Sometimes when you buy an old home in El Centro Histórico, you hit the pasta tile floor jackpot. The home you love for lots of different reason happens to have among its attributes the most beautiful, charming antique floor tiles that not only typifies historic Yucatecan style, but possesses a classic beauty that resonates in today’s world. That wasn’t us. We have plenty of those old mosaico tiles, all putrid. I hate the pinks and greens. I hate the geometric patterns. Yucko.
But the architects never threw them away. Like everything that’s been deemed salvageable, they are stacked off to the side, waiting to be recycled. During one visit to the architects’ office, I saw
they had collected one tile from each room, plus a few new tiles that were more to our taste. Saying nothing, they laid them out side by side, and immediately I saw what they were doing. The tiles that weren’t very appealing when massed together didn’t look half bad when turned into a pasta tile sampler.
As Paul correctly puts it, they were deconstructing [Read more…]