08/19/2013 08:21 am ET Updated Oct 19, 2013

Can We Now Call Tiles Sexy?


'Postcards from Myself' is a new collection of tiles designed by South African artist Ruan Hoffmann for Clé, the Sausalito-based tile company. The internationally celebrated Johannesburg artist, using ceramic as his medium, has created 25 designs each hand lithographed on an eight-inch-square encaustic cement tile. Hoffman notes, "I live in Paris half the year, and spend several months traveling. These designs represent my connections to the oceans where I have swum, ancient cities I have explored, the shadows and exuberance of animals and plants." Pricing is $26.95 per square foot. To order or see more of Hoffman's work, go to Clé.

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