Pacific Shore Stones is an importer and wholesaler of exotic natural stones. We offer granite, marble, travertine, onyx, limestone, soapstone and engineered stone to meet your needs.
The ASID Austin Design Community held its 27th Annual Design Excellence Awards ceremony on November 7, at Abel's on the Lake. Austin's premiere design community joined in to celebrate creativity, innovation, and achievement in interior design. The evening’s festivities began with a fajita bar, cocktails, and a photo booth.
Designers viewed and experienced new products from 22 vendors including, Dorado Stone Distributors, Anchor Ventana, Cosentino, Legen Lighting, BMC, Crossville Tile & Stone, Daltile, Decorum Architectural Stone, High Tech Flooring and Design, Kravet/Lee Jofa, Stockton Hicks Laffey, Stone SOlutions, Travis Tile, Kingwood Fine Cabinetry, Architectural Tile & Stone, Austin Stone Works, Exteriors Designer Showroom, Sherle Wagner Intl, Sunsational Solutions, Texas Sun & Shade, and Tufenkian Artisan Carpets.
Slocum Street Style 2012 was once again a great success. Yesterday evening, Slocum Street brimmed with design enthusiasts and curious others strolling along leisurely from showroom to showroom in the twilight of the evening. Each showroom was full of the bustle of lively conversation.
The spread at McGannon Showrooms
They helped soothe the growl of people’s stomachs by serving light bites and drinks. Also featured in each showroom were individual raffle prizes for people in attendance. For those with bigger appetites, there were food trucks located on a few street corners filled with the smells of mouth-watering food.
The Kitchen Source had chefs from Subzero whip up some scrumptious tex mex finger foods for guests.
The NKBA Hill Country Chapter Hosted a Mixer at the new Cosentino Austin center. More than 100 people gathered and exchanged business cards, enjoyed scrumptious food, and beverages.
Among those present were members of the NKBA, ASID, NARI, HBA, and AIA. Guests were able to browse four vendor table displays from featured sponsors, Legend Lighting, Reality Restoration, DCW, and Scottish Stained Glass.
New Braunfels Downtown Design District is excited to announce their first ever downtown design stroll! It will be held Thursday, September 20, and the third Thursday of every month from 5 - 9 p.m.; so don't despair if you can't make it to this one. All seven shops will be open later hours for these events and each will have their own separate events and happenings. This downtown design stroll is not only a premiere event, it marks the grand opening of Adele Kerr & Company's showroom!
Rookwood Pottery has a unique and colorful history. Started in 1880 by Maria Longworth Nichols, it was the first US manufacturing company to be owned by a woman. Maria's family was one of the wealthiest in Cincinnati, OH, which gave her more freedom to study fine arts and the means to start her own company. The international art community believed American pottery and art in general during this time to be inferior. Maria set out to prove otherwise. To the surprise of almost everyone, Rookwood Pottery took the Grand Prize at the 1889 Paris Exposition launching the American Art Pottery Movement.
Rookwood quickly became a household name among the wealthy. Everyone who was anyone had at least one Rookwood piece in their home. Museums started requesting pieces for their permanant collections and Rookwood began appearing on the shelves of high-end retailers across the United States.
With the help of talented technicians, chemists, and artists Rookwood developed many new techniques in pottery. They developed an airbrush that allowed the artists to gradually layer colors giving Rookwood a very unique appearance. They also worked tirelessly to develop new glazes and glaze processes.
In 1902, Rookwood stepped into the world of architecture with their Architectural Faience Department. The department quickly grew to include fireplaces, mantels, fountains, and plaques. Rookwood tile graces many early 20th century homes and public buildings all over the country. The peak of production for the architectural line came in the 1920's, but the Great Depression would change everything.
Come by and see us today and tomorrow at Dallas Market Hall at booth 313! Thank you, McGannon Showrooms for such an exquisitely designed booth. We've gotten so many compliments. Great to be among a plethora of talented and wonderful design professionals at Metrocon12.
Today, we featured the talented lip print reader, Kathyrn of Pucker Up, who told people their all-around personalities and what tastes and desires they had. What a fabulous time!
METROCON12 is the largest design-related regional expo and conference in the USA. The premier two-day event will take place at Dallas Market Hall [2200 Stemmons Freeway] on Thursday, August 9 and Friday, August 10, 2012.
METROCON is a resourceful alliance: a tradeshow and convention organized through landmark volunteer collaboration between the Texas Chapter of ASID [American Society of Interior Designers] and the Texas / Oklahoma Chapter of IIDA [International Interior Design Association]. In a determined effort to strengthen the design community, these two organizations have joined forces and pooled resources to offer the best in exhibitors and continuing education to their members and beyond.
METROCON focuses on introducing the latest in products and innovative ideas to the Southwest region’s community of interior designers, architects, design students and other essential industry members.