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Tradition and Modernity Strike Balance in Japanese Architecture

Posted by Taylor Hori on Jul 18, 2019 5:39:30 PM


Traditional Japanese architecture was first established in the 7th century with the introduction of Buddhism to the island. Tall pagodas were erected as places of worship. Distinct in their construction, the pagodas derived their strength from an internal central pillar and various support pillars on each floor. The eaves of each level follow a straight line, each level's edge growing shorter. The greater the difference in the length of each roof, the more solid and stable the pagoda appears.

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Tags: Glass Tile, wall tile, Architecture, Japan, Tile Inspiration, red tile

When to Design a Black Bottom Pool

Posted by Taylor Hori on Jun 12, 2019 7:00:00 AM


A classic look dating back to the Roman Empire, a black bottom pool can add an allure to your landscaping unlike more traditionally colored pools. A unique design aesthetic, black bottom pools are not for everyone and everything from the style of the home to landscaping should be considered before jumping into the deep end.


1. Muse 5/8"x5/8" Gradient (Pewter Irid, Platinum Non Irid, Platinum Irid)  2. Natural stone Picasso  3. Natural stone Perle Blanc  4. Metal Accent Terrace Bronze 2.5"x2.5"  5. Muse 7/8"x7/8" Scorpion blend  6. Muse 7/8"x7/8" Pewter Textura finish  7. Metal liner Water song liner White Bronze  8. Metal liner Origin Bronze  9. Tessera 1"x1" Moroccan Blend 


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Tags: Glass Tile, Eco-Friendly, Pool Tile, Pools and Water Features, Sustainable, Tile Inspiration, moroccan design, swimming pool design, In Stock

A Waterfall of Cascading Glass

Posted by Taylor Hori on Feb 1, 2018 2:18:28 PM


If you've ever seen a waterfall in real life, you'll understand; they're breath taking, awe inspiring, and coveted by water-shapers around the world.

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Tags: pool design, Pool Tile, pool tile installation, Pools and Water Features, outdoor tile, swimming pool tile, luxury pools, swimming pool design, waterfall, outdoor design

2017: Year In Review

Posted by Taylor Hori on Dec 6, 2017 2:45:46 PM

"You have to learn to crawl before you learn to walk." -- English Proverb

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Tags: 2017

Swimming Pool Design: What to do with the bottom

Posted by Oceanside Glasstile on Nov 3, 2017 3:55:35 PM

Often overlooked, the pool bottom is the perfect canvas for the jewel of the property. Where most would turn to plaster, commercial and residential properties are now looking at the floor of a pool, spa, or water feature as a blank canvas. 

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Tags: landscape Architecture, swimming pool tile, luxury pools, swimming pool design

Escape the Ordinary

Posted by Oceanside Glasstile on Oct 24, 2017 4:21:08 PM

Once upon a time…

In a desert known for dates, Mid Century Modern design, and music festivals, two people on the cusp of being called “millennials” (although they’d never be caught dead wearing labels) fell in love.

Everyone wants to fall in love at a music festival but in a sea of 10,000 sweaty, inebriated bodies you’re about as likely to find true love as you are to find a needle in a haystack. But it happened for two souls one windy April evening, standing center left of the main stage, under the glow of 50-foot screens. She was off key. He was off beat.

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