Archive for September, 2011

TOP FIVE GLASS TILES


Raining rectangles, circles of various sizes, ovals and squares in perfect symmetry. The possibilities of glass tiles in mosaics, sheets, or columns are endless. With this week’s Top Five list, we toast the Parc Guell-inspired formation of tiny glass tiles that together, form grandiose images, designs, and mosaics that leave us craving more.

1. Opera Glass
MANUFACTURER: Artistic Tile, Inc.
PRICE: $32- 62/sq ft
Dimensions: Solid Colors come in 1”x 1” mosaic, >1”x 2” mosaic, 3”x 6”, 6”x 6”, 6”x 12”, 12”x 12”, 14”x 20”, Stilato Mosaic, Flute Molding, Baton, and Spa Glass shapes.

Artistic Tile, Inc. offers four glass tile options – all of 8mm (thickness – under their Opera Glass Collection umbrella. Choose between Effervescence, Oval, Harmonic Lines, Stilato, or just stick to a solid color of the 15 shades in the numerous dimensions listed. Opera Glass Effervescence comes in mesh-backed sheets of 12” x 12” x 3/8” size and uses marble and glass in a random, circular mosaic. The Opera Glass Oval uses a beautiful set of ovals that fit together in a grid-like fashion and come in a 11-3/8” x 11-13/16” size. The Opera Glass Harmonic Lines and Stilato styles both look like a glass tile rainstorm frozen in time, and they come in two different sizes. Harmonic Lines measure in at 12” x 12” while Stilato is 12-1/8” x 12 3/4”.

2. Vision Recycled Glass
MANUFACTURER: Classic Tile & Mosaic
PRICE: Available upon request
Dimensions: 1”x4” rectangular tiles on 12”x 12” interlocking sheets

The combination of beauty and eco-functionality has created Vision Glass. The soft iridescent finish adds a subtle glow to the 30% recycled glass, while the beveled back adds dimensionality and ease of installation (great on curves!). The 1×4 pieces are face mounted onto a 12×12 interlocking sheet. Recommended for vertical surfaces or light-traffic interior floors. Stocked FOB Los Angeles or NYC warehouse. Sizes are approximate. Please expect some color variation.

3. Calliope Series
MANUFACTURER: Hakatai Enterprises
PRICE: $16.80/sq. ft
Dimensions: 5/8” x 5/8” with 1/8” thickness

Everyone loves to see a company producing high class products with 30 to 70 percent recycled content. In the Calliope Series by Hakatai, the vibrant or subdued colors with their slightly iridescent sheen will flood your senses. If you opt for the translucent or opaque colored Calliope Glass, you’ll notice a gentle swirling of color added to each small, mosaic tile. By using Hakatai glass that is 90 percent post-consumer waste and about 10 percent pre-consumer materials, you can almost feel the weight lifted out of the landfills and used to bring life to your interior and exterior applications in both residential and commercial projects.

4. ORGANiKS
MANUFACTURER: Susan Jablon Mosaics
PRICE: $15- 45/sq. ft
Dimensions: 1” x 1” tiles

Known from their appearance as a Better Homes & Garden’s Choice, the ORGANiKS glass tile collection by Susan Jablon Mosaics are made from 100% certified recycled glass – made from both pre- and post-consumer materials. Go retro by the mixing-and-matching of a wide selection of 100 colors, combine two different finishes of similar colors for a subtle checkerboard effect, or stick to a solid mosaic for all-over color. Simple one-inch squares can be designed together easily using the patented SJM Tile Designer tool.

5. Pressed Glass
MANUFACTURER: 3form
PRICE: $38.13- 79.68/sq. ft (edge polishing and treatments are extra)
Dimensions: priced per square foot

Pressed Glass Tiles by 3form use an innovative laminated glass medium that is also used by their popular panels, Varia Ecoresin. You can then choose between dozens of patterns and colors in everything from natural reed designs or grass to solid colors or modern graphic prints. The Pressed Glass can come in 5/16” to 1-1/4” thick panels and the pricing per square foot depends on style on gauge of thickness. Instead of plain glass mosaics, dig deeper into your space’s true aesthetic potential using the premium materials of the Pressed Glass tiles by 3form to tie in your love for playful graphics, brilliant coloring, or the great outdoors.


Vintage Lighting

Lighting can be made from found objects of any kind. Interior designer, Wendy Umanoff thought just that and took it to another level. She likes to combine modern furniture and antique pieces. She uses this same penchant and applies it to lighting design. The result is a series of one-of-a-kind fixtures that are “outside of the traditional experience, although they contain traditional elements.” Umanoff’s lights look like relics you might discover in an archeological dig..if your field site were a series of flea markets, scrap yards and thrift stores (in an awesome way, of course). :)


DIY-pottery barn table

Here is a pottery barn influenced DIY coffee table. It’s a fabulous way to take a normal piece of furniture and make into a very cool chabby chic table for your home. So very simple and easy to do. Comment if you want to know how to get this pottery barn look! Happy DIY-ing!


PINTEREST

Have you guys heard of Pinterest? It’s this amazing site where you can add in pictures of everything you love about ANYTHING! Beinteriors has it’s own board. Sign in, log-in and start following the beinteriors board for new trends, fun ideas or DIY projects! Go to this link and start now!!!

http://pinterest.com/mallorih/be-interiors-architecture/