In an age where access to information is as easy as a click of a mouse, the lines have been blurred when it comes to deciding if a project is DIY or if it is time to hire a professional. Social networks like Pinterest offer great examples of how easy and fun it can be to create a virtual mood board that can help to define your personal aesthetic as well as find design inspiration and products that are must haves. But when it comes to taking that aesthetic and translating it into a space that has a seamless flow, things can begin to get a bit complex.
Designers can be an invaluable resource if you have a particular look in mind but are not quite sure how to bring it to life, even if your objective is to stay under budget. The wealth of information that a designer brings to the table will certainly save you time and money when it comes to selecting everything from to paint to flooring to discovering the best way to integrate your favorite antiques. Knowing your aesthetic will help both you and your designer know that you are on the same page in bringing your creative vision to life!
Daniel Germani grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During his formative years as an Architect, his aesthetic was shaped by the Bauhaus, Oscar Neimeyer, Le Corbusier, Mies and Frank Lloyd Wright. He left Argentina after completing his Master in Architecture in 1988 to work in Rome and Madrid and travel through Europe for several years. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona since 1998.
Today, Daniel is has collaborated with Concetto by Caesarstone in creating a unique handmade furniture collection from individually cut and semi-precious stones. When matched with wood the warm and inviting texture has captured both the raw beauty of the wood and stone.
"I was in awe when I first laid eyes upon Concetto. Nature provided Caesarstone with an infinite array of semi precious stones, and with Concetto they truly captured its beauty and splendor. Each surface tells a story - a story of millions of years in the making. I am honored to incorporate this incredible gift from nature in my furniture."
What other elements would you like to see Ceasarstone join forces with?
Time for new countertops? Here are a few things you should consider first.
When it comes to choosing the right countertops there is more to consider than what color and style best fit the project. Quality and ease of care are just two things that place Caesarstone is in a class by itself (see chart below).
Ongoing maintenance may not be something you think of when investing in countertops, but while surfaces like granite require annual sealing and treatment, Caesarstone countertops are non-porous and non-absorbent, making them lower in maintenance over time.
Caesarstone quartz surfaces are the ultimate combination of nature and technology. Non-porous, scratch resistant and highly resistant to stains, Ideal for any interior space, Caesarstone stone surfaces have four times the flexural strength and double the impact resistance of granite while impressively outperforming marble.
Spending a day at the beach can be the perfect way to feel truly relaxed. Whether you prefer being in the water for a morning surf, or taking a barefoot walk on the sand, the images of cool blues, beach glass, and the weathered texture of driftwood are enough to calm the senses and serve as a tremendous source of creative inspiration.
The beach has always been a Caesarstone favorite when it comes to inspiration. Check out some of our favorite ways of bringing the relaxed beach elements into the every day.
Oyster – From our Classico collection, Oyster reminds us of a morning walk in the Hamptons. Quiet, serene, chic.
Atlantic Salt – This Classico favorite brings to mind winter at the beach. Waves crashing on rocks and the convergence of the elements are the inspirations that came to mind in creating a reflection of the oceans mysterious natural beauty.
Deep Ocean makes us think of the kelp beds of Monterey County. The depth and serenity are enough to make any ordinary space unique.
Ocean Palace is a part of our Supremo collection. Refined and dignified, the play on color and light bring the refined beach feel indoors.
What is your favorite beach inspiration?
If you’ve been following our posts lately, you know we’ve been reeling over our first stop on our Pop Up Tour in New York City! We’ve just posted photos on our Facebook page from the first events on April 4th. Be sure to stop by and tag yourself! In the meantime, a sneak preview is below…
Attendee’s inside our Pop Up Dome for the beginning of the Luxe Mag opening night party.
Our CEO, Sagi Cohen, with Architect and brilliant mind behind the dome, Dan Brunn.
Ty Pennington with our own Maggie Amir
Our first pop up event was a huge success! We’re so excited to have seen so many of our friends, colleagues, clients and associates in New York City. We’re already preparing for our next big event… watch out Los Angeles! You’re next!
From the unveiling of our Supremo Girls to our fabulous LUXE mag mood board competition, we’re completely inspired by the beautiful design and incredible amount of creativity. We can’t wait to see what’s in store from our esteemed colleagues this year.
One of our favorite mood boards was presented by Geri Higgins of Portfolio Kitchen + Home. Her Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired dressing room integrated Wild Rocks (#6250) and left us pining for a new closet!
We’re getting ready to post all of the fabulous photos from the event. Be sure to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates!
Day 2 has officially begun and we’re kicking the day off with a special event for the National Kitchen & Bath Association! We’ve invited local members to join us for a continuing education course on the properties of Quartz and it’s advantages.
If you haven’t swung by the South Street Seaport to say hello, you have another chance today! Here is what we’ve got in store:
- 11:00am - NKBA Continuing Education Course - Invite only
- 1:00pm - Dome is open to the public
- 4:00pm - Stone World & Fabricator Special Event - Invite only
- 6:00pm - House Beautiful Closing Night Party - Invite only
If you can’t join us today, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates!