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From the Editor: Fall 2011

September 1, 2011
Once again, it is time for Contemporary Stone & Tile Design’s (CSTD) annual focus on mosaics.


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From the Editor: Summer 2011

July 12, 2011
While each issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design has something fresh to offer, I always find our summer issue to be particularly fun to put together. For as long as I can remember, this issue has always been dedicated to “decorative and glass tile.”
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Editor's Note: Spring 2011

March 3, 2011
As I walked through the halls of Cevisama last month, I was struck by all the textured surfaces now offered on tiles. Clearly, advances in technology continue - giving tile products strong definition and personality.
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Editor's Note: Winter 2011

January 5, 2011
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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Editor's note: Fall 2010

September 23, 2010
Each fall, Contemporary Stone & Tile Design includes a focus on mosaic design. Considered to be an ancient art form, mosaics still remain a popular choice for residential as well as commercial applications.
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Editor's Note: Summer 2010

June 23, 2010
Now that summer has officially arrived, many homeowners are utilizing their backyards as additional living spaces. Weekend barbecues, pool parties and other events are often hosted by homeowners who want their guests to experience a comfortable and inviting outdoor area.
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From the Editor: April 2010

April 2, 2010
It has been said that it only takes one good idea.  And that was exactly the case for Ellen Blakeley of Ellen Blakeley Studio in San Francisco, CA, who was a pioneer in using recycled material to make glass tiles. 
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From the Editor: Green is here to stay

January 5, 2010
It is becoming apparent that “green design” is not a passing trend. More and more, words such as “sustainable,” “LEED certified,” “eco-friendly” and “carbon foot print” are being used to describe the construction of new buildings and homes. According to a statement recently released by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), local communities in the U.S. are expanding their green building programs despite the economic downturn. 
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Editor's Note: Fall 2009

September 14, 2009
Although times remain tough and it seems like everyone is still “pinching pennies,” there are some people out there who are spending money. While they might not be making extravagant purchases or splurging on luxurious vacations, they are choosing to spend their earnings wisely by investing in their homes. Taking the time now to renovate a bathroom or replace outdated kitchen countertops for ones made of granite or quartz will only add value to a residence and pay off in the long run.
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Letter From the Editor

June 4, 2009
With the approach of summer comes the close of another trade show “season.” And while we are in an economic recession, the final results of these stone and tile exhibitions were not all doom and gloom. While in many cases traffic was slower than usual, and there was a noticeable downsize of many exhibition booths, some optimism remained among those in attendance.
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