2018

How to Plan Your Next Remodel Like a Pro (Without Going Nuts in the Process)

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Though a tremendous undertaking, you can get through your next remodel with our tips. Image: John Dancey Custom Designing/Remodeling/Building Anyone who’s ever tried to manage a remodel can tell you that it’s a huge undertaking.

Adding Color to an All-White Kitchen Without Disrupting Your DéCor

Trendir Magazine

We all love an all-white kitchen it is crisp, clean, elegant, and modern. However, even though an all-white kitchen is beautiful to look at it is also a lot of work. Maintaining the all-white shades crisp and clean the entire time can become a bit exhausting and let’s just say even a bit boring.

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Strategy Talk: Can the Latest Organizational Innovations Really Help Us?

The Ace of Space

Evaluate new management approaches, such as holacracy and agile, based on how they can improve clarity and collaboration at your company

9 Truths About Making a Home That Are Worth Remembering

Apartment Therapy

From fretting over which wall color to choose to wondering if you made the right decision on that couch, there are a lot of physical element decisions that go into making a home.

Plants to Consider for Your Home

Kitchen and Residential Design

Plants make homes look pretty. They’re like natural home furniture. Not only that, but some are great air filters and humidifiers, which makes them especially good for cold winters when windows and doors are closed shut.

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Metro Tile Layouts

The London Tile Co.

Metro, subway, brick, or whatever you call them, these small ceramic tiles never seem to go out of style. They take their name from the coloured brick tiles traditionally used in underground stations but have become a staple in both kitchens and bathrooms over the last few years.

Collaboration Corner: Decorative Materials & Mountain Living 2017 Home of the Year

As The Tile Turns

Every year, acclaimed magazine Mountain Living asks architects, designers and homeowners to share their latest accomplishments in pursuit of the coveted Home of the Year Award. The magazine receives a myriad of impressive entries, which include photographs of several rooms and special features. Finalists often receive walk-through evaluations from the judging committee, which may express curiosity surrounding the home's in-person atmosphere. Project Highlights luxury tiles

Banks, retailers, tech firms make rare joint call for federal data security rules

Rubble Tile

Twenty-two trade groups, including seven financial trade groups, sent a letter to House lawmakers calling for new data security standards that would preempt state law. Customer data Data security Cyber security Data breaches American Bankers Association ICBA NAFCU CUNA

Stylish Amsterdam Home Dotted with Eccentric Decorations

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Amsterdam-based studio Cocoon Living transformed a large three-story house into a contemporary home for a travel-loving family. The renovation is part of a larger project that aims to upgrade many of the old buildings surrounding the canals of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

15 Open Shelving Ideas To Consider For Your Home Revamp

Trendir Magazine

Are you thinking about some new and improved ways to organize and style your house? If so, we have some fun and quirky ideas to peek at. Below, you’ll find 15 open shelving ideas to consider for your home revamp.

Large Format Porcelain Panels

United Tile's Blog

We are seeing a huge rise in interest in large format porcelain panels. LAMINAM by Crossville’s offers the only design solution of their kind that can skin both floors and walls in durable, enviable ceramic style.

Data as jet fuel: An interview with Boeing’s CIO

Apartment Therapy

It isn’t always comfortable, but data analytics is helping Boeing reach new heights. Our Insights

Architectural Sketches – The Series

Life of an Architect

Architects sketch as a part of doing their job – at least all the good ones that I know. Right now, as a general rule, it would appear that depending on how old you are, you either sketch, use computer software, or some portion of both to work through your ideas.

A Pinterest Board Celebrating Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

JG Kitchens

Every winter, color authority Pantone announces its color of the new year. This time, it’s one of my favorites! My bedroom walls at Chez J are painted a slightly lighter violet. I find it both warm and soothing. Plus, it also sets off my art collection beautifully.

Tile of Spain Mourns the Death of ASCER President, Isidro Zarzoso

Tile of Spain USA

It is with great sadness that Tile of Spain announces the death of Mr Isidro Zarzoso, president of the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER).

Serengeti And Santander Cement Tiles Are A Mod Pairing In A Bathroom By Barbara Bestor

Granada Tile

As seen on Dwell , a black and white striped floor of Granada Tile’s Santander cement tile and backsplash of Granada Tile’s Serengeti cement tile, haphazardly laid, creates a vivid bathroom.

January Featured Tiles: Caress & Destiny

The London Tile Co.

Happy New Year! Many of us have resolved to eat better or exercise more, but we think a better resolution for the new year would be to give your home a makeover. Simply changing the tiles in your kitchen or bathroom can breathe new life into your existing decor, or you could do something more drastic like adding a tiled feature wall to your living area or converting your bathroom into a wet room. Whatever you decide, we stock a wide range of traditional and modern tiles to suit any project.

Garage Organization: Tips to Start off the New Year

Stagetecture

In all the organizing and cleaning of the house, the garage is often forgotten. But especially if the garage is also used as storage, there is always need to for keeping it practical and useful. Here are a few tips on how to do that. If you’re looking for helpful garage organization tips , here are some great ones to get started with this New Year. Garage Organization: Tips to Start off the New Year. Figure out how much space you have.

Top Posts of 2017: Disruptions, Technology, and Supply Chain Trends

Rubble Tile

Technology and innovation drove many conversations in the global logistics and supply chain industry in 2017. Those topics reigned among the top posts here on Connect , too—as did posts about managing supply chain disruption and global shipping projections.

Hottest 2018 Home Trends, According to Pinterest

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Pinterest recently released a report about the top 100 trends based on Pinning activity. And the home and interior design category is blowing up. There’s currently more than 14 billion home looks on Pinterest and the category continues to grow, with a 75% increase in Pins compared to last year.

15 Pieces Of Winter Style You’ll Want For Your Home

Trendir Magazine

It’s that time of the year. Cuddling up on the couch next to the fireplace, enjoying a hot cup of cocoa, rocking your coziest scarves and comfiest of boots, winter can be a magical season. And that magic – and coziness – can inspire so much in the interior design world!

Smart Window for Enhancing Building Energy Efficiency

The A to Z of Building

Some of the top global development goals have been the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and climate protection. Consequently, research and development schemes have been carried out nationally as

Embracing L&D’s evolving role: Less control, more influence

Apartment Therapy

Posted by Dani Johnson and Jen Stempel on January 2, 2018. In talking about and presenting BersinTM, Deloitte Consulting LLP’s latest research on High-Impact Learning Organizations (HILOs) over the past few months, we’ve seen real trepidation on the part of Learning & Development (L&D) professionals. As it turns out, the research indicates that the majority of employee development is not under the direct influence of the L&D department.

Metal Shelf of Awesomeness

Life of an Architect

It all started with a party – getting ready for one to be exact. It is not lost on me that it always seems to take having people before you decide to fix things up.

U.S. Presidents, Former Classmates, Ourselves - All Blessed in Different Ways

JG Kitchens

Just about all would-be lawyers probably wish they could be what U.S. president Donald Trump claims he is : A Genius. Stable.    With those two attributes, they could sail through law school and have no trouble being admitted to the state bar. 

Home Staging: Adding value to the home with ceramic tile

Tile of Spain USA

Originally developed in Europe, the strategy of home staging is generally used to make the property more attractive, improving its looks to call the attention of future buyers or renters. The use of ceramic tile is one of the sought after additions when it comes to renovating or improving a home.

A Porch Tiles in Granada Cement Tile Is One Of The Most Popular Outdoor Rooms On Houzz

Granada Tile

Need a touch of summer to carry you through the winter chill?

KBIS 2018

Burgin Construction

The 2018 KBIS Show wrapped up with a bang this week for Samsung. The tech giant took home the Best of KBIS Awards for Smart Home Technology with the new Front Load Washer with QuickDrive and the Silver Award for the Best of Kitchen category with FlexWash + FlexDry.

5 Questions You Need To Ask Before You Decide To Buy A Plot And Create Your Own Perfect Home

Kitchen and Residential Design

Are you sure about closing the deal on that plot? A lot of couples who want to start a family are. And because of the costs of buying a house, many are opting to just buy a plot and start from there. This actually puts pressure on you.

AlysEdwards Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Display in the Twin Cities

Rubble Tile

Now is the perfect time to head over to the showroom at Rubble Tile! Come see the Abitare La Terra collection from AlysEdwards. The collection, whose name translates to Inhabit the Earth, utilizes rich natural tones and is available in twelve colors of ceramic.

Save the Dates: Best Modern and Architectural Home Tours for 2018

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Are you a design voyeur? If you wonder what’s inside when you walk or drive by a home or apartment building, you’ll be pleased to know that there are architectural home tours throughout the country, which let you enter the best examples of contemporary and modern homes and check them out.

Rustic Farmhouse Porch DéCor

Trendir Magazine

Timeless, elegant, unpretentious, and chic are a few ways to describe rustic farmhouse décor. Rustic décor seems to make every space of a home feel cozy, and that includes your porch. Why not give your porch a welcoming effect by adding rustic farmhouse décor?

Building Insulation Could be Enhanced with Bricks Filled with Aerogel

The A to Z of Building

Improved thermal insulation means lesser heating costs – but this should not be at the cost of sensational architecture. A new type of brick filled with aerogel could make thin and highly

Drive More Impact From Data And Analytics With Insights Storytelling

Apartment Therapy

We said this a year ago, but alas, we have to say it again. There’s a big insights-to-actions gap out there. Firms continue to invest in data, people, and technology, but in 2017, data and analytics pros reported basing fewer business decisions on data (45%) than in 2016 (49%). If you don’t feel pressured by […]. customer insights customer intelligence data insights analytics big data culture change insights-driven organization