17 April 2014

Stone Clone

Unlike most quarried stones with their slabbish heaviness, alabaster has a sense of mystery about it. Its liquid-like veining, its translucent depth, its alternating smokiness and luminescence—all these qualities combine to make it one of my favorite materials. And here are all those traits transformed into a verisimilar porcelain tile, making what could be considered an impractical surface an accessible design element. rex-cerart.it

1 comment:

  1. tho I bristle at faux finishes, in this photo the tile looks graceful and authoritative.
    Even if this tile is inexpensive, the intended response from the viewer is to perceive it as ££££. So, this post's foto of luxury [alabaster] and poverty [re-purposed rusty junk] leaves me confused.

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