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Briefly noted

„Karlos Arguiñano en tu cocina”.(October 2013) Spanish Cosentino Group is advertising for its engineered stone where it is used: „Karlos Arguiñano en tu cocina” (Karlos Arguiñano cooks with you) is the name of a new cooking series on Spain’s Antena 3, sponsored by Cosentino, in which the counter top is made of Silestone Engineered Stone. „Cosentino City Center“ is the name of the new showrooms, being set up in major cities around the world. Visitors are invited to develop project ideas with the help of computer programs. The company’s products are presented by the way. The first such City Center is in Sydney, Australia (Spanish 1, 2).

Marble knobs by Iona Pebbles Art & Craft of Great Britain.

„Geo“ is the name Manooi Company of Italy gave its lampshades made of Carrara Marble.  

At the Red Dot Awards in the category Product Design some objects, which might inspire producers in the natural stone branch, were awarded prizes: e.g. a braid design for rugs or two types of ceramic tiles (1, 2, 3).

Did people of the stone age light fires to blow choice pieces of rock off the block? Per Storemyr reports on trials.

Video of the Month: „Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China“ by Bianca Bosker is all about copies of the Eiffel Tower or Venice’s Canals. In an interview Author explains that monumental facsimiles are very popular in China (Video, 1)..

(18.10.2013, USA: 10.18.2013)