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From the editor: Spring 2012

The start of 2012 had our staff off and running. Trade show season was in full swing with Surfaces/StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas followed by Cevisama and Revestir.


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From the editor: Winter 2012

Not too long ago, I took a trip to St. Louis, MO, for a stone industry event.


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From the Editor: Fall 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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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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