Friday, November 6, 2009

Xenia Tale: Tiles

Xenia Taler and her partner Steven Koblinsky mold, glaze and decorate each tile by hand in their studio in Toronto. Amazing, amazing work on the tiles. I like them all but I love the round tile in the last picture a lot and the chubby owl looks so cute. No? Make me want to redecorate my kitchen!

Why they create tiles? Xenia says "Because we hope that one day, a long, long time from now, not only will your children fight mercilessly over the wonderful tiles you had so wisely purchased, but even when humankind is forced to venture off this world and fend amongst the stars, those tiles will be the second or third item on a strict ten item list which your descendents feel they must take along with them on their arduous journey."