About 10 years ago, former Stone World editor, Michael Reis, traveled to Carson City, NV, to visit James Donaire of Perfection Connection Marble & Granite, Inc. At that time, Donaire faced a lot of competition in the market, as he specialized primarily in middle- to high-end residential fabrication, with a very small focus on the commercial market.
A combined palette of glass mosaics and natural stone tile employed for multiple bathrooms of a private home in Australia create a contemporary design aesthetic reflective of the homeowners’ time spent residing in Bali.
Before relocating to the U.S. to serve as CEO of Island Stone North America, Nigel Eaton constructed what he thought was going to be his family home in Australia for the next decade. The 5,000-square-foot residence was designed to be clean and modern with a balance of natural elements.
Boston-based architectural firm, Finegold Alexander Architects, recently transformed Boston University’s (BU) historic Tudor Revival-style castle into the new Dahod Family Alumni Center. The 15,371-square-foot gathering place, which serves BU’s 300,000-plus graduates, features original sandstone masonry on the exterior that was carefully cleaned, repointed and patched to restore the building back to its original grandeur.
Charmean Neithart loves interior design and all things houses. For the last 18 years, she has been designing homes throughout Southern California for a varied clientele. “The collaborative nature of projects with clients is my favorite part,” said the senior designer at Charmean Neithart Interiors in South Pasadena, CA.
This year, the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) hosted its annual trip to Italy, which invites 18 members to explore various regions of the country to learn more about all aspects of the stone industry
In 2011, the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) began taking a delegation of its members to various regions of Italy to learn more about all aspects of stone production. The annual trip, which welcomed 18 fabricators from all over the U.S. and Canada (and myself) this year, took place from May 3 to 11.
The first Stone Fabricators Alliance workshop of the year, hosted by James Donaire of Perfection Connection Marble & Granite, Inc., attracted the largest crowd in the history of the organization’s workshops. Around 200 people attended the event, which was held from June 20 to 21.
The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic and Benedictine university near Bismarck, ND, which was established 60 years ago. Originally known as Mary College, the University is the largest degree-granting institution in Bismarck.
The United Polaris Lounge is offered by United Airlines for its first class and business class travelers, currently only available at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL; George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, TX; San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, CA; and Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ.
The kitchen is one of the most essential spaces in any household. A place where meals are made, family time is spent and memories are created. Appropriately deemed the “heart of the home,” the design of this space is crucial, especially to those who like to entertain.
In this issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the upcoming Xiamen Stone Fair, which is in it's twentieth year, hear the latest news from the stone industry, tips on cutting alternative stone surfaces, and much more!