telavara tile

you know that bright colored tile you see at pretty much every mexican restaurant ever built? i got to see one of the places where it's made today!

i gotta be honest, it's not really my cup of tea but seeing the whole process come to life was pretty incredible. PLUS, we previewed a new collection that's black and white and awesome. understated and sophisticated, it was hard to walk out of there without an entire set of dinnerware.

the detail and craftsmanship that goes into this stuff is just amazing. the guy in the blue shirt, been working there for 25 years, since he was 13 years old. he was whippin' those plates out like there was no tomorrow, and each one was perfect. there's something to be said for handmade.

photos: j. kurtz