Thursday, April 28, 2011

Joie de Vivre!

The Jardin des Tuileries, or Tuileries Garden, bounded by the Seine, the Louvre, and the Place de la Concorde, is like the "Central Park of Paris," a fashionable focal point of the City of Light. It's a fitting inspiration for the new Tuileries Collection of handfinished ceramic wall tiles from Walker Zanger; indeed, the word tuile is French for "tile," and the Tuileries Garden actually sits in a place originally occupied by a clay quarry and tile-making kilns. With its seductive hand-polished glazing, the Tuileries Collection (pronounced "twee-uh-ree") draws its influences from sources as varied as 19th Century block-print fabric, early 20th Century fashion, and classical wrought iron decoration.An updated take on a classic motif, the colors include modern grays and browns. 

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