The Tiles of Ottoman Turkey and the Mosaics of Byzantium, Part Two.


In the last post of Architectural Ceramics: Tile+Mosaic we looked at the Byzantine mosaics that were half of the Inspiration for the course, Creating The Tiles Of Ottoman Turkey and the Mosaics of Byzantium, that I taught for the

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Avente Tile Talk: Interview with Nutmeg Designs

Tile Talk

Today's post is the first in an occasional series exploring Tile Artisans. I hope to share their love of tile by discovering both their techniques and inspirations. Social media allows me to find and connect with these amazing tiles

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Tile of Spain Announces Winners of the 2014 “Passport to Creativity” Contest

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 “Passport to Creativity” contest.

A Brief History of Carpet Tiles

Focus Floors and Furnishings

The concept of flooring tile goes back thousands of years when hard surfaces of various rock forms, baked clay, and ceramic were being used.

backsplash installed today in Boxford Ma. - Tile Excellence - Blogger

Tile Excellence

she had a bathroom she would like me to do soon. By giving customers such prices and quality work I generate more work for myself and in the long run make more money than getting all I could from each job priced

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Earth Works

KB Culture

It''s quilt season. While my personal textile tastes run towards the rural/jazzy work of the Gee''s Bend collective, when it comes to hard surfaces, I can appreciate the more ethnic/graphic treatment of these ceramic tiles.

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. The hay day of cement tile in the US was in the 1920′w and 30′s.

The Costs Associated with becoming an Architect | Life of an Architect

Life of an Architect

The costs associated with becoming a licensed architect are out of control. If you have gone through the process yourself in the last 10 years you know exactly what I mean ? it seems like there is a never-ending line of people

The Tiles of Ottoman Turkey and the Mosaics of Byzantium, Part One.


There is no part of the world that has as varied a ceramic tradition as Turkey. Civilizations have risen and fallen there, each leaving a distinct ceramic style. Recently, for the School of Art at the Chautauqua Institution, I was

Avente Tile Talk: Spanish Tile Design, Innovation Inspires Coverings.

Tile Talk

Ceramic tile use throughout Spain is prolific. Not only can it be seen on the floors and walls of Spanish churches and palaces, but ceramic tile also plays an integral role in the everyday functioning of modern homes, hospitals

Ceraspaña 32 Magazine now available from Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Explore the world of Spanish ceramic tile with Ceraspaña 32 , the newest edition of the magazine published by ASCER, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association.

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10 Simple Christmas Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

Apartment Therapy

If you love decorating for the holidays, but the idea of fitting an 8'' tree in your tiny apartment seems more fantastic than a visit from Santa, then these ideas for holiday decorations with a small footprint might be just the thing. READ MORE ». Small Spaces. Decorating. Christmas

Tile Installation-Tile Repair-Tile Experts: Tile Excellence: How to.

Tile Excellence

Hot tub / jacuzzi access panel doors are essential to being able to get to your hot tub motor for replacement or repair as needed. I've been asked many times what is the best way to do this while still using being able to use tile

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Intuit: Innovation, Customer Experience, BRITE 13

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Cement tiles/ Zementfliesen/ mosaicos hidráulicos: More information.


I think I should tell you a little more about the book I wrote: It is the biography of one of the most famous cement-tile-maker from Sevilla and about his companies. I also included a brief history of different floor types and a

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Stone: An Architect's Perspective - National Park Service Treasures: Fort Davis

Stone World

In this blog, architect Stephen B. Chambers of Dallas, TX, offers his insight on the use of stone in architecture at sites around the world

kbculture: Compact Composition

KB Culture

Shades [and shapes] of Piet Mondrian! The color-block tile treatment in this bath is an eye-catching distraction from the room's all-too-close quarters. The pastiche of Victorian and De Stijil aesthetics is a bit odd, I admit, but

Cupboards Kitchen and Bath: Friday Find - Stone Forest Salus.

Discerning Design

As the push for outdoor living spaces reaches a fevered pitch, I'm more interested in the outdoor spaces that we where we do more working than living. I'm still waiting on some sort of recliner/lawn mower that allows me to

Architectural Graphic Standards | Life of an Architect

Life of an Architect

How an architect draws is a reflection of many things ? you can frequently tell the priorities of a firm just by looking at the quality of their drawings. I didn't say the content of their drawings ? and this isn't just semantics ?

The Ceramic Sculpture of Paris - Architectural Ceramics: Tile+Mosaic


Hi all, It seems incredible that among the top attractions of any world capital would be a cemetery. But in Paris along with the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and the Musee D'Orsay, one of the city's most visited sites is the Pere Lachaise

Avente Tile Talk: Aguayo Cement Tile Factory Tour

Tile Talk

I just returned from a business trip in the Dominican Republic meeting with the owners of the Aguayo Cement Tile Factory. Aguayo Cement Tiles are well known for their quality, large color palette, and commitment to new

Entries now being accepted for 2013 Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

The Twelth Annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design competition is now open. The Tile of Spain Awards aim to improve awareness and understanding of Spanish ceramic tile amongst architects and interior designers, and to promote its use by professionals.

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Green Kitchen Ideas

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Getting ready to remodel your kitchen? If you’re interested in an eco-friendly kitchen design, you have plenty of options. No matter where you are in the planning stage, it’s helpful to talk to professional kitchen designers.

Tile Installation-Tile Repair-Tile Experts: Tile Excellence: The.

Tile Excellence

Broke joint tile or brick pattern offset tile is by far the easiest tile to install.And If I was to advise the homeowner of a tile that they could install themselves with limited experience this would be it.The pictures below show the work

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Breaking News: Granada Tile Appears in House Beautiful

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The great news just hasn’t stopped for us at Granada Tile this year. You’ll recall that our sensational cement tile designs have appeared in the pages of pretty much every major home-design publication —from Architectural Digest to Dwell and lots in between. It’s a testament to just how versatile out tile designs our, appealing to modern, contemporary and traditional design-lovers alike.

Organization Inspiration: Neat & Beautiful Small Spaces

Apartment Therapy

The only thing small spaces aren''t short on is challenges. Whether you''re working on a bedroom, kitchen, living room, or work space, with some positive, creative thinking you can always come up with a solution. READ MORE ». Design. Vintage. Small Spaces. Interior Design. Setting Up Home

Time2Design: Kitchen Desperate For Change


Stuck in a bit of a time warp, with the original hinge exposed faceframe cabinetry, linoleum floors, laminate countertops and a swing door that closed the room off from the rest of the home, this kitchen was screaming out for help. Located on the

kbculture: Blurred Vision

KB Culture

I see these mirrored glass tiles as reflecting time as much as they do visages. Deliberately tarnished, they assume an antiqued look that can bring a hint of history to bath or kitchen walls. Yet the grid of security wire updates

Archipelagao ? Basketweave ? Filmore Clark

Filmore Clark


Renzo Piano Kimbell Art Museum Sneak Peek - Life of an Architect

Life of an Architect

This past weekend I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at Renzo Piano's brand new Kimbell Art Museum project. I found myself in this position because I was attending the Texas Society of Architect's State Convention and

Bathrooms Affect Retail Experience Say Studies

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Avente Tile Talk: Italian Made: Fashionable Tile, Design

Tile Talk

The same determination applies to their design sense when it comes to tile. From Venetian glass mosaic tiles, to ceramic tile that closely resembles heavy brocade patterns, to the crispness of summery linens, it seems the

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Spanish tile highlights from Cersaie 2013

Tile of Spain USA

Over 90 Spanish ceramic tile companies exhibited at the thirty-first edition of CERSAIE held from September 23 to 27th, 2013 in Bologna, Italy. Spanish ceramic companies made up the largest foreign delegation at the show.

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How to Improve a Galley Kitchen

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Do you have a small kitchen you feel like you can’t do much with? The last thing you should feel is limited in your design options—there are plenty of ways to improve galley kitchens or other small spaces.

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