The Massachusetts State House

The Perfect Bath

Last week I attended the awards celebration of New England Chapter Institute of Classical Architecture and Art held at the State House in Boston, a fabulous Charles Bulfinch building built in 1798 with later additions.

Undermountain Offers Modern Countryside Living

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This 3,000 square foot home in Sheffield, Massachusetts was designed for a couple who wished to retire in the countryside. Architecture Massachusetts House Modern Countryside Residence

Massachusetts Tudor Marries Traditional, Contemporary

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Those features combine to embrace the warm feeling of home in this Massachusetts Tudor. Photos by Michael Stavaridis ] The post Massachusetts Tudor Marries Traditional, Contemporary appeared first on

Barn-inspired Dance Studio Rises in Rural Massachusetts

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Each year, Jacob’s Pillow campus in rural Massachusetts, USA, hosts a summer dance festival with more than 200 free performances and other uplifting events. The post Barn-inspired Dance Studio Rises in Rural Massachusetts appeared first on

Creative Wood Platform Inspires Childish Exploration in Massachusetts

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Five Fields Play Structure is a landscape architecture project in Lexington, Massachusetts, that aims to bring the community together through play.

MilliporeSigma Plans to Build New LEED-Certified Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts

The A to Z of Building

MilliporeSigma today announced plans to build a new campus in Burlington, Massachusetts that will serve as a major hub for the North American life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Beacon Roofing Supply Launches New Branch in South Boston, Massachusetts

The A to Z of Building

"Beacon") announced today that it has opened a new branch in the Seaport District of Boston, Massachusetts. Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. This new branch raises the total of Beacon’s

Researchers Evaluate Worker Safety during Installation of Spray Foam Insulation in Homes across Massachusetts

The A to Z of Building

Researchers at University of Massachusetts Lowell are conducting a study to evaluate exposures associated with the use of products that contain reacting chemicals (such as isocyanates and epoxies) and

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Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts

Tile Excellence

Chris is not just a " Massachusetts Home Contractor Guides , but also an expert and published author, [ Copper Pans vs. Rubber Membrane ] so you should go check out his articles and posts. Ceramic Tile Floor Repairs and Shower Regrouts are big topics in the world of tile installation and tile repair. Here's some good information about both. By popular demand, one of the Guide Articles written by Tile Excellence and published by Mass Reality.

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts

Tile Excellence

Chris is not just a " Massachusetts Home Contractor Guides , but also an expert and published author, [ Copper Pans vs. Rubber Membrane ] so you should go check out his articles and posts. Ceramic Tile Floor Repairs and Shower Regrouts are big topics in the world of tile installation and tile repair. Here's some good information about both. By popular demand, one of the Guide Articles written by Tile Excellence and published by Mass Reality.

Harvard’s Ceramic Program presents an exposition of their projects

Tile of Spain USA

The show, housed at Gallery 224 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was sponsored by ASCER, the Association of Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers, in association with Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Tile of Spain at Architectural Ceramics in the 21st Century Conference

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain will have a presence at the upcoming “ Architectural Ceramics in the 21st Century ” at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Quest Diagnostics’ Clinical Lab in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Achieves LEED Certification

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Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that its state of the art clinical laboratory in Marlborough, Mass., has achieved

Construction Commences on New Residential Condominium Project in South Boston, Massachusetts

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GFC Development Inc., one of Boston's leading general contractors, real estate developers, and real estate investment firms and the sponsors of the 28-30 B Street Acquisitions LLC, announced today

Mass Energy Lab: Most Massachusetts Homeowners Installing Non-Toxic Denim Insulation in Homes

The A to Z of Building

Homeowners looking for home insulation that has great thermal performance, works very well as a sound reducer, and is a fire, mold and rodent deterrent, yet impacts the environment minimally, should

Arup Commences Construction for Renovations at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

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Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today the commencement of construction for renovations at the

Book Launch Party Celebrating ‘Ceramic Material Systems’

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Cambridge, Massachusetts. Join us for a book launch party to celebrate the new publication ‘ Ceramic Material Systems in Architecture and Interior Design ’. Wednesday, February 3, 2016. 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Center for Green Buildings and Cities. 20 Sumner Road.

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Cavicchio Greenhouse Open House and Vendor Exhibit

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The ARDEX New England sales team participated in the Cavicchio Greenhouse Open House in Sudbury, Massachusetts yesterday. Attendees were able to see ARDEX Tile & Stone Installation Systems products live and in person! Thanks for having us Cavicchio. Community In the News

Tile of Spain hosts architects and designers at Boston CEU Event – Designs with Designs: Progressive Ceramics in Today’s Architecture

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Preview of Tile of Spain Designs within Designs Event

Tile of Spain USA

On October 17 th , Tile of Spain will be sponsoring a complimentary CEU program and networking event for architects and designers at the BSA Space in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The hands of a working man

Tile Excellence

I spend 8 months a year in Florida and 4 months a year in Massachusetts and install tile to make my living. Ive been posting articles here since 2011.

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Hanwha Surfaces Opens New NE U.S. Warehouse

Stone Update

Massachusetts facility supports direct distribution of HanStone Quartz in New England, New York state. Featured Company News

Florida tile installation pay is only half of Boston and I still made over $ 10,000 in just over a month

Tile Excellence in Massachusetts is a great business and huge moneymaking opportunity with unlimited potential to pay off quick if your willing to work.

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New MIT Study Reaffirms Importance of Using Durable Materials in Construction

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has released a new study entitled "A Break-Even Hazard Mitigation Metric" that reaffirms the importance of utilizing durable materials in

Balfour Beatty Construction to Construct Wood Partners’ New Residential Tower

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Wood Partners has selected Balfour Beatty Construction to build its new residential tower in Washington’s fast-growing NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue) neighborhood. Located at 33 N Street

Wood Partners Breaks Ground on New Development in Melrose

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Wood Partners, a national leader in real estate development and acquisition, has announced they have broken ground on a new development in Melrose, Massachusetts. Located close to downtown Melrose and

WS Development Breaks Ground for One Seaport Square Residential and Commercial Space Project

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One Seaport Square breaks ground today, and WS Development, one of the country's most prominent real estate development firms, based in Massachusetts, reveals that ShowPlace Icon Theatre at

Peabody Essex Museum’s Historic Home

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It has been a while since I have visited a museum but last weekend I had the chance to go to the recently expanded Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. This extraordinary house was moved to Salem, Massachusetts through a partnership between the museum and the governmental authorities of Huizou. While my time was limited, I was able to view many interesting artifacts and objects and the exceptional ancestral home of the Huang family ensconced within the museum.

5 Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas for a Modern Low-Water Garden

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

currently have some level of drought, ranging from “abnormally dry” conditions in Florida and Massachusetts to the “exceptional drought” currently happening in California and Nevada. OK, so California isn’t the only state going through a water shortage.

Getting Back to Your Roots: Chef Tim and Nancy Cushman of O Ya and Covina

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We have a “pizza hut” at our home in Massachusetts that is the home of a smaller version of the Stefano Ferrara pizza oven that lives at Covina. When you sell plates to wonderful restaurants, you end up meeting the talented and forward-thinking people who buy those plates from you.

Design Tips Inspired by The French Chef

Kitchens for Living

The Garland Commercial Range in Julia Child’s kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Julia Child was a pioneer in the world of haute cuisine at a time when celebrity “chefdom” was a decidedly manly occupation. She didn’t care.

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What Is Your State’s Most Popular Design Style? Google Knows!

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Image: Markel Design Group California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin Most popular design style: Scandinavian Scandinavian design is popular because of its crisp white spaces and organic-feeling wood elements.

Ani Kasten: In the Rough

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Originally from Massachusetts, Ani grew up in a creative, artistic family, with parents who encouraged her artistic and making tendencies.

Historic Homes and Why They Still Manage to Capture Our Hearts

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Source: 1880s Massachusetts Home via Thorson Restorations. Across the housing industry nationwide, more and more homeowners are opting to buy and restore a historic home over buying or building a new, modern, home.

Quarry Tour Takes Industry to Elberton and Tate Georgia - Brings the Marble Institute of America and Elberton Granite Assocation Together


Approximately 120 blocks of stone are quarried weekly and shipped to Massachusetts by rail for curbing. For years, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has led study tours to quarries around the USA, Canada, and abroad. The 2014 tour took place in Georgia, USA - a state rich in both historic and modern day stone activity.

Summer Shopping at Pergola

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The shop is owned by David Whitman and Peter Stiglin, who told me they continually seek new sources of ideas and items, from a speciality greenhouse in Massachusetts to the magical Kyoto flea markets.

Modern Summer Home Assembling Panoramic Ocean Views

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The architects warn that “ little is revealed until entering the house through a tall glass door that emerges as one approaches the house “ Imagined by Hammer Architects , the modern summer home rises in a summer vacation community in Massachusetts, known as Truro.

Wallpaper Wednesday


One of this famous so called Papier paints wall paper is still in situ in Ham House, Peabody Massachusetts. Wallpaper History from Wikipedia online Wallpaper, using the printmaking technique of woodcut , gained popularity in Renaissance Europe amongst the emerging gentry.

Washington D.C. Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

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Future Outlook Because of its proximity to connecting streets such as New York and Massachusetts Avenue, this neighborhood is a logical location to create industry. Camden NoMa Rooftop in Washington D.C.

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9 Creative Offices We Wish We Worked In

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Design: Chad McPhail Design Photography: Ingalls Photography TripAdvisor | Needham When online travel guru TripAdvisor built their new headquarters just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, they wanted their 282,000 square foot space to feel as imaginative as possible.

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