Yep, I’m still going on about tiles… I’d been looking for some coasters for a while now, but so far the perfect ones hadn’t appeared; Until we were walking along Rue de Birague in the 4th arrondissement of Paris and I saw an old wine box full of colourful tiles in front of a small shop called Asiatissimo. Above the box was a sign “Mexican tiles 2e / piece”. Inside the store was full of gorgeous Asian furniture and home decoration objects, too heavy to carry home this time. But there were also more of these beautiful tiles and 9 of them came home with me. Then it was just a matter of sticking those felt stickers used for furniture under each coaster. Perhaps later I will paint the sides for a more clean look, but for the moment I’m very happy with their rustic appearance.
Lately I’ve been inspired by different kind of patterns and I remembered these pictures I took earlier this year at the Chiado district of Lisbon. I could easily see these beautiful patterns transferred into home textiles and clothing. UPDATE: My dear friend Maria from Portugal just commented on this saying that a couple of Portuguese designers have joined their forces and launched a collection called TILED, take a look HERE.