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Do you have a winning design?

As the year comes to an end, it is natural that we look ahead to the next one. January is usually a time to start fresh.


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TISE East launches in Miami

Pleased with the results of The International Surface Event East’s inaugural year, Hanley Wood Exhibitions plans to hold the stone, tile and flooring exhibition once again in Miami, FL, next fall
The International Surface Event East (TISE) made its debut in October at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL.


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Designing with the landscape in mind

I recently had the opportunity to visit Manitoga, which was the estate and modernist home of industrial designer Russel Wright.


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Italian tile reflects Southern California lifestyle

A private residence in the affluent neighborhood of Hancock Park in Los Angeles, CA, utilized a variety of industrial-looking porcelain tile to create a minimalistic design
Located in Hancock Park, a historic and affluent neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA, is a private, 4,000-square-foot open-plan home referred to as “355 Mansfield."


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The growing popularity of “Thin Porcelain Tile”

Now that industry professionals have coined a term for thin porcelain tile products, developing the appropriate product standards is next on the list
At the beginning of this year, professionals in the tile industry were searching for a suitable name for the new type of ultra-thin, large-format porcelain tile.


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Product Trends

The following is just a sampling of some of the latest tile and stone introductions.


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From the Editor: Fall 2014

The tile industry continues to evolve, and one thing in particular that is noticeable is tile sizes are getting larger and thicknesses are getting thinner.


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A joint venture in tile

GrizForm Design Architects joined forces with restaurateur Mark Kuller to create Doi Moi, a new restaurant and lounge in Washington, DC, which features an assortment of porcelain tile
Last year, award-winning firm GrizForm Design Architects partnered with restaurateur Mark Kuller to create Doi Moi


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Reviving a historic courthouse

An extensive renovation of the 1910 Harris County Courthouse in Houston, TX, involved restoring and replacing the stonework and tile throughout the building’s interior design
In 1836, when brothers Augustus C. and John K. Allen founded the city of Houston, TX, in Harris County, then known as Harrisburg County, they set aside a large plot of land to house the city’s courthouse.


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A source of premium white marble

Recently, I went to Marble, CO, to visit the Colorado Yule quarry.


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2014 Fall

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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