The 20th Xiamen International Stone Fair is further postponed – to October 27-30, 2020 – and will have a virtual extension

From June on the online platform „Cloud Xiamen Stone Fair will be available / The 21st issue in 2021 is scheduled for May 18-21

European Capitals of Culture in 2020: Galway in Ireland and Rijeka in Croatia

As usual, the editorial staff of looked up what both have to offer in terms of natural stone

The Ambedkar Memorial Park in Uttar Pradesh, India, is a stone desert and an example of how the wrong use of natural stone can have an impact

In the summer months, the plant is an incandescent furnace, among other things because there is too much dark sandstone and greyish granite, which heat up in the sun / Counter example Taj Mahal

New COVID-19 webpage by the Natural Stone Institute with useful information also for non-American (stone) companies

Topics reach from checklists for worker protection, quarantine behavior to cyber criminals seeking to capitalize on the epidemic

Application open for the 12th International Obernkirchen Sculptor Symposium August 29 – September 12, 2021

Material is the world famous Obernkirchen sandstone / Deadline for entries is October 31, 2020

Canceled: European Stone Festival scheduled for May 2020 in Freiburg, Germany

The next event will be held in 2021 in Salzburg, Austria

In Erik Olovsson’s new vase collection, the stone protects and stabilizes the glass

The Swedish designer uses remnants from the processing and makes color compositions

Re-use Italy searches ideas how to turn the Roman water reservoir Piscina Mirabilis dug out of a hill of tuff into a contemporary art museum

Prize money in total is 3500 € but the competition is only virtual and is not meant as a draft for a building to be realized

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

A diadem made with the gemstone aquamarine and diamonds is now part of the Dorothy and Artie McFerrin Gallery in The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS). The collection already boasts two other Fabergé tiaras