Published: 14 Mar 2018
The splitface finish is always fascinating in natural stone

The splitface finish creates a surface with small bumps or cracks more or less notable, for a "natural" look, as if the stone had just been extracted from the quarry, out of the wind and the rain. The splitface finish is obtained with high-precision machines, making sure there is no risk of developing further cracks or splits. This type of finish is a perfect fit for many decoration projects, divided in 2 categories....

Published: 12 Mar 2018
Japanese sculptor Akie Nakata and her realistic natural stone animals

Akie Nakata is not a computer expert, nor does she destroy fashion patterns. In a high-tech Japan, with the thin line between man and robot getting thinner each year, Akie Nakata reanimates the stone, by gently recalling the spirit of her ancestors. ...

Published: 18 Jan 2018
How to avoid mistakes when decorating your hallway with natural stone

The hallway is, nest to the facade of the house, the most important element of a home, mirroring in a certain way the personality of the inhabitants of that building. The hallway speaks not only about the host's position in relation to his / her own person but also about the way the guests are perceived by the host. The care and attention invested in hallway decoration are proof of the attitude towards space, pragmatism and the taste for beauty. And all these things have one thing in common: they can be balanced with natural stone....

Published: 17 Jan 2018
Perfect Mediterranean-style house in Romania

Mediterranean-style constructions are selected usually by those who prefer sun-filled settings, full of plants, flowers, trees and relaxing colors with the shades of the earth (cream, yellow, light brown). At this point it must be underlined that artificial materials cancel any of the defining features mentioned above....

Published: 17 Jan 2018
Dynamics of natural materials in the extension of houses: stone, wood, brick

Life in a crowded city, regulated by the lack of space, generates new ideas in architecture and interior design. Restrictions applied to houses renovation in the 20th or 19th century are forcing architects and homeowners to come up with new possibilities for expansion....