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Delicious Pairings: Gourmet Food and Artisan Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Since the advent of social media, ‘foodies’ has become a movement which spans borders, cultures, and platforms.

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Terrazzo: Making a Long-Awaited Comeback in 2019

As The Tile Turns

Set foot in any 2019 tile show or convention, and you're bound to see terrazzo. While this marble and cement composite has made its mark for five centuries, it was regarded for several decades purely as a product of the 1970s.

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Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) announces the call for entry for the annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design.

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What is a Transitional Kitchen?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Transitional is the most popular kitchen design in the National Kitchen + Bath Association’s 2019 kitchen design trends.

Cement Tile: A Statement-Making Solution for a Historic Home Remodel

Cement Style

Julie and Barret Blondeau wanted to make a statement when they updated the bathroom in their 90-year-old home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To achieve their design goals, they selected cement tile from the Caprice collection from Villa Lagoon Tile to replace the outdated flooring in their bathroom.

Garden State Tile Expands Its Ceramic Wall Tile Offerings with Arkstone Italy

Garden State Tile Blog

In line with the today’s most popular trends in ceramic wall tile, Garden State Tile has introduced Arkstone Italy into its ever-expanding catalog of innovative surface materials.

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Week of August 5th, 2019 – Food Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

One of the reasons we love summer so much is the wealth of delicious foods that are in season! This week we went shopping for some hot restaurant designs that range from quaint to ritzy. Feed your interior design appetite with our latest top posts. Simply Delicious Design.

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MUDA Mavericks

Diary of a Tile Addict

Tile Addict has a special love for public art, and it often seems that there aren’t nearly enough artists utilising ceramics in their work.

Garden State Tile Opens Its 15th Location in Columbia, South Carolina

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile has officially opened its 15th location at 425 Huger Street, Columbia, South Carolina. The expansive 3,000 sq.ft. showroom and 10,000 sq.ft.

The Importance of Serenity at Home — from the San Diego Union-Tribune

JG Kitchens

I wrote this article on creating serene spaces at home for the San Diego Union-Tribune three and a half years ago.

Stand Out From the Curb With These 5 Landscaping Trends

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) just dropped their list of 2019 landscaping trends. It reveals that homeowners want lower-maintenance yards that are peaceful, wildlife-friendly and set up for entertaining.

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Iznik Inspired

Diary of a Tile Addict

We are lucky today to have the pleasure of enjoying Iznik tiles, and for new ones to still be created. Originally produced in the 15th and 16th Centuries in the Ottoman Empire, by the 17th Century the practice of creating these tiles had all but disappeared.

Slick Ways To Make The Most Out Of A Small Dining Room

Trendir Magazine

Most of us have always dreamed of having a huge dining room where we can entertain guests and have holidays. However, not all of us are as lucky to have one. Do not be discouraged, small dining rooms can make excellent spaces to enjoy.

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030: Starting Your Own Architecture Firm

Life of an Architect

Is It the dream of every architect to start their own architecture firm? Most architects think about it at one point or another and Austin Architect Michael Hsu sits down to talk about how he started his own firm. Continue reading 030: Starting Your Own Architecture Firm at Life of an Architect.

Incorporating Dome Ceilings in Your Home’s Design

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A dome ceiling adds beauty and architectural interest, while making the room look larger and more spacious. Whether it is a recessed ceiling dome, a surface mount ceiling dome, or a combination of the two, this is one design element that becomes the obvious focus point in the room.

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Diary of a Tile Addict

Inspired by the release of one of the newest additions to ‘s endless wall decor options – Andrea Hasse and her Jungle murals – Tile Addict has been scouring the ceramic world for similar jungle inspiration.

Best Indoor Trees For Every Room In Your House

Trendir Magazine

Indoor trees not only bring freshness to the home, but they add a luxurious feel while filtering the air. They are sort of an easy filtration system that adds color, texture, and beauty to any room.

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Test on Architectural Materials that Could Reduce Movement During Tremors

The A to Z of Building

Over 80,000 aftershocks have been registered as the repercussion of the two California earthquakes that took place on July 4th, 2019, which was a holiday. Californians, who are generally used to

7 Common Weeds & How to Get Rid of Them

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Ugh, weeds. You put a lot of work into your yard with the hopes of helping it look its best so you can relax and enjoy it this summer. Then you spot a weed and all that relaxation goes out the window. Suddenly, you’re on the offensive, prepping to battle an invasive species.

Is That Moving Company Right For You?

Kitchen and Residential Design

Which Type of Corporate or Residential Mover Should You Choose? Van line moving companies come in various types depending on specialty services that they offer. Check these before hiring your next mover.

Permeable Concrete Pavement can be Beneficial to Environment

The A to Z of Building

A group of engineers headed by Rutgers reports that special permeable concrete pavement can help decrease the “urban heat island effect” due to which cities turn torrid in the summer

Tips For Making Your First Long-Distance Relocation Stress-Free

Kitchen and Residential Design

Moving across the border can be a big undertaking for anyone. When you relocate to a new home, you don’t want to stress yourself about the plans but enjoy this exciting experience instead. Thus, hiring professional long distance movers can be the easiest way to avoid moving day stress.

Mitsubishi Electric’s Test Facility Awarded Net Zero Energy Building Certification

The A to Z of Building

On August 6th, 2019, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation reported that its visualized Net Zero Energy Building Test Facility is Japan’s first medium-scale (more than 6,000 m2) office building under