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Today it’s time for a special post on ItalianBark, and a first time for a book giveaway on the blog:  when the Pink Dog has received a digital copy of this book, he really thought it could be something interesting and informative for his readers!

Tile Envy” is an American book curated by tile maker Deborah Osburn, and it’s an exploration of the most beautiful tile designs around the world today. Sixty key personalities are profiled, ranging from established names like Herzog and de Meuron and Rob Ryan (we’ve already talked here a few time ago here), to emerging designers such as Michelle Weinberg. Not just about ceramic, but a multitude of materials, including cement, stone, glass, wood, and steel….and a multitude of producing processes, including digital printing, cast, hand formed and slipcast painted ceramic, etching, silk screening, and photo synthesis.

The book is divided into four chapters: Illustration, Texture, Pattern and  “Art and Architecture”, which includes innovative ways tiles have been used to define spaces and create sculptural urban influenced art. Luxuriant photography, including a cover by Paul Clemence, enrich the book and capture the breadth and variety of work that’s going on. The book has been recently featured on

So, how to get your free copy?…


Oggi un post diverso dal solito! Si perchè è la prima volta che il cagnetto lancia un giveaway, ma quando ho ricevuto la copia digitale di questo libro, ho pensato che potesse davvero interessare ai lettori di ItalianBark riceverne una originale 🙂

Tile Envy” è un libro statunitense redatto da Deborah Osburn, ed è una rassegna attraverso tra i migliori e più originali esempi di rivestimenti a piastrelle del mondo: si spazia da nomi di archistar, come Herzog and de Meuron, ad artisti come Rob Ryan (di cui vi avevo già parlato qui!), a designer emergenti, come Michelle Weinberg. Non solo ceramica, per piastrelle infatti si intendono anche rivestimenti in moltissimi altri materiali, come cemento, pietra, legno, vetro… oltre a innumerevoli processi creativi, tra cui potrete curiosare nelle pagine di “Tile Envy“.

Il libro è suddiviso nei capitoli “Illustration”, “Textures”, “Pattern” e “Art & Architecture”ed è arricchito da bellissime immagini, tra cui una copertina firmata Paul Clemence (non lo sapete, ma alcune sue immagini le avrete viste di sicuro se come me avete studiato Casa Farnsworth di Mies Van de Rohe!)

Qui, vi lascio una piccola review da , oltre che qualche immagine in anteprima…e poi vi spiego come riceverne una copia!






How to receive your copy of Tile Envy?

Just follow these easy steps:

1- Click here and follow TileEnvy on Twitter

2- Click here and Like the new ItalianBark facebook page

3- Send me a private message on Facebook page with your name and e-mail address


The giveaway is open to everyone, and the winner will be chosen at random from this site: there’s time till the 30th of June!


Come ricevere una copia di Tile Envy ?

Per ricevere una copia, seguite questi due semplicissimi passaggi:

1 – Cliccate qui per seguire TileEnvy su Twitter

2 – Cliccate qui e fate “Mi Piace” nella nuova pagina facebook di ItalianBark

3 – Inviatemi un messaggio privato sempre tramite pagina facebook con il vostro nome e indirizzo mail


Il vincitore verrà scelto random da qui e c’è tempo fino al 30 giugno !!








[quote] I set up a blog called Tile Envy many years ago, to share my enthusiasm and inspirations. I had a searing hunch that I couldn’t be the only tile fanatic out there – after all it’s primal stuff, yes? Surely with a bit of nudging I could enlighten the world, and turn them on to this medium of dreams! Fast forward to today, and tiles are in the thick of an incredible renaissance. Ceramicists, product designers, illustrators and architects are all pushing the boundaries of the way that tiles are made and laid; getting as hooked on the infinite possibilities of repetition, pattern and colour as I am. ” Deborah Osburn [/quote]