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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS
San Diego, CA

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Coverings 2014 – Tile & Stone Show Preview

23 April 2014

Coverings 2014 – Tile & Stone Show Preview

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Next week, I’ll be attending Coverings, North America’s top tile and stone trade show, for the first time in almost a decade.

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Cevisama in 2012 and Cersaie last fall, Spain’s and Italy’s respective tile shows.  I’m looking forward to seeing more new products and trends at this show, including many American brands that didn’t exhibit at the European expos.

This is a preview post of some of the products I’m looking forward to seeing.  There will be a trip report post when I return, of course!

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Wood-look goes funky from 41 Zero 42
(Photo Courtesy: Coverings)

Design Inspirations – National Park Edition

16 April 2014

Design Inspirations – National Park Edition

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As I’ve posted before, there’s no finer designer than Mother Nature.  Her blends of color, texture and shape are breathtaking.  Sometimes they’re grand and majestic, as in the Grand Canyon or the Pacific Ocean.  Sometimes they’re soft and subtle, like the sun-dappled shade under a stand of birch trees.  Whatever their scale, they’re always sublime.

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Natural design rules at Bryce Canyon National Park
(Photo Courtesy:  Jonathan Zaner/Digon3)