Briefly noted

(November 2013) Carrara will soon boast a new technology center (Centro Technologico) currently under construction. It will supply the natural stone branch with innovative ideas. 450,000 € are earmarked 80% of which come from the region of Tuscany. The rest is sponsored by Internazionale Marmi Macchine (IMM) Carrara where the center will be at home according to a press release (Italian).

Stone tiles with inscriptions of persons or Companies by Spanish-based Marmoles Serrat.

Fountain pen „Bee“ is one of the objects designed in semi-precious stone by Hervé Obligi of France.

„Welcome to British Stones“ is the title the Stone Federation of Great Britain gave its webpage in which stone types and their natural occurrence is mapped.

The municipal council of England’s North East Lincolnshire intends to monopolize the sale of gravestones for use in its cemeteries much to the displeasure of local stone masons according to trade magazine Natural Stone Specialist (1, 2).

International Sculptor’s Symposium in Russia’s Penza will take place from May 15 to June 8th 2014. Applications will be accepted up until December 1st 2013.   

In USA’s Death Valley stones seem to wander of their own volition. But there’s a scientific explanation.

Video of the month: city districts in virtual movement.   

(05.11.2013, USA: 11.05.2013)