ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with area high schools, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few....
July 24, 2015
Mark Amadei's Country Mile of Luxury
The adjacent library also is filled with art, including a 17th-century Italian painting that belonged to Mr. Amadei's parents, an ornate 1820 cuckoo clock from Germany's Black Forest and a bronze sculpture by Salvador Dalí. The second floor has a ...
June 12, 2015
A decade ago, brain scanning revealed regions in the visual cortex that become flushed when we see an unfamiliar object or scene—a clock, a landscape. The places I've travelled are England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Italy ...
March 23, 2015
Trend spotting at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair
At the show, Westkill offered its Drift screen-printed clock, Nanoleaf premiered the Nanoleaf One geometric LED light bulb, and Tagina showed its large-format Details hexagon tiles. “There's been a strong return to geometric forms across furniture ...
June 2, 2015
Where the Designers Shop
The store carries everything from dining room sets and kitchen cabinets to hanging wall clocks, lamps and chests of drawers with matching mirrors. “It's fun to go in and look for pieces for inspiration,” Sroka says. 7920 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda; 240 ...
January 28, 2015
12 Treasures of Europe
Jim Avignon's panels on the Berlin Wall's East Side Gallery are legendary, but he also paints eye-popping graphic works in his Kreuzberg studio, sometimes selling them in person or on his website, jimavignon.com (an exuberant solo show is on view at ...
October 17, 2014
Ceramics Crack the Contemporary Art Market
Works by Italian designer Piero Fornasetti now represent a sizable portion of his sales, said veteran New York dealer Earle D. Vandekar. Few slices of Maybe it's because of the art market's roaring boom: Wealthy art collectors traditionally buy ...
January 24, 2015
Passing Through the World's Most Magnificent Train Stations
Italy’s second-largest station (after Rome’s Stazione ... Although Colaço often worked on canvas, the technique used here required 20,000 tin-glazed ceramic tiles. It took the artist 11 years to complete the murals. The original Grand Central was ...
July 22, 2015
Exhibition: Cersaie 2015
Cersaie—the world’s largest exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings—will take place at the Bologna Exhibition Center in Bologna, Italy from September 28 ... of interior and exterior floor and wall covering materials including marble ...
July 20, 2015
Give your house a touch of elegance with marble tiles
“Marble is softer than granite and porcelain ... tiles. “To purchase a great amount of tiles, you must be able to part with a handsome amount of money. Marble is usually twice the amount of ordinary tiles because it is imported from; India, Italy ...
July 21, 2015
Not Your Basic Beach Resort: 6 Game-Changing Modern Hotels
In the common spaces, an earthier palette allows a clever mix of natural and modern design to take center stage: river rock–studded walls, rough logs seemingly dipped in shocking red paint, and a playful—and enormous—wall of white porcelain plates in ...
July 15, 2015
U.S. retailers, Italian ceramics companies network in Sicily
Traditional ceramic-on-lava stone table, Il Rustico. The Italian Trade Agency is hosting U.S ... of decorative objects and furnishings ranging from tile, tabletop and serving pieces to wall decor, tables, jewelry, lamps, lighting fixtures and barbecue ...
July 14, 2015
Full circle: Syria to Sicily
Towards the end of World War Two, a young woman from Czechoslovakia fell in love with an Italian ... floor tiles to a high gleam. "It was old and dirty when we came here," she said, "but we made it nice because we are a nice family." On one wall hung ...
July 13, 2015
Timeless Italian Tile
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May 9, 2015