OUT OF AFRICA

Design With an Attitude

The colors of Africa are as warm as the climate itself. Perhaps the most iconic design influence of Africa is the animal print. Founded by Gary Player , who hails from South Africa, the group provides golf course design, real estate services, and more. The furniture style of Africa is simple and elegant with a splash of rugged and rustic. Texture is key to capturing the feeling of Africa, as well as a dramatic contrast in pattern and color.

Sumptuous Contemporary Architecture in South Africa: Cove 3 House by SAOTA

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

SAOTA and Antoni Associates sent us photos and information depicting Cove 3 House , a family residence in Knysna, South Africa. The post Sumptuous Contemporary Architecture in South Africa: Cove 3 House by SAOTA appeared first on Freshome.com. The site enjoys spectacular sea views and it was important that the connection to these views was maximized.

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Majestic Residence in South Africa Pours the Exotic Landscape Inside

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Majestic Residence in South Africa Pours the Exotic Landscape Inside . Architecture › Majestic Residence in South Africa Pours the Exotic Landscape Inside . Located in the Eden Rock Coastal Forest Estate on the southern coast of Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, this recently completed home was imagined by Metropole Architects. Private Residence in South Africa Surrounded by a Magnificent Landscape. Serene Home at The Foot of Table Mountain, South Africa.

Breaking News: Granada Tile’s New Lookbook

Granada Tile

French design gets a nod in the form of Lille, Carcassone and Limoges, while North Africa is represented by Tunisia and Central Spain by Toledo. Breaking News France Ireland Ken Koonce new cement tile designs North Africa Spain Granada Tile’s new lookbook features new cement tile designs, great design ideas, and, of course, divine cement tile installations. Cover photo courtesy designer, builder, and photographer Ken Koonce. Granada Tile has some big news!

Avente Tile Talk: Great Floor Designs with Rustic Cement Tile Pavers

Tile Talk

These pavers have the rich look of classic clay bisque tiles that have been used in Spain, the Mediterranean, and northern Africa for centuries. Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Great Floor Designs with Rustic Cement Tile Pavers. Project Pick: Durable, Rustic Spanish Pavers Offer Time-Tested Look. With these pavers, you get the benefit of cement in their durability and strength, a broader color palette, and sizes and shapes that can be adapted to any décor and environment.

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New Report on South Africa Waterproof Paint Industry

The A to Z of Building

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "South Africa Waterproof Paint Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. The South Africa Waterproof Paint Industry Report 2014

Holiday Retreat in South Africa Maximizing Exquisite Views: Silver Bay Residence by SAOTA

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The site is positioned at Shelley Point and faces East over the bay looking towards the mountains behind the small Swartland town of Aurora, South Africa. The post Holiday Retreat in South Africa Maximizing Exquisite Views: Silver Bay Residence by SAOTA appeared first on Freshome.com. SAOTA , Antoni Associates & OKHA completed the design and development of Silver Bay Residence , an impressive holiday retreat for a young family.

New Report on Construction Market Outlook in South Africa

The A to Z of Building

South Africa, over the past decade, has scripted for itself a new growth story, driven by domestic demand and foreign investment, among other factors. The African continent''s second largest economy is

Construction Market in South Africa Expected to Grow at 7.78% CAGR

The A to Z of Building

Thanks to rapid urbanization, the Construction Market in South Africa is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.78 percent from 2015-2019, says research firm TechNavio. About the Report According to the

Chevron South Africa Awards Multi-Year Contract to Jacobs Engineering Group

The A to Z of Building

announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract from Chevron South Africa to provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management services (EPCM Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Tile Designs Based on Textiles

Cement Style

Design and Style Product News africa african design basketweave Cement Tile congo contemporary Cuban tile encaustic tile ethnic floor tile heritage kuba cloth woven We had never heard of Kuba cloth when Stu Neyland submitted his new designs for his super cool collection of cement tile. We just knew it was a great floor tile design. Turns out that Stu and his wife Suzie have a collection of authentic Kuba cloth.

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Saint-Gobain to Support Construction of YouthBuild School in South Africa

The A to Z of Building

Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies, announces today the next phase of its partnership with YouthBuild USA, Inc. will be an expansion internationally to support

Africa's First Rain Harvesting Building Set to Open this Month in Kenya's Central Highlands

The A to Z of Building

A unique secondary school campus, conceived and designed by the non-profit design and innovation group PITCHAfrica, the designers of the award winning 'Waterbank School' in Kenya, named

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Designing with Cement Tile: Shapes, Sizes, Formats

Tile Talk

First, let’s take a look at Rustic Cement Tile Pavers with their rich appearance of classic clay bisque tiles - similar to those that have been used in Spain, the Mediterranean, and northern Africa for centuries. Exercise your creativity with handmade cement tile! Last month, we reviewed the time-tested quality manufacturing processes and techniques utilized in producing handmade cement tile.

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Discovery of Climate Control in Termite Mounds Could Inspire Human-Engineered Systems

The A to Z of Building

Their fungus-harvesting relatives in Africa and Asia, however, are known for their construction prowess When they make their way into homes, some species of termites can be destructive pests.

Reader’s poll names Kiano as tile product of the year

Diary of a Tile Addict

Inspired by Africa’s diversity, Kiano features a mix of calm and lively elements. Kiano by Agrob Buchtal. With Coverings cancelled due to the Coronavirus epidemic, Diary of a Tile Addict has been opened up to select tile manufacturers to keep tile information flowing world-wide.

Get Inspired: Great Cement Tile Ideas for Your Kitchen

Granada Tile

The sage-colored cabinets have an antiqued finish and are paired with a concrete tile backsplash in our Alhambra concrete tile design—a pattern that takes its inspiration from classic tile designs of Spain and North Africa. Are you looking to spice up your kitchen? Did you recently move into a place that hasn’t had a kitchen update since they heyday of avocado and harvest gold? Or are things just a a little blah?

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Installation Equation: Alhambra Outside Seattle

Granada Tile

It’s a great, complex pattern that’s reminiscent of classic mosaic tile designs found in Spain and North Africa—with a palette of vivid shades to match. Yesterday, we shared a fantastic tile installation featuring our Santander tile design. Today, we’ve got another wonderful cement tile installation featuring Granada Tile. This time, though, color, in addition to pattern, takes center stage.

Caterpillar Commits to Support Egypt’s Infrastructure Development

The A to Z of Building

Africa Business Forum last week, Caterpillar Inc. At the U.S.-Africa Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman sat down with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to discuss the future of Egyptian rail

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Back to Basics: AC’s Ceramic Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

Africa & The Middle East: Ceramic tile’s history began in the Middle East. Spain: Because the Moors came up from Africa and occupied southern Spain for nearly 800 years, it’s not hard to see why ceramic tile here often looks Moroccan. It’s that time of year, when kids to go back to school. We can’t scroll through our Facebook news feeds without seeing a tiny person holding a chalkboard sign with their name and grade on it.

Escape Routes Quilt by Marie du Toit

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Escape Routes Quilt by Marie du Toit of South Africa. Photo by Wayne Stratz at Pennsylvania Quilt Extravaganza(2014). Based on the Block of the Month Solstice Quilt by Jinny Beyer. Orange Tuesdays Quilts quilts

Tile Excellence-Ask the Experts: ask chris blog stats this month

Tile Excellence

Moldova 17 South Africa 6 Germany 1. South Africa 6. Labels canada , france , germany , india , international , malasia , moldova , pakistan , poland , russia , serbia , singapore , south Africa , ukraine , united kingdom , world tile installation. Thursday, January 2, 2014. ask chris blog stats this month. Here are the stats for the blog viewers and the countries where they viewed from.

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RPM’s Rust-Oleum Group Acquires South African Aerosol Paint Brand, Spraymate Group

The A to Z of Building

today announced that its Rust-Oleum Group has acquired Spraymate Group, the producer of South Africa's leading aerosol paint brand. RPM International Inc. Based outside of Johannesburg, South

Introducing Back 2 Back from Ergon

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Mineral Grey is inspired by M oka Brown stone from North Africa. Back2Back interprets three different types of natural stone. For each of them, the series uses the distinctive features both of the face, the side normally chosen to form the visible floor covering, and of the concealed underside, where exquisite details are revealed. Two sides of the same coin, with different personalities. Inspiration: Huge stone slabs.

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GET THE LOOK: A Glamorous Outdoor Patio On Apartment Therapy

The Cement Tile

In a home in Cape Town, South Africa seen on Apartment Therapy , an inviting courtyard is made even more attractive with the addition of a floor of cement tiles. The patchwork of patterns ground a pastiche of collected furniture in natural and pink rattan adding up to a collected space that feels curated and glamorous. A controlled palette that depends on a mix of blues keeps the space thoughtful rather than chaotic. Considering a patchwork of cement tiles for your own outdoor space?

LaRochelle Cement Tiles For A Beautiful Deck

The Cement Tile

Just look at the plazas and cafes of Europe, South America and North Africa. A Beautiful Deck. Cement tiles are beautiful in outdoor spaces, like decks and patios. Through wear and tear and heat and rain, these cement tiles retain their vibrant looks. So they’re ideal for your outdoor space. Just take a look at this gorgeous deck that a client recently installed.

Educate the World (UK) Plans to Build its First School in Arusha, Tanzania

The A to Z of Building

Educate the World (UK) [Registered Charity: 1137077] has announced plans for a major expansion of its operations in East Africa moving from providing financial and logistical support to other

How To Get The Art Deco Look In Your Bathroom

The London Tile Co.

Inspired by the glamour of early Hollywood, coupled with exotic influences from the Orient, Africa and Egypt, art deco made its way into every room of the house – including the bathroom. As the emerging profession of interior designer began to increase in popularity in the 1920s, so did the opulent and sophisticated art deco styles.

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New Tempesta Neve Vignette

The Tile Shop

It features the new Tempesta Neve marble from Africa and the Rain Glass Charcoal. Good morning! We just got back from a trip to Geneva, IL. What a fabulous new showroom!! I hope you saw the flipagram I made of the store. If not here''s the link: [link]. I know the photos flip by pretty fast….so so we''ll send out some still shots this week of the new vignettes. This first one was one of my favorites.

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Shop the Remodelista Market for a good cause (or two!)

Heath Ceramics

Petel : Portion of proceeds donated to send children to school in Mauritania, West Africa. This weekend at Heath SF, come shop amazing work sold by indie vendors, makers, and artisans chosen by beloved online mag Remodelista. It’s a great show and one of the most unique holiday markets, made greater by the fact that this year, your purchases will help support some good causes.

Complex Holiday Home Overlooks the Indian Ocean

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Named Beachyhead , this complex modern residence by SAOTA makes the most of its privileged location in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. The site slopes down to the beach and has uninterrupted views over the Indian Ocean, Robberg to the South East and the Outeniqua Mountains in the distance towards the North.

Tile Is A Trend Lonny Editors Want To Stick Around

The Cement Tile

Of course, knowing the long history and incredible durability of cement tiles — for proof, just look to the beautiful outdoor plazas and the colorful interiors of South America, North Africa and Europe. As 2017 slides into 2018 and the trend forecasting begins — what’s in, what’s out, what to keep, what to throw away — we were excited to see that tile remains high on the list of trends that Lonny editors want to stick around.

Marazzi Lounge14, San Savino, and TreverkChic

ISC Surfaces

Marazzi''s newest porcelains feature linear, concrete and wood looks.

Introducing Granada Tile’s Latest Cement Tile Designs!

The Cement Tile

Inspired by ancient cultural patterns from North Africa, South America and Europe, Schatz has created stylish new designs rooted in history with a contemporary sensibility. As part of the continuing expansion of our flagship Echo Collection, Granada Tile is excited to introduce the Paul Schatz Group , a line of 13 new graphic tile designs.

Granada Tile in The July/August 2016 Luxe Magazine

The Cement Tile

This group of encaustic tile designs is inspired by ancient cultural patterns from North Africa, South America and Europe. Our latest cement tile collection, The Paul Schatz Group , is a winner right out of the starting gate.

Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Our next dimensional tile option, from our Namibia Collection aptly named after the stunning desert terrain in South Africa, combines hand-made carving and glazing techniques that result in a truly unique ceramic field tile. Whether you prefer the song’s original version by Seals & Crofts or the 1974 remake by the Isley Brothers , both Summer Breeze hits reached the Top 100 charts when they were released.

Adventures In Design:: Singita Serengeti House

The Ace of Space

Africa, a place of arid deserts, lush rainforests and the vast undulating plains of the Savannahs. The World’s second largest continent is also known for its diverse wildlife, mainly captured by the zoom lens of a tourist’s camera. But what also captures our attention is African design. While many of us are infatuated with the notion of […]. The post Adventures In Design:: Singita Serengeti House appeared first on The Ace Of Space Blog. Adventures in Design Travel

Granada Tile’s Cluny Cement Tile Goes Outside

The Cement Tile

All over Latin America, Europe and North Africa, cement tile has proven its worth, durability and strength against the elements. Cement Tile works as well outside as it does indoors. The beauty of cement tile is its ability to work as well outside as it does indoors. Here, for instance, in this house tour found on My Domaine , we find Cluny cement tiles in black and white outlining an exterior doorway. By the same token, they also work well as patio tile, terrace tile or porch tile.

Granada Tile’s Cluny Cement Tile Goes Outside

The Cement Tile

All over Latin America, Europe and North Africa, cement tile has proven its worth, durability and strength against the elements. Cement Tile works as well outside as it does indoors. The beauty of cement tile is its ability to work as well outside as it does indoors. Here, for instance, in this house tour found on My Domaine , we find Cluny cement tiles in black and white outlining an exterior doorway. By the same token, they also work well as patio tile, terrace tile or porch tile.

Puerto Rican Cement Tile

Cement Style

The technique for making decorative cement tiles was perfected in Europe in the 19th century and quickly spread to Spanish and French colonies in the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Villa Lagoon Tile can recreate antique Puerto Rican cement tiles and deliver to your door. Just send us a photo or browse our existing tile patterns and request a quote. We have supplied our colorful cement tiles for residences and restaurants in Puerto Rica.

Avente Tile Talk: Step Up to Spanish Tile | September 2012

Tile Talk

Over time, and with the spread of Islam, the art made its way through to Northern Africa, and to what is now known as Spain, Italy, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Step Up to Spanish Tile | September 2012. Project Pick: Hand-Painted Spanish Ceramic Tile Risers Aventes Spanish Tiles are beautifully hand-painted in a variety of colors and patterns on ceramic bisque using time-honored techniques.

Get The Look: A Black And White Bathroom Floor

The Cement Tile

Just check out the great outdoor spaces found all over Europe, South American and North Africa. Get The Look: A Black And White Bathroom Floor. We love a black and white floor. And, as cement tile fanatics, we’re always scouring the web for gorgeous concrete tile patterns. Here’s one we recently spotted over on Rue Magazine. In a simple bathroom, a patterned tile takes the space from blah to beautiful.

Get The Look: The Beautiful Cement Tiles of Paris

The Cement Tile

As we shared this summer on our Instagram feed (follow us on Instagram if you’re not already; we’re @GranadaTile ), Paris is not only a beautiful city, it’s a city where you’ll find beautiful cement tile everywhere you look! If you have this things with floors like we do and spend as much time looking where your feet are landing as what’s in front of you, you’ll understand our obsession. .