September, 2020

Case Study: The Lattice House – Where the Mountain Meets the Sea

Tile of Spain USA

Tucked away in the Les Gavarres mountain range in Palafrugell, Spain is Casa Celosía, an extraordinary vacation home, designed by Mónica Rivera and Emiliano López of Barcelona-based studio López Rivera Arquitectes.

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Week of September 7th, 2020 – Aging in Place vs. A New Space

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. September 13 th brings us National Grandparents Day, which is a day for us to spend some time (perhaps virtually) reminding our grandparents how much they mean to us.

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Designer Feature: Allison Eden

Decorative Materials

There’s no denying that mosaics are hot right now. We like to think we’re ahead of the curve, however, we’ve long regarded mosaics as one of the most intricately beautiful options for adding a touch of artistry to any space. Another longtime enthusiast?

Six street artists producing ceramic graffiti

Diary of a Tile Addict

Ceramic graffiti is a wonderful thing and we love covering it here at Diary of a Tile Addict. But there are still people who don’t know that it exists, or where to find artists and installations.

Look Book: Inspired by Nature

Garden State Tile Blog

From natural stone graphics to wood-look porcelains that have been graced by the passage of time, Garden State Tile offers a wide variety of collections inspired by nature, the seasons, and all its elements. The post Look Book: Inspired by Nature appeared first on Garden State Tile. Blog Look Books

Radio Stone Update -- September 23, 2020

Stone Update

MSI Plans U.S. Midwest Enhancement; NTCA Tilesetters of the Year; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Tile of Spain Unveils the 2020 Quick Ship Collection that Includes 113 New Collections

Tile of Spain USA

Roca, Selva. Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), announces the update of the Tile of Spain USA Quick Ship Collection.

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How to Elevate Your Fall Decor With Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Fall is upon us once again, and it’s time to look toward your seasonal home decor. For some people, this means a complete renovation of one or more rooms.

“Outdoor Tile, Mid Mod Style”

ModCraft

Check out this great article in Atomic Ranch’s News Letter (great newsletter, subscribe if you haven’t already) about mid century modern tile in the outdoor environment, specifically pool areas.

GIO Looks at Commercial Tile Trends for Walls

Giotile

As one of the most sanitary surfacing choices available, ceramic tiles—including the exceptionally high-performing porcelain tile category—are the unequivocally right choice in a post-COVID world, especially in a commercial environment. When it comes to commercial surfacing, tile is truly a no-brainer for floors, and it should be for walls as well. The advantages of tile … The post GIO Looks at Commercial Tile Trends for Walls appeared first on Gio Tile. Tile Trends Wall Tile

Radio Stone Update -- September 9, 2020

Stone Update

Caesarstone Buys Into Porcelain-Slab Plant; U.S. Hard-Surface Imports Up in July; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

Dream Pools

Tile of Spain USA

With unrivaled durability, stunning graphics and illustrious finishes, ceramic tiles have long been a favorite finish for pools among specifiers, builders and homeowners wishing to create a luxurious oasis in both residential and commercial settings. Rosa Gres, Stela Golden.

Playlist of the Week – ’70s Hits

Architectural Ceramics

Week of September 21st, 2020. Do you remember the 21st night of September? We sure did! Not only is this week a celebration of the First Day of Fall, but it’s also a great chance to break out the ’70s hits – inspired, of course, by the famous Earth, Wind and Fire hit “September” Boogie your way into Autumn with this week’s playlist featuring 1970s hit music including funk, disco, and rock n’ roll! Listen on Spotify.

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5 Cement Tile Patterns You’ll Love For Your Boho Chic Home

The Cement Tile

If you’re looking to design a bohemian style home, restaurant or business, it’s hard to beat cement tile for its versatility, looks, and stability.

The Rich Hues & Varied Tones of Rubble Tile’s New Porcelain Collections

Rubble Tile

Variations in tone, shade, and hue are some of the most prominent features of natural stone tile. And the most sought after. We’re excited to introduce two new porcelain tile collections by Mediterranea that use color variation to replicate the beauty of natural stone.

Luxury Tile Guide – Questions to Ask Yourself

Kitchen and Residential Design

Most new homeowners are very aware of how they want their homes to look and feel, where things go and what colors they prefer on their walls.

Marmomac ReStart Offers Cloud-Based Event

Stone Update

Major natural-stone show will turn the key online late this month. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

Sharing 7 Home Hacks for Better Productivity, Happiness, Health with Blue Zones Readers

JG Kitchens

You can imagine how incredibly honored I was when they asked me to write a guest post for the Blue Zones newsletter. I'm proud to share it here as this week's featured Gold Notes post too.

Playlist of the Week – Golden Oldies

Architectural Ceramics

It’s Grandparent’s Day this Sunday! Even though a lot of grandparents these days probably identify more with the 80’s, we’re celebrating with some songs from the 50’s and 60’s. Check out this week’s playlist featuring oldies but goodies – and don’t forget to call your grandparents! Listen on Spotify. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to help advise on tile design.

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Modern bedroom ideas with a warm aesthetic

Trendir Magazine

Many consider modern bedroom’s to be quite cold due to their non-traditional aesthetic. Furthermore, modern décor gets a bad rap due to the majority of it being showcased minimally.

Zero-Cement Concrete Withstands Corrosion Acidic Environment

The A to Z of Building

Globally, concrete corrosion and fatbergs have a major impact on sewage systems, leading to expensive and disruptive maintenance. Left: Highly corroded ordinary Portland cement concrete. Right: Zero

059 Architectural Visualization with Alex Hogrefe

Life of an Architect

Do you have architectural visualization skills? Maybe you’re asking yourself “what does even mean?”

Natural Stone Institute: RISE Home #30

Stone Update

New special-needs residence in Massachusetts for U.S. Army captain. Featured Association Beat News

Wellness Design Solutions Address Retracted CDC Aerosolized Covid-19 Transmission Risk Guidance

JG Kitchens

The latest information is that Covid-19 is far more transmissible than earlier believed, spreading in aerosolized form far beyond the six foot radius long recommended for social distancing, especially in closed, poorly-ventilated spaces.

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Week of September 28th, 2020 – Coffee Shops and Café Aesthetics

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. The weather around the DMV is getting chilly, which means you’re either shaking your fist at frosty mornings or ecstatic to be wearing sweaters again.

Updated Fall Porch Décor For 2020

Trendir Magazine

The year 2020 has done quite the number on us, most of us are stuck at home without much to do or even much socializing. Reason being why decorating your home has become so important. It’s no longer just a space where you get to relax, it’s become everything in between.

Washington is the US State with the Most Value of Construction Projects Underway, Says Globaldata

The A to Z of Building

Washington is the US state with the highest pipeline value of construction projects that are in the execution stage, and this is reflected in the rapid growth the state has seen in construction

058: Talking Shop with Building Science Fight Club

Life of an Architect

Understanding the physical behavior of the building as a system and how it impacts the energy efficiency, durability, comfort, and indoor air quality is pivotal in the creation of high-performance buildings. This means we are talking Building Science Fight Club with Christine Williamson.

NTCA Names Tile Setter Craftspersons of the Year

Stone Update

One winner each for residential and commercial categories. Featured Association Beat News

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Wellness Design Strategies For Addressing Wildfire Smoke And Ash In Your Homes During Covid Pandemic

JG Kitchens

“The smoke is coming into my place!” ” My sister cried into the phone. “It’s awful!” ” I could hear the distress in her voice. Had I seen any of the photos of the entire Bay Area shrouded in smoke and ash, she wanted to know. Yes, sadly I had.

Week of September 21st, 2020 – Design Rewind: Return of the ’70s

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Here comes September bringing us cooler weather, pre-holiday pandemic planning, and of course the hit song by 1970s band Earth, Wind and Fire, September ! If you don’t start humming the music whenever you hear that legendary tune, we’re not sure you’re ready for Fall.

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Four Things to Keep in Mind When Designing a Kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Aaron Huber on Unsplash There is no denial of the fact that designing a kitchen is the most crucial aspect when it comes to building a house. The kitchen is the beauty of the house and should be designed in such a way that it sets a style statement of your house.

Peab Builds a New Port in Arendal in Gothenburg

The A to Z of Building

Peab has been commissioned to build a new port terminal in Arendal in Gothenburg. The customer is Göteborgs Hamn AB and the contract is worth SEK 237 million. Image/Illustration: Vision of

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Architecture: Form, Function, and Object

Life of an Architect

“Form follows Function.” A phrase coined by the late Louis Sullivan in 1896 in his article titled The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered. In reality, the phrase was “Form ever follows function”, and was based on Roman ideas of Vitruvius of architecture being solid, useful, and beautiful.

July 2020 U.S. Hard-Surface Imports: Moving Up

Stone Update

All sectors see double-digit increases in shipments from June totals. Featured Latest News

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First Excerpt of Wellness by Design Book – Fitness Spaces – Out Now!

JG Kitchens

Here's your first chance to read a hefty excerpt of my third book, Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness and Happiness, which just published September 1.

Week of September 14th, 2020 – Latin American Design Influences

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. September is Hispanic Heritage month and we are taking the opportunity to focus on the influence of Latin American Design. In more modern times, we’ve seen a shift towards just that – modernity within design. Chic, sleek, and seamless.

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