It’s really quite amazing: What’s new is making what’s old possible again. That is: Modern technology continues to give entrepreneurs ways to revive vintage style products — in smaller runs, for niche markets or on-demand. Among the latest such retro-innovation: Make it Midcentury has introduced a new line of mid century modern inspired wall tiles — 10 decorative designs in all — made possible with special printing technology.
Our manufacturer uses the dye sublimation process for our tiles. That means we can get the brightest colors available and crisp, clear images. Dye sublimation is a printing process where the image is printed on special paper and then heated under pressure which melds the image to a coating on the tile blanks. Our tile blanks are Daltile brand blanks – a great blank from a reputable manufacturer means an outstanding final product.
10 designs of mid century decorative tile
As you will recall, Susan also is the innovator behind re-created glitter laminate, SparkleLam™. Remember that time she came to my house to see all my glitter laminate samples and talk glitter laminate so she could maybe tweak her designs a bit more? That was sure some fun! That said, I was just a wee detail in her big story: Susan sure seems to be working hard to create a nice line of custom products you can’t get anywhere else. (She now has SparkleLam™ in 16 colors.)
On her site, Susan has narrowed down her “order now” options the most popular colors. So don’t worry, you don’t really need to decide from 432 colors.
These decorative tiles are relatively spendy, given their bespoke nature, so it’s likely most buyers will use them as accent pieces.
For each of her stock colors, Susan shows major makers’ stock colors to coordinate. For example, scroll down the Starburst page to see her match picks.
On her website, Susan also mocks up ideas how to use her tiles as accent pieces — what a practical and customer-friendly feature. Above: Spirograph peppered in a pleasing, orderly fashion on a mock bathroom wall.
Nom nom, nicely done, Susan aka Ms. Make It Mid Century!