Briefly noted

„We Speak Stone“ was the first stage of a new promotion initiative by Veronafiere-Marmomacc taking 10 companies from the Veronese Stone District to New York City to meet with renowned architects and to have b2b meetings. „This was the debut for a broader project that will see the organization of other international stages accompanying companies to consolidated and emerging markets in the natural stone field,“ Marmomacc informs.

„Use Natural Stone“, the new webpage sponsored by the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Building Stone Institute (BSI), is now online.

A birds’ eye-glance from a satellite to Earth shows fascinating pictures of human activity.

„Montana Banksy“ is the self-given name of a land-artist from the State of Montana. She became known for her work in mosaics and pebbles (1, 2).

Wrapping paper with scores of famous pieces.Noble department store Nordiska Kompaniet of Sweden’s capitol Stockholm chose to print pictures of marble flooring on its shopping bags on the occasion of its 100-year jubilee. Praise was abundant according to the trade magazine „Sten“ (04/2015) (Swedish). We recently saw wrapping paper with scores of famous pieces (see photo). Do photos of natural stone exist for this purpose?

British Stone Federation has launched its new members directory with project profiles, product case studies and information about the Federation.

Turkish brand Akdo, specialized in design tiles made of stone, has opened a showroom in New York City’s landmark Flatiron building (1, 2).

Video of the Month: next time you miss your connecting flight: Flashmob (1, 2, 3).

(01.06.2016, USA: 06.01.2016)