Inspired by Stone provides a portal of natural stone awareness including stories with geological references, physical property and application qualities, and even color trends that aid in the proper selection of natural stone materials to satisfy specific design ideals. Explore innovative and creative examples that further illustrate the remarkable flexibility in design and installation possible with natural stone.

Inspired by Stone provides a portal of natural stone awareness including stories with geological references, physical property and application qualities, and even color trends that aid in the proper selection of natural stone materials to satisfy specific design ideals. Explore innovative and creative examples that further illustrate the remarkable flexibility in design and installation possible with natural stone.

Research for Healing at the National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) search for a new home came to a close in 2013 when they moved into a distinctive, postmodern building on the Johns Hopkins Campus in Rockville, Maryland. The building features a handsome front facade partially clad in Kodiak Brown granite. Twin 7-story towers connected by a hyphen-like glass lobby frame the resulting design.

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How Does Your Stone Garden Grow?

Ever thought of creating a stone garden or adding natural stone to your landscape? There’s nothing more complementary to the foliage, vegetation, and blooms of a garden than natural stone.

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The Healing Elements of Natural Stone

“Any garden is healing and research proves it to be so,” and a landscape architect who creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, healthcare facilities, and unique special projects. “It has been my experience, however, that deep transformative experiences can be facilitated in gardens designed specifically for healthcare settings.”

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Rock On!: Why I Use Natural Stone

Natural stone is one element that will add to the richness of any space and can help create an important visceral reaction; I believe that this is due to the connected or rooted feeling that natural products arouse in us as human beings.

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What’s Your Stone Personality?

As you wander down the aisle you pause to absorb the differences in each slab. Some are bright and sparkly, while others are gritty and moody. Some are sleek and serene, and others are vibrant and full of life. The idea of shopping for your countertop had sounded fun and easy, but now you realize this is going to be a tough choice.

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Research for Healing at the National Cancer Institute

Research for Healing at the National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) search for a new home came to a close in 2013 when they moved into a distinctive, postmodern building on the Johns Hopkins Campus in Rockville, Maryland. The building features a handsome front facade partially clad in Kodiak Brown granite. Twin 7-story towers connected by a hyphen-like glass lobby frame the resulting design.

read more
How Does Your Stone Garden Grow?

How Does Your Stone Garden Grow?

Ever thought of creating a stone garden or adding natural stone to your landscape? There’s nothing more complementary to the foliage, vegetation, and blooms of a garden than natural stone.

read more
The Healing Elements of Natural Stone

The Healing Elements of Natural Stone

“Any garden is healing and research proves it to be so,” and a landscape architect who creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, healthcare facilities, and unique special projects. “It has been my experience, however, that deep transformative experiences can be facilitated in gardens designed specifically for healthcare settings.”

read more
Rock On!: Why I Use Natural Stone

Rock On!: Why I Use Natural Stone

Natural stone is one element that will add to the richness of any space and can help create an important visceral reaction; I believe that this is due to the connected or rooted feeling that natural products arouse in us as human beings.

read more
What’s Your Stone Personality?

What’s Your Stone Personality?

As you wander down the aisle you pause to absorb the differences in each slab. Some are bright and sparkly, while others are gritty and moody. Some are sleek and serene, and others are vibrant and full of life. The idea of shopping for your countertop had sounded fun and easy, but now you realize this is going to be a tough choice.

read more