i keep seeing terrazzo everywhere, and especially all over in europe — cafe tables were covered in it, and we discovered it beneath our feet on several occasions. terrazzo is a material consisting of chips of marble or granite set in concrete and polished to give a smooth surface, created by Venetian construction workers as an affordable flooring material to surface the patios around their living quarters. it became popular again in the 1950-60’s when modernist architects began using terrazzo in their designs and now, i’m seeing it everywhere again. i like it — it’s got a cool, italian vibe, and it’s also kind of playful and whimsical, perhaps because it looks a little bit like confetti. makes sense then that it’s also showing up in products lately, too — everything from iphone cases to shower curtains and pencils. terrazzo is definitely having its moment.