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Balancing Fresh Design and Historic Architecture

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Set in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square - one of the most historic tourist districts in America - the Alaska Building, which is now a division of Courtyard by the Marriott Brand, recently went through an interior reconstruction and renovation. 
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Custom Tiles Turn NYC Coffee Shop Sideways

By Kelly Martin
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Located on Madison Avenue in the heart of New York City, D’Espresso offers its customers an out of the ordinary environment as they grab their daily coffee. 
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Creating a Clubhouse Escape

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A diverse mix of stone and tile was at the heart of design for the clubhouse at the Prana apartment complex in Denver, CO. 
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Stone and Tile Bring Rustic Charm to Texas Residence

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When it came time to remodel a 7,000-square-foot residence in Dallas, TX, designer Elaine Williamson of Elaine Williamson Designs in Dallas, TX, needed to find the right balance between beauty and practicality.
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Innovation Blossoms at Cersaie 2010

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Celebrating its 28th edition in Bologna, Italy, Cersaie 2010 - the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings - was held last fall, and the event hosted more than 83,000 visitors, and revealed leading trends and cutting-edge products from more than 1,000 exhibitors across 34 countries.
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Editor's Note: Winter 2011

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Featured on the cover of this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design is the inside of D’Espresso - a coffee shop that has created quite a buzz in New York City.  
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Cosentino announces new CEO for Cosentino North America

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NEW YORK, NY -- Cosentino, a global leader in natural stone, quartz and recycled surfacing, announced the appointment of Eduardo Cosentino as the new CEO for Cosentino North America, which has been under the leadership of founder Roberto Contreras Jr. since its inception in the U.S. This comes after the Cosentino Group acquired full ownership of Cosentino North America at the end of 2009. Contreras will support the transition through the end of 2010 to then pursue new ventures.
  
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PROJECT: Green call for entries

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LAS VEGAS, NV -- After a successful debut, Coverings and Environmental Design + Construction magazine will once again hold PROJECT: Green, a competition open to architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, manufacturers and installers.  Winners will be announced during Coverings, the U.S. stone and tile exhibition which is scheduled to take place from March 14 to 17, 2011 at the Sands Exposition Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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Tile of Spain to Launch "Reign in Spain A&D Tour 2011"

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VALENCIA, SPAIN -- Last winter, Tile of Spain launched the "Reign in Spain A&D Tour" program to select four architects and interior designers to participate in a free, week-long architectural tour that visited various regions of Spain as well as Cevisama, the International Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings Show held annually in Valencia, Spain. And due to the program's initial success, the Reign in Spain is once set for 2011. And now, the tour qualifies for a minimum of 4.5 AIA CEU credits. The four winners (who will be announced December 10, 2010) can earn these credits while on the trip through a three-part series consisting of seminars and a factory tour.


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Observing innovation in Italy

By Jennifer Adams
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This fall, I made my annual journey to Verona, Italy, to attend Marmomacc, the largest stone exhibition in the world. And as always, the show did not disappoint.


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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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