Chip & Joanna Gaines have risen above the HGTV chaff to become a national sensation with their show “Fixer Upper”. I walked into my local Target recently and they had just added a giant Magnolia Home section. I understand they are going to end the show to focus on their local and national retailing efforts but
Architectural Digest just released a list of The Most Romantic Restaurants in the World. We were pleased to see that Cecconi’s South Beach was recognized as it features ARTO 12×12 Oleson tiles in Walnut Spice and Copper high fired glazes The Oleson tiles are individually handcrafted yet they are freeze thaw resistant and meet the most
One of the fun things about ARTO tiles is that same tile can look wholly different in another color or texture. The two kitchens below both use blends of 8″ Artillo Hexagons but with much different results. Normandy Cream, as shown in the Bastide de Bonheur Residence, features a blend four ARTO colors (Artillo Cafe,
In a nod to its agricultural heritage, the City of Camarillo (in Ventura County, CA) uses a bougainvillea motif in its logo and public art. Painted or printed bougainville images were used on earlier entry monuments but the city wanted a more polished look for its newest examples. The landscape architects contacted ARTO to explore a custom
ARTO has been using concrete as a medium since the early 1970’s. While we love cool grey concrete in all its rough and tumble splendor we are also love how concrete can take on a wide range of other looks. This beautiful house in Rancho Santa Fe is a case in point. Artillo Hexagons in
In Architecture, the facade of a building is often the most important aspect from a design standpoint, as it sets the tone for the rest of the building. From the engineering perspective of a building, the facade is also of great importance due to its impact on energy efficiency. ARTO team attended the Facades Los
The Hotel Californian is the new center of the Santa Barbara waterfront incorporating the original 1925 Spanish Revival facade and featuring interiors by celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Indochine cement tiles are featured throughout the rooms and public spaces along with concrete tile accents from our Artillo series.
We here at ARTO are very excited about our new Indochine line of handcrafted cement tile and our graphic designer/webmaster Pat is already installing them in his kitchen. They look fantastic so far and will look forward to sharing professional photos once the job is complete. For all you fashionistas, Pat’s kitchen floor is wearing the
One of the things we love about working at ARTO is seeing our concrete tiles, brick veneer, and pavers installed all around Southern California and beyond. We hope that our products handmade with love and passion bring joy to you as you enjoy your meals.