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Introducing the 2019 Passport to Creativity Attendees

Tile of Spain USA

A talented group of designers, architects and journalists are headed on a free trip to Spain this month thanks to the annual Tile of Spain “ Passport to Creativity ” tour.

Tile Tour: A Master Bathroom Decked in White

Architectural Ceramics

Fresh white snow on Christmas morning, bright white lights strung over bustling streets, or white champagne bubbles on New Year’s — What classic imagery comes to mind when you think about the holidays?

Unfinished Doesn’t Mean Unrefined

As The Tile Turns

Forget everything you know about what makes tiles beautiful. Yes, ornate glazes and sophisticated edges can be stunning, but there is something oddly comforting about an unfinished, even worn look. Tile Trends

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Arizona Tile Fourth Quarter Press Release 2018

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

John Huarte, University of Notre Dame Alumni, Gives Back. It is no secret that Arizona Tile founder, John Huarte, has strong and lasting ties with his alma mater.

15 Bathrooms That Will Make You Fall in Love With Penny Tile

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Penny tile can give any bathroom a polished look. Image: Hisbalit. Tile in the bathroom might sound as original as florals for spring. But like any good floral print, the wow factor of the tile all comes down to the one you choose. Don’t be square!

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January Featured Tiles: Atrium & Dubai

The London Tile Co.

Happy New Year! We’re excited to get started with 2019 and of course we are kicking off with our newest Featured Tiles. This month you can save 20% on the stunning Atrium and Dubai ranges. Atrium. For an ultra-modern look in your home choose the Atrium range of large format cement effect tiles.

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At The Core of Ceramics

Tile of Spain USA

The architecture and design world is witnessing a resurgence of the fundamental nature of ceramics.

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2019: What’s New at Habitus!

The Habitus Collection

New Product; Gem Glass Slabs for all vertical and horizontal surfaces! Gem Collection , is a combination of special techniques and processes which creates glass sheets that capture the timeless and limitless beauty of precious stones, lava rock, as well as dream landscapes.

Traditional House in Spain Incorporates a Contemporary Layout

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The creative team behind Dom Arquitectura completed this House in la Cerdanya. An inspiring traditional house in Spain, it blends classic elements with contemporary living. The residence neighbors a beautiful natural park and takes advantage of the surrounding valley.

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Sims-Lohman Adds Two Ohio Locations

Stone Update

National provider of countertops acquires Canton Cut Stone and Cleveland Cut Stone (CTS) in early January. Featured Company Insider News

Pratt & Larson’s New, Linear-Pattern Tile Collection at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

It’s the new year now, and our resolution in 2019 is to continue bringing you the best of everything when it comes to tile. That means showing you the latest and greatest designs and collections, but it doesn’t mean we have to do away with.

Black And White Rooms That Feel Almost Too Good To Be True

Trendir Magazine

Whether you are a lover of all things color or you prefer a more muted approach, having a black and white palette is classic and elegant while still being timeless. With that being said, we are taking this color palette to the next level by reinforcing how beautiful a black and white room can be.

Fishman Flooring Solutions Celebrates 100 Years of Business Success in 2019

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

BALTIMORE, MD., January 7, 2019 – Fishman Flooring Solutions, a leading distributor of flooring and flooring installation products, will celebrate 100 years of continuous business success in the distribution industry in 2019.

5 Ways to Get a Calm Home for 2019

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’re looking for a worthy new year’s resolution, then try this idea: designing a calm home for 2019. It’s a great resolution because it has an easy end goal in sight. You make some adjustments to your home, and then you can enjoy the benefits of the resolution for the rest of the year.

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Engineered Stone Group Supports U.S. Tariffs

Stone Update

Producer association backs federal actions with Chinese quartz duties. Cosentino offers additional support. Featured Industry News

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Rubble Tile’s Mosa Featured in Horace Mann Elementary School

Rubble Tile

Tucked into St. Paul’s Highland Park, Horace Mann is a K-5 elementary school with a focus on individual growth. Boasting extensive parent and community support, Horace Mann has built a reputation for academic excellence since being founded in 1930.

They Say Clorox Will Not Kill Mold!

How to Floor Tile

And they are wrong. I say that because of years having success with Clorox and don't listen to me. go to:[link] Go to the Clorox site where they actually show you "how to" get rid of mold. I use it frequently in showers why? because it works!"

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What’s New In the Kitchen 2019

Kitchens for Living

Time to take the pulse of the kitchen industry, take stock and see today's options if you're planning to kitchen UP in 2019. The post What’s New In the Kitchen 2019 appeared first on Artful Kitchens.

Shipping Container Homes: Cargotecture Pros and Cons

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Shipping container homes might seem like a New Age option, but purchasing a DIY home isn’t as rare as you might think. In fact, Sears sold entire home kits to would-be homeowners in the early 1900s.

10 Charming Yet Organized Kitchens

Trendir Magazine

If you love organization as much as we do yet can’t figure out how to properly achieve it in the kitchen you’re certainly not alone. The kitchen tends to be a bit more difficult to organize due to always having many different components coming in and out of it on a regular basis.

I’m Nine Years Old – The Birth Year

Life of an Architect

Happy Birthday to me … and by “me”, I mean this website, Life of an Architect. On January 14th, 2010 my life was irrevocably changed, mostly for the better, when I decided to start a blog site and start talking about what it meant to be, and work with, an architect.

Changing Your Home When Aging

Kitchen and Residential Design

via As we get older our needs change. Our homes should change with us. Although many aging people want to hang on to the things that are near and dear to their heart, it is best to keep it simple. It is good to hang on to a few choice things, yet pare down to keep life light and simple.

How to Start Planning a New Kitchen 101

Kitchens for Living

If your new kitchen is going to be an expression of who you are and how you live it’s helpful to have a little inspiration. One of the things I frequently mention is the benefit of something I call “kitchen scrapbooking”. The post How to Start Planning a New Kitchen 101 appeared first on Artful Kitchens.

Playroom Ideas to Keep Kids Occupied for Hours

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Playtime is an important part of your child’s developmental process. While playing, they develop cognitive and athletic skills, in addition to building confidence and learning how to be creative.

Blush pink accents that are completely taking over the design world

Trendir Magazine

Blush pink has become such a hit in fashion that it has spilled over to home design as well. However, incorporating this soft neutral with a feminine twist can be a bit tricky.

015: Tools of an Architect

Life of an Architect

All industries have specific tools that make their business work – and architects are no different in this regard. During the 26+ years that have passed since I graduated from college, I have seen tools that I had previously used every day become obsolete while new tools have taken their place.

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New Owner for Creative Edge Master Shop

Stone Update

Founder Jim Belilove will remain as principal with pioneering waterjet custom-cutting company. Featured Company Insider News


Study Shows People Connect Better with a Computer-Generated Avatar Representing Building Management

The A to Z of Building

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) see a lack of communication when it comes to buildings and their occupants. However, if there is improved dialogue between the two, smart

Production Builders vs. Custom Builders: Which is Right for You?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Making the decision to build your own home means dedicating at least a few months to the process. Some builds seem to go perfectly, while others have a few bumps along the way. The type of builder you choose could make all the difference.

Everything You Need To Know About Coastal Décor

Trendir Magazine

There is just something about feeling the grittiness of the sand between your toes and smelling the salt water in the air that seems to bring peace to the mind and soul. Nevertheless, we all know during the winter that may not be possible.

I’m Nine Years Old – The Early Years

Life of an Architect

Happy Birthday to me … and by “me”, I mean this website, Life of an Architect. On January 14th, 2010 my life was irrevocably changed, mostly for the better, when I decided to start a blog site and start talking about what it meant to be, and work with, an architect.

Owner Builders by the Numbers

The Armchair Builder

January 9, 2018 An owner builder is loosely defined as an owner who contracts out their own new home building project instead of hiring a general contractor. The thought of overseeing the construction of one’s own home is terrifying for some folks.


Farm to Easel at Exhibit B Gallery in Souderton, PA through 2/9/19

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Sunshine and Shadow Log Cabin Quilt Block by Margaret Almon. My Sunshine and Shadow Log Cabin Quilt Mosaic is on display at “Farm to Easel” at the Exhibit B Gallery Annual Winter Group Show. All work includes farm-related subjects from the Pennsylvania landscape to images of quilts, farm animals, the harvested bounty and beyond. 20+ artists and 30+ paintings from artists far and wide. The show continues thru 2/9/19. Farm to Easel at Exhibit B Gallery.

2018 Design Trend Recap: The Year’s Most Daring Home Design Trends

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

It may be hard to believe, but it’s almost 2019. That’s why we’re taking this opportunity to pause and look back at the last year at Freshome. We explored a lot in 2018. But what really made its mark? Which daring trends reshaped our homes – and maybe even our lives?

Modern Cabinet Ideas Every Minimalist Will Love

Trendir Magazine

Cabinetry has always been a part of kitchen décor so much so that they have become a staple for multiple years. However, even the staples of a room need an upgrade once in a while, which is where modern cabinets come into play.

I’m Nine Years Old – The Teenage Years

Life of an Architect

Happy Birthday to me … and by “me”, I mean this website, Life of an Architect. On January 14th, 2010 my life was irrevocably changed, mostly for the better, when I decided to start a blog site and start talking about what it meant to be, and work with, an architect.

Bring the Sun in This Winter With a Sunroom

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Research reveals that sunlight increases serotonin, a chemical in your body that makes you happy and keeps you in a good mood. During the winter months, the cold weather makes it difficult to spend as much time outdoors.