In April of this year I made a post about Axolotl, an international pioneer of innovative and creative metal, concrete, glass and timber products, based in Australia. I recently received this announcement from them and although I don’t normally post architectural work I found this to be so lovely I couldn’t resist sharing.
“We are excited to introduce our next venture into the world of stylish living with the launch of Axolotl House in the Hunter Valley.
Corymbia is a private guest-house set high on the hill surrounded by ancient Angophoras and Corymbias with views through Eucalypts and over the vineyards. Located only 160 kilometres or 2 hours drive north of Sydney near the township of Broke. Continue reading
“Color It” is a new online tool recently released from Fireclay that allows for the customization of their Cuerda Seca multicolor tile designs. The tool provides a selection of over 150 unique designs, both traditional Moroccan and Mexican patterns and as well as some simple geometric, contemporary designs. There is a range of 80 lead-free glaze colors to choose from and once both patterns and colors are selected a proprietary wax resist technique is used to print a black outline on the Debris Series Recycled Ceramic Tile. Continue reading
The Jamie Beckwith Collection® is a stunning line of artisan handcrafted wood floor and wall tile featuring the natural beauty of the material with exceptional attention to detail. The Enigma® line was created to offer a truly unique opportunity for designers to customize their wood flooring or wall designs. There are sixteen patterns with six stain options offered that can be color and/or pattern mixed to make an individual design statement. Continue reading
Foscarini will be celebrating their 30th anniversary at an opening event on Saturday, May 18th in Foscarini Spazio Soho their new space in Soho, New York. Collaborating with the company designer Ferruccio Laviani has created the interior and displays to redefine how architects, interior designers and residential consumers alike experience Foscarini. Featured will be their installation, Algae created by the artist Stefano Arienti. Continue reading
The Elements by Durcon™collection is a new residential product line introduced by Durcon and named for its scientifically proven background as well as its Eco-friendly properties. The proprietary material is a fusion of pure, fine natural quartz and post-consumer recycled glass that has resulted in a highly polished, luxurious and sustainable surface product. The virtually indestructible countertop surface has been designed specifically for residential use with a timeless design aesthetic featured in twelve earth tone colors with custom matches available. Continue reading
Treefrog Groove is a new collection of tactile and textured prefinished wood veneer laminates from Treefrog. Their laminates are made of a unique engineered wood process consisting of the most common and fastest-growing tree species to replicate the look and feel of exotic and often endangered species. Instead of paper the laminates have a wood veneer face with the result that sheet after sheet provides a reliable and consistent selection for design spaces of any size. Continue reading
Added to Boral’s TruExterior trim line is a complementary Beadboard profile that outperforms wood and is manufactured with a proprietary combination of bio-based polymers and fly ash. The low maintenance product maintains a high level of dimensional stability and resists moisture related issues that typically occur with wood such as cracking, splitting and rotting. Continue reading
Global Hybrid Roofing Solutions offers an extensive range of lightweight, durable, cost effective, sustainable and environmentally responsible composite roofing solutions utilizing recycled materials. The products are not only environmentally friendly, they offer the realistic, natural appearance of slate, shake and clay tile without the extreme weight, making the products easier and less costly to install. Continue reading
Terra Legno is not only one of the finest engineered hardwood flooring products on the market it is also one of the most beautiful. Engineered wood flooring is no longer offered in a limited number of wood species, but after years of research and technology it is now available in a range of product with all the strength, stability, warmth and beauty of solid hardwood. The company manufactures their product through a process using younger and smaller trees rather than old growth hardwoods. Continue reading
Motion 1 from Interlam is manufactured by applying natural wood, reconstituted Alpi veneers, melamine, or paintable melamine surfaces to MDF substrates. Through proprietary techniques, surfaces are created that create depth and texture. Two of the patterns shown are Quantum and Rough Hewn. Continue reading