Gorgeous New Rift Combinations

Our Rift Tiles are an exciting way to add texture and dimension to your tile design.

We layer and layer and layer two colors of glaze, side-by-side, on one tile.  Sometimes this creates a chemical reaction between the two glazes during firing, resulting in dynamic bubbles. Other times, the result is more subtle and appears like an ocean wave,  a semi-transparent  color overlay, or even created a third color entirely.

We love every one of our Rift combinations and find great fun in exploring these glaze combinations to create some really unique tiles.

laNeva Rift Tiles #90 Oregano (matte)/ #24 Steel (semi-matte) in 2"x 2"

 

While assembling our latest designer sample boxes of 2″x 2″ tile , we’ve decided to add a few of these surprise Rift tiles to each one.  You never know what you’ll get and you may just be the first to see a brand new laNeva colorway!

laNeva Rift Tile #71 Dune (gloss)/#24 Steel (semi-matte) in 2"x 2"

 

Please email [email protected] if you’re interested in a sample box of our 2″ x 2″ tile.  These include all of our solid colors and a sampling of Rift color combinations.  If you are interested in a specific colorway, please contact us for more information and availability.

We want your input. Love these? Hate these? Have ideas for a Rift colorways that we haven’t shown yet?

Leave a comment here or on the laNeva Facebook page with your input or suggestions!

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Announcing the 2011 “IT” Colors!

Thanks to all of you who voted in the poll to choose our three limited edition glaze colors for 2011. We had a great response and after some changes in rank through the first day, the winners were soon evident and stayed on top through the remainder of the voting.

Announcing the winning colors (Drumroll is so passé. How about a rockin’ foot stomp?)….

#1: With 33% of the vote and already a pre-order: Laguna!

#2: Anything but boring, gray is hot, especially with these brights: Smoke!

#3: Rounding out the top three: “She uses Tangerine(s)!!”*

These colors will be available for samples and orders on Monday, May 2nd.  We’re also planning fabulous Rift Series color combos with these new glazes used in conjunction with our existing Solid Colors.  Thanks again everyone and we look forward to another exciting product launch coming in the very near future!

How will handmade tile accent your life?

 

* Pop culture reference from The Flaming Lips circa 1993. Does that make us old??? 

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Zig Zag- A New Herringbone Pattern

You never know when inspiration will strike. Today, while checking our Twitter account, I saw an intriguing tweet from HAUS Interior:

http://twitter.com/#!/HausInterior

I clicked the link and found an extraordinary Zig Zag throw, in graphic Navy and White.

We loved it instantly- for its simple yet timeless pattern, its bold lines and striking contrast of color.

Just as instantly, my mind flashed to our Lineal Collection border pattern, Herringbone Classico.  Here we have a simple herringbone pattern, which is really just a zig zag layout… and our border could easily be specified as an alternating zig zag instead of how we’ve shown it previously, as two colors of tile randomly placed.

Since we produce each tile and assemble each order by hand, we can make it the way you like. If you prefer dynamic movement in your patterns, this is perfect in both classic colors or as a blast of brights for a mod interior. Any of our handmade Solid Colors can be combined to create a unique border design. Do you want delicate or wide stripes? Yes, you can choose that, too.

Here are four zig zag options that are available using our Herringbone Classico pattern.  Choose 2, 3 or 4 colors for this stunning new pattern option – Herringbone Zig Zag.

laNeva Herringbone Zig Zag

For a retro look,  we recommend solid colors #95 Lichen, #73 Butter and #24 Steel.

For a more classic zig zag, try #68 Twilight, #31 Snow and #71 Dune.

Check out our other newly released Lineal Collection patterns on our blog: Woven Rift, Rift Valley, Bamboo Forest, Composition Six and Marching Orders.  How will you customize the patterns to make your own unique design?

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Lineal Border Collection Finale: Day 6

This is the final day of our week-long Lineal Collection border launch, and we are so excited to show you this incredible border design!

The second of two Lineal Collection borders using our Rift Series tiles, this utilizes laNeva’s unique 2-color tile in a whole new and previously unavailable way– BIG! This is our very first time offering 4″x4″ laNeva Rift Series tiles, and oh, they are gorgeous!

Each Rift tile is handmade, hand glazed and completely unique.  There is a natural chemical reaction that occurs at the overlap line of the two glaze colors and depending on the glazes used, this reaction may create bubbles, a muted color blending or a third color entirely.  To learn more about our Rift tiles and the name, check out our blog post on the Rift.

Are you ready for our final Lineal Collection design?  We present to you, Rift Valley.

(If you want an up close and personal view, click on any image)

A more delicate border overall but with big impact, this one measures approximately 6″ H. It’s softly undulating, organic Rift pattern creates a division point reminiscent of the horizon.

Rift Valley is shown here using the following laNeva Solid Colors:

  • 1″x 6″  & 1/2″x 6″  liner bars at top and bottom: #68 Twilight
  • 1″x2″ random insert at bottom: #68 Twilight
  • 4″x4″  & 2″x 4″ Rift Tiles: #95 Lichen/ #68 Twilight

Finished with a sand colored grout.

This border measures approximately 6″ tall, 3/8″ thick and is sold mesh mounted in 12″ lengths.  The Rift tiles and bottom border pieces are randomly placed with no true repeat.

One method to create a completely different look with Rift Valley is to use #95 Lichen as the border accent in place of Twilight, or switch the colorway entirely to a different Rift Tile, but we don’t know why you’d do that since this is so fabulous and full of character!  Our other beautiful Rift Tile colors are as follows:

Here’s the rundown of this past week and the new Lineal Collection borders:

And finally, if you want the lowdown on our Lineal Collection, here’s how it works:

laNeva Tile’s “Lineal” border collection is a series of 6 pre-designed, mesh-mounted borders of our most popular patterns. Since you choose the colors and combinations, your border can be as contemporary or traditional as you’d like. We provide detailed drawings and you personalize the design with our choice of any of our solid color glazes(or Rift glazes for Woven Rift and Rift Valley).

Thanks for joining us on this week-long product launch adventure!  We have ONE more big announcement for Monday that ties in directly to today’s post. Stick around for one more exciting Rift product perfect for those who may just want a splash of handmade tile. See you Monday!

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Lineal Border Launch: Day 4

Are we having fun yet or what?

After two days of transitional patterns with subtle color, yesterday we introduced you to the super-bold design of Marching Orders.  Keeping with the theme of modern, bold designs, we have one more.  This pattern has been a huge success already with our Mondrian blog post and rendering from  last February.  Introducing laNeva’s  next Lineal Collection border, which we shall simply call Composition Six.

(If you want an up close and personal view, click on any image)

This is another bold and graphic pattern for laNeva Tile, utilizing the primary colors so common in DeStijl artwork.  DeStijl in Dutch means “The Style” and is the name of the artistic movement that was headed by the famous Piet Mondrian in the early 20th century. This design is as much about the blocks of color as it is about the patterns that are created by the grout lines.

Composition Six is shown here using the following laNeva Solid Colors:

  • 1″x 6″ liner bars and 1″x 2″ Background Color: #31 Snow
  • 1″x 2″ & 2″x 2″ Accent Colors: #68 Twilight, #84 Siren, #73 Butter, #24 Steel
  • 4″x 4″ Accent Colors: #84 Siren, #73 Butter

Finished with a dark gray colored grout.

This border measures approximately 10-1/2″ tall, 3/8″ thick and is sold mesh mounted in 12″ lengths or in a 12″W x 10-1/2″H panel with overglazed (finished) edges.  There is a semi-random repeat using the DeStijl layout concept and these size components shown.

One method to create a completely different look with Composition Six is to use lighter grout for the installation. Alternately, the pattern could be constructed in a more subdued color scheme using  #95 Lichen, #68 Twilight and#92 Mist Crackle, or you can choose any of laNeva’s Solid Color tiles for a personalized creation.

Want to see the first 3 designs in the Lineal Series? Mondays post featured the release of Bamboo Forest. Tuesday we launched Herringbone Classico and Wednesday was the uber-bold, Marching Orders.

And finally, if you want the general skinny on our Lineal Collection, here’s how it works:

laNeva Tile’s “Lineal” border collection is a series of 6 pre-designed, mesh-mounted borders of our most popular patterns. Since you choose the colors and combinations, your border can be as contemporary or traditional as you’d like.

We provide the detailed drawings and the color examples and you personalize the design with our choice of any of our solid color glazes. It’s still a custom design made just for you, but with no pricing surprises and a faster lead time. What’s not to like with that?

Our final two Lineal Collection borders will be featured Friday and Saturday, using our luscious Rift Series tiles.  These will tie into a special product announcement on Monday. Oh, we can’t wait!

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Lineal Border Launch: Day 3

Monday we introduced you to the Lineal Collection of borders and our first design, Bamboo Forest.  Yesterday we featured another transitional design, Herringbone Classico.  Enough of the standards, we’re here today to wow you! Announcing our ultra-mod pattern, Marching Orders.

Graphic in nature, this pattern cries out for bold colors and lots of contrast. The block design, in its full repeat creates an undulating “wave” (1″x1″ tiles up to to 4″x4″ and then back down again) that is not evident at first glance and prevents this baby from getting too square.  Marching Orders is shown here using the following laNeva Solid Colors:

  • 1″ x 6″ horizontal liner bars used at the top & bottom: #31 Snow
  • 1/2″x 6″ horizontal liner bar at the bottom: #24 Steel
  • 1″ x 1″ body: #84 Siren
  • 1″x 1″, 2″x 2″, 3″x 3″ & 4″x 4″  Accent: #31 Snow

Finished with a sand colored grout.

This border measures approximately 9-1/2″ tall, 3/8″ thick and is sold mesh mounted in 12″ lengths.  There is a 24″ pattern repeat on the body of the design.

Unlike yesterday, where we suggested an alternate color scheme to add some pizzaz, today’s alternate should create an option to tone this wild child down a bit. For a more subdued but just as fabulous look, try a random combination of #71 Dune and #90 Oregano (shown below) in place of the red or choose any of laNeva’s Solid Color tiles.

If you didn’t catch yesterday’s release, check out the luxe beauty of Herringbone Classico. Want to see where it all began?  Here is Mondays post, with the release of Bamboo Forest. And finally, if you want the Cliff notes on our Lineal Collection, here’s how it works:

laNeva Tile’s “Lineal” border collection is a series of 6 pre-designed, mesh-mounted borders of our most popular patterns. Since you choose the colors and combinations, your border can be as contemporary or traditional as you’d like.

We provide the detailed drawings and the color examples and you personalize the design with our choice of any of our solid color glazes. It’s still a custom design made just for you, but with no pricing surprises and a faster lead time. What’s not to like with that?

Another Lineal Collection border will be featured tomorrow, and each day this week. Stay tuned. We’re just getting started!

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Announcing the Lineal Collection Borders

Announcing laNeva’s new pre-designed tile border series!

Our “Lineal” border collection is a series of 6 pre-designed, mesh-mounted borders of our most popular patterns. Since you choose the colors and combinations, your border can be as contemporary or traditional as you’d like.

We provide the detailed drawings and the color examples and you personalize the design with any of our colors you would like. It’s still a custom design made just for you, but with no pricing surprises and a faster lead time. What’s not to like with that?

We will be announcing one of our Lineal borders each day this week with our first, that we are calling “Bamboo Forest”.

Bamboo Forest is named due to its strong vertical nature and tile separations that mimic the horizontal striations in bamboo. It is shown here using the following laNeva Solid Colors:

  • 1″x 6″ horizontal liner bars used at the top & bottom: #68 Twilight
  • 1/2″ x 6″ vertical liner used in the design: #61 Sky
  • 1″x 2″ vertical tile: #92 Mist Crackle

Finished with a sand colored grout.

This border measures approximately 8-1/2″ tall, 3/8″ thick and is sold mesh mounted in 12″ lengths.  There is no pattern repeat, all vertical tiles are randomly placed.

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For a more contemporary look, try this one in a combination of #24 Steel, #95 Lichen and #73 Butter (shown below) or choose any of laNeva’s Solid Color tiles.

Another Lineal Collection border will be featured tomorrow, and each day this week. Stay tuned. Our border collection is anything but boring!

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The Dirt – Installation

Want to learn more about the specifics of laNeva tile? You can be-in-the-know about all the dirt (because that is all that clay really is) and behind the scenes stuff.

More about glazes, grout and our clay body later, today is all about installation.

Installation of laNeva Tiles:

We’ve created the perfect system to make install a cinch.

laNeva Artisan Tile offers any of our solid colors, Rift Series and sizes mesh mounted. In fact our tiles can be mesh mounted in sections up to 12″x 12″, numbered and shipped with an installation map of your personalized tile design. This ensures that mesh sections fit together as planned and you get the final design that you desire.

Mesh mounted tiles make installation a snap for your professional tile installer. While we always recommend hiring a professional tile installer to get the most uniform installation and best possible look- our mesh mounting can greatly ease the stress for a do-it-yourselfer as well.

If you really want to install yourselves, it can be done with amazing results. Check out this fantastic owner-installed fireplace of laNeva’s LOOSE #90 Oregano tiles in 2×4, 1×2 and 1×1 sizes. Great job Mr. S!

* We also offer overglazed edges for any outside edge/corner. These were used on the fireplace where the tile overlaps the fire box insert. More info on these specialty pieces to in our post about Glaze and overglazed edges.

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