Preserving a Sandstone Heritage

by | Nov 2, 2018 | Inspire

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.

Recapturing the Lost Beauty of Stone at the Peninsula Paris

by | Jun 27, 2018 | Inspire

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.

Elks National Memorial: A Spectacular Showcase of Marble from Around the World

by | May 3, 2018 | Inspire

The stone monument 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.

Wall of Time: A Geologic Stone Wall Captures Earth’s History

by | Aug 18, 2017 | Educate, Inspire

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.

A Celebration of Natural Stone: Why I Love Stone Walls

by | Jul 1, 2017 | Inspire

An architect’s love of the history and artistry of homemade stone walls.

Natural Stone Goes to Washington Video

by | May 23, 2017 | Videos

Washington, DC is home to some of the most well-known stone structures in the United States.

Natural Stone Through the Years Video

by | May 23, 2017 | Videos

Natural stone stands the test of time—these famous buildings are proof.

The Early Days of Using Natural Stone Video

by | May 23, 2017 | Videos

An abundance of natural stone is found worldwide. Learn how different types of natural stone have been used throughout the years.

Natural Stone: Where It All Began Video

by | May 22, 2017 | Videos

Natural stone has been used as a building material for centuries. Learn where it all began.

Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses

by | Jan 10, 2017 | Inspire

Many 18th century homes still exist because of the durability of natural stone.

A Moment in Time: Telling the Stories in Natural Stone

by | Jul 11, 2016 | Educate

What took place millions of years ago can bring appreciation for selecting stone.

The History of Man and Stone: A Documentary

by | Apr 18, 2016 | Videos

The story of how natural stone morphed from a material used almost exclusively in commercial construction to a staple for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and other home applications is a fascinating one.

An Innovative Approach to Sourcing Stone

by | Mar 28, 2016 | Inspire

The restoration and expansion of a distinguishing campus landmark in Dedham, MA