Tuesday, July 24


Xenia Taler and Steven Koblinsky hand make wonderful tiles in their Toronto studio. This makes me want to go to Canada! Imagine a whole installation of them. I purchased a single large tile at AERO in NYC last February and look at it every day. From their website:

Who: Partners Xenia Taler and Steven Koblinsky. Xenia designs the tiles, Steven crafts the clay and glazes.
Where: In their Toronto studio.
When: Since 1996.
How: Tiles are pressed in molds made of wood, or extruded. Glazes are mixed from scratch. All tiles are decorated by hand.
Why: Because we hope that one day, a long time from now, not only will your children fight mercilessly over the wonderful tiles you had so wisely purchased, but that even when humankind must venture off this world to fend amongst the stars, those tiles are the second or third item on a strict ten item list that your descendents feel they must take along with them on their arduous journey.

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