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

Architecture: Riprap-Library

(May 2008) Using gabions, young Columbian artists are errecting a low-cost public building

Art: 70 t Granite Seed

Peter Randall-Page’s latest work is a gargantuan granite sculpture

Design: Stone table-top with extension mechanism

(May 2008) Swivel-mechnism, by which the table’s extention-element can be lifted and swung into place

Design: Yo-Yo-shaped sink

(May 2008) Luca Scacchetti’s unusual bathroom-fixture is a sink designed for Rapsel and made of portuguese limestone

Fairs: two shows in Poland competing directly

(May 2008) New trade-fair in Poznan „Glass and stone“ will take place one week after the traditional „Kamien“ in Wroclaw

Fairs: Visiting guests Moneo and Chipperfield

(April 2008) Two famous architects will be attending this year’s congress on Natural Stone in Architecture

Fairs: Awards for Building in Natural Stone

(April 2008) This year’s CarraraMarmotec will place an even greater emphasis on design and architecture

Fairs: „Yes, we have marble“

(April 2008) Once again, a great variety of stones were displayed at the Victória trade show held in February 2008. But this time the emphasis was not on granite

Design: Stone benches in shapes of waves

(March 2008) Science center in Norway wants to attract school-children for visits and to stay