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What Trended, What Took our Fancy: The Design Fair Edition

(above) Hermès installation at Milan Design Week 2021   After a year-plus (at least) of design shows going online only, or being canceled altogether, design shows sprang back to life in September 2021. It wasn’t just the Salone del Mobile super-show (and all the Milan-based design events around it) but there was also...

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travertine: always a classic. always trending.

photo: patrick schneider   We’re often thought of for our zellige, our terracotta, our cement. But our stone is also a popular offering–and trending, it seems.  clé founder Deborah Osburn is–she quite readily confesses–a little obsessed with stone. For her, every stone is precious: each stone has taken millions of years to...

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sarah lonsdale: confessions of a tile flirt

  I’m not new to tile (I had written about it over the years in my prior incarnation at Remodelista), but being around it every day at clé had my head spinning. So many colors and surfaces to choose from. The options seemed endless. I found myself falling in love with one...

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