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New Year, Clean Slate: Cheeky Delft Tiles with a Twist by Petra Palumbo

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New Year, Clean Slate: Cheeky Delft Tiles with a Twist by Petra Palumbo

January 2, 2023

As many of us welcome in 2023 with a January deep clean, we’re smitten by modern twists on delft tiles from Scotland-based Petra Palumbo. In lieu of traditional blue florals and ships on the sea, these modern versions are decidedly more domestic. For example:

the tiles come in crimson, manganese, sepia, and green as well as the tradition 9
Above: The tiles come in crimson, manganese, sepia, and green as well as the traditional blue, and the themes range from Games to Boot Room and Laundry. They’re all decorated by hand in the UK.
the tiles pay irreverent homage to the everyday, as in this &#8\2\20;tongue 10
Above: The tiles pay irreverent homage to the everyday, as in this “tongue in cheek” Rubber Gloves Delft Tile. Each design is the same rate: £32.
for the laundry, &#8\2\20;choose from designs featuring a neat little cloth 11
Above: For the laundry, “choose from designs featuring a neat little clothesline, the Happy Hoover’s smiling face, a wicker basket, bubbly soap, and the humble roll of toilet paper.” Shown is the Duster Delft Tile.
the dry brush delft tile would be very much at home in the wc. 12
Above: The Dry Brush Delft Tile would be very much at home in the WC.
the dustpan and brush delft tile. 13
Above: The Dustpan and Brush Delft Tile.
the quotidian becomes iconic. shown is the (overflowing) washing basket delft t 14
Above: The quotidian becomes iconic. Shown is the (overflowing) Washing Basket Delft Tile.
even the humblest of objects is immortalized—see: the loo roll delft til 15
Above: Even the humblest of objects is immortalized—see: the Loo Roll Delft Tile. Each tile is “designed to make the mundane acts of keeping a home clean and tidy more fun and enjoyable,” according to the makers.
the collections range well beyond the wc and cleaning closets to depict hats, w 16
Above: The collections range well beyond the WC and cleaning closets to depict hats, walking sticks, cowboy boots, ice cream cones, and clinking champagne flutes. Shown is the Scented Candle Delft Tile.
the croissant delft tile is ideal &#8\2\20;for anyone who enjoys lazy sunda 17
Above: The Croissant Delft Tile is ideal “for anyone who enjoys lazy Sunday mornings filled with warm croissants and coffee.”
or perhaps a disco ball delft tile? 18
Above: Or perhaps a Disco Ball Delft Tile?

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