Briefly noted

„Fontana“ is the name of a table by Draenert Company of Germany. It extends and folds together automatically. The piece comes equipped with the necessary mechanism and has won a number of design prizes: Next to this year’s Interior Innovation Award it was also awarded the IF Design Prize and the Red Dot Award „Best of the Best“.

Marble jackets for notebooks or diaries with marble covers can be viewed on the Korean webpage.

Whoever wished to draw inspiration form Street Art or Land Art and create his own ideas is well advised to visit the Pinterest site.

Description on natural stone in Sardinia complete with a map of sites is available commercially (Italian).

In Bogotá’s District of Centro International two new skyscrapers are under construction according to Stirk Habour + Partners (RSHP).

MIA 1: The Women in Stone Steering Committee of the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has new members.

MIA 2: The Pinnacle Awards competition for members of the Marble Institute of America (MIA) will include two new categories: „Kitchen of the Year” and „Bath of the Year”. The deadline for all categories in the Pinnacle Awards program is July 31, 2015.

„Today’s kitchen countertops are more desirable when they are natural stone or composite materials“ says Mar Jennings, introduced as „America’s top lifestyle expert“, in a TV-show.

Maifan Stone (Maifanshi) is a mineral rock traditionally used in Chinese and Japanese medicine. Hits high concentration of trace elements important for the human organism is said to promote health. Its latest use is in filters for mineral water (1, 2).

Video of the Month: Rose Windows, as we know them from cathedrals or in Islamic art and architecture, are produced as paper cut-outs by art professor Eric Standley.

(17.04.2015, USA: 04.17.2015)