The USA continues to be the richest country in the world and its citizens hold almost one third of the world’s wealth

New World Wealth’s market researchers, together with Webster Pacific, have conducted a new study to find out where the rich and super-rich there prefer to live

The peaks of the so-called stone forests were formed by natural dissolution of the rocks in the water and related currents

Scientists from New York University simulated the chemical and mechanical processes

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

The famous World Ocean Floor Panorama, published in 1977, was based on Marie Tharp’s (1920-2006) work in global seabed mapping

Peter’s Corner: Italy’s natural stone exports declined by (-)5.3% in 2019 after value for the 4th year in succession and that is also the repercussion of persistent marketing failures

The country’s stone sector presents itself with Haute Couture alone – the Prêt-à-Porter is completely missing and left over to the competitors

In the US, private demand for natural stone seems to have increased in the last months

In its newsletter, the Natural Stone Institute (NSI) states that “the average homeowner has decided to put their money to work in their own backyard”

French company Ateliers Zelij launches a new collection with stone and terrazzo

Designer Samir Mazer with origin in Morocco plays with geometric shapes and combines
this time stone, marble and full-mass terrazzo from Portugal

Lucien Arkas Art Gallery not far from Izmir: despite natural stone not a monolith, but an open building

The architects of Artı3 Mimarlık wanted to respect the residential buildings and the natural landscape around them

Penthouse on Spain’s Costa del Sol: The stairs and a wall as “sculptural elements” to divide the space

The designers of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos have made the marble optically very light and avoid monoliths dominating the picture

EMIB President Mevlüt Kaya: “Towards added value through design, but still no renunciation of block exports, because otherwise that market will be lost to Iran”

The online issue of Turkish Stone World magazine also mentions the slump in exports from January to June 2020

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