A few years ago, I travelled to New York for The Simple Things magazine to shoot the wonderful The Butcher's Daughter, a juice bar and vegetarian café in Noholita at the intersection of Kenmare and Elizabeth streets and Dépanneur in Brooklyn.
Both were fantastic and inspiring places filled with natural light and had striking exposed brick walls. The kind of walls that make you crave for New York style living back home.
The brick tile trend is one that has taken the world of interiors by storm and is not one to go away anytime soon.
From Brooklyn to London, Milan or Paris, almost every hip urban restaurants, coffee places or design hotels feature exposed bricks of some kind.
Bare brick is a statement piece in itself. They add an authentic, industrial feel like nothing else does and surely beats a plain, painted wall.
Used wisely, an exposed brick wall will make a gorgeous feature wall and add a wow factor to a room in your home.
Through their Brick Generation Project, Ceramica Rondine has developed a series of brick tiles to be used throughout the house.