Briefly noted

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) was endowed with one of the Macael Awards 2014. The Association of Spanish Macael-Marble-Producers thus paid homage to the cooperation between the two institutions. According to the laudation, the Spanish Institution hopes for an improved representation on the US-American market. The Brazilian Trade Organization Abirochas recently took up membership in the internationally active US-Organization (Spanish, 1).

A gabion labyrinth by French-based Pierre Mureuse Company of Burgundy was recently installed on the company’s exhibit-grounds. The company specializes in garden landscaping in local limestone and offers a variety of products, e.g.: for walls.

An alert on exposure to crystalline silica in countertop manufacturing has been issued by US-authorities as reported in the National Law review.

A part of a prehistoric T-shaped hammer has been discovered after a landslide in the Staarrigavan Valley.

Arcadia Mill was one of the first and largest water-powered industrial complexes in Northwest Florida and also a quarry for ironstone.

Photo: HeinekenCorian Engineered Stone is implemented in a joint venture by DuPont and Beer-Producer Heineken: The beverage-producer supplies refurbished containers to designer-events as meeting points. The engineered stone in Glacier White and Deep Nocturne serves as a bar and tables.

Objects in stone-look, but actually made of recycled paper by Matteo Fogale and Laetita de Allegri entitled „-ISH“. The name is derived from the supplier of the material, ISH-Industries, which produces tiles or coasters emulating slate (1, 2, 3, 4).

„Natura“ is the title of a magazine by the Turkish Natural Stone Trade Organization Imib published online. To date the magazine is published in Turkish language only.

Video of the month: Faux blue and black marble define the catwalk at Prada’s presentation of the fall and winter collection for men’s wear. OMA Architects’ catwalk guided visitors through an enfilade of rooms, each of which welcomed groups of visitors to view the fashion. Connecting the rooms: an aluminum tunnel (1, Video).

(18.03.2015, USA: 03.18.2015)