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Nineteen new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, many of them use stone

The Unesco committee met in Bahrein’s capital Manama in June 2018Nineteen new sites have been inscribed on the World Heritage list during the committee’s...

A Textile Designer Turns to Natural Stone

Award-winning American textile and product designer Lori Weitzner is used to working with textiles and paper, but when the opportunity presented itself to design...

OMA’s Qatar National Library opens in Doha

Dutch architecture firm OMA has completed its Qatar National Library building in Doha, which features tiers of marble bookcases set within a single open-plan space.The OMA-designed building, which...

Snug candle holders by Sanna Völker are carved from 500 million year old stones

‘Snug’ candle holders by Sanna Völker are handmade by stonemasons who have mastered their craft for four generations, dating back to 1880.All pieces are...

Marble and diamonds for Apple’s AirPods

Apple’s wireless AirPods earphones have been one of the company’s most surprising hits over the past few years, helping its wearables category grow beyond the Apple Watch....

Italian marble for Snøhetta’s Norwegian Opera and Ballet

Snøhetta’s Norwegian Opera Ballet Theatre is covered with Carrara marble from Italy and granites from Sweden, in an unusual formal combination making for a...

konstantin grcic presents volumes, a collection of objects of uncertain use for galerie kreo

Blurring the line between sculpture and design, Konstantin Grcic presents ‘Volumes’, a collection of six monolithic marble objects at Galerie Kreo in London. Diverging...

Art gives defunct quarries new life

A US artist has breathed new life into disused quarries through her exhibition of collages, sketches and watercolours. Kate Katomski has put her interest in...

How Caryatids Have Beautifully Blended Sculpture and Architecture Since Ancient Times

When you think of marble statues, what comes to mind? You most likely imagine sculptures of freestanding figures, like the Venus de Milo and David. In addition to...

High aesthetics one of the protagonists in this year’s Marmomacc

Modern design and sophisticated aesthetics were the main features of many stands at this year's Marmomacc exhibition, which is held in Verona, Italy, until...