Briefly noted

A copy of the Egyptian Sphinx in real life size has been built and can be viewed in China’s City of Chuzhou (Anhui Province). The Global Times has critical words for such copycat attractions: Government ought instead to contribute to an atmosphere „that encourages and rewards creativity“ (1, 2).

Knobs for drawers or closets can be viewed on Etsy.

Seven benefits of installing stone are compiled on a US-webpage.

Kütük Mermer.Cartons with paper towels served to decorate the exhibitors’ stand of Kütük Mermer Company at the Izmir Marble Trade Fair.

New name for the Indian Natural Stone Trade Organization: It is now called Federation of Indian Granite & Stone Industry (FIGSI), formerly All India Granites and Stone Association (AIGSA). The Organization is responsible for the Stona Trade Fair.

The Changchun Sculptor Symposium takes place from June 28 to August 10, 2015.

In Mecca will be built the world’s biggest hotel at costs of £ 2,3 bn, the Guardian reports.

The sustained boom of Berlin’s building industry is a theme for Bloomberg.

Video of the Month: hike to the former granite quarry in Redstone, New Hampshire, USA.

(01.06.2015, USA: 06.01.2015)