I Can’t Believe It’s Not Clay:

Love/Leather, The Milkman & Concrete Gardena, CA—Adversity is said to be the mother of invention, the fire that transforms music, art & food. Arto Alajian, a designer born in Cairo, the son of Krikor, an Armenian refugee, began designing & literally cutting tanned leather from Milan. When revolution came to Egypt, he fled to Beirut Read More

Job Opportunity

(Concierge)(order desk) / AKA Director of First Impressions Reports to COO Supports Order Desk Supports Shipping The Work; Answer Phones Answer Questions Regarding Orders (Answers Available in NS). Answer Product & Price Questions (retail only) using ARTO websites. Direct calls to appropriate person or take message when no answers available on WEB or NESTUITE. Other Read More

St. Patrick’s Day 2012

Happy St Patrick’s Day 2012.  What is so important about this day? It is Arto Alajian’s 83rd Birthday. It is the day we incorporated the company. And it is the unofficial start of Spring and the building season. Lastly, we not only are very appreciative of all our clients and distributors, we are very appreciative Read More

NPCA article quick note

Howdy Our art department will do a better job in a few days crafting the page but in the mean time enjoy this video. Peace Read More

Be Our Guest at Surfaces 2012

Be our guest at Surfaces 2012 in Fabulous Las Vegas January 24-26.  ARTO will be displaying a huge 10×20 booth featuring ARTO’s signature rustic concrete and clay tiles.  We will also be introducing Studio, hand painted cuerda seca tiles.   Visit Surfaces.com, register and use the Promo Code: BIEP.  If you don’t gamble you may Read More

A 23 year old tradition

Since I was 18 , 23 years ago now I have been coming in to ARTO on New Years Day.I come in for some corny reasons. I open the doors and turn on the water something about new air and water mostly hokum. But I do a few things that are not. I reflect, write, pray, look Read More

ARTO on DIY’s Extra Yardage

Enjoy a nine minute video of ARTO highlights on the new hit DIY Series “Extra Yardage”.    The host Billy Derian is not only enjoyable to watch but has a vision for transforming dull backyards to livable spaces that inspire.  Of course those spaces  include plenty of ARTO.   You can see full versions of these Read More

Timeless Artistic Tiles

Traditional Arabesque shapes in any color imaginable. Read More

See ARTO at the ASLA EXPO 2011

ARTO will be at the ASLA Expo 2011 in San Diego.  October 30th to November 2nd.  Come by Booth # 1939 and say “Hi”.  Enjoy free admission compliments of ARTO.  Just click on the flyer below to download a free pass.  Thanks and see you in San Diego! Read More

“Friday Night” and Arabesque, Tiles for Walls and Floors

Arabeque Read More

When I Think about it

When I think about it I see ARTO as a living organisim   Read More

A New Creation

Howdy I am very excited about the new site that the ARTO art department put together in house. It reminds me of the old days of working with Dream Weaver and guessing how to put a site together not very pretty but boy did the personal touch work. The new site goes back to our Read More

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