Inspired by Stone
Sandstone heritage lives on through the work of master stone carver Keith Phillips who uses traditional hand tools to carve stone at a modest workshop known as The Shed, he is passing on his skills to a new generation of Tenino stone carvers.
Barney’s New York experiments with different ways to use marble—from curved staircases to cantilevered displays for handbags and jewelry. Savvy retailers and forward-thinking designers are embracing natural stone for more than its utilitarian purposes.
When a natural stone installation project is complete, fabricators stockpile remnants that are too small for countertops. These remnants present an opportunity for creative applications throughout your home.
From installing large slabs of natural stone in a space to being mindful and using it as a unique detail, this luxury material will rarely go unnoticed.
After an exhaustive 4-year renovation of The Peninsula Paris, the century-old building took a giant leap back to reclaim its rightful place among the city’s most impressive architectural structures.
The space incorporates 27 varieties of marble and has been considered “one of the finest marble installations in the United States” in a story published in Through the Ages trade magazine in 1926.
Read how one family built a healthier home with building materials that promote good indoor air quality.
Millennials see natural stone as a functional piece of art. They are very knowledgeable about what they want.
Outdoor kitchens afford homeowners extended livable space. Experts agree that advanced planning helps families make the most of their investment.
In Barre, Vermont, less than 10 miles from the state capital of Montpelier, residents take the town’s unofficial designation as Granite Center of the World to heart.
Soapstone comes in a wide range of color combinations—browns, greens, greys, yellows, black speckles. Each type of soapstone has specific qualities, and each individual piece of stone has its own character.
Some businesses, like Minnesota-based Coldspring, have an entire sustainability mindset and are working to be environmentally-responsible stone producers.
Once hewn by East Coast pioneers to build stone fences on their land, and later used for sidewalks and curbs, bluestone has now become a popular choice across the nation for home patios, pavers, pool decks, and wall coping.
For many of us, our homes are our castles. Shouldn’t we want the same for our dogs?
Read why Vinny Tavares, owner and founder of Aria Stone Gallery, uses natural stone over engineered quartz.
Instead of just stacking the stones any which way they fit together, this geologist/home owner decided to create her wall using the stones in order of their geological ages.
How to design a cemetery memorial that commemorates your loved one’s legacy.
An architect’s love of the history and artistry of homemade stone walls.
Inspire to visit Iceland or consider ways to use your own native stone.
How Using Natural Stone in Living and Work Spaces Increases Well-Being.
A case study on Chicago’s River North featuring a natural stone focal point.
Natural Stone creates art that becomes the focal point of any interior living space.
How designers are using natural stone to make bold design statements.
Designers use natural stone to compliment interesting color trends.
Many 18th century homes still exist because of the durability of natural stone.
The entrance of Boston Children’s Hospital created a “hide and seek” style wall made of Mesabi Black® granite.
A case study featuring stone cladding in a hospital building.
Why one landscape designer uses natural stone in hospital healing gardens.
Why one interior designer chooses natural stone for many projects.
Take this quiz to determine if marble is the right choice for your home.
Find out why landscape architects prefer natural stone vs faux.
A natural stone pathway forms an eloquent bridge between a home and its surroundings.
How technological advancements help homeowners with landscape projects.
Greens go with just about everything: with black, stainless steel, and maple or cherry cabinets.
How natural stone has become a popular building material for tiny homes.