, Diana studied art history and environmental policy at UC Davis. Before rising to Senior Editor at Dwell—where she helped craft product coverage, features, and more—Diana worked in the Architecture and Design departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She counts finishing a 5K as one of her greatest accomplishments, gets excited about any travel involving trains, and her favorite magazine section is Rewind. Learn more about Diana at: http://dianabudds.com
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