Paxton’s Michigan March Madness

Stone Update

Countertop company makes its mark at Detroit b-ball arena and Michigan State campus. Featured Company Insider News

Traditional Meets Contemporary in Sophisticated Michigan Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Photography by Brad Gillette] The post Traditional Meets Contemporary in Sophisticated Michigan Home appeared first on Merging traditional and contemporary design, Visbeen Architects completed Cicero , an eye-catching transitional-style home in Grand Rapids, Mich. The project was built in collaboration with Falcon Custom Homes and Gallery Interiors. As you step inside, you’re greeted by a continuous flow of social areas.


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Whilstling Frog

Diary of a Tile Addict

Our last company for the week is another gem from America. Founded in 1986, Whistling Frog is the creation of artist Rick Pruckler. Blue Bird Nest Art Tile Hummingbird Art Tile.

Bosch Begins Expansion of Technical Center in Plymouth Township, Michigan

The A to Z of Building

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder joined Robert Bosch LLC President Mike Mansuetti and other Bosch executives today in a ceremonial groundbreaking to publicly announce a 220,500-square-foot expansion of

Ann Arbor SPARK Provides Support for Redevelopment of Former Michigan Bell Telephone Building

The A to Z of Building

With support from the Innovate Ypsi program from Ann Arbor SPARK, funded by Washtenaw County, Landline Creative Labs is redeveloping the former Michigan Bell Telephone building in downtown Ypsilanti

St. John Providence Breaks Ground on New 60,000-Square-Foot Outpatient Facility in Michigan

The A to Z of Building

outpatient facility in Howell, Michigan. John Providence has begun construction on a $13.5 million, 60,000 sq.-ft. The new ambulatory care center, located at the Latson Rd. exit on I-96, will

The Perfect Grout For Your Sports Inspired Mancave

The Tile Doctor

You are covered whether you are a Clemson Tiger or a Michigan Wolverine. With the addition of The Tile Doctorand#39;s Starlike Glamour Tile Grout, the color possibilities are just about endless! General

HanStone Quartz: Direct Sales

Stone Update

Hanwha Surfaces opening warehouses, showrooms to service New England area, Michigan and Ohio. Featured Company News

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Begins Construction on New Tribal Village in Hartford, Michigan

The A to Z of Building

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced today that it broke ground on Pokégnek Édawat Hartford, its new Tribal Village located on Red Arrow Highway approximately one mile east of

Miles Distributors, Inc. Announces Management Changes

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

a 47 year old distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone, with locations in Traverse City and Wyoming, Michigan and South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis, Indiana announces several management changes. currently sells, supports, and delivers to over 1,800 tile dealers, residential tile contractors, and commercial tile contractors throughout Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. Miles Press Release. January 16, 2017.

Some New Facebook Photos

The Tile Shop

sk=photos&closeTheater=1 : The first three come from "It Was Me Interiors" in Michigan. Here are some new photos from our facebook page.friend us at!/thetileshop1?sk=photos&closeTheater=1 thetileshop1?sk=photos&closeTheater=1 They used the Black Majic Shimmer Mosaic on a ceiling in a seating room: and the Navajo stacked stone in the powder room: This next one is from "Savage Tile Installation" in Minnesota.

Some new photos.

The Tile Shop

Here''s a new bathroom on our facebook page that comes from Farmington, Michigan. Looks like they combined Claros Silver with granite to create a custom look. Here''s a tub surround from HGTV that I love- glass mixed with white ceramic: I also really like this onyx tub surround. I like the way they used solid black in the cut out: modern bathroom design by san francisco interior designer ADEENI DESIGN GROUP

Featured Designer: Emily Allman Studio 121, Deerfield Independent Living Community Space


The color palette of navy, copper and cerulean was inspired by a morning journey down Lakeshore Drive – viewing the blue waters of Lake Michigan and the summer sunrise reflecting off the mirrored faces of Chicago’s skyscrapers.

Fixture Fixation

KB Culture

Lake Michigan Bathroom' is an exuberantly detailed ceramic work created by Ann Agee. I need more art. The artwork, with its elaborate pictorial treatment, gives a nod to chinoiserie—but a scrutinizing look reveals very contemporary subject matter, as this close-up of the sink illustrates. The full installation features a toilet, bidet, urinal, and basin.] Interestingly, Agee was an artist-in-residence at Kohler for two years. culture tile

#FlexBoneFriday Feature: Ceramic Tile & More Owner John Coombs

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

When a new 800 square foot bakery was scheduled to open in Michigan, health codes required that all flooring be tile. Half of the space was existing quarry tile and the rest was painted. With an expedited time frame, traditional floor remediation would be too costly and time consuming. Ceramic Tile & More Owner John Coombs decided ARDEX UI 720™ FLEXBONE® Floating Uncoupling Membrane was the perfect product for the job.

Great Looks & Installations Start Here!

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

The eight installers with this special honor are: Brent Monroe, Artcraft Granite Marble &Tile Company: Glendale, Arizona; Tyler Nequist, Welch Marble &Tile: Kent City, Michigan; Keith Tavshanjian, KT Marble & Tile: Oceanside, California; Dan Welch, Welch Marble &Tile: Kent City, Michigan; Gavin Collier, Trostrud Mosaic & Tile Co.: Sterling Heights, Michigan; and Terrance Trame, Trendell Consulting, LLC: Clayton, Michigan.

Two Penthouses Merged into Expansive Home: The Chicago Hi-Rise Project

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Developed for a couple of European musicians, the Chicago Hi-Rise project is nestled amongst skyscrapers and offers views of Lake Michigan. This expansive Chicago home envisioned by Dresner Design and boasting an area of 5000 square feet (464 square meters) is in fact a luxurious merger of two penthouses. One of the main brief requests was to have a practical residence, with plenty of storage.

If Only The Road to the Final Games Were Paved in Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Texas Tech versus Michigan State, and Virginia versus Auburn. We know in March and April, the NCAA Tournament is played on wood-covered basketball courts; but, wouldn’t it be sweet if the elite teams dribbled and passed the ball to the finals on wood-look tile instead? At Architectural Ceramics, we have wood-look porcelain tiles that you won’t want to pass up. Our Wood Replica Collection has long been a fan favorite among designers and homeowners alike.

Elzinga & Volkers Recognized with Prestigious Diamond Level STEP Award

The A to Z of Building

Elzinga & Volkers (E&V), a leading provider of construction management services, today announced The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) West Michigan Chapter honored the firm with the

Detroit Downtown Development Authority Approves $52 Million in Construction Contracts for Detroit Events Center

The A to Z of Building

At the recommendation of Olympia Development of Michigan, the Downtown Development Authority approved nearly $52 million in new contracts today for work on the new Detroit Events Center, raising the

Chicago Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Based on the way the Chicago River runs, the Loop is both south and east of the river, west of Lake Michigan and north of Van Buren street. The farther east toward Lake Michigan you are in the Loop, the less business-oriented it feels, as there are more shops and tourists. For something a little different, check out Cindy ’ s , the rooftop at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, which has some of the city’s best views of Lake Michigan.

Advanced Camera Provides Live Streaming Video of Detroit Events Center Construction

The A to Z of Building

Olympia Development of Michigan announced today the launch of a 24/7 live streaming webcam that will allow people worldwide to see real-time, rapid progress being made on construction of The District

Wellness by Design Book Preview

JG Kitchens

I’ll be sharing exercise with a top Yale Medicine sports doc and self-care tips with a Michigan Medicine sleep doc in the next two weeks. My new book, Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness and Happiness will publish on May 26.

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Tips for Making All of Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick!

JG Kitchens

It’s the end of January and, if you’re like most folks, your New Year’s resolutions are already falling by the wayside. If they’re not, kudos! You’re on your way to a healthier year and a healthier you.

Melted Siding: A Reader Question

The Armchair Builder

I live in southwest Michigan and own […]. August 15, 2019 We’ve gotten a lot of questions regarding the window reflections that are continuing to melt vinyl siding. Here is a question that came in today along with the Armchair Builder response. Hello, I just saw your post today about low e windows and melted siding. Owner-Builder

Latest Recipient of the FCICA Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship: Michael Lancaster

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

FCICA , headquartered in West Bloomfield, Michigan, is the resource for premier commercial flooring contractors. Aliquippa, PA, May 3, 2018 – FCICA , the Flooring Contractors Association, in partnership with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc. announced the 2018 1 st quarter recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship. The winner, Michael Lancaster, works for Master Craft Flooring in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Photo: Michael Lancaster.

Kitchen Sink Caddy

KB Culture

[This post''s a shout-out to my car-crazed friends in Benton Harbor, Michigan; Pleasantville, New York; and Saudi Arabia—you know who you are.] Giving new meaning to take-out dining, this Sixty Special Fleetwood was one of four Cadillac concept cars made in 1956. With the shotgun seat replaced by a refrigerator, hot plate, sink, toaster, and storage, I''ll assume the driver never went hungry during road trips. appliance concept culture

Announcing the Latest Recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship: Mark Holman

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

FCICA , headquartered in West Bloomfield, Michigan, is the resource for premier commercial flooring contractors. Aliquippa, PA, January 17, 2017 – FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, along with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc. announced that Mark Holman is the 2017 4 th quarter recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship. Holman, who works for Garmon and Company, is from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Payam Riazati Receives the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

About FCICA: ​FCICA , headquartered in West Bloomfield, Michigan, is the resource for premier commercial flooring contractors. Aliquippa, PA, October 18, 2017 – FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, along with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc. announced that Payim Riazati is the 2017 3 rd quarter recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship. Riazati of Universal Metro, Inc.

Weaving Color and Sustainability

Making Tile Modern

Her work has been exhibited at ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation in Chicago, Fibers Arts Network of Michigan, and has received the Curators Choice Award at the Chicago Art Open. Brooke Demos. Artist and weaver Brooke Demos works with a material most of us throw under our kitchen sinks or some other sacred spot (or possibly don’t use anymore because we conscientiously carry a grocery tote). She uses plastic bags. “I started collecting them in the 90’s.

President's Message: Introducing our new president, Dan Rea


I was elected to the MIA Board of Directors in November of 2009, representing Zone 4 (Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). Hello fellow MIA members. My name is Dan Rea and I have the honor to serve as your MIA President for 2015.

Why slip resistance continues to be a “moving target.”

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

static coefficient of friction (COF) when using the English XL test device per ASTM F1679 protocol (this ASTM protocol has now been withdrawn), which OSHA says is based upon studies by the University of Michigan. Specifying Ceramic Tile, Glass Tile, Stone and Terrazzo for Slip Resistant Surfaces…. By: Donato Pompo. About twenty years ago, slip resistance was a big selling point to architects because of common slip-fall lawsuits.

20 Dramatic Home Exteriors Proving Black is the New Black

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Black goes to the beach in this Michigan home. When it comes to home design, black may be the new black. Traditionally, the superstition of black exteriors has kept it from being a popular choice for homeowners. But with the influence of prominent designers (think Johnathon Alder and Simon Doonan), 21st-century home trends are changing. As architects and homeowners search for ways to create standout curb appeal without making things too bright or busy, they’re turning to the dark side.

Ani Kasten: In the Rough

Heath Ceramics

She went on to major in English at University of Michigan but also took in a full complement of art electives, like sculpture, printing, painting, drawing. . Ceramist Ani Kasten isn’t just an artist (though she is – a great one), she’s also a social entrepreneur, a collaborator, a world changer, and a builder of people and communities. Ani’s known for her strong and immediately recognizable style, which manages to be modern and primitive, elemental and refined.

How Much House Can I Afford? Here’s a Breakdown by State and Major City

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image: How Much Top 5 states where you can get more house for less money Lovely curb appeal in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan | Median House Price: $160,000 | Salary Needed: $40,800 4. Are you planning a move or a relocation ? You probably have questions like, “How much house can I afford? or “Should I rent or buy?” ” We’ve taken data from websites like Zillow , How Much and Unison to break it down for you.

45 Modern Shipping Container Homes for Every Budget

Trendir Magazine

Shipping container home in Michigan. This is a second in a series of modern shipping container homes in Michigan, according to Curbed. Modern shipping container homes are popular due to their versatility and affordability.

“Preserving the Past – Protecting the Future” by Jeffrey Steele

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Taylor: Within the last two years, we have been directly involved in saving two historic mantels in elementary schools, one in Royal Oak, Michigan, and the other in Cranford, New Jersey. As a child g rowing up in Scotland, Sheila A. Menzies was entertained by the stunning floral tiles that surrounded her grandmother’s best room fireplace. Across the Atlantic in Rochester, New York, Joseph A. Taylor was spending an early childhood in front of a Tiffany tile fireplace at his family’s home.

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

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Here’s a closer look at your state’s most popular design style Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania Most popular design style: Art Deco Art Deco style is polished and elegant and features soft, curved lines. It’s amazing what you can find in an afternoon of playing with Google Trends. The site hosts a wealth of information if you know what to look for — even the most popular design style by state, according to what people are searching for.

The Most Searched for Furniture Item in Each State

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The TV stand also came in first in seven states, including Illinois, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. We’ve already talked about how Google can give us some pretty cool data when it comes to interior design, but the monster search engine is proving itself yet again. This time, Next Day Blinds analyzed Google shopping data for over a year to figure out what is the most searched for furniture item in each of the 50 states. What did your state choose?

Frontier Internet: Reviews, Pricing, & Performance

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Michigan. Frontier internet. Frontier offers TV, phone and internet services. The company serves residential, small-business, and enterprise-level customers. Frontier offers a variety of bundles, helping subscribers save money on internet and phone services.

WOW! Internet Plans

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

is available in these states: Alabama Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana Michigan Ohio South Carolina Tennessee. bbernard/Shutterstock. About WOW! .

Shop Xfinity Internet Plans Near You

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Xfinity is available in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin. .

Find AT&T Internet Plans Near You

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

AT&T Internet is available in 21 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. Image: wavebreakmedia/shuttershock. AT&T Internet Service.