Charley Harper Tile by Motawi
- With spring just around the corner, fresh green and eco-friendly tiles welcome the season, offering energy to any kitchen or bathroom space.
Charley Harper (1922-2007), over the course of a 60-year career as a prolific graphic designer, painter and illustrator, brought his unique, modernist style to a wide range of publications, such as Charles Harper’s Birds and Words (1974, Frame House Gallery, 2008, AMMO books) as well as illustrated ads for Morten Salt, Libby’s Pineapple and Proctor & Gamble. This exhibition celebrates his perspective of birds and wildlife, a genre previously dominated by naturalism and realism.
- Choosing tile for a remodel or renovation is tricky business and the right tile choice can undoubtably elevate a design to new heights.
- Nature ruled at KBIS/IBS 2014—we saw everything from petrified wood surfaces to tiles made from real fruits and vegetables. Here are a few earthly finds from the show floor.
- With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.
- Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.
The Mission Zero Fest event in Michigan is a two-day celebration of neighborhoods and communities that are striving to sustainably harvest their energy and water needs and produce no waste. The festival will host tours of six ultra-green homes as well as lectures and workshops led by sustainability experts. While speakers and workshops exhibit the how and why of sustainability, organizations will exhibit an array of green services and products for living a healthier, more comfortable life with a lighter footprint. It will take place Saturday June 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday June 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Water Hill Neighborhood.
- A foundation for our beloved possessions and very own two feet—the floor. From the clean beauty of Carrara marble to intricately patterned slabs, we take a look at seven tile-clad floors we love.