European Capitals of Culture in 2020: Galway in Ireland and Rijeka in Croatia

As usual, the editorial staff of Stone-Ideas.com looked up what both have to offer in terms of natural stone

Markets: From snapping diamond wire to handling sludge

(July 2008) ICDS-Congress presents research touching on the future of the stone industry

Markets: Lowering taxes in Rajasthan

(July 2008) The State government decreed a tax cut from 12% to 4% on dimension stone

Design: legless desk

(July 2008) German firm develops a desk made of two stone slabs with anected container

Architecture: over 80 m breadth in stone

(Juli 2008) An Indian pagoda breaks all records with its dome which has twice the diameter of Rome’s St-Peter’s dome

Miscellaneous

(July 2008) Soap-Stone Ice-Cubes have been created by a Finnish designer

Design: Godfather Mauritius C. Escher

(June 2008) Brazilian company introduces unusual geometric creation

Design: glowing stone

(June 2008) German company develops outdoor-lighting made of alternating plates of mineral-glass and granite

Architecture: Admonishing words on the wall

(June 2008) The marble wall on the front façade of the Washington’ new news-museum

Stone Stories: 2008 mm-diameter soccerball for the European Champions Cup

(June 2008) Austrian master stonemason builds soccerball made of stone