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New Vetrazzo Recycled Glass Subway Tile at Modwalls

Making Tile Modern

Modwalls has joined LEED certified Vetrazzo to offer exclusive subway tile in 3 sizes made of  Vetrazzo’s American made  recycled glass surfaces. Vetrazzo, the famed American made recycled glass composite surfacing, is making subway tile designed and sold exclusively by Modwalls Tile. Order Samples to see the true beauty of these recycled glass tiles that is difficult to capture in photos.

Modern Farmhouse Tips Its Hat to Silo Style

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Wendell Burnette Architects took inspiration from grain silos in their design of this modern farmhouse in Wisconsin.  At a distance, Field House’s galvanized zinc sides and two-story rectangular mass look like a purely functional building nestled in fields of corn. You only notice the home’s modern, artistic style when you get closer. 

Cersaie Impressions – Scavolini Italian Cabinetry

JG Kitchens

I was very fortunate to be included in the Ceramics of Italy -sponsored press delegation to Cersaie last month. This was my second time touring the Bologna, Italy-based mega-show and it did not disappoint.  I will be posting links to my San Diego Union-Tribune favorite tiles and Kitchen & Bath Design News Trend Spotting articles as they publish. Diesel Open Workshop. Ki Kitchen and Bath .

5 Times Peel and Stick Tiles Totally Floored Us

Apartment Therapy

Peel and stick tiles sound like a cheap compromise, but they are a really great option for quick and easy changes that even a novice DIYer can totally pull off in a weekend. These days you can buy fun and graphic designs, classic checkerboard patterns, and even the look of real wood planks. These five examples show just how great they turn out. READ MORE ». Flooring. Remodeling Ideas. Tile & Stone. Project Ideas

Digital Printing Allows for New Tile Finishes

Tile of Spain USA

While the art of ceramic textiles itself is an old craft, the use of textiles throughout modern society is constantly evolving. Now with digital printing available from Tile of Spain manufacturers, the creation of unique and beautiful textile finishes is even more readily available and affordable. Digital printing allows for the creation of more detailed textiles. … Continue Reading.

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The Spieker Company Partners with ARDEX

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Tile installers  from The Spieker Co. worked along side ARDEX Sales Professional Derek Zimmerman  at Bowling Green State University. The college business administration building steps required several repairs. Excellent installation! Did You Know? Frontpage Articles

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Color Forecasting 2017

As The Tile Turns

What’s in store for design this coming year? 2017 is poised to see an influx of culture, spirituality, self-expression and soulful nostalgia

It’s National Kitchen & Bath Month – Get Your FREE Kitchen & Bath Planner

Burgin Construction

As proud members of the National Kitchen and Bath Association ( NKBA ), Burgin Construction Inc. is celebrating Kitchen and Bath Month! NKBA officially marked October as Kitchen and Bath month in 1982.  To celebrate this month-long event, the NKBA is offering a free downloadable Kitchen or Bath Planner.  The guide includes: A step-by-step guide of the remodel process from start to finish.

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Benjamin Moore Just Announced Their 2017 Color of the Year (And It's Not White This Time) — Design News

Apartment Therapy

Last year, Benjamin Moore went light and bright when they picked Simply White as their color of the year. This year, the hue is a bit more dramatic. Any guesses? Here's what they chose. READ MORE ». Color. Paints & Finishes. Interior Design. Painting.

Design Tips Inspired by The French Chef

Kitchens for Living

Julia Child was a pioneer in the world of haute cuisine at a time when celebrity “chefdom” was a decidedly manly occupation. She didn’t care. The kitchen was her natural habitat and she had her own ways of making it work for her whether she was whipping up a soufflé or flaming a creme brûlée. It was in this capacity that she created her first recipe which was for shark repellent! Aaron.

Fashion Colors for 2017

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Pantone Color Institute, the leading authority for color trends and systems, has released its palette of ten colors for Spring 2017 and its looking like earthier and more grounded tones are coming back into play. After last year’s hushed duo of Rose Quartz and Serenity sharing center stage for color of the year, the colors for 2017 appear darker and with more depth to their color range.

Flexible Tiny Apartment on Two Levels in Bordeaux

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This small apartment on two levels is located in a stone building in the heart of the historical center of Bordeaux, France. “The challenge of this rehabilitation was to design a small space in which all the functions of a larger apartment would be present,” the architects at  L’atelier miel. Upgraded chestnut flooring and wooden shelves add to the warm atmosphere.

Heath Designs at Work: Heath + Stein

Heath Ceramics

Our design team’s always busy, but the spaces upstairs at Heath in San Francisco have been particularly busy of late. space we call the Lime Lab has been a particular hive of activity. As we sit in conference rooms next door, we can hear the sounds of persistent hammering and the soft whirr of a sewing machine. There are bolts of leather on our roof, tanning in the sun (okay, sometimes fog).

Health Myths to Stop Buying Into

Apartment Therapy

From fad diets to fitness, there are a lot of misconceptions that society perpetuates about our health—and sometimes, those ideas do more harm than good. There's this notion that weight loss is the ultimate goal, that you can tell how healthy and motivated someone is by their body size , and there are all these ways we're supposed to eat and exercise. In reality, none of those ideas are true (instead, they're just highly stigmatizing) because everyone has different needs, goals, and abilities—and all of those differences are okay. READ MORE ». Mindful Living. Wellness


#FlexBoneFriday D&M Tile & Remodeling

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Donnie Micken of   D&M Tile & Remodeling recently used ARDEX X 5™ Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar and ARDEX UI 740™ FLEXBONE® Uncoupling Membrane on multiple residential bathroom remodels

Transforming your Fall Decor with Architectural Wall Panels


Fall is all about transforming your home with cozy touches and architectural wall panels are a perfect solution. Bring in the new season with style and sophistication with easy-to-create, fall-themed decor. Whether you enjoy adding textures, wreaths or autumnal themed decor – we have some creative ways to beautify your fall interiors this season. Inspired spaces make for an inspired living.

Modern Family Retreat Built for All Four Seasons in Methow Valley

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Olson Kundig designed Studhorse in northern Washington State for adventurous family that wanted a place to enjoy each of the four seasons.  The Methow Valey is has hot summers and snowy winters, and the design practice needed creative ways to embrace both. With that in mind, lead designer Tom Kundig’s design eschews the usual boundaries between the indoors and nature. 

Sustainable Stone Gets Major Green OK

Stone Update

LEED and LBC recognize natural stone’s ANSI/NSC certification. Featured Sustainablity Articles

How To: Remove the Coffee Stains from Your Favorite Mug — Kitchn

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Anjali Prasertong ). From Kitchn → The Best Way to Remove Old Coffee Stains from Mugs & Carafes. READ MORE

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Backsplash Brainstorming Session

Conestoga Tile Blog

Photo Credit: Century Bathrooms, Northern Virginia. The choice of a backsplash is very important. It plays a supporting role in the design style selected. The options and styles are endless and many different materials can be mixed and matched to make a truly one of a kind look. We want to give ideas that will make choosing a selection right for your design style! Featured

Today’s mood: feeling rosy. #thingsorganizedheathly (at.

Heath Ceramics

Today’s mood: feeling rosy. thingsorganizedheathly (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco). thingsorganizedheathly

What’s Making Your House Look Messy

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Everyone wants to have a cleaner, less cluttered home. But most people also understand what a massive task deep cleaning and decluttering can actually be. When you feel as though you have little spare time to begin with, it’s hard to pencil in ironing your sheets and alphabetizing your cookbooks. So how can we keep order in our spaces without too much thought or effort or kidnapping Martha Stewart?

Off Center Pivot Door and 45 Seconds

Life of an Architect

The process of entering your house is important. There is a sequence of events that should happen from the time someone arrives at the curb and makes their way to the front door, and preparing this narrative of experience is something that we spend a fair amount of time addressing. We have a project that is close to wrapping up, and by “close” I mean: “the owners have moved in.”

This Curved Glass House Used to Be a Water Cistern — House of the Day

Apartment Therapy

From water cistern, to warehouse, to gorgeous glass house, Casa Aljibe is a unique sight in Alpredrete, a suburb outside of Madrid, Spain. READ MORE ». Architecture. Real Estate

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Advice on Decorating

Conestoga Tile Blog

If you’re thinking about redecorating your space and want to avoid the most common interior design blunders, don’t try your hand at guessing what works—take it from the professionals and read on for some easy to follow tips that will be sure to have your newly decorated room looking like a million bucks.  . First, take a hard look at the room or space to be redecorated.  Tips and Trends

Some of @tungchiang’s glaze experiments are like Rorschach.

Heath Ceramics

Some of @tungchiang’s glaze experiments are like Rorschach tests. What do you see? (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco

Belgian Beach House with a Fresh Take on Casual Decor

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The team at Just’In Home Design filled House in Knokke with a modern and casual decor. The innovative design uses pieces with rounded edges, including a set of three wooden circle-top tables in the living room.  On each side, the design includes circularly-shaped sitting chairs.  These contrast beautifully against the room’s square-paneled windows and sharp-edged wooden cabinet.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Idea: Roasted Turkey Cobb Sandwich Recipe


Need a creative Thanksgiving leftovers idea? Now that Thanksgiving is over, what to do with all of the leftover turkey ? Well, of course, make delicious turkey sandwiches, soup, and creative meals. Today, I found this roasted turkey cobb sandwich recipe that is perfect for. Thanksgiving Leftovers Idea: Roasted Turkey Cobb Sandwich Recipe. teaspoon(s) crumbled blue cheese, such as Roquefort.

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10 Perfect Canisters for Kitchens, Bathrooms & Laundry Rooms — Annual Guide 2016

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: IKEA ). You may not notice it on a daily basis, but the labels all over your shelves and counters could be contributing to visual clutter around your home. It's time to get rid of labels once and for all and replace temporary bottles and boxes with these elegant and sturdy jars and canisters. READ MORE ». Annual Guides. New Home. Organizing

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An Icon of Design::Marjorie Skouras for Currey & Co.

The Ace of Space

Many of us just dream of pursuing our passion, leaving one successful career to build another. Some of us let our dreams become sidelined, and others chose the job they love. Majorie Skouras is a solid example of what is possible, inspiration personified. After 17 years Marjorie left her career in film to follow her […]. The post An Icon of Design::Marjorie Skouras for Currey & Co. appeared first on The Ace Of Space Blog. Lighting

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Process + Play: Design Series 4

Heath Ceramics

Platters (for tabletop or wall-hanging use) from Design Series 4. The process of creating the work for Design Series 4: Alchemy was a study in partnership and exploration. As you hold any piece of work — from one of the tall vessels to a glaze sample on a bud vase — you’ll be holding a piece of Heath history, not just locking into a particular era, but Heath past, present, and future.

Green Roof Shows Off Sustainable Living by the Australian Coast

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The clients for this sustainably constructed project in Australia worked closely with ArchiBlox to ensure that Avalon House had minimal impact on the land.  A green roof, filled with bushes and vines. ArchiBlox homes are pre-fab modular designs.  In this case, the pre-fab structure is elevated above the earth on posts, so it only lightly touches the ground below. 

Twin Cities Porcelain Tile Update: Aged-Concrete Reimagined at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

Aged-Concrete Look Reimagined Bellacrete, Ragno’s new glazed porcelain tile line, takes the appeal of aged concrete in a new direction. The aged concrete surfaces in this glazed porcelain tile line come in three bold shade ranges accented with visual effects such as staining, metallic sheen and frescoes. […]. The post Twin Cities Porcelain Tile Update: Aged-Concrete Reimagined at Rubble Tile appeared first on Rubble Tile : Minneapolis Tile Shop and Showroom. New Product

Live Everyday Like the Coolest Kid at Summer Camp: A Perfect Little Lakeside Cabin — House of the Day

Apartment Therapy

Are some of your best memories from summer camp? Or, maybe your parents never let you go and you have some catching up to do. Either way, this cute cabin on a lake may not sleep 20, but that's what makes it much more exclusive. READ MORE ». New York. Real Estate