We Have This Thing With "Selfeets"

By Bedrosians Tile & Stone | 7/24/2018

The "selfeet" — where selfies and floors merge — is when you take a selfie of your feet on gorgeous and intriguing floors and post it on Instagram! The result is pure eye candy, from the amazing tile to the pretty shoes. People from all over the world are posting their photos, giving us a window to view the most lovely and unique tile floors in existence. And it all started with a hashtag — #ihavethisthingwithfloors.

Introducing the Selfeet
Stunning mosaic sun with the feet set askewStunning mosaic sun with the feet set askew
Source: @ihavethisthingwithfloors

I HAVE THIS THING WITH FLOORS

In June 2014, in a bar in Amsterdam, three friends, Edith Beurskens, Josha Jansen and Pien van Wijmen, discovered a common interest. They all had been sharing pictures of their feet on beautiful floors on their Instagram accounts. They "had this thing with floors." Together, with their love of fancy floors, they decided to create a special Instagram account @ihavethisthingwithfloors, with the tagline “when feet meet nice floors, make a selfeet," and from then on, this endeavor started a life of its own. What began with a few followers has grown to almost a million, at 843,000 in summer 2018. People have used the hashtag #ihavethisthingwithfloors over 700,000 times - which means there are thousands and thousands of floors and shoes to admire! (source: metalmagazine.au).

The first ihavethisthingwithfloors Instagram postThe first @ihavethisthingwithfloors Instagram post
 

MEET EDITH, JOSHA AND PIENS

"We are three friends from Amsterdam. We met while working for Marie-Stella-Maris, a Dutch company selling natural mineral water and natural care products. We are Edith Beurskens, Art Director at Marie-Stella-Maris; Josha Jansen, Marketing Communications Manager at Marie-Stella-Maris, and Pien van Wijmen, freelance Communications Specialist & illustrator. We all live in Amsterdam and we love creating new things, beautiful and smart design, brands with style and an honest story, discovering new music in great new places. And, of course, we are crazy for beautiful floors!"

One of the latest posts from ihavethisthingwithfloorsOne of the latest posts from @ihavethisthingwithfloors
Pastel arabesque groove well with hippie chick fringe sandalsPastel arabesque groove well with hippie chick fringe sandals

HOW DID THE PAGE GET SO POPULAR?

"Just by using the hashtag #ihavethisthingwithfloors. Within a few months our account was tagged and named by huge bloggers, international magazines like Vogue US and celebrities like Reese Witherspoon – after she posted an IHTTWF we gained around 30,000 followers in 24 hours. Even Instagram itself blogged about us," they said.

Some posts share inspiring messages-You Look GoodSome posts share inspiring messages
Source: @ihavethisthingwithfloors
Discover amazing mosaic artDiscover amazing floors covered in mosaic art
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
Hip herringbone patterns stand out in pinkHip herringbone patterns stand out in pink
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
Bedrosians is a shoe in for selfeets

Bedrosians also has a "thing with floors"... and walls and counters and backsplashes! We get so excited when clients tag us on our Instagram in their selfeets, but also their photos of finished projects. To see all the creative and interesting ways our products are used in homes and businesses brings us a sense of pride and awe. From simple and classic to unique and clever, we are amazed with our clients' vision and ability to make our products part of their homes. Check out a few of our favorite selfeets.

A splash of red on Chateau porcelain in the Fiore Deco in OceanA splash of red on Chateau porcelain in the Fiore Deco in Ocean
Source: Bedrosians Hayward Branch
Source: @gladlyinteriors - Bohemian-inspired woven shoes dress up our Remy cement tile in the Brigette patternBohemian-inspired woven shoes dress up our Remy cement tile in the Brigette pattern
Source: @gladlyinteriors
Stunning Statuario 12x24 marble tile floor!Stunning Statuario 12"x24" honed marble tile floor!
Source: Bedrosians Hayward Branch
The rich russet tones of our Avondale series in Normandy Cream pair nicely with these beige sneakersThe rich russet tones of our Avondale series in Normandy Cream pair nicely with these beige sneakers
Source: @niadamalos
Romantic fleur pattern of our Palazzo porcelain in the Florentina deco paired with crisp, white ConverseRomantic fleur pattern of our Palazzo porcelain in the Florentina deco paired with crisp, white Converse
Source: @nathalie_interiors -
We created a welcoming floor for our tradeshow booths from our black and white porcelain Le Cafe CollectionWe created a welcoming floor for our tradeshow booths from our black and white porcelain Le Cafe Collection
Source: @ds2living
Selfeets by the thousands

Taking pictures of your shoes atop floors has become so popular, even more Instagram accounts about feet and tile are popping up. One of our favorites is @ihavethisthingwithtiles, run by Italian architect and designer Gabriela Insana . Her account has over 100k followers, gaining popularity every day.

One of the latest posts from ihavethisthingwithfloorsStunning green tile floor with equally amazing green satin shoes
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
Checkered black and white shoes, dress, tile, oh my!Checkered black and white shoes, dress and tile, oh my!
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
One of the latest posts from ihavethisthingwithfloorsEven her toes match the kaleidescope of colors in this mosaic beetle
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
Contrasting blue and orange in the tile and shoes!This an outstanding floor in Paris, with some really cool kicks!
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
Honeycomb and herringboneHerringbone and honeycomb
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
An incredible mosaic floor featuring Artistic TileAn incredible mosaic floor featuring Artistic Tile's Constellation Blacklite
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
Green and white marble with mauve mules are marvelousGreen and white marble with mauve mules are marvelous
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
Tile, Shoes and Coffee

Do you ever take pictures of the intricate designs on your coffee right before you take the first drink? There's even a whole Instagram hashtag dedicated just to that (#coffeeart), but that's a different blog post. We're loving that people are snapping their feet, tile AND coffee! So much to enjoy in one picture!

Hi, how's your coffee?Hi, how's your coffee?
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
Smile, you are on InstagramSmile, you're on Instagram!
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
Tile and Matcha!Tile and Matcha!
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
Mexican coffee with churrosMexican coffee with churros
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
So many things here - that teacup, those shoes, the watch and tattoo, oh, an the tile.So many things here - that teacup, those shoes, the watch and tattoo, oh, and the tile!
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
The Inception Concept with shoes, tile and coffeeThe Inception Selfeet
Source: @ihavethisthingwithtiles
Things are Looking Down

Sometimes the most special things are not above us, but straight down beneath our feet. The next time you're out and about, start looking down, at the beauty right on the ground. Explore these Instagram accounts and hashtags all about the floor. We hope you get hooked, we sure did!

 

Show us your selfeets! If you would like to be featured in our blog and our Instagram page, please tag us at: @bedrosianstile

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