10 Questions With... Mike Lim of DP Design
As director of the Singapore-based interior design firm DP Design, ...
Design Miami Preview: 20 Must-Sees
As it grows up, Design Miami is actually getting younger, ...
52 Outstanding Outdoor Furnishings
From varnished aluminum loungers and stainless steel ice machines to ...
7 Seats Using Minimal Natural Materials
Minimal natural materials pack a punch.   1. River and ...
10 Questions With... Alex Michaelis
  From its humble beginnings in a converted loft, Alex ...




Weekly Poll
Designers: do you use Periscope and/or Meerkat?

    Calendar Upcoming Events
    Dec 02
    Toronto, Canada

    IIDA Leaders Breakfast Toronto 2015

    Dec 02
    New York, NY, United States

    Interior Design Hall of Fame Awards Gala

    Dec 03
    Miami Beach, FL

    NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) Miami Beach

    Dec 03
    New York, NY, United States

    Interior Design's 10th Annual Best of Year Awards

    Dec 03
    Miami, FL, United States

    Paola Lenti at Luminaire Lab

    Close Search by date

    or See All Upcoming Events


    Green Mountain State of Mind: Vermont Quarries



    The first marble quarry in Danby, Vermont, was an open pit-now rubble wreathed in New England forest. Instead, Vermont Quarries tunnels into the mountainside below the pit to reach the precious Vermont Danby marble, and the result is "gallery quarries" with ceilings as high as 100 feet. That sight alone would make the four-hour drive from Secaucus, New Jersey, worth it to Joshua Levinson, whose company, Artistic Tile, is one of the largest of Vermont Quarries's distributors. "It's like the Grand Canyon-pictures cannot prepare you," Levinson says. "You walk into the birthplace of this stone."



    Saws with diamond-impregnated chains slice the marble from the walls, like wire cutting through Vermont cheddar if cheddar came in blocks 30 feet high. The claw of a digger topples the blocks and drags them toward the cave mouth, where another chain saw gets them down to size for processing. "These are big boys with big toys, literally moving mountains," Levinson jokes. Wire saws are used for slicing these smaller blocks into slabs and smoothing their faces. Chunks that have already been purchased sit outside, while those with no project designation are stored in a magnificent marble chamber. 877-237-4097;


    Artistic Tile