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Tile of Spain Announces Winners for the 5th Annual “Passport To Creativity” Contest

Tile of Spain USA

Four lucky winners are heading to Spain thanks to the 5 th annual Tile of Spain “Passport to Creativity” contest. Each year, Tile of Spain , the international brand the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), asks architects and designers to submit a photo of themselves with Spanish tile in their own imaginative and creative way.

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Kitchen and Bath Design and Remodeling Trends from KBDN

JG Kitchens

This is my latest Trend Spotting report for Kitchen & Bath Design News , showing you what the experts are predicting for 2017. It covers economic, style and technology trends in the kitchen and bath sphere. I hope you find it informative. Colorful fixtures are a hot trend right now. Photo Courtesy: Hastings Tile & Bath ).

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London Tile Wins Best of Houzz 2017 Award

The London Tile Co.

We are very excited to announce that we have won a Best of Houzz 2017 award for Customer Service! The winners are chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals. Houzz is a fantastic place to find and collect ideas for interior design projects, and the community of professionals and homeowners are all extremely helpful.

Pantone’s Color of 2017 at Modwalls Tile

Making Tile Modern

GREENERY. We love all shades of green here at Modwalls , so we’re oh so happy that this bright, fresh shade has been chosen as Pantone’s color of the year for 2017. Greenery works in so many rooms and we have the tile collections in this vibrant hue to make anyone’s day brighter. Here are some of our favorite Greenery colored tile installations using a variety of Modwalls tile collections: Search Our Modwalls Tile Installation Galleries to see all of these rooms and more!

How To Decorate With Lava Stone

Trendir Magazine

Lava stone, lava rock, basalt, and volcanic rock are all igneous rocks that form from erupting Earth magma (lava) by cooling and hardening. These abundant formations have really made a splash in the world of design for the past few years, bringing along texture and style in particularly dramatic dark colors. Lava stone designs today are as complex as any others, but they also have unique aesthetic. Take a look at what designers could do after nature had made its changes to molten hot lava.

Clad in Heath: The Norton Simon Museum

Heath Ceramics

On a recent trip to Southern California, we stopped by the Norton Simon Museum — previously the Pasadena Art Museum — to check out its extensive art collections and sculpture garden and, of course, its unique Heath Tile exterior. As we browsed and admired the volcanic-textured cladding of large, 5” x 15” custom Heath Tiles, we started to wonder about the backstory. A little digging through the Heath archives and oral history unearthed it.

Strength and Beauty Intertwined in Nature-Inspired Element Tile by Florim

Rubble Tile

Florim’s Element collection is influenced by natural elements and the beauty and strength that they possess. This versatile collection draws upon metals for much of its inspiration, highlighting its functionality and fortitude while remaining sleek and stylish. Use Element to ground your space and create a dialogue with nature, sparking a sense of calm that […].

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These Modern Bathroom Tile Designs Will Inspire The Most Reluctant Remodelers

Trendir Magazine

Bathroom design is more than just picking tiles, but that is probably the most important aspect of it. Modern bathroom tile designs are so varied, it can be hard to make the choice at all. Materials alone range from classic ceramics to natural stone, which, in turn, includes more varieties than just marble. Contemporary colors, shapes, and materials will make your head spin in a sweet whirlwind of bathroom remodeling.

Sawchuk Construction Testifies to ARDEX UI 720™ FLEXBONE®

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

When Sawchuk Construction encountered a bathroom floor that previously was flooded, they knew the substrate was in trouble! What they initially thought was coal in the concrete turned out to be mold. Several more issues mounted on the jobsite. Enter ARDEX UI 720™ FLEXBONE® Floating Uncoupling Membrane.

Granada Tile’s Serengeti Cement Tile In A Modern Kitchen

The Cement Tile

Whatever your decor style, Granada Tile fits your life. Whatever your style, Granada Tile has a tile for you. Granda Tile’s concrete tile is beautiful. It’s also — no pun intended — versatile. Is your style traditional or modern or somewhere in between? No doubt we have a tile pattern just for you. Are you looking for something colorful or do you prefer neutrals? An complex design or something simple?

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Discover our Top 5 Tips for Writing Successful Tile Installation Specifications

CUSTOM Insights Blog

A good tile specification helps prevent delays from RFIs, costly change orders or even failures in the tile assembly. Clear, concise and correct specifications guide everyone involved with the project and contain the essentials to protect the owner’s investment.

19th Century Apartment Gets Contemporized in Kiev

Trendir Magazine

Designers Alena Makagon , Alexandr Ivasiv and Artem Zavarzin take remodeling to a whole new level with their 19th century apartment project in Kiev. Defying age with fresh plaster and contemporary furnishings, it looks every bit as elegant and grand as it probably did more than a century ago. The creative trio made sure the 19th century style moldings were present in every room from bathroom to nursery.

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American Olean's Theoretical is a Real Option for Concrete Look Tile

ISC Surfaces

Creative Gray in 12x24 Theoretical from American Olean is a modern, industrial cement look with subtle graphic variation and a versatile range of neutral colors.

Granada Tile’s Cement Tiles Decorate Tower 12 Restaurant

The Cement Tile

Granada Tile’s cement tiles point the way to good food. Follow your eyes to find the Granada Tile cement tiles and a great place to eat. Look for cement tiles from Granada Tile to point you towards good food. For this reason, we’re proud to say that we are in some of the best restaurants across the country. And, with the recent release of Zagat’s 36 Most Anticipated restaurant openings of 2016, we’re adding a new one to our list.

A huge thanks to our employees and partnering organizations for.

Heath Ceramics

A huge thanks to our employees and partnering organizations for our first annual Heath Service Day, which took place on Monday, January 16 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and part of #NationalServiceDay. . highlight heath ceramics national service day martin luther king jr day heath service day sausalito san francisco community service

Exotic Loft in Australia Mixes Styles to Perfection

Trendir Magazine

The Rural Building Company took this and that and everything else and put it into their project in Perth, Australia to create the most exotic loft. Its very facade will convince you that it’s a no ordinary home or another clever conversion. Slanted roof and angular shapes characterize the facade that moves in a dynamic dance of contrasting materials and textures.

Shine On

KB Culture

This striking surfacing—seen here on both the wall and the drawer fronts—is a melange of materials: fabric is sandwiched between sheets of glass. While Vetrite is suitable primarily for vertical use [light-wear horizontal applications, like tub decks, is OK], it is offered in an impressive number [18] of formats, ranging from 4x4 inches to 47x110 inches, in more than 50 patterns. sicis.com. surfacing tile

Why It’s Time to Go Monochrome

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When it comes to redesigning a room, the first decision is usually, “which color?” ” And sometimes, that can be the hardest choice of all. I can’t be the only person who has excitedly walked into a paint store, then left a short time later, overwhelmed with a thousand similar-but-different options. Who knew there could be so many shades of white? And where do I even begin with furniture?

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Ultimate Source for Bar & Counter Stools

The Ace of Space

Last week we announced an exciting addition to The Ace of Space, called Sweet Pond Cottage. It’s going to be full of inspiration and ideas, and we hope you’ll follow along as we share our design journey. In a few weeks, we’ll have a separate page for the Cottage where you can follow our progress and […]. The post Ultimate Source for Bar & Counter Stools appeared first on The Ace Of Space Blog. Dining Rooms Kitchens Sources Sweet Pond Cottage

Orange County Design-Build Specialists, Burgin Construction Inc., Named Best of Houzz 2017

Burgin Construction

Burgin Construction Inc. has been named Best of Houzz 2017 for Customer Service by the foremost platform for home renovation and design, Houzz Inc. “We We are so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz.

Cosentino: A Double-Doubling for Dekton®

Stone Update

Spanish company looks to push sintered surface from 5% to 20% of revenues by 2019 as part of strategic business plan. Featured Company Insider News

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Architectural Graphics 101 – Drawing Alignment and Notes

Life of an Architect

Time for another installation of Architectural Graphics 101 ! The previous installment was received pretty well and despite the fact that this series is not intended for seasoned architects and architectural technicians, those folks still have an opinion on the matter that I welcome.

Open Closet Ideas for Small Spaces

Trendir Magazine

Open closet ideas may not fit most people’s vision of a perfect wardrobe, but when life sets its limits, it’s time to get creative. And this type of storage ironically gives you a lot of room for creativity. There are all kinds of organizer systems that can help accommodate anything and everything from evening dresses to your collection of shoes.

Cold Reality

KB Culture

One hopes that in 1954, this statement was not as fraught as it is today—today of all days. Between Citizens United, K Street, a malignantly partisan congress, and alleged kompromat material, all of which can lay justifiable claim to ownership of the incoming POTUS, it's hard to be optimistic about the current state of our union. But we'll persevere. appliance history

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SolarWindow Technologies Plans to Develop Electricity-Generating Flexible Glass

The A to Z of Building

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. OTCQB: WNDW), the leading developer of transparent electricity-generating coatings for glass windows and flexible veneers, today announced plans to develop

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Restoration: Shoring Up the Base

Stone Update

Ailing limestone rescued on historic Illinois bank building. Featured Projects Articles

AworkDesign Studio Completes Another Modern Apartment in Taiwan

Trendir Magazine

AworkDesign Studio completed another modern apartment remodeling in Taiwan. The brief centered around exploration theme for the clients’ kids. Resulting open space provides residents with a lot of functions, but there is also room for playground. Employing wood, and to a lesser extent, concrete the designers divided open plan into different zones. Hallway and playground got the best of wood properties, while the living area and dining room got a stylish backdrop of concrete.

Cheers [Not Exactly]

KB Culture

Tomorrow in the US, there will be a sudden and completely explicable spike in the consumption of wine. For some, it will be a celebratory experience, while approximately three million more citizens [myself among them] will be imbibing for a far different reason. Personally, I'd find it rather healing to be partaking in this serene New Zealand spot, with its perforated concrete wall holding several cases of the good stuff. maparchitects.dk. architect details storage

The “Rite” Way to Start the Week

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

The ARDEX Man in the Van stopped by two new Rite Aid job starts – one in Valencia, California and one in Los Angeles! Community Did You Know

Pokarna to Make $48 Million Quartz Investment

Stone Update

Company will build new plant in India by mid-2018 to more than double production of its Quantra surfaces. Featured Company Insider News

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A Traditional Bath by Gil Schafer

The Perfect Bath

Gil Schafer is a traditional architect with an affinity for new “old” houses and meticulous restorations. This approach has been informed by childhood homes that resonate with him, particularly a plantation in Georgia lived in for generations by his mother’s family. It was a classical house; dignified, understated and charming, with a well-balanced relationship between the house, its formal gardens and the broader semi-wild landscape that was a large part of the property.

Y Not?

KB Culture

Debuting at this week's LivingKitchen trade show in Cologne is this little number, er, letter. Designed by architect Michael Hilgers, the Y Kitchen is a tripartite island. As it lacks a refrigerator and an oven, it's meant to supplement, not replace, an open kitchen in a small space. Its strength is providing counter area and drawer storage in a compact footprint; its potential drawback is triggering a literal run-around. I think that could be solved through careful orientation of the unit.

How to Perfect a Slow Cooker Dessert – Blueberry Cobbler

Stagetecture

Fruit cobblers are always delicious but when you make them as a slow cooker dessert or Crock Pot Dessert they’re unbelievably great. Blueberry cobbler is such a delicious treat, but who wants to turn on the oven to bake it? Thankfully, you can rely on the slow cooker and take it easy and cool. Moreover, as with all slow cooker recipes, flavors blend slowly, the cobbler cooks to a beautiful finish. Tell us what your favorite part is about this slow cooker blueberry cobbler recipe.

Come Together

KB Culture

While there are two distinctly different styles present, there is harmony in this kitchen. Without the ornamented interior architecture, the contemporary elements—the diaphanous light fixture and crisp cabinets—would sit in a space with little character or detail. It's a small reminder of how, sometimes, it's possible to bridge the gap between opposing forces. gedcucine.it. kitchen

Simple Tips for the Best Mens Closet Organization

Stagetecture

We always hear about closet organization for kids and women, but rarely do you hear about mens closet organization. From the kitchen and living areas, to the garage and home office we always seem to forget to focus on the men. Yes, guys, lets face it – sometimes organization articles aren’t focused at you, and you have plenty to get organized! Take a look at these helpful mens closet organization tips. Simple Tips for the Best Mens Closet Organization.

19 New Year Organizing Tips for Home Office Organization

Stagetecture

Is your home office organization in need of a New Year’s makeover? An office needs to be organized in a simple and straightforward way to be efficient and reliably functional. However, this place can get too messy too quickly, as it is too easy for in-trays to become a dumping ground. This New Year’s is probably the best time to keep on top of tasks and for your home office organization.

Unique Gift Ideas for Anyone on Your Gift List

Stagetecture

Are you stuck looking for unique gift ideas for that special someone? Who doesn’t love giving and receiving gifts? Most people do, but sometimes the struggle to think of something to give can turn it into a bit of a nightmare situation. We have all been there, flipping and turning at night trying to come up with something special to buy your favorite Aunt. Here are a few gift ideas to inspire you the next time you need to buy a present. Unique Gift Ideas for Anyone on Your Gift List.