Luxe Interiors + Design Winter 2012

 

Allied Stone’s advertisement in this issue of Luxe Interiors + Design magazine, page 147, features Carrara Marble countertops paired with Rainforest Exotic Granite backsplash.

NEW ARRIVAL of Limestone Slabs!

This month we’ve added a new line of honed limestone slabs from Germany and Spain! There are 7 colors to choose from, the range of Spanish limestone’s in particular derive from various benches. The quarry is one of the largest limestone reserves consisting of 220,000 m2 (2,400.00 Sqft). The different benches are divided in various shades of beige, cream, gold and the blue/gray, the beige is the top layer and Azul is the deeper darker and consistent bench. Spanish limestone’s are one of the few very dense and very versatile limestone’s to have successfully tested for 300 freeze thaw cycles and can be produced in various old world and modern finishes or custom works as designed by the Architects of the world. It has been used extensively for various public works paving in Northern Europe and for cladding & flooring for private villas, religious buildings, hotels and commercial buildings. Technical specifications are available for all 4 types for any commercial specification needs.      

The Natura Collection

  You’ve likely never seen granite slabs like this intriguing assortment before, so here’s a sneak peek at the Natura Collection. These exotic patterns are sandblasted into the slab surface making them the perfect feature wall for your home or office. For a bit more insight read Stone as Wall Art and don’t forget to check back, we’ll let you know when the collection arrives.  

Carving out a 500-ft underground spiral staircase through rock – Clock One Project

[Excerpts from Wired.com] High on a rocky ridge in the desert, nestled among the brush, is the topmost part of a clock that has been ticking for thousands of years. It looks out over the ruins of a spaceport, built by a rich man whose name was forgotten long ago. Most of the clock is deep inside the mountain, below the ridgeline. To get there, you hike for days through the heat; the only sounds are the buzzing of flies and the whisper of the occasional breeze. You climb up through the brush, then pass through a hidden door into the darkness and silence of the clock chamber. Far above your head, in the darkness, a massive pendulum swings slowly back and forth, making the clock tick once every 10 seconds. No one knows who built it, or why. They built it well, and even now it keeps perfect time. All we know of these strange people is that they were obsessed with the future. Why else would they build something that had no purpose except to mark time for thousands of years? [Continue reading this story on Wired.com] Robotic Stone Saw testing and simulation from The Long Now Foundation on Vimeo. The giant robot arm that will cut 500 feet down into the rock and automatically carve out the stairs to the Clock One Project, over a period of a year.

Center Stage…..FUSION

  Center Stage is the Brazilian import Fusion, an exquisite quartzite new to the market. Fusion colors are breathtakingly vibrant and the material itself is fit not only for countertops but also for wall applications and artistic focal points. Material is on display at Allied Stone’s Dallas showroom as well as the Capital Distributing Showroom in Dallas.

NEW ARRIVALS!

  Typically there is a new color or two (or more) added to our inventory each month. Keep watch here for new additions of standard and unique stone selections. Our goal with regard to inventory is to bring you the Best Selections and provide the Most Diversity for your design needs. So check back often, we promise you’ll see something you’ve NEVER Seen Before.

Standard Fave’s

  A standard is by any other name a classic. Its pattern is typically homogeneous with the occasional spark of contrasting color but don’t underestimate them, the appeal of classic stone is their proven ability to add punch to a variety of interior designs. Below are several such classics. A few colors are making their debut, while others are returning favorites.

Artists Healing Japan – FLOOD OF EMOTION

On March 11, 2011, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northeast Japan spawned a ferocious tsunami that caused massive destruction; flattening whole cities, starting raging fires, and killing thousands. Within weeks, Allied Stone + Just Us League + Hamilton-Smith Foundation organized and hosted a Sendai Relief fundraiser event at Allied Stone in Dallas, Texas that brought together some 150 local and international artists who donated their works of art to assists the citizens of Sendai, which has been an International Friendship City of Dallas/Fort Worth since 1997. The fundraiser event on April 9th, 2011 was a huge success with close to a thousand visitors arriving at Allied Stone to peruse and purchase the donated art. In all, we collected $11,500.00 in a single night. A check for this amount was presented to the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth on May 18th, to be distributed in Sendai for essential services.    

Dreamy Onyx

Dress up your space with a selection from our new Onyx series. Onyx is often used as light duty countertops, bar tops, and fireplace surrounds. Consider it the stone that makes a statement as each import has its own alluring quality. Also each onyx type varies in appearance, rarely does the viewer not have visions of island beaches, tropical paradise, or cellular explosions (see Arco Iris). So imagine the possibilities, then design your space to include the intrigue of Onyx.