Documenting Architecture with Photos

Life of an Architect

This is a perfect example of record photography documenting what went where … what I like to call, the “Triple W” ( I just made that up) The houses that we are getting built these days are a lot more weather tight that they used to be.

How To Creatively Document Your Trips: Discover Midori Traveler’s Notebooks

Apartment Therapy

I loved being able to document memories in a fun and creative way. When I was in high school, I was hardcore into scrapbooking (nerdy, I know). I considered taking up the hobby again in more recent years, but when I remembered back to how time consuming and exhausting it was to pick up my big mess when I was done, I quickly decided against it. READ MORE ». Travel. Organizing

Tigo Paraguay Receives Certified Design Documents for First UPTIME TIER 3 Certified Data Centre

The A to Z of Building

Millicom announces that Tigo Paraguay has successfully obtained Certified Design Documents for the first UPTIME TIER 3 Certified Data centre to be built in Paraguay, demonstrating Tigo’s

Instagrammer Documents New York's Interesting Building Numbers — Design News

Apartment Therapy

As a real estate broker, Will Sharon logs a lot of hours roaming around New York. He started snapping photos of the city''s more interesting building numbers and began sharing them on Instagram. READ MORE ». New York. Real Estate.

Ceramic Tile Factory Tour: Peronda through the eyes of a design blogger

Tile of Spain USA

As part of the experience, she documented her tour of the Peronda Group manufacturing facility and factory in Onda, Castellon, Spain. . Designer and blogger Michele Alfano of Mod Design Guru was selected to attend the Tile of Spain Passport to Creativity trip to Spain.

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Cultivating your company’s strategic plan

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Eventually, that plan should evolve into a formal strategic plan document that lays out key initiatives for the business over the next three to five years. Unfortunately, even when said document is created, that seed planted in the ground often ends up largely ignored, untended and malnourished. CTDA Home | Contact Us. Cultivating your company’s strategic plan. Most companies start life as a business plan.

Thin Tile Installation Tips

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Thin tiles present a number of challenges to installers that can drastically impact the final outcome of a project.

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Not All Wood-Look Tiles Are Created Equal

Architectural Ceramics

To understand the difference between a red clay, white clay, and porcelain tile, there is a document that lays out some specifications on our website here.)

A Tennessee Cafe With Granada Tile Is One of Time’s 50 Best Breakfast Diners

Granada Tile

The cafe, located in Nashville, Tennessee, received a head to tail makeover that was documented on the Food Network. A new website about breakfast from Time, Inc. features a photo of the Hermitage Café.

Large Format Tiles - Frequently Asked Questions

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Tile contractors and specifiers have a growing number of concerns and questions regarding the installation of large format tile, such as surface preparation guidelines, mortar specifications, joint widths and more.

Laticrete’s Mobile App

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Product Catalog: Network-updateable product listing with descriptions, packaging details and direct-links to additional documentation on all of our available products. LATICRETE Mobile is an industry-first, full-service jobsite reference tool.

MIA Releases Stone Industry Health and Safety Handbook


In addition, stone industry professionals can use the handbook to: Create a specialized safety program that protects both employees and the business from health and safety risks, Better understand what documents OSHA looks for when performing a health and safety inspection, and.

Rock Your Home with Graphic Tile From Sweden's Marrakech Design — Maxwell's Fantastic Find

Apartment Therapy

If you don't already know that I've spent the last year and a half building a house, you should check out my posts that have documented the process since last January 2016. (Image credit: Marrakech Design ).

CUSTOM Receives CSI Specification Approval

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Custom Building Products recently received approval of its tile installation specifications from the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) through its Compliance Document Review (CDR) program. This approval indicates that Custom''s specification information saves time, reduces the number of change orders, and improves the accuracy of the specifications that make it into the project manual.

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Modern Minimalism Meets Traditional Beautifully in Brooklyn — House Call

Apartment Therapy

My Instagram and website document the renovation of my fixer upper apartment, my design and staging projects, and my design travels. I decided to renovate the entire apartment; it's been a lot of fun to document that process." Name: Bev Wilson.

Cement TIle

The Perfect Bath

An early version of it is documented in the dwellings and public buildings of Pompeii and Herculaneum; archeologists found small chards of glass or stone embedded in cement-like floors. I love cement tile.

Job Opening: Showroom Sales Associate – Seattle, WA

Ciao Tile

Facility with information technology, including email, spreadsheets, and document creation. Statements Tile is currently seeking applicants for the position of Showroom Sales Associate at our south Seattle location. Under the direction of the Showroom Manager, the Showroom Sales Associate is responsible for operations at the showroom including customer service, updating and maintaining the sample library, and other support for the Showroom Manager.

25 Years Later: Martha Proves Why She's the OG Fixer Upper In This Renovation Series

Apartment Therapy

Long before Chip and Joanna were fixing up the worst house in the best neighborhood in Waco and documenting one "modern farmhouse" renovation at a time, Martha was painstakingly restoring an actual 19th century farmhouse in Connecticut and documenting the process step by step.

MIA Releases Stone Industry Health and Safety Handbook


In addition, stone industry professionals can use the handbook to: Create a specialized safety program that protects both employees and the business from health and safety risks, Better understand what documents OSHA looks for when performing a health and safety inspection, and. Review stone industry specific documents and job hazard analyses which should be considered by every employee.

Best of TAB 2017 part 2: the top blog posts

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

In this installment, we share the top three blog posts of 2017: how to save money with RIM, corporate moves, and document imaging for financial institutions. [.]

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Science Pawsitively Confirms The Secret To Living Longer, Happier Lives

Apartment Therapy

It's been well documented that the Swedish may just hold all the secrets to living a happier and healthier life. And according to a new study from Uppsala University (the oldest college in Sweden), one of those secrets is really simple: Adopt a dog. READ MORE ».

“Preserving the Past – Protecting the Future” by Jeffrey Steele

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

That’s an important thing to document. We estimate we have between 30,000 and 40,000 individual documents about the manufacture of specific tiles. TD: Do you document what you’ve found? As a child g rowing up in Scotland, Sheila A.

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Queries & Quandaries


We need a document to help make our case to our supplier that we did not get what we ordered. A: Unfortunately, no such document exists, at least as an industry consensus document. Obviously the larger the order, the easier it is to justify the time and expense required to properly document the range of material to be supplied, but even in small orders, there should be some means of clarifying the expectations of both parties.

Praxis Portland- Thanks to All Who Attended!

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Various training sessions encouragde greater communication and better construction documents. Last week, installers and architects attended a two day Placement and Polishing Event in Portland.

The Big Move Part VII: An Unwelcome Visitor

Kitchens for Living

The Big Move is a video series documenting the experience of downsizing from our family home in the suburbs to a condo by the Intracoastal. If you’d like to binge watch episodes I-VI you can start here.

Supplier to Buyer Stone Manual in Development for Global Stone Industry


A Note from Jim - May/June 2014


New online - several new documents and resources are now available online for you. Four new safety toolbox training documents. In fact, all 30+ safety training documents are available for free to MIA members. These documents have a coded index so that each industry segment (quarry, fabricator, restoration, etc.) Membership update - The first three months of 2014 are behind us. For any trade association, membership retention is a priority.

Owner Builder Disclosure Statements

The Armchair Builder

It’s a document that owner builders must sign when they go to the local building department to pull an owner builder permit. Owner Builder Disclosure Statements: What are they? Many municipalities throughout the U.S. use something called Owner Builder Disclosure Statements to protect homeowners, or future homeowners, from unlicensed contractors. What kinds of things [.]. Owner-Builder


How To Buy Your First Home: A No Nonsense Step-by-Step Guide

Apartment Therapy

And no wonder: Buying your first home can be a long, intimidating process, full of gross stuff like math, legal documents, and cutthroat competition. (Image credit: Ellie Arciaga Lillstrom ). You know want to buy a home — you're just not sure where to begin.

Rinne Allen and the Harvest Project

Heath Ceramics

For the last 15 years, Athens, Georgia-based photographer Rinne Allen has documented the work and process of myriad prominent chefs and artisans, including Natalie Chanin, one of our frequent (and favorite) collaborators. Is documentation a method of collaboration for you?

This Blogger Made Over Her Rental Laundry Room Using Only Dollar Store Items

Apartment Therapy

For me, that moment came this year when "meeting" delightful wish-she-would-adopt me mama Tonya Payne of Hey Tonya, whose YouTube tutorial documenting her complete overhaul of a tiny rental laundry room using only dollar store products is going viral.

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Cement Tile

The Perfect Bath

The production of cement tile is documented as far back as the 13th century in France and Portugal with some early installations still in in remarkably good condition.

LockLizard FAQ

The Tile Council of North America Blog

Where do I get the digital documents I have just purchased? Do I have to be connected to the Internet to view a digital document? Can I copy and paste text from digital documents? When I try to open the digital document, I get the error “Please close your screen capture application.”. Where do I get the digital documents I have just purchased? Each license grants you access to view a digital document on one computer.

The Art of Quality Tile Installations

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Self-leveling underlayment is one of things that often goes missing from the construction documents. CUSTOM recently spoke with Roger Leasure, president of Northern California Tile & Stone (NCTS) in Sacramento, Calif.

NIOSH/OSHA Hazard Alert


This document highlights the CISC written comments on OSHA's proposal in a quick and clear manner. Please refer to for current information and key document links.

What’s New Right Now? Kerabond™T, Tile of Spain gets ready for Cersaie, and LATICRETE wins an award

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Through research at its Centers for Excellence in Research and Development over the past two years, MAPEI has documented the successful process for installing large-format thin tile panels on walls and floors. MAPEI introduces Kerabond™ T.

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Last Week's Fixer Upper House Is Now For Sale

Apartment Therapy

Patti Baker, a mother of two who had her gut reno and subsequent move-in to her rehabbed home documented in March of last year, was just featured on the January 9th episode of the hit HGTV series. It may not be a fixer-upper any longer, but this beautiful Waco property is certainly on the market. READ MORE ». Real Estate. Books & Media.

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20+ Ways to Use Shelf Brackets You’ve Never Thought Of

Apartment Therapy

Shelf brackets' primary purpose is well known and documented: prop up and secure boards to create wall storage. Pin it. But did you know that there's an entire outlaw gang of brackets that went rogue?

Instructions for Digital Content - Download

The Tile Council of North America Blog

After installing the license file, you may now open your protected pdc documents. You can find out more about the document protection software we are using here. The following instructions refer to accessing digital content purchased and downloaded from the TCNA website. To view these instructions in PDF format, click here. Download and unzip your file. For Windows computers, double click the SafeguardPDFViewer.exe file and follow the setup instructions.

DIY to Try: How To Make Your Own Mudcloth — Apartment Therapy Tutorial

Apartment Therapy

My love affair with mudcloth is well documented. If you are unfamiliar with the stuff, mudcloth is a somewhat heavy fabric, sewn in strips, and dyed naturally with mud. It usually has a graphic pattern of geometric lines and dots, in high contrast black and white.