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Playlist of the Week — Our Favorite Hits

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Week of January 18th, 2021. Following our top 5 favorite projects we’ve been apart of in recent years, we thought it was fitting to get some input from our staff and see what tunes they’ve been relying on!

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Playlist of the Week – Fresh Takes

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Week of January 4th, 2020. Happy New Year! We hope you’ve started off your 2021 on a great note filled with positivity and looking ahead to a brighter future for yourself, your family, and everybody else.

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Week of August 17th – Beat the Heat

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we enter Fall, it’s important to keep in mind the “new normal” and remember to do your due diligence in cutting the spread of COVID-19.

Week of January 18th, 2021 — Our Favorite Projects

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week.

Week of January 25th, 2020 — Mosaic Tile Designs

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy Monday to all the fellow tile – enthusiasts and designers out there! January 29 th brings us a holiday that’s come to be more appreciated during COVID-19 lockdowns – National Puzzle Day!

Playlist of the Week – Feel Good Music/Cozy Time Vibes

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As we count our blessings shortly after a nice holiday, and prepare for 2021 and it’s promises of “not being as bad as 2020”, take a moment to reflect on what helped you get through the year.

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BDNY 2019 – Trends & Tile at Boutique Design New York

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In its 10 th year, Boutique Design New York (BDNY) showcases trends targeted to the hospitality boutique and lifestyle market.

Week of February 1st, 2021—Kitchen Islands & Residential Hosting Spaces

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Welcome to February! In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl Sunday we cherish each and every year, we’re tackling some interesting design points this week.

Week of June 1st, 2020 – Baths and Bathrooms

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Finding unique and comforting ways to relax is majorly important! With the age of technology in full swing, we’ve seen Bluetooth activated showers, remote-controlled saunas, and self-closing medicine cabinets.

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Week of May 11, 2020 – Graduation

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. With the stresses of academic work, the excitement of school sports, and the even the pressure to get involved, there are few occasions that invoke celebratory sentiments stronger than graduations.

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Week of January 11th, 2021 – Office Innovations & Core Values

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy New Year! Although already almost two weeks into 2021, we can’t stop celebrating the end of 2020.

Week of January 4th, 2021 – Fresh Takes, New Trends in 2021

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy New Year! In what was arguably one of the most historical years in recent decades, 2020 was filled with unexpected changes that made it one for the history books.

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Week of December 21st, 2020 – Cabins and Fireplace Design Inspirations

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Celebrating the first day of winter, December 21 st , we thought it would be fitting to dive into some design inspirations revolving around cozy cabins and warm fireplaces.

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Playlist of the Week – Summer Concerts

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Week of May 25, 2020. As many artists and musicians have had to cancel their live shows for the foreseeable future, the summer concert scene will look a bit different this year. That’s no reason not to rock out on your own from the comfort of your own backyard.

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Week of December 7, 2020 – Bars

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. At the start of the pandemic in April, online sales of alcohol and delivery sales saw an increase of ~441% in sales – that’s a lot of cocktails!

Playlist of the Week — Super Bowl Jams

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Week of February 1st, 2021. Happy Super Bowl week and Super Bowl Sunday! This week we’ve decided to help you get in the zone for Sunday’s matchup by providing you with all of our favorite songs to sing, dance, and be merry!

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Week of December 14th, 2020 – Game & Entertainment Rooms

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. December 20th brings us International Games Day, which actually has some rich history.

Playlist of the Week – Best of 2020

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Week of January 4th, 2021. As we enter the New Year with eager eyes and hope for anything but a repeat of 2020, it’s important to count our blessings and remember why we do the things we do every day. What motivates you?

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Week of November 16th, 2020 – Unexpected Tile Uses

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. This week, we decided to feature some unusual and underappreciated uses for tile, whether it be porcelain, ceramic, cement…you name it!

Playlist of the Week – Gardens & Patios

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Week of May 18, 2020. With the unprecedented times it seems as if many homeowners are experiencing a renewed interest in DIY and home projects.

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Week of June 15th, 2020 – Farmhouse & Gardens

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Combing elements of design has been a continuous trend in the industry over years, and will be for many to come.

Week of November 23rd, 2020 – The Best for Your Guest (Rooms)

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Architectural Ceramics! From our family to yours, we’re wishing you well this holiday season.

Playlist of the Week – Earth Day

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Week of April 20, 2020. With the runaround of daily life, it can be easy to forget how fortunate we are to call Earth our home.

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Week of April 20, 2020 – Earth Day

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Earth is our home, and as designers keeping our home in peak condition is near and dear to our hearts.

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Week of May 25, 2020 – Concert Series

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we approach June, its hard not to reflect on the artistic excitement that usually follows suit.

Playlist of the Week — Work From Home

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Week of January 11th, 2020. Following our top 5 design all about the future of offices and what the workplace might look like following the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw it fitting to provide to you our favorite music we’ve curated while spending many hours at the home desk.

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Week of April 6, 2020 – Tartan Day

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. At its core, the United States can be defined by its blend of diverse cultures and attitudes. It is these cultures and attitudes that have allowed us to innovate and progress under one flag, while giving us the ability to appreciate our familial roots.

Chinese Tariffs and their Effect on the Tile Industry

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Many people have asked us about how the newly implemented Chinese tariffs will affect the tile and flooring industry. They wanted us to go into detail about the actual tariffs and their impact. Here it is. Retailers and product-based companies in many consumer categories are affected by the new tariffs and countervailing charges implemented on goods from China. The threat of anti-dumping charges is imminent. Keep reading to see what these changes mean and how each has increased.

Playlist of the Week – Space and Astronomy

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Week of April 27, 2020. Norman Vincent Peale, a 20th century minister and best-selling author, was a champion of progress through the power of positivity. He is credited with popularizing the concept of positive thinking and is widely recognized as the first to say “shoot for the moon.

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Medieval Flooring & Encaustic Tile

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The image above shows the tiled floor of Winchester Cathedral , which boasts the largest area of original medieval tiles in the United Kingdom! Our thoughts are in the Medieval ages this week, with the Renaissance Festival wrapping up a few days ago and the chilly (sometimes gloomy) days that evoke a feeling of days past. Come with us back in time to learn a few quick facts about medieval flooring, from stone to encaustic! Quick History of Tile in Medieval England.

Playlist of the Week – Game Night

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Week of February 10th, 2020. Don’t let Valentine’s Day go by without spending it with your loved ones – plan a game night with close friends and family to make this year’s Valentine’s day full of love and care!

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Playlist of the Week – Beach and Island Getaways

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Week of February 17th, 2020. President’s Day weekend is perfect for recharging. Enjoy your time off with a quick trip to the beach that will allow you to get some much-needed rest and relaxation.

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Week of June 22nd, 2020 – Lake Houses & Nautical Vibes

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we officially enter Summer, we also enter another exciting time for most families and couples – vacation season.

Playlist of the Week – Man Cave & Bar Designs

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Week of February 24th, 2020. The idea of the man cave boils down to a private retreat with a masculine flair. We can’t think of many things more manly than an ole’ fashioned cowboy! We found a great country playlist to match your man cave vibe.

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Playlist of the Week – Graduation

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Week of May 11, 2020. As summer draws closer, many of students are submitting their final assignments, saying goodbye to friends, and preparing for the summer holiday that awaits.

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Top 5 Design Posts – Fashion Week

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Week of February 3, 2020. February kicks off Fashion Week for many cities around the world. New York Fashion Week is coming up first – it runs from February 6th to February 13 th.

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Week of May 18, 2020 – Gardens & Patios

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Though the nationwide shelter in place mandates haven’t been easy on anyone, one major highlight has been seeing more people getting outside and exercising in safe ways.

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Pantone Color of the Year 2020 – Classic Blue

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Pantone recently introduced their 2020 Color of the Year : Classic Blue. If you aren’t familiar with Pantone’s annual announcement, the Color of the Year a recurring pick from Pantone’s color experts that influences the gamut of design industries from fashion to interior design.

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Week of February 17th- Beach & Island Getaways

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Top 5 Design Posts – Beach & Island Getaways. For many, Presidents Day weekend offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A time when you can catch up on rest and relaxation, while also spending quality time with your family.

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Week of January 20, 2020 – Ski Resorts and Spa

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January 20, 2020. Winter is a great time to plan a ski resort getaway. Dreaming of slopes and spas has inspired us to search out this week’s top 5 resort inspired design posts. Mountaintop Suites. 7 incredible Suites at Europe’s Top Ski Resorts , Architectural Digest.

Week of June 8th, 2020 – Beaches & Aquariums

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. With warm weather comes Summer fun, and everyone knows the beach trip you’ve had planned since December is going to be the highlight of your entire Summer – maybe of the entire year!

Scottish Heritage in Interiors

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Layers of history, breathtaking landscapes, and robust culture, Scotland is what we are dreaming of at the moment. Inspired by Betty Sullivan’s visit last September, we decided to look at features of the most prominent Scottish interiors and how they translate to our world – the world of tile. Through the centuries, the palaces, castles and everyday structures have seen so much change. From shifting monarchs, war and peace, and simple daily life, all this history has left remnants of the past.

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Playlist of the Week – Lift Your Spirits

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Week of December 7 th , 2020. We know you might be missing out on some holiday gatherings this season. While the word might look like a different place, it doesn’t have to feel that way.

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