arto custom studio

When I am asked how much of our work is custom I say  ” imagine us a bakery about 80% of the time we produce Glazed Donuts & 20 % of the time we make wedding cakes “. 20% is a lot but it can be more and with the NEW ECONOMY we think it Read More

Arabesque Pattern 12 update II

This post is originally from December 19 2013. Since then Arabesque Pattern 12 has become  even more popular. This picture came in a few months ago. & the original question still stands below. What makes a tile, Color or Pattern ? Color or Pattern make a tile? both Below is the transformation of Arabesque Pattern 12. Read More

2014 Price Book

2014 Price Book A new PRICE LIST will be distributed Early January with an effective date of February 1st Changes to The Price List Prices : specific items have price increase not the whole book Coverages : updated coverages to reflect field use still a suggestion & still sold per piece Items & Colors : Read More

Oleson Handmade

I must say tonight I struggled to write these three sentences. I have plenty to transcribe but no juice to do so.  So all you get is this great picture of 6×12 Oleson Handmade in Spanish Brown with custom decos. Read More

Art under Glass

*** update found the link to the Exhibit. http://www.henriquefaria.com/exhibition?id=73 I have been sitting on these pics for a couple of weeks. Vic took the call and made it happen for the customer. It is an art exhibit at Looks good ! What do you think? There are more pics here https://www.facebook.com/ARTOBRICK What do you think?     Read More

Preparing for The New Big

It has been 4 almost 5 years since the release of what we call at the factory as “the big”. It is our brochure if you have not see it before here is a link to it . It was a big deal for us to produce it. The timing was perfect. It kept the wind Read More

oh..oh.oh PickMe

in the beginning when my father Mr Arto let me hit the road to start promoting the company i chased the big guys & gals of tile & brick. i was looking to get my father’s company picked. getting picked would bring first fame then fortune. i am glad i failed at getting the company Read More

“Slippery Tile Test ” Update

I used this title instead of the scientific name Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF) update. It is replacing the old test COF. What is the difference? The bottom line is more accuracy and less human input in the test. The result will be in a number that relates to how slippery or not a floor Read More

Sunset & Traffic

#skies of #losangeles @ #sunset  have stopped me in my tracks as if  each was my first.  even when my tracks have been stopped by traffic   Read More