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Cersaie 2015: Tile Trends From the World

Architectural Ceramics

October 2015 – BETTY SULLIVAN TALKS ABOUT CERSAIE: INTERNATIONAL TILE FAIR – Bologna, Italy – I love Italy, the food, the ability of the sharply dressed Italian (men primarily) to romance the their products and the ancient architecture. Cersaie held few surprises this year, but love was in the air for product. Love was in the air with spacious booths deliciously inspired in design. Innovation was made in technology and design.

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40 Hot Fireplace Ideas for a Cool, Sexy Space

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The latest fireplace trends include clean lines and timeless materials. Who says a fireplace should be enjoyed only during the winter? We’ve got some hot fireplace ideas that are bound to inspire you year round. These contemporary fireplaces are sleek and sexy. The latest trends involve minimalistic, clean lines, timeless materials and the utmost in beauty and efficiency. To truly enjoy such a beautiful design element in a room, make your fireplace the centerpiece.

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Project: Nordstrom in Ottawa, Canada

Tile of Spain USA

In 2012, architects took on the challenge of transforming an old warehouse in Ottawa, Canada with Tile of Spain products and turning it into the upscale department store, Nordstrom. The Nordstrom building is located between two buildings in the Canadian capital, and has been turned into a popular shopping destination for both tourists and locals alike. The Seattle based architecture firm, Callison , took special considerations in the materials they selected for the construction of the store.

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Traditional Mosaic Floors in a Contemporary Palette

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Looking for a classic mosaic in a contemporary palette? Ontario offers an array of 2″ dot-mount mosaics that are perfect for residential and light commercial floors. In stock in our Plymouth warehouse except Black and Cobalt, which are available special order from Olympia, 1 – 2 weeks. Related Images: tile glazed porcelain mosaic olympia ontario

Carving Pumpkins this Weekend?

Architectural Ceramics

Is everyone ready for Halloween? I know I personally have all my pumpkins just sitting on the porch not carved yet. If you’re trying to figure out what to carve on your pumpkin, try one of these tile patterns! Click on this pdf link to print out: Pumpkin_Carving_Stencil. I would LOVE to see photos if anyone has success carving these

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Modern Garden Flat in Lebanon Showcases Designer Furnishings

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Beirut-based interior design studio Roland Helou Design (ROHD) is the creative team behind this ground-floor garden flat in Lebanon. Conceived for a professional young couple, the contemporary apartment stretches over 3,229 square feet in a building in Rabieh, Beirut’s most affluent suburb. Nestled on a hillside to the north of the city, the flat seamlessly blends with a quaint outside garden, making it seem like a sophisticated villa.

AD Features Creme Design’s L’Amico NYC

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile’s angular patterns “Tugboat” & “Man Overboard” (Named after the Nautical flags they represent) create a lively floor in the new L’Amico NYC , a new restaurant from well known chef Laurent Tourondel in the Eventi Hotel. He is serving an Italian-influenced menu in a chic semi-rustic setting. We spotted a photo and a tantalizing description of the good eats in Architectural Digest. .

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Cersaie 2015: Tile Trends From the World

Architectural Ceramics

October 2015 – BETTY SULLIVAN TALKS ABOUT CERSAIE: INTERNATIONAL TILE FAIR – Bologna, Italy – I love Italy, the food, the ability of the sharply dressed Italian (men primarily) to romance the their products and the ancient architecture. Cersaie held few surprises this year, but love was in the air for product. Love was in the air with spacious booths deliciously inspired in design. Innovation was made in technology and design.

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Modern Kitchen Is Focal Point of Wood and Glass Home in Switzerland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Known as the Minergie House , this family home evokes delicate minimalism. Located in Termen, Switzerland, it was designed by Zeiter + Berchtold and built by Matthias Werlen Architektur. The owner, one of the architects, wanted a home of wood and glass, with simple room layouts and an open view of the Rhonetal valley. By combining locally grown wood with high-tech materials such as HI-MACS® natural acrylic stone , creative architects can erect inspiring projects in remote locations.

StatWatch: No Dog Days for Imports

Stone Update

Granite, quartz surfaces keep moving up through August 2015 in U.S. shipments. Featured StatWatch (Monthly Report) Stone Imports

Gems subtle shimmer creates dramatic spaces

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Gems is a unique collection that adds drama with subtle shimmer. Featuring five beautiful colors in cold and warm tones, this linear mosaic tile has been artistically designed bring light to any vertical surface including feature walls, backsplashes, shower accents and more. Related Images: tile florim usa gems glass mosaic

Carving Pumpkins this Weekend?

Architectural Ceramics

Is everyone ready for Halloween? I know I personally have all my pumpkins just sitting on the porch not carved yet. :) If you’re trying to figure out what to carve on your pumpkin, try one of these tile patterns! Click on this pdf link to print out: Pumpkin_Carving_Stencil. I would LOVE to see photos if anyone has success carving these

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Modern Kitchen Is Focal Point of Wood and Glass Home in Switzerland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Known as the Minergie House , this family home evokes delicate minimalism. Located in Termen, Switzerland, it was designed by Zeiter + Berchtold and built by Matthias Werlen Architektur. The owner, one of the architects, wanted a home of wood and glass, with simple room layouts and an open view of the Rhonetal valley. By combining locally grown wood with high-tech materials such as HI-MACS® natural acrylic stone , creative architects can erect inspiring projects in remote locations.

Stone look entrance hall in Minneapolis

Rubble Tile

Tiburstone is one of Florim’s premium collections of glazed stone effect tiles. The collection offers tiles natural in appearance, elegant in design, and available in four magnificent colors. Gorgeous glazed stone effect tile The Waters on 50th is an independent living community known for its exceptional amenities and refined design. The interior design by RLH […]. The post Stone look entrance hall in Minneapolis appeared first on Rubble Tile : Minneapolis Tile Shop and Showroom.

Tile QC board in SF (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco)

Heath Ceramics

Tile QC board in SF (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco

Global Ceramic Tiles Market Forecast to Reach $102.79 Billion by 2018

The A to Z of Building

According to the market research report, the global ceramic tiles market was valued at US$55.7 bn in 2011 and is expected to reach US$102.79 bn by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2012 to 2018

The Ultimate Removable Wallpaper Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Wallpaper is one of the top home design trends; the gorgeous textures and patterns can really make walls pop. But many renters might assume that wallpaper is a design dream exclusive to homeowners. Others may worry that the patterns they love today will be passé tomorrow. Those worries are over, thanks to removable wallpaper. Removable wallpaper, also known as temporary wallpaper, is the ideal design upgrade for renters.

Tips for Selecting Grout

The Tile Doctor

You may have already selected tile for your kitchen or bathroom remodel but now it’s time to accessorized with your grout selection. Don’t miss a prime opportunity to put the finishing touches on your design like choosing the perfect earrings for that “little black dress”. Grout is more than just a filler between your tile. How-To Installation Tips Tutorials backsplash bathroom and kitchen bathroom remodel Easy DIY fashion grout glamour grout grout home selling tips interior designing

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We’re headed to LA this weekend. Tonight, we celebrate.

Heath Ceramics

We’re headed to LA this weekend. Tonight, we celebrate @tilemakestheroom at @acehotelca. Tomorrow, we’ll be at @westedgedesign from 4-5 in conversation with Barbara Bestor. Then Sunday is our book signing at Heath LA. Hope to see you there. highlight heath ceramics ace hotel downtown los angeles barbara bestor westedge design fair heath los angeles tilemakestheroom tile makes the room

GIO Looks at Tile Trends: Is Wood Look Tile Here to Stay?

Giotile

One of the biggest trends in residential and commercial flooring the past few years is porcelain tile that looks like wood. While some trends have tremendous staying power, it’s a given that many “must-have” designs soon become dated decor you’d like to forget. Will wood tile go the way of shag carpet, wood paneling, and … Interior Tile Installations Tile Trends commercial design commercial design trends Interior design tile trends wood tile wood-look tile

San Diego Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Outdoor lounge space at Broadstone in Little Italy Intro and neighborhood guides by Randy Dotinga There’s more to San Diego than sun and surf, although the nation’s eighth-largest city loves to boast about a mild climate considered by many to be the best in the U.S. With (mostly) easy access to beaches, mountains and deserts, San Diego is a recreation lover’s paradise.

Maximizing Floor Flatness for Installing Large Format Tile

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Great looking tile installations start with a level subfloor. This is especially important if you’re installing large format tile or plank style tile with one side 15” or greater. Without proper preparation, uneven subfloors can cause tile lippage or even cracking! First, prime your underlayment with LevelQuik® Latex Primer. It seals porous surfaces and improves the bond of underlayments. Next, level your subfloor with a self leveling underlayment.

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Printing some cards for the holiday with @aesthetic_union (at.

Heath Ceramics

Printing some cards for the holiday with @aesthetic_union (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco

Busy Week!

JG Kitchens

It’s been a hyper-busy week! I’ve been working on shot lists for the New Bathroom Idea Book, articles for the San Diego Union-Tribune and Kitchen & Bath Design News and working with my current clients. Since I’ve run out of both time and creative juice, I thought I’d share some links to interesting tidbits related to all of this busy-work: I was introduced to an intriguing new design site called Dering Hall.

Two Luxurious Meram Blanc Customer Bathrooms

The Tile Shop

Good morning! I want to share some luxurious customer bathrooms sent to me by Tony Denham in our Brandon, FL showroom. This first master bath was designed by Design/Sales Associate Dusan Kangrga of Brandon. He designed this space with our Meram Blanc Marble Collection , Milky Black Marble and the Grey Blend Polished Hex Mosaic. Love the combination! Beautiful job!! Please click on the images to view: This next bath designed by Tony also features the beautiful Meram Blanc Marble Collection.

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Modern Villa in Netherlands Evokes Minimalist Gallery

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A bungalow in Bilthoven, The Netherlands, designed by Dutch architect Van der Woerd in the late 1950s, was given a makeover by Lab32 architects. The resulting Villa Van Schijndel showcases a highly modern design whose interiors are oriented toward the large garden, pool and poolhouse. The designers employed large expanses of glass to connect the modern villa with the outdoors. Other exterior materials included white plaster, zinc cladding and natural grey aluminum window frames.

They are back! Hiding a away for another month month or so. (at.

Heath Ceramics

They are back! Hiding a away for another month month or so. (at at Heath Ceramics San Francisco

Miami New Construction Show to Kick Off Four-Day Exhibition on 22 October

The A to Z of Building

Amid an expanding local economy fueled by startups and growing buyer appetites for luxury South Florida condominiums, The Miami New Construction Show will kick off its expanded, four-day exhibition on

500 Insta-friends!

Edgewater Studio

We were so happy this week when our Instagram made the milestone leap of surpassing 500 friends/followers! It’s such a fun opportunity to get to show people what we’re working on, and the day-to-day seasonal influences that come in and bring these patterns to life. Not to mention, there are so many amazing images to. Read more » Studio News

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Master Bedroom Ideas for Creating a Comforting, Stylish Escape

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Your home’s master bedroom should feel like an oasis. It should be the relaxing space where you can go to escape the rest of life’s never-ending pressures. The question is: How do you create a space that feels equally indulgent and functional? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled some master bedroom ideas to help take your space from simply being where you sleep to your favorite room in the house.

Regram from @brendantheblob of his show Morphology, in the.

Heath Ceramics

Regram from @brendantheblob of his show Morphology, in the Boiler Room at Heath SF through this weekend (show closes Oct 25). morphologyatheath #brendanmonroe #boilerroomsf #heathceramics (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco). morphologyatheath brendanmonroe heathceramics boilerroomsf

Environmentally Friendly Office Buildings Bring in Higher Rent and Better Occupancy Rates

The A to Z of Building

'Green' commercial buildings bring in the green for landlords, according to new research by a University of Guelph professor. Environmentally friendly office buildings have higher rents and

Aqua Verde – Architectural Proofs

Life of an Architect

This may come as a surprise but I don’t talk about everything that goes on here at the office ( just about ) and that extends to projects. I suppose it should be obvious but we do more than 1 or 2 project I showcase here on the site. So exactly how do I choose which things to focus on or which projects to feature? Well, it’s pretty easy actually.

New Zealand Residence Embraces Its Industrial Roots

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Max Capocaccia took on the challenge of designing Kingswood House , a family residence in Lyttelton, New Zealand. According to his description, “The building envelope needed to fit in the industrial port area while responding to the heritage constraints of the city plan. This led the design team to keep the original shape of the building, reinterpreting the structure and cladding material.”

It’s the last week to catch #MorphologyatHeath in the.

Heath Ceramics

It’s the last week to catch #MorphologyatHeath in the Boiler Room. The show closed Sunday, you won’t want to miss it. brendantheblob #brendanmonroe #heathceramics #sculpture #sanfrancisco (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco). morphologyatheath sculpture brendanmonroe heathceramics sanfrancisco

Canadian Design and Construction Leaders Showcase Their Projects at 2015 CARE Awards

The A to Z of Building

Canada's leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction showcased their projects at the 2015 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island on

I Showered at Hansgrohe | Aquademie ShowerWorld

Time2Design

I recently completed training at the Hansgrohe USA manufacturing and Aquademie training facility located in Alpharetta, Georgia. It is a training course I have been hearing about from my peers for a few years and I was so excited when my name was selected in a drawing during a local ASID event inviting me to attend Hansgrohe’s Aquademie Training. With over 110 years of history, Hansgrohe has proven to be a true leader and innovator in the shower industry.