All over Portugal there are tiles that cover the fronts of buildings, called azulejos. This type of technique was introduced to the Portuguese people by the Moors (via Spain, mind you). That’s why it may remind you a little of Morocco. This sort of tile has been produced for 500 years straight – pretty impressive. These tiles were on walls, steps, archways – all over. We loved them. We snapped a ton of photos of them. And then when we got back, we realized that we were inspired by the patterns to be a little more funky in our own lives.
Portuguese tiles taken around Lisbon.
Here’s some inspiration: