Briefly noted

(April 2013) India‘s StoneMart Trade Fair which took place from January 31st to February 3rd 2013 in Jaipur (Rajasthan) counted 386 exhibitors, of which 115 were from abroad, representing 15 countries and a total of more than 25,000 visitors, of which 15,000 were trade representatives according to the Centre of Development of Stones (CDOS).

„Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers“ showcases innovative design solutions to better accommodate New York City’s changing demographics, including a rising number of single people (exhibition until September 15, 2013 in the Museum of the City of New York).  

„Mosaic Soft Therapy“ is Italian-based Friul Mosaic Company’s name for their river-bed-shingle „carpets“, which have a vivifying effect on feet.

Ideas for pebbles can be viewed on artist Rosely Pignatero’s blog.

Building and architectural trade fair Made Expo of Milan will be divided into six segments this year (02th to 05th October): Construction and Building Site, Building Envelope and Windows, Interiors and Finishings, Cities and Landscape, Software and Hardware, Energy and Plants. The ceramic industry presents itself under the banner „Made 4 Ceramic“. In future the Made Expo will be held biannually.  

The new issue of the TFT’s „Responsible Stone Program“-newsletter informs about the initiative’s work to secure social standards mainly in Asian stone production.  

Massive building in natural stone is the theme of a seminar of the French Centre Technique des Matériaux Naturels de Construction (CTMNC) to take place in Paris on June 27th (French).

Video of the Month: the Marble Institute of America has brought forth „The history of Man and Stone: A documentary“.