Posted by liz on Jul 29th, 2010
Love the look of Penny Round tiles, but looking for something more sustainable.
You’ve met your match, Cork Mosaics from Jelinek Cork Mosaic Floors. Made from recycled wine corks, the corks are cut to 1/4′h and glued to a special backing paper to create mosaic patterns. The tile patterns are then grouted to your floor typical of a mosaic ceramic tile installation.
Cork Mosaics are recommend for bathrooms, entry, kitchens and other rooms where tile would be installed.
Kinda cool, kinda 1920′s meets 2010! I like it.
Posted by liz on Jul 26th, 2010
Visit your local art show and notice what’s vibrant this year. You might be surprised to see it’s artists from your town who are pushing the limits and honing their craft to create beautiful art.
This weekend at the Geneva Art Fair, I purchased a watercolor from D. L Brown Watercolors of Warrenville, IL. Right in my backyard, Don Brown captures small town nostalgia in watercolors with vibrant colors that mimic the storefronts and porcelain signs of the past. The wierd thing was he drew a sign from a storefront in Le Claire IA, I pass by all the time. Had to have it, a little piece of home.
John Caruso of Caruso Photo, captures light hearted images that tweak my smile every time I pass his booth. I’ve started collecting photographs for a wall above my dresser. Most are fun little images that help kick start my day. All framed in white, it’s the little things that are fun in life.
Posted by liz on Jul 20th, 2010
Ever thought? What becomes of those granite and marble leftovers after a counter top is cut and fabricated?
Enter > Earth Stone Products of Illinois, makers of 100% recycled marble and granite pavers for your driveway, flooring tiles or custom back splashes. The intricate patterns and unique mixes of granite and tile make for an interesting take on color and texture.
Locally fabricated in IL, Earth Stone Products my just be on to something new and very green in the granite industry.