Autunno in Italia

Words & Images by Tim Roberts, VP   After 43 years in the tile and stone industry, my annual trip to Italy for two of the world's biggest industry conventions is necessary to keep pace with materials, new products, and the very latest in technology. The industry tends to "release" whatever is new there. For [...]

November 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Autunno in Italia


There's a moment, when you sit down to eat the lardo di colonnata, that history becomes very present. There might not be a better symbol that encapsulates Colonnata and the surrounding region of Carrara. Cured meat is nothing new in Italy, however this lardo is deserving of attention. Slaves from the Roman era to the anarchist quarry workers [...]

June 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Colonnata