New issue of Ceraspaña – Tile of Spain journal now available

Tile of Spain USA

Published by ASCER and Tile of Spain, the journal features news from Tile of Spain manufacturers, a preview of Cevisama 2013 , the newest designs, and all the latest industry news and events. Ceraspaña 30 is here! Take a look at the newest edition of Ceraspaña, the official newsletter from Tile of Spain.

News from Spain: New issue of Ceraspaña journal now available

Tile of Spain USA

Click here to view the journal. Ceramics. Architecture. Design. The newest edition of Ceraspaña reflects on these areas and more! It highlights the ability of Tile of Spain ceramic materials to provide answers and solutions for the most demanding architects and interior designers. The magazine looks at projects where ceramic coverings play a major part.


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London Launch Party Alert

Diary of a Tile Addict

My colleagues at Kick-Start Publishing, for whom I edit Tile & Stone Journal , are hosting a launch party for Kick-Start’s latest publication The Specifier’s Guide to Flooring. The Specifier’s Guide to Flooring has a similar ethos to the highly successful Specifier’s Guide to Tiling & Calibrated Natural Stone , and will be an annual sister publication to Contract Flooring Journal. The Specifier’s Guide to Flooring from Kick-Start Publishing.

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Collar City Brownstone


Way to go….TILESHOP!!

The Tile Shop

Paul Business Journal. Good morning! We wanted to share some great news with you today! The Tile Shop was named one of the fastest growing public companies by the Minneapolis St. We put our plaque up here at the corporate offices: Please click on the image to view: Way to go Tile Shop !!! Have a great day, Kirsty

Choose Ceramics for Safety

Tile of Spain USA

This story was originally published in Ceraspaña 45, a journal published by ASCER/Tile of Spain to promote the use and benefits of Spanish ceramic tiles in contemporary architecture and interior design.

MSI: Top Workplaces Award 2019

Stone Update

Surfacing supplier gets nod from Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Featured Company Insider News

Week of December 16, 2019 – Christmas Flair

Architectural Ceramics

Top tips for last-minute holiday party planning from an Orlando event expert , Orlando Business Journal. Corporate Meets Christmas. Christmas is right around the corner, and if you haven’t planned a company holiday party yet, you might not be relegated to the office copy room.

Cool Cement Tiles Are Hot for 2015

Granada Tile

Then there was this article in the Wall Street Journal a few days later. Happy new year and best wishes for 2015! As the expected lists of what’s hot and what’s not start to make their appearances in our newspapers, magazines and on the web, we’re excited to discover something we’ve been saying for years: cement tile is leading the pack of trends for 2015.

Cement 100

Call for Entries: 15th Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Design

Tile of Spain USA

Ricardo Sánchez Lampreave – a lecturer at various architecture schools and universities, organizer of a number of exhibitions and a highly prolific editor of architectural journals. Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), announces an open call for the 15th Tile of Spain Awards competition.

Spain 100

Ceramics Supporting the New Reality: Healthcare Sector Architecture

Tile of Spain USA

This story was originally published in Ceraspaña 45, a journal published by ASCER/Tile of Spain to promote the use and benefits of Spanish ceramic tiles in contemporary architecture and interior design.

Checking In During COVID-19 Pandemic

JG Kitchens

Or use the time to journal or sketch if that works better for you than napping or meditating. How are you holding up? This is a particularly stressful time for all of us, and many of our usual outlets are not available when we need them most.

NUS Named Top Contributing Institution in the World for Research on Green Building Projects

The A to Z of Building

NUS has been designated as the top contributing institution in the world for study on green building projects (GBPs) in a bibliometric review reported in the esteemed journal Building &

The Latest: Good Things We See and Do and Share

Heath Ceramics

For behind the scenes blog posts, updates, and other news, check out the Heath Journal. Hello, Tumblr — we’ve moved! For the absolute latest, more good things are over on Instagram — we’ll see you there

Construction Underway on New Campus for Hudson County Schools of Technology in New Jersey

The A to Z of Building

The Jersey Journal reports that the school will leave its existing Construction has begun in Secaucus, N.J., on a new campus for the Hudson County Schools of Technology's High Tech High School.

Fresco For Forward Fashion

Diary of a Tile Addict

This essential but highly time-consuming R&D will form the basis of my Cersaie reports for Tile & Stone Journal in the UK, Tile Today in Australia, and Diary of a Tile Addict itself in the coming months. The prototype Fresco design by Naxos.

New Approach to Predict Buildings Most Susceptible to Aftershock Tremors

The A to Z of Building

Research published in the International Journal of Reliability Earthquakes kill, but their aftershocks can cause the rapid collapse of buildings left standing in the aftermath of the initial quake.

What to Get an Architect for Christmas – 2016

Life of an Architect

Moleskine Cahier Journal (Set of 3), Extra Large, Plain, Black, Soft Cover (7.5 x 10) $15 I’m a big advocate of sketching, despite the fact that I am not particularly adept in my own sketching “style” I get a lot of Moleskine journals as gifts but the one I’ve listed above is my favorite. These journals are small enough so that my “doodles” can fill the page.

Maestro Montanari

Diary of a Tile Addict

I take the first three days to fulfil the journalistic and commercial imperatives of Tile & Stone Journal , Tile Today and The Specifier’s Guide to Tiling ; and then dedicate at least one day to feeding my tile addiction. Arché range by Mario Montanari for Katy’s Line. Although I have been writing about ceramic tiles for decades, and have visited Cersaie every year for over a quarter of a century, I still get a flush of excitement at the thought of this year’s show.

Contemporary Mobile Home in the UK’s New Forest Woodland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The architect described it as having a “feeling of solidity, serenity, and permanence” in The Architects’ Journal, which are not words commonly associated with spaces that conform to the 1968 Caravan Act. Photography by Nigel Rigden , information courtesy of PAD Studio and The Architects’ Journal ] The post Contemporary Mobile Home in the UK’s New Forest Woodland appeared first on

H is for Ellen Heck and Her Color Wheels: A to Z Challenge 2014

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Ellen Heck is a fine art printmaker living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and these color wheels are a visual journal of the colors of her landscape. San Francisco Color Wheels 1-9 by Ellen Heck. These appeal to my librarian and artist senses, with the organizing of ideas in a visual classification. There are times when the artifacts of creating art are as appealing as the finished piece, and imbue it with their own qualities. A to Z Blogging Challenge

Call for entries for the latest edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Their projects have been featured in various European journals including Domus, MARK Magazine, Interni, Arquitectura Viva or A10l. PRESS RELEASE / Castellón, 24th July 2019. Call for entries for the latest edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards. The jury is chaired by architect Jacob van Rijs of the famous MVRDV studio. The awards are divided into three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project, with prizes totalling €39,000.

Coronavirus Drives Residential Outdoor Living Demand And Trends

JG Kitchens

These included designing your home to make you feel good on the Wall Street Journal ‘s Mansion Global site , plus defining wellness design in PRODUCTS Magazine and sharing wellness design-inspired DIY project tips for Redfin’s blog.

Food For Thought #17: Why I Blog  (on the Occasion of Gold Notes’ 500th Post)

JG Kitchens

I started this blog 10 years ago, two years after beginning my design journalism career and four years after becoming a kitchen and bath designer, because I wanted the opportunity to write about topics an editor wouldn’t necessarily assign. I may be a blogger and designer, but I’m also a professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and a graduate of two serious journalism programs; I take ethics seriously.

My pledge to readers

JG Kitchens

Most have no professional training in journalism or journalistic ethics. There has been some recent coverage of bloggers acting badly , which doesn’t surprise me all that much.

Busy Week!

JG Kitchens

I was quoted in this Men’s Journal article on updating the bachelor kitchen: [link]. 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.

What to Get an Architect for Christmas [2018]

Life of an Architect

Moleskine Cahier Journal (Set of 3), Extra Large, Plain, Black, Soft Cover (7.5 x 10) [$17] I’m a big advocate of sketching, despite the fact that I am not particularly adept at my own sketching “style” I get a lot of Moleskine journals as gifts but the one I’ve listed above is my favorite. These journals are small enough so that my “doodles” can fill the page.

Living Ceramics

Diary of a Tile Addict

You can read more about Living Ceramics in Tile & Stone Journal, November 2016 or by visiting Warp by Living Ceramics. As a Tile Addict I often stare out into the ceramic night sky to see if I can spot new stars through my tile-focussed telescope. It was in 2016 that I first came across Living Ceramics : one of the brightest additions to the ceramic tile firmament. Living Ceramics creates versatile ceramic solutions for interior design and architecture.

Color as Motivation

Margaret Almon Mosaics

I noticed as I had these pendants sitting on my bullet journal tracker that there was definitely a similarity! Rainbow Tracker and Colorful Pendants by Margaret Almon. I am very partial to orange, but really I never met color I didn’t like in art making. I am highly color motivated, and getting to color a square after doing a task helps me get things done.

Aging in place: Renovating with independence in mind

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

for 20+ years with journalism and marketing materials. Getty Images/Mint Images RF. Most Americans settle in a home, envisioning a permanent life refuge. Achieving this vision of aging in place, though, means preparing the home now to anticipate future needs.

The Many Facets of Custom Cupboards

Kitchens for Living

Mael Hernandez, President of this Wichita Kansas based company, was quoted in the Wichita Business Journal as saying,“It’s all about the trend in personalization. Who says the art of printing is dead? You may be devouring novels on your Kindle but printing is very much alive at Custom Cupboards. Their Facets program allows you to bring a new level of personalization to your kitchen, bath or anywhere you have cabinets through digital printing.

Mid Century Magic Off the Strip

Kitchens for Living

Markers and Finders, Las Vegas, photo courtesy of Las Vegas Journal Review. I certainly had a great time experiencing the luxury and glitz of the Las Vegas strip with my recent Blog Tour Modenus adventure, but there is another Las Vegas where regular people live, love, work and play. I was fortunate enough to get a couple days of Vegas from a different perspective. Big “thank you” shout out to Karen and Barry! You can find great food off “the strip”.

Member Blogs-Sylvie Atanasio

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

These events and activities are regularly published in some of the world’s most prestigious design magazines and journals. Sylvie Atanasio, Head Designer and CEO of Studio S has traveled around the world to visit factories and build relationships. She is a long-time CTDA member and serves on the Board of Directors. Sylvie recently traveled to Turkey for the CTDA Trade Mission as well as China. Read about her travels below. TURKEY: JUNE 2015.

Turkey 100

Innovative Notebook Lets You Reposition Pages

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Imagined as a solution to challenges posed by creativity, it’s described by the Southern California-based Rekonect team as “the first magnetic journal with removable and reattachable pages.” On the outside, the Rekonect Notebook looks like an ordinary notebook. A closer look, however, reveals that it’s held together by a magnetic spine. Interior designers, architects, writers, sketchers and other creative types can reorganize pages as they please.

Historic Elementary School Becomes Cozy Condos in Rhode Island

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Photography courtesy of Libby Kirwin and information courtesy of Rhode Island Small Business Journal ] The post Historic Elementary School Becomes Cozy Condos in Rhode Island appeared first on Libby Kirwin worked with an investor on the Carey School condo renovation that gave new purpose to a historic elementary school in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island. The school operated for 118 years before closing in 2009.

NYC Hotel Feels Like Your Own Apartment on Park

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Photography courtesy of Joe Ginsberg and The Maramara and information courtesy of Travel + Leisure , The Wall Street Journal , and Cool Hunting ] The post NYC Hotel Feels Like Your Own Apartment on Park appeared first on It’s not easy to stand out in the renowned NYC hotel market, but Maramara Park Avenue has caught travelers’ attention with rooms that feel like your own New York apartment on Park and a spa straight out of the Mediterranean.

In-law Suites – Hottest Home Trend

Burgin Construction

According to the Wall Street Journal, if done properly in-law suites have the potential to increase your home value as much as 60 percent. This multigenerational living trend has been becoming more and more popular both as millennials return to their parents’ homes and as boomers (and their parents) age. These in-law suites or as known in the industry as “accessory dwelling units” (ADUs), are usually somewhere between 300 and 800 square feet.

Industrial Chic Baths

The Perfect Bath

Celebrity fad or mint next to your bed to sniff in order to shake yourself out of a groggy state.For a quarter centuryClimate strongly affects human conflict cheap mlb jerseys and violence worldwide BERKELEY Shifts in climate are strongly linked to human violence around the world 1) in the journal Science. Industrial design has hit a new high for American interiors.

Sketching – Episode 0003

Life of an Architect

He has been buying these 8.75″ x 11″ leather journals from Graphic Image for decades – and they certainly have an archival feel to them. Moleskine Cahier Journal (Set of 3), Extra Large, Plain, Black, Soft Cover (7.5 x 10) – $20 I’m a big advocate of sketching, despite the fact that I am not particularly adept at my own sketching “style” I get a lot of Moleskine journals as gifts but the one I’ve listed above is my favorite.

These 15 Reading Chairs Will Make Your Corners That Much Cozier

Trendir Magazine

Whether you use it to catch the last few chapters of your current book or you slide in to take a nap or journal for a bit, small parts of your home can be spruced by adding a bit of warm and welcoming flavor. Grab your journal and allow the retro prints to do all of the talking. Whether it’s a nook in your home office or a bare spot near the bay window, creating a space for relaxation is a must. And with these 15 reading chairs, your corners will become that much cozier.

Great at Eight: Tool Set for a Girl who Wanted to Build

Margaret Almon Mosaics

In a journal from grade 3, I describe building a yard for the dollhouse out of Lego. Happy Birthday Card when I turned 8. On the occasion of celebrating an Orange Tuesday Birthday, I went into the archives for this birthday card with a whimsical orange giraffe. My mother neatly wrote what my gifts were inside the card. I don’t remember the dress, but I remember the tool set. You’re 8. That’s Great! I found the dollhouse I made with this tool set at age 8.

The 31 Best Residential Design Blogs Featuring Awesome Cement Tile (A Definitive List For Encaustic Tile Enthusiasts)

The Cement Tile

Along with its founder, the first digital journalist to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects, this forward-thinking architectural and design site has garnered numerous awards for journalism and publishing (Time Magazine cited it as one of the “most influential forces in global design” ) Based in London, with an office in New York, Dezeen largely trains its lens on Europe’s greatest innovators.

How to Document the Home Building Process

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Take progress pictures and journal about the experience so you can share your story with family and friends for years to come. Building your home is a unique experience filled with stories you will never forget. There is also important information you need to remember if you build, even after you settle in. Whether it’s for your family or for future renovations, documenting your build is an important part of the process.