Tile Installation Photo Journey – Oceanside Glasstile Selected for Modernism Week Christopher Kennedy Compound #VillaGolightly Pool and Spa

Transport yourself to a decadent mid century modern home with photos of this year’s Christopher Kennedy Compound at Villa Golightly. Deemed the “#1 Must See Event of Modernism Week” by the Hollywood Reporter, Villa Golightly featured over 20 of the world’s best designers and luxury home brands, including Oceanside Glasstile. This Modernism Week show house featured tours and special events February 16th through February 27th, 2017.

When Christopher Kennedy and Kelly Golightly approached Oceanside Glasstile to supply tile for their mid century modern show house pool and spa we were thrilled! Both designers are known for creating classy, timeless spaces and events that incorporate the glamorous lifestyles and old school charm of Palm Springs desert living.

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Christopher Kennedy Compound Pool Before and After

For the pool waterline and the hot tub tile, the team selected a Muse Collection, 7/8″ x 7/8″ Straight Set Pattern in an Aqua color tri-finish blend. A tri-finish blend combines mosaic glass tiles in each of our three finishes: iridescent, non-iridescent and matte. In honor of the event, Oceanside Glasstile named this pool tile blend “Aqua Golightly.” (If you have never seen Oceanside Glasstile finish options in person, order a sample to see the difference of how each finish shines!)

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This Tile Board gif shows off the iridescent shine of the Aqua Golightly glass tile blend chosen for the Christopher Kennedy Compound Pool and Spa

The final, beautiful waterline glass tile pool and fully tiled spa could not have been completed without the hard work and dedication of our event partners: Tile installation completed by Desert Glass Pools, tile sealer and maintenance products provided by natural Oceancare Products and the tile is available for purchase at our event partner showroom Stone Revolution. For more information about glass tile for water applications and mid century modern design tile inspiration, send an email to modernismweek@glasstile.com. Scroll down to see a photos of the pool and spa tile installation journey.

Pre-Construction Photo with Kelly and Christopher

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Pool and Hot Tub Aqua Golightly Glass Tile Trim Pieces

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Glass Tile Installation in Progress

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Pool Water Line and Spa Glass Tile Installed

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Pool and Spa Sealed and Cleaned with Oceancare Products

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The Christopher Kennedy Compound is an annual show house in Palm Springs that is open for tours and special events during Modernism Week. Follow Christopher Kennedy on Instagram and on Facebook for more photos and to stay up-to-date with news on next year’s house.

For more information about glass tile for water applications and mid century modern design inspiration, send an email to modernismweek@glasstile.com.

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7 Stunning Steamy Spas in Snowy Wonderlands

Watching a small, delicate, personal cloud form in front of your lips from a cold weather exhale is enchanting, but long winter nights can tempt one to dream of warmer days. Merge your favorite ski bunny tendencies with hot memories by enveloping yourself in one of these seven steamy spas at luxury resorts, onsens and chalets around the world.

Transport yourself mentally, or physically, to one of these top global geothermal getaways while daydreaming of how to transform your own sanctuary into a relaxing water sanctuary.

 1. Septième Ciel, Verbier, Switzerland

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Translated from French to “Seventh Heaven”, Septieme Ciel presents guests with an ethereal escape from the ordinary for an intimate group. This exclusive chalet only sleeps 12 and offers guests a hot tub with one of the world’s most breathtaking views. Imagine hitting the slopes all day then arriving home to this view from this hot tub. Reservations available here through Luxury Ski Chalets.

Pool tile inspiration: This is a wood-heavy retreat with a classic round hot tub adorned with a white and blue water line. Recreate this look by using a unique pattern with a classic blue like Sapphire or use a blend like Crystals or Indigo to evoke the beauty of a snowy skyline. Also, ask your landscape architect or pool builder to slope the edges of the hot tub and wrap the edge with tile instead of truncating it with coping; this will create a relaxing recline and smooth edge around the spa. Explore more tile colors and blends for water applications here.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Crystals blend, Indigo blend and Sapphire non-iridescent.

Photo source On The Snow.

 

 2. Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, Laugarvatn, Iceland

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Branded as the “Icelandic fountain of wellness,” this retreat is one of several geothermal hot springs in the area. Enjoy one bath or take an organized tour to experience multiple oases. Bonus, this luxurious icy retreat also offers freshly baked goods from their own bakery and local kitchen. Reservations available here.

Pool tile inspiration: Recreate the clean lines and authentic rustic feel of this rejuvenating retreat with larger format patterns like those from our Elevations and Casa California collections combined with a smaller mosaic water line in 7/8” by 7/8” to create a sense of refined detail. Go with a subdued, water complimenting color choice for the entire pool while using a fun color like Incense on waterfalls and water features to maximize nighttime light reflections to create a magical hue in your own warm water retreat.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Nalu (new color!) matte, Pacific non-iridescent or go bold with Incense iridescent.

Photo source Laugarvatn Fontana image gallery.

 

 3. The Bagni di Bormio Spa Resort, Valdidentro, Sondrio, Italy

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Situated close to the Alps, visitors relax in the heat of these Italian baths after enjoying the ski slopes or hiking through the nearby Stelvio National park. Reservations available here; use google translate if you need help with your Italian.

Pool tile inspiration: This Italian escape features a vanishing edge pool and multiple spas. Adorn your hot tub or pool with blue or teal hue mosaics to highlight the refreshing effect of clear water. Adorn water features, water walls next to concrete coping or waterscape walls with Pewter to create the beautiful light and dark juxtaposition look of a luxurious water retreat.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Tide iridescent, Oasis from our Blue line and Pewter.

Photo source QC Terme Bagni di Bormio website.

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 4. Glenwood Hot Springs, Vail, Colorado

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Located between Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Hot Springs has served visitors since 1988. Boasting the world’s largest hot springs pool, this mountain retreat’s healing waters beckon travels from across the globe. Reservations available here.

Pool tile inspiration: The classic American beauty of this resort and prominent brick walls pair well with simple hues or soft blends. The resort creatively has directional arrows on the floor of the pool to indicate the direction of lap swims within each lane; create this look with Clear, Satin or White arrows among Aqua tiles along the pool floor.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Clear iridescent, Aqua non-iridescent and Escape blend.

Photo source Glenwood Hot Springs Resort website.

 

5. Tekapo Springs Hot Pools, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

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Not only relaxing but fun, Tekapo Springs offers a skating rink, tube park, waterslide and star gazing in addition to their relaxing day spa services. Pair your next New Zealand escape with this water refuge for a luxurious getaway. Reservations available here.

Pool tile inspiration: Recreate the relaxed, fun feeling of this southern hemisphere retreat by pairing a light or classic color with an adventurous glittering hue. Working with a shallow pool or spa? Tiling an entire pool or spa with a rich color like Sapphire creates the perception of depth.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Fleet Blue iridescent, Sapphire non-iridescent and Peacock iridescent.

Photo source Tekapo Springs Hot Pools.

 

6. Tsurunoyu Hot Springs, Tsurunoyu, Japan

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This Japanese onsen (or hot spring as they are known in the U.S.) is a hidden gem down a dirt road in Nyutou. Visits to the four pools located here date back to 1638. Rooms are available at this location along with local sansei (mountain vegetable) cuisine. Reservations available here.

Pool tile inspiration: Smokey whites, greys and blues capitalize on the calming, magical effect of such a revered historical space. Make water glitter with the addition of a dynamic blend that uses iridescent and non-iridescent mosaics.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Satin, Pacific non-iridescent, Cypress Bay blend.

Photo source Tsurunoyu website.

 

7. Aquadome Spa, Langenfeld, Austria

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Complete with underwater music and lights, relaxing in one of these luxurious modern pools is an activity to add to your bucket list. Classified as a wellness spa, the Aquadome sits nestled in a valley of the Alps. You can attend the spa for a single day, or use it during your stay at the hotel. Reservations available here.

Pool tile inspiration: Leverage white hues with a hint of calming earth tones of beige or light brown on the waterline to highlight the effects of naturally occurring snowy slope colors. Use aqua or a dynamic blend throughout the pool to highlight the calming color of the healing water. Book an appointment at one of our authorized distributors to choose tile suitable for your own thermal escape.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Aqua non-iridescent, Breathe blend, and Puna blend (a new blend using colors released in Winter 2016, read about the meaning behind the name here).

Aquadome photo source here. Check out the serene, snowy slopes and relaxing luxury spa venue via Aquadome’s live webcams here.

Follow this location on Instagram here.

 

 

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New Colors Bring Home Island Vibes

 

Enveloped in the warm ocean breeze, toes wiggling in the soft sand, gazing out over the waves to the horizon, the natural elements of Hawaii create a place of serenity. Standing on the shore the eye follows rolling jungle hills and clear skies onto warm sands and vibrant tropical waters. The newest colors and blends in the Oceanside Glasstile collection embody the serenity of Hawaii’s natural landscape and evoke a sense of peace and calm, transforming any space into a little piece of paradise.

“When creating the new colors we wanted to broaden the range of two complimentary spectrums, allowing for softer gradient transitions,” reflects Oceanside Glasstile Designer Cathy Aroz, “The three new colors are the result of playing with hues and shades of popular colors Clear, Bondi, and Truffle.” Looking at these three new additions together, Oceanside Glasstile’s creative team was reminded of the beauty and depths of a tropical paradise and wanted to pay tribute to the spirit of Hawaii by using Hawaiian names Nalu, Kai and Koa for the colors and Puna, Kalani and Mauna to describe three new blends created with these colors.

Nalu is Hawaiian for wave; one of Hawaii’s many seductions, these perfect curls, swirling hues of blue, create the ultimate inspiration for any ocean lover looking to add a piece of the sea to their space. In Hawaiian the word Kai means ocean. The depths and vastness of the sea remind us of the expanse of the world and bring a sense of perspective and calm to everyday life. Koa is a type of tree native to the Hawaiian islands. Its dark wood has been a popular material for centuries; used to build canoes and surfboards, Koa wood is a valuable, timeless resource symbolizing the importance of preserving natural resources so they can be enjoyed for generations to come.

These colors were used with our existing palette to form three new color blends. Puna is Hawaiian for fresh water or spring, natural water welling up from the depths to refresh the body and soul. In Hawaiian Kalani signifies Heavens. This blend is sure to transport you to a tropical sanctuary – imagine feeling the expanse of the beautiful sky, its warm sultry breeze and a mind as calm as the lulling sea. The blend Mauna – meaning mountain, highlights the rich color of Koa. The blend of colors is inspired by the highest point in Hawai’i, Mauna Kea – the brilliance of the earth teamed with light kisses of snow and ice create a stunning balance of warms and cools that make the perfect backdrop for any space.

 

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Muse Collection, Interlude Gradient inspired by Mauna. Colors from top to bottom: Platinum Irid, Koa Irid, Truffle Irid

 

Each blend is a thoughtful culmination of some of Oceanside Glasstile’s most popular colors. Here are the colors and finishes featured in each new blend:

  • Puna: Infinite (Irid, Matte), Platinum (Irid), Nalu (Irid) and Kai (Irid)
  • Kalani: Bondi (Irid), Dove (Irid), Kai (Irid), Silverlight (Irid)
  • Mauna: Koa (Irid), Platinum (Irid), Truffle (Irid)

Nalu, Kai and Koa, Puna, Kalani and Mauna invite you to experience the tranquility of the islands in your own home. Whether used in a pool water line, along shower walls, in the kitchen, a powder room, or entry way, these colors and blends transform any space into a place of serenity and balance. Play with the spirit of Hawaii online with our blend tool and at your nearest showroom. Tag #newtile #islanddreaming with the new colors, blends and your inspiration for a chance to be featured on our Instagram. Aloha!

Simply stunning. Responsibly made. Bringing joy to your journey. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Oceanside Glasstile is the world’s leader in luxury glass manufacturing used for glass tile and art glass. Learn more about our products, sustainable practices and community involvement at glasstile.com. 

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The Newest Blue of all the Hues – YInMn

There is a brand new shade of blue that was just stumbled upon through a chemis-tastrophe and it’s absolutely BLUE-tiful! Scientists discovered the color accidentally mixing Yttrium, Indium and Manganese together at 2000 degree F.

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They’ve dubbed the color YInMn Blue. What makes it so cool? Besides the fact that it’s blue . . . The pigment’s crystal structure keeps it from fading, even when exposed to oil or water. Now it’s being used in sketches, paintings and it’s even being considered for rooftops as a solution to keep buildings cooler.

 So to throw it up to the scientist of the YInMn creation, we celebrate the beauty of blue in all of its tiled glory.

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Interesting patterns combined with thoughtful color placement is sure to put the cool in your selection of blues. (Shown here: Oceanside Glasstile Braid pattern in the colors Dove Irid and Sapphire Irid – Photo: Chipper Hatter Photography)

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The perfect blend of blues makes a great focal point in Kitchens, Bathrooms, and you guessed it . . POOLS! (Shown here: Oceanside Glasstile 7/8″ x 1 3/8″ custom blend – Photo: Chipper Hatter Photography)

 

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An unexpected application can turn a drab space, into a FAB space. (Shown here: Tessera 1″ x 1″ in Moonstone Non-Iridescent – Photo: Michael Woodall – Design + Tile Installation: Alpentile

 

 

 

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Open shelving gives you an opportunity to turn your kitchen into a gorgeous focal point. (Shown here: Oceanside Glasstile 2.5″ x 5″ and 1.25″ x 10″ in Bondi Irid and Bondi Matte – Photo: Chipper Hatter Photography)

 

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Let the sun have it’s fun bouncing off the beautiful blue iridescent tile in your pool. (Shown here: Tessera 1″ x 1″ in Peacock Iridescent – Photo: Michael Woodall Photography, Tile Installation: Alpentile)

 

 

 

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A soft smattering of light blues, can bring a sophisticated color palette of whites to new heights. (Shown here: Oceanside Glasstile Muse Hexagon in Atmosphere Blend – Photo: Chipper Hatter Photography)

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Don’t be shy to let your heart guide your hues while you choose the perfect custom blend of soft, subtle blues. (Shown here: Oceanside Glasstile 7/8″ x 7/8″ in custom blend – Photo: Chipper Hatter Photograph)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether it be deep, bold jewel tones, or soft subtle hues that speak to you Oceanside Glasstile has the perfect solution. With 12 lovely shades of blue and soft greys, whites and neutrals to bridge your selections, customizing the perfect colorway for your space has never been so easy. Head on over to the Custom Blend Tool by Oceanside Glasstile to render your own bespoke tile design today.

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Imagine. Play. Enjoy the journey with Oceanside Glasstile!

Golden Globes Best Dressed 2015!

It’s our favorite time of year when some of the worlds most famous faces step out onto the red carpet! Dapper men, divine women, and luxurious labels are the name of the game when the golden globes air live to your comfy living room space.

Here at Oceanside Glasstile, we’re always thinking, “Wow! That gown! I bet Claire Danes would be all over our Pewter color in her home.” And, so, as we embrace the geekdom that we inherit in this little bubble of tile, we extend to you our daydream of these prestigious people and their perfect glass tile.

Adrian Genleer from Entourage showing a little swag in his deep plum suit. We thought this kitchen was the perfect amount of edge with our dimensional field tile in Rainbow Iridescent.

Adrian Genleer from Entourage showing a little swag in his deep plum suit. We thought this kitchen was the perfect amount of edge with our dimensional field tile in Rainbow Iridescent.

Amy Adams dons Versace in a soft lilac. We imagined her perfect tile would be Devotion's Polaroid pattern in the color Light Smoke.

Amy Adams dons Versace in a soft lilac. We imagined her perfect tile would be Devotion’s Polaroid pattern in the color Light Smoke.

Anna Faris looking angelic in this beautiful cream Reem Acra gown. Inspiration struck us with this glittering Vanity in Tessera's 1x1 mosaic in the color Cane Iridescent.

Anna Faris looking angelic in this beautiful cream Reem Acra gown. Inspiration struck us with this glittering Vanity in Tessera’s 1×1 mosaic in the color Cane Iridescent.

We're swooning over Anna Kendrick's Monique Lhuilleir gown. We imagine her perfect tile would  be a beautiful combination of golds and purples in our Tessera pattern Perspectives. (Blend: Coppertone)

We’re swooning over Anna Kendrick’s Monique Lhuilleir gown. We imagine her perfect tile would be a beautiful combination of golds and purples in our Tessera pattern Perspectives. (Blend: Coppertone)

Perhaps it's our SoCal coming out, but we are head over heels for this boho Valentino gown Claire Danes chose for her walk down the red carpet.  We imagined her bathroom would be sophisticated with the perfect touch of dimensional tile as the focal point. Lori Gentile designed the bathroom using Lune in Truffle Irid and Truffle Non-Irid.

Perhaps it’s our SoCal coming out, but we are head over heels for this boho Valentino gown Claire Danes chose for her walk down the red carpet.
We imagined her bathroom would be sophisticated with the perfect touch of dimensional tile as the focal point. Lori Gentile designed the bathroom using Lune in Truffle Irid and Truffle Non-Irid.

We simply couldn't resist that glitz that Dakota Johnson chose with her Chanel gown. The perfect pairing? The Red Rock Pool project that was done with over 200,000 pieces of sparkling Tessera mosaics.

We simply couldn’t resist that glitz that Dakota Johnson chose with her Chanel gown. The perfect pairing? The Red Rock Pool project that was done with over 200,000 pieces of sparkling Tessera mosaics.

Emily Blunt in understated elegance by Michael Kohrs. We thought this stunning space using Kaleidoscope tile would be the perfect space for her to stay centered.

Emily Blunt in understated elegance by Michael Kohrs. We thought this stunning space using Kaleidoscope tile would be the perfect space for her to stay centered.

Jessica Chastain takes our breath away in this beautifully gathered gown by Versace. We imagine she would be soaking in the sun in a pool slathered in Tessera 1x1 using the Moroccan Desert blend.

Jessica Chastain takes our breath away in this beautifully gathered gown by Versace. We imagine she would be soaking under the sun in a pool slathered in Tessera 1×1 using the Moroccan Desert blend.

Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez looks super chic in her Badgley Mishka Gown. It made perfect sense that she has the same down-to-earth, yet beautiful bathroom space. Shower wall dons Walker Zanger Weave in Pewter iridescent.

Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez looks super chic in her Badgley Mishka Gown. It made perfect sense that she has the same down-to-earth, yet beautiful bathroom space. Shower wall dons Walker Zanger Weave in Pewter iridescent.

Jared Leto makes a statement in his white tux, and so why not bring that bold statement home? Shown in the Kitchen Bold Bondi in 2.5"x5" field and 1.25" x 10" Field.

Jared Leto makes a statement in his white tux, and so why not bring that bold statement home? Shown in the Kitchen Bold Bondi in 2.5″x5″ field and 1.25″ x 10″ Field.

Jeremy Renner shows off his perfectly fitted traditional tux. We couldn't help but pair him with this perfectly masculine living room designed by Flock Architecture using Tessera's 1" x 1" mosaic in Black Non-Iridescent

Jeremy Renner shows off his perfectly fitted traditional tux. We couldn’t help but pair him with this perfectly masculine living room designed by Flock Architecture using Tessera’s 1″ x 1″ mosaic in Black Non-Iridescent

Kate Hudson comes in with a modern spin on a classic beauty by Versace. Naturally the perfect pairing for her was our Elevations Flight piece in the color Satin.

Kate Hudson comes in with a modern spin on a classic beauty by Versace. Naturally the perfect pairing for her was our Elevations Flight piece in the color Satin.

Yellow is anything but mellow when it comes to  Leslie Mann's Kaufman Franco gown. Why not make your red carpet statement in your home with a range from PIRCH and a stunning backdrop of Lune dimensional field tile in Oxygen Iridescent.

Yellow is anything but mellow when it comes to Leslie Mann’s Kaufman Franco gown. Why not make your red carpet statement in your home with a range from PIRCH and a stunning backdrop of Lune dimensional field tile in Oxygen Iridescent.

Matt Bomer is the epitome of dapper in his Ralph Lauren Black Label suit. We dreamed he'd deck his space out in this custom blend Perspectives pattern (using colors Shadow Irid, Shadow Matte and Black Non-Irid)

Matt Bomer is the epitome of dapper in his Ralph Lauren Black Label suit. We dreamed he’d deck his space out in this custom blend Perspectives pattern (using colors Shadow Irid, Shadow Matte and Black Non-Irid)

A Gaggle of Glass Tile Girls

In 2015 Oceanside Glasstile will be coming at you, our favorite and raddest tile fans, with more personality than ever before. Meet the faces and personalities that will be entertaining you with the best of what glass tile, interior design trends, and just good ol’ fashion fun have to offer.

Stephanie Duerden – Brand Manager at Oceanside Glasstile and OceanCare Products

You can call meSdZ! 

How long have you been with OGT: An incredibly fun 8 years.

What is your favorite thing about working with Oceanside Glasstile? That’s easy. The culture. I grew up in Hawaii and by nature I’m accustomed to a very laid back style of life. Oceanside has created a very casual work environment but you would be amazed at how much work this team will crank out. Further, the opportunities here are amazing, the executive team strongly believes in growing it’s employees and I feel I am a true testament to that – I started as an Inside Sales and Support Representative, low and behold 8 years later, I’ve had the opportunity to help lead the marketing initiatives.

What are your favorite hobbies and interests? Travel. Surf. Food. Music. Art. Crafting. Photography. Experiences. Family + Friends.

Favorite Food? If there’s Poke on the menu, I’m ordering it!

What is your favorite Oceanside glass tile? This is so hard. All these products spin my mind on the daily. If I had to pick I would go dimensional field pieces like Flight and Blink and easily the ocean color palette – Bondi, Tide, Sapphire, and Tourmaline.

What can readers expect to see from you in 2015? My goal is to provide our readership and fans with the latest and greatest that OGT has to offer. I also hope to stay on the forefront of the design trends with the help of our amazing design team here.

Favorite Quote: Dream big. Start Small. Have it all. ~Tut.com

Taylor Hori – Inside Sales Support at Oceanside Glasstile and OceanCare Products

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You can call me – Tay

How long have you been with OGT: 1.5ish years

What is your favorite thing about working at Oceanside Glasstile? They let me express my individuality!

What are your hobbies and interests? Traveling.  Reading. British men. Corgis. Tattoos. Binge watching Netflix. Concerts/festivals/raves. If there is a fandom for it I’m into it (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Dr. Who, One Direction, Sherlock…)

Favorite Food? All of the above.

What is your favorite Oceanside glass tile? Color = equator because of how gold it can be irid and how soft green the matte is. Stratus! Love the movement.

What can readers expect to see from you in 2015? I’m new to the design world and can’t wait to explore, discover, define, and redefine the aesthetics that resonate with me and our fans. I come in open to anything and appreciating everything.

Favorite Quote: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

 

Kira Ibsen – Regional Account Manager at Oceanside Glasstile and OceanCare Products

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How long have you been at Oceanside Glasstile?  4 years

What is your favorite thing about working at Oceanside Glasstile? Our team of talent I get to call my co-workers, friends, and tile family. I feel very blessed to work alongside some of the most amazing talent in our industry which has fostered great relationships & good times.  Oceanside Glasstile brings me to my highest good, and I am honored to be part of the tribe! #tilefreaksunite #tilefun

What are your hobbies and interests? Play with Cooper (our chocolate lab puppy), cooking for my family & friends, I love a good hike, and digging in the garden!

Favorite Food? Soup!  It feeds my soul.

 

What is your favorite Oceanside glass tile? Why? Hmmm, this is hard….all of the above?  Tops 3? Gradations, Kaleidoscope, and dimensional field tile…!

What can readers expect to see from you in 2015?  Readers will gain insight on regional trends as well as see various highlights from architects & interior designers (& their firms) featuring amazing installations with Oceanside Glasstile.

 Favorite Quote: “I want to be magic.  I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.  I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree.  Or under a hill.  I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing.  I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore.  I want to be magic.” Charles de Lint

 

Cipriano Landscape Design – Striking a Chord

Cipriano Landscape Design has won numerous awards for their innovative and inspiring designs, and it’s easy to see why. Their designs are grandiose, no matter the size, with precise attention paid to every tile they place and every stone they cut.

Chris Cipriano of Cipriano Landscape Design is striking a chord.

Chris Cipriano of Cipriano Landscape Design is striking a chord.

“We are always looking for new and exciting tile lines. We always want to be on the cutting edge of design, and finding unique tile products always keeps us one step ahead. Consistency in the products is also very important to us,” says Chris Cipriano.

With custom LED lighting Cipriano Landscape Design takes Oceanside Glasstile to a whole new level

With custom LED lighting Cipriano Landscape Design takes Oceanside Glasstile to a whole new level

“We appreciate uniformity and require high manufacturing standards. We also look for a company that stands behind the product they put out. We believe in business partnership, so we want a relationship with a vendor whom we can trust should issues arise.”

“We enjoy working with Oceanside Glasstile because of the quality of the products they put out, the dedicated support staff of the company, and the creativity of the design team. We can’t say enough about how phenomenal it is working with OGT because they understand our passion for the project and match us every step of the way. Oceanside Glasstile is always willing to help us in any way they can, and the result of the finished product is wonderful.”

Beautifully executed staircase in custom gradient colors.

Beautifully executed staircase in custom gradient.

Sometimes, the finest detail has the largest impact.

Sometimes, the finest detail has the largest impact.

 

Cipriano utilizes Oceanside Glasstile to add texture and shine to many of his projects, from intricate mosaic designs to vast flowing fields of glass.

Clean lines and a durable product.

Clean lines and a durable product.

 

“There are three main factors when it comes to choosing materials: function, style and budget. We want to offer customers a wide variety of material choices that will fit the style of the project and within their budget. The trick is to balance all three and not have to sacrifice the integrity of the design.”