OLYMPIA TILE SLAB WAREHOUSE
I love touring stone slab warehouses and marveling at these gorgeous ancient slices cut from the earth. I saw the most magnificent specimens yesterday that looked like topographic maps, microscope slides, painterly masterpieces, quiet captured stretches of petrified matter, magnified photographs, glacial records... the most vibrant and delicate colours compressed adjacent, all in natural stone. I have been to many of these warehouses to choose precious slabs for projects, and every time it is at least as thrilling as any gallery or museum. Each must be touched to feel the subtle veining, honing, and the layers that have been concealed before the diamond saws sliced through those irreplaceable blocks; the sheets to be treasured for generations as reminders that there is a hidden and mysterious beauty beneath our feet.