“…baby, right ‘round… Like a record, baby, right ’round, ’round, ’round…”
When I hear this song, I always picture Adam Sandler singing it in The Wedding Singer. And you’re welcome, if this song gets stuck… or spinning in your head. 😉 And speaking of Spin, what a great collection! I hope it’s one of the many collections you’re loving from our 2023 Fall Winter Featured Collections.
From the moment I saw Spin, I wanted to grab pieces of the tile and start turning them to see what designs I could create. Come on, let’s dive into some of those funky patterns, shall we?
The linear tile within Spin has lots to offer and I loved the overlapping effects you can create with the different colors. That got me thinking about whether I could create a plaid pattern with this tile.
Plaid has been a topic of discussion lately because we had a plaid patterned tile discontinued and I’ve been trying to figure out ways to create a plaid pattern from different tile sizes and looks. This was the first idea that I wanted to explore with Spin, and I think it was pretty successful. This is definitely going to be a large scale plaid pattern and that’s what I love about this design, it can become large and exaggerated. I also think I could incorporate another color to play off of another color weaving through the main design, like you see in plaid fabrics.
In drawing class, pencil and pen was my favorite medium. I loved using crosshatching for shading and adding a lot of intricate detail. I stumbled upon Ed Fairburn’s work on Instagram; he has taken crosshatching to another level. I definitely recommend checking it out.
When I quarter turned the linear tiles from Spin, this weaving and almost crosshatching like effect occurred. I took it a step further and due to the color combinations in Spin, I was able to create a diagonal gradient effect within the crosshatching.
I love the grey color within Spin; it has a beautiful green undertone. I wanted to use this color in a checkerboard pattern since this pattern has been making a comeback. I started playing with Spin’s curve and linear patterns, and this retro mod design was born within the checkerboard. It’s probably too busy and should be separated into two different patterns, but I figured I’d run with it. What do you think?
I wanted to create a pattern with a series of undulating waves, and as I started laying out the second wave, I noticed that I was able to play with the negative space by shifting or aligning the second wave. In the upper pattern with the shifted wave, the negative space creates a diamond like pattern. In the lower pattern with the waves aligned, the negative space creates a ‘Y’ like pattern. This wave pattern would also look cool in a vertical orientation and it could just be a single wave or a series of waves, all depends how wavey you want the design to be.
When thinking of names for this pattern, the first thing that popped into my head was the lyric ‘Wavey Davey’s on fire‘ from Tokyo Drifting by the Glass Animals and Denzel Curry. I’m a huge fan and that’s the reason behind this pattern name.
For all the Lego® fans out there, I give you the tile tree. It has the soft, rounded shape of Lego® pine trees.
I hope these designs spark some ideas in your design brains. If you think of another design, please share! I would love to see what else can be created with Spin.
If you would like to explore any of these designs, please contact your local Architectural Sales Consultant to set up a meeting with the Design Services team to discuss how Spin can be used on your project.
Until next time…