Saturday, March 7, 2009

{Feelin' Lucky: Day 7 - neworleanstiles}


NOLA Tiles - Nicolle & Chris Psilos
Etsy shop: http://www.neworleanstiles.etsy.com
Website: http://www.nolatiles.com

Item
NOLA ornament featuring replicas of the famous street tiles still (but had to find) in use today!

BONUS
NOLA Tiles is offering a promotion to ALL Southern Flair readers for the month of March! If you include the promo code "Southern Flair" in their "message to buyer" on Etsy upon check-out, you get a FREE NOLA magnet with your purchase!

Bio
Established in 2008, www.nolatiles.com is a project conceived by Chris & Nicolle Psilos on the idea of using historic New Orleans street tiles as a basis for art and home d├ęcor. This whole thing really evolved out of their love for New Orleans. Using such a unique piece of the city as a basis for their work makes it extremely enjoyable to create the pieces. Getting started was an extremely intimidating process because they really never considered themselves “artists” and basically taught themselves everything through trial and error. They spent lots of time researching many different processes until they decided on their final items: coasters, magnets, plaques and ornaments/displays. Everything is created in their home and all “raw materials” (with the exception of the heavy duty magnet paper) is purchased over the counter at stores/markets around the city. The most crucial ingredient is the actual picture of the letter or number that they're using at the time. They literally took thousands of pictures and filtered them down to about 50 or so different images that they use. Even though they've only been at this for less than a year, they can say with confidence that they now DO feel like “artists” and are working tirelessly to improve the items they create!

Favorite Materials
new orleans heritage, ceramic, slate, magnets

To win this piece of New Orleans history, leave a comment answering the following:
Can you sum up your idea of New Orleans in one word (or short phrase)?
I would (of course) say, "Laissez les bon temps rouler!"
winner will be announced March 14th

27 comments:

Sophisticated Southerner said...

Absolute decadence!

That is how I describe New Orleans, my favorite city. I love my New Orleans and all its beauty, history, unique architecture, cuisine, and incredible energy that radiates from every single corner of the city. I can't wait to get back there!
-Michelle
sophisticatedsoutherner(at)gmail(dot)com

felicia said...

Beignets!!!

YZgirl4 said...

forgotten


yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]com

Diana said...

Energy!!

Katherine said...

Spicy!

kkondek at gmail.com

Allen said...

Jazz

Becca said...

Sadly I've never been there.

Peaches said...

In the words of Emeril,

Bam!

Tricia said...

I've never been there, but I relate the word 'creole' to it. Food on the brain!

Louise said...

Melissa Duke Mooney. My friend and NOLA home girl who died suddenly 2 weeks ago. She grew up in NOLA and leaves two little girls and a husband behind in Nashville. After her service, we had a second line parade in East Nashville for her. Now THAT's taking it NOLA, style. :)

Tj and Amy said...

Beads Beads and more beads. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Kelly said...

HOME....I live not far from the city and it is like coming home everytime I am fortunate enough to spend some time across the lake!

mensa63 said...

haute

Jennifer Walker said...

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

Jennifer
New Orleanian living in Orlando
jennwalker527 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Dreamer said...

Soul

Danny said...

love New Orleans is a great to be back ater the storm I love the food

Natalie said...

I've never been so fortunate to have been there. However, I know they have wonderful french-american cuisine. Yummy!

JeansandTs said...

KINKY

Sally said...

Party!

sugar2006@comcast.net

janejett said...

jazz

mae.bee2 said...

4am

Jim said...

Soul fillin' flavor!

Alan D said...

I would say contemporary hospitality. Thanks

Mae B said...

"PARTY!"

KristenH said...

The phrase I would use to sum up New Orleans is A very unique, French rooted Southern City. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
girlof80s@aol.com

CathyH said...

jazz music of Jelly Roll Morton!

Swtlilchick said...

Survivor

CharlieGurl57@aol.com