Graphic Encounter Fine Art provides Custom Art Designs, which are ProfessionalLY Printed on a variety of Substrates, including Fine Art Paper, Fine Art Canvas, Di-Bond Metal, Wall Paper Murals, as well as Public Area Sculpture.

Graphic Encounter Fine Art’s In House, One-on-One Art Consulting services are provided to renowned Interior Design Groups and Architectural Firms, that specialize in the design of Guest Rooms / Guest Suites / and Public Areas of Hotels, Mega-Resorts, and other hospitality venues throughout North America.

Graphic Encounter Fine Art’s Creative Director, David Jordan Williams, together with his Studio Artists, will speak to your design team and yourself directly. Our Design team will custom design, modify, and color-enhance imagery that will set your project apart. As your dialogue unfolds, your choice of substrate and frame shapes and colors will be identified quickly to complete your specifications.

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Although Madrid, the second most populous city in the European Union, is recognized as a major tourist hub for its diverse gastronomic and cultural heritage, the city has no beach life. That until now, because on the outskirts of that city, Crystal Lagoons will build Alovera Beach, its first Public Access Lagoons™ project on the Iberian Peninsula. Elsewhere in Europe the company is already developing PAL™ projects in the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Hungary and Turkey, as well as having already developed two real estate complexes in Spain (Costa del Sol and Murcia).

What are the main characteristics of this iconic project?

Alovera Beach will be the largest artificial beach in Europe, located in a Mediterranean urban area less than 40 minutes from the center of Madrid. The centerpiece of this resort will be a 2.1-hectare turquoise lagoon that will be open to the general public for the price of an entrance fee.

What benefits will this new complex bring to the region?

The project is an innovative concept, which will transform the municipality of Alovera and boost tourism in the Guadalajara area, positioning itself on the European map of technology, innovation and sustainability and as a unique reference point in outdoor water sports. The complex will be open all year round and expects to receive around 350,000 visitors annually.

The project, which will be developed by Crystal Lagoons in partnership with Grupo Rayet, will become a model for urban regeneration that will change the local landscape in a revolutionary way, have a high social impact and generate more than 330 direct and indirect jobs.

How will local residents benefit with the project?

Public Access Lagoons™ projects, also known as PAL™ developments, drastically change people’s lifestyles. They bring beach life and water sports possible in a city context, making going to the beach as close and as normal as going to the local park is today.

The body of water will be surrounded by an extensive, 1.6-hectare, white sandy beach and include sports facilities, a water park with slides and children’s pools, a water sports school for kayaking and paddle boarding and gastronomic services.

How do you address the current need to be a sustainable amenity?

Like all of Crystal Lagoons projects, the Alovera Beach lagoon will include the multinational’s sustainable technology, which allows the use of any type of water, consumes 30 times less water than a golf course and only half that of a park of the same size. Its filtration system uses only 2% of the energy of a conventional system and up to 100 times less chemicals than a swimming pool.

What are the main projects of Crystal Lagoons in Spain and Europe?

Alovera is the firm’s third project in Spain, which include the Alcazaba Lagoon (Costa del Sol) and Santa Rosalía (Murcia) residential developments. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Europe, Crystal Lagoons has just signed a master agreement to develop six PAL™ complexes in Prague, Warsaw, Budapest and Bucharest. The company also has a project in Turkey and is in advanced negotiations for projects in Italy (Milan, Verona, Rome and Naples), Portugal, Greece and Georgia. www.crystal-lagoons.com


LE SUEUR, MN – Cambria, the nation’s leading producer of American-made quartz surfaces, and a family-owned company, is excited to announce that it will open four new sales and distribution centers in the U.S. this spring, rounding out the company total to 22.  Upon completion, the new facilities will provide Cambria’s business partners, trade professionals, and consumers within a 150-mile radius immediate access to Cambria’s award-winning quartz surface designs. The front portion of the buildings will feature state-of-the-art showrooms that will be open to the public.  The three new builds are taking place in Houston, TX; Duluth, GA; and Manassas, VA; and a full gut renovation is underway at the purchased facility in Milford, MA.  We are very excited to open our new sales and distribution centers while expanding our footprint across the country,” said Joel Peters, Director of Real Estate for Cambria.  “The cities where these projects are located provide incredible economic opportunities for us and the local communities. Moreover, these buildings are much more than just warehouses—they will also serve as regional resources for the builder and remodeler trades, interior designers, and end-users.” Milford, Massachusetts In Milford, the 32,000-square-foot project sits on 3.7 acres of land at 357 Fortune Blvd., which is right off the bustling Interstate 495 corridor, southwest of Boston.  Nearby entities include several retail centers, as well as healthcare organizations, grocery businesses, automotive dealerships, and more. At the Milford site, Cambria is remodeling an existing building and is transforming it into a world-class sales and distribution facility. Work is expected to be complete this May. Houston, Texas:  In Houston, construction is underway on a 22,750-square-foot facility that sits on 3.7 acres of land at 13939 West Road. The location is about 22 miles northwest of downtown Houston and is located just off U.S. Highway 290. Nearby businesses include steel and electrical distribution companies, a freight-transport business, retailers, and many more corporate enterprises. The facility is expected to open in June of this year.  Duluth, Georgia:  In Duluth, work is underway on a 22,750-square-foot building, which sits on 3.3 acres of land at 2425 Meadowbrook Parkway. The location lies less than 30 miles from downtown Atlanta along Interstate 85. Nearby businesses include a variety of restaurants, hotels, an electrical supply company, a heating supply company, a book printing company, and more. The facility is expected to open this September.  Manassas, Virginia:  In Manassas, the 22,750-square-foot building will sit on 5.3 acres of land at 11975 Lexington Valley Drive, which is about 36 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.  Nearby businesses include manufacturing companies, a logistics company, an advertising agency, a mechanical contracting corporation, a glass company, and  more. Construction is expected to start this June and be complete in April 2023.  Cambria’s industry-leading, iconic quartz surfaces are manufactured at its state-of-the-art one-million-square-foot slab manufacturing facility in Le Sueur, MN.  From there, slabs are sent to sales and distribution centers across the U.S. Cambria is also in the process of adding an additional 50,000 square feet of space to its slab manufacturing facility, representing the fifth time in 15 years the company has expanded its Le Sueur facility.  Cambria’s architectural firm of record for the four sales and distribution centers is Powers Brown Architecture, a renowned industrial, public institutional, and commercial interiors firm with a broad business portfolio. In addition to architecture, the company also specializes in both interior and urban design.  For inquiries regarding Cambria’s real estate and/or capital expansion projects, please contact: Peter Rank, Cambria Development Manager, at 952-873-4800 or Peter.Rank@CambriaUSA.com.  About Cambria:  Cambria is the leading producer of American-made quartz surfaces and is a family-owned company.  Cambria’s innovative designs are stain resistant, nonabsorbent, durable, safe, maintenance free, easy to care for, and backed by a transferable Full Lifetime Warranty. Cambria is sold through an exclusive network of premium, independent specialty retail and trade partners that can be identified at:  www.CambriaUSA.com


Since we began to offer color changes for free, we have helped our clients achieve some spectacular murals using their own choices of colors. We even have the ability to match colors to all of the colors offered by Benjamin-Moore or Sherwin Williams. Shades of blue work for land as long as the ocean water is white or a light shade of another color. In most cases our clients make great decisions in their color choices. But there are colors that will confuse those familiar with NOAA chart colors to the point that it becomes difficult to see what is land and what is water. That is because there is a paradigm of chart colors that need to be understood before choosing custom colors. Generally there are two paradigms of color: Land and water. Land: NOAA has had a variety of colors for land colors, The land colors range from beige, taupe, and yellow. Land that has a significant population area is often colored a deeper version of the land color. For example beige land with a population area has the population area a darker beige or even a burnt orange color. Here is a chart where land is a yellow color. We brightened the blue for a better contrast. Water: NOAA colors shallow water a light blue, and on some charts water that is a little deeper has a lighter shade of blue to contrast with the darker shallow water. Water over 60 feet at low tide often is white. So if a client wants the land to be a shade of blue and the water a beige, taupe or yellow, it will present a confusing picture to those familiar with NOAA charts. Our Advice: Whenever we receive a request to make water a land color or land a water color, we will advise other choices that a align with the land/water paradigms. In short, we hope to have our client’s murals clearly convey what areas are land and what color is water.

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FontanaShowers® provides contemporary bathroom fixtures such as contemporary showers, hydromassage bathtubs, the LED shower heads, shower systems, commercial sensor faucets and vanities, all with timeless design, modern technology, and the finest quality and workmanship. At FontanaShowers® we are committed to providing exemplary customer service from start to finish, whether that may be in just helping you select the right products for your home or specific project, or just making sure you get your order in time.

Founded in 1991, FontanaShowers® is a USA based business, specializing in designer shower systems, showerheads, shower panels, faucets, hydromassage whirlpools, saunas, steam systems and much more. We offer a variety of designs for anything from residential to commercial, and we are committed to helping you bring your vision to life. Customer service is our number one priority, and our friendly, knowledgeable, US-based experts are available to answer all your technical questions via phone, email, or chat. The FontanaShowers staff is fully trained in both residential and commercial applications and can help you find whatever you may need for your next project. We provide quality contemporary, classic, and traditional designs at lower prices than your local home improvement stores. FontanaShowers® products are available exclusively through this website. Expensive shops, showrooms, advertising, and brochures are all removed from our bottom line so that we can provide you with affordable luxury bathroom products shipped directly from our warehouse to your front door. The price you see is the price you pay, no added taxes or duty. All of our products adhere to United States specifications and regulations. Products are shipped via UPS, FedEx, USPS or DHL from our warehouse located in Fairfax, Virginia. At FontanaShowers® we take great pride in the quality of our customers’ experience, offering secure payments, a no-haggle top quality guarantee, and free delivery on all orders with by-the-minute tracking. If you have any questions or would like to chat with one of our trained staff members, please feel free to contact us.

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We are so excited to be able to create hand-textured Artist prints on canvas making the piece look like the original! The artist hand-texture and sign each piece! Our artist are among the top artist working in the US today and we are lucky enough to have their works for hospitality designs.

Please feel free to contact Douglas Morgano at 858-899-0118 or email info@artinspired.space  www.artinspired.space


LOUISVILLE, KY (June 28, 2021) – With the addition of Microban® technology, HMI’s C.10 Glass Protectant is the premium choice for maintaining high-end glass shower enclosures and specialty glass products. HMI is the first glass manufacturer to offer this advanced antimicrobial technology, adding a layer of invisible protection to its custom glass for smarter, cleaner showers.

Recognized worldwide and trusted for its long-lasting product protection and cleanliness, Microban works with more than 250 leading companies including Samsonite, Poly, Rubbermaid, Sherwin Williams, and GE Appliances to enhance more than 1,000 products. Its antimicrobial technologies, odor control solutions, and smart surface technologies are used to treat everything from medical devices and door hardware to school supplies and travel accessories.

As the clear leader in innovation, HMI is always striving for new ways to offer the best in custom shower glass. Assessing solutions for cleaner, safer showers is the company’s top priority. HMI understands that microbes can live anywhere, including on the most beautiful shower glass. In the correct conditions, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes on an untreated surface, causing bad odors, reducing product lifetime, staining products and surfaces, and making products difficult to clean. The best treatment is prevention, making Microban the perfect partner for HMI.

HMI’s C.10 with Microban is integrated during the glass manufacturing process and becomes part of the molecular structure of the custom glass product. The Microban technology inhibits bacteria reproduction. On an untreated surface, the bacteria reproduce rapidly, but on a C.10 with Microban treated surface, the bacteria are reduced by up to 99%.

C.10 with Microban works continuously to keep shower glass cleaner between showers. The invisible protection results in visible cleanliness and less mold and mildew between cleanings. Everyone from homeowners to the hospitality industry will enjoy peace of mind that Microban technology is proven effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria on your shower glass. Protecting the glass from the growth of degrading microbes also extends the life of the glass.

Because of its clear nature, C.10 with Microban is an ideal protectant for any custom design with digital in-glass printing. The product will not affect or tint the design, allowing customers to safeguard their custom glass investment and ensuring the work of art is safe from wear and tear.

This new product offering is key for general contractors, architects, or commercial designers serving clients in the hospitality industry. Overall cleanliness was ranked as the most important attribute for hotel guests, surpassing both price and location. Specifying an HMI glass shower and C.10 with Microban glass protectant allows hospitality business owners to effectively and continuously keep showers cleaner, while giving guests the cleanliness they seek and the most enjoyable hotel experience.

HMI’s national network of glaziers will also appreciate the chance to treat their clients to powerful product protection. Studies show 73% of consumers are interested in products that reduce how often they must clean. Whether a residential or commercial project, C.10 with Microban meets client needs, ensuring less time worrying about cleaning and more time relaxing.

Ready to give your clients the smart choice of Microban antimicrobial product protection?
HMI representatives are armed with knowledge and available to answer any questions. HMI looks forward to continuing to offer the latest in custom glass technology.

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About HMI Glass
HMI is an American manufacturer of custom glass products specializing in shower enclosures. With fabrication facilities in Boston, Louisville, and Reno, HMI supplies high-quality materials to residential and commercial projects across the U.S. The team is dedicated to educating America on the infinite possibilities that glass offers. Browse the latest in glass at hmiglass.com.

About Microban International
Part of Barr Brands International (BBI), Microban International is a global specialist in antimicrobial, odor control, smart surface and disinfection technologies. Its proactive systems keep products cleaner, and control odors better by preventing problems before they start. Microban drives innovation by combining science and creative solutions that enhance high-quality consumer, textile, industrial and medical products around the world. Today the Microban brand and technologies are featured on thousands of products worldwide. The company is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.microban.com.


Mandy Li Collection® offers, through its national sales team, a comprehensive range of case goods, vanity bases, seating, and doors. We also furnish natural stone, marble and quartz to enhance and complete our products. Our focused attention in the Hospitality, Multi-family, Senior Living and Institutional/Office markets ensures our ability to present unsurpassed excellence with all the products and services we provide.

We are proud that our company sets itself apart by the dedication of its employees. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, our day-to-day operations, including the warehouse, estimating, project management, field measurements, architectural takeoff and CAD are all handled by experts in their field.

Our Los Angeles HQ is complimented by our manufacturing facility, consisting of 550,000 square feet in China. Mandy Li Collection® is not only vested in the manufacturing facilities but controls the monitoring of all production, ensuring that the product is of consistently high quality. Our professional engineering specialists are leaders in the industry, and our workers are highly trained.

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Author:Michelle Konstantinovsky

1. Who is your biggest role model?

My mom, as she is the wisest and kindest person I know. She makes me want to do better and demonstrates maternal unconditional love and guidance, always. She inspires me every day to do the same for my daughters. Professionally, I admire Andrée Putnam.

2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for?

Gone with the Wind, probably because I am southern.

3. What is the best way to gauge a client’s personality before starting a project?

By spending time getting to know them; I like to insert subtle humor and see how they respond.

4. What new design elements are you excited to integrate into your work?

Artistic chain-link curtains with images by KriskaDECOR, I am currently using them on a project now. Auto paint to finish some of my millwork, resin, modern textile tapestries – large scale artwork.

5. How do you completely unwind?

Hot yoga, going to the beach with the family, movies, and taking long baths with just the right salts and candles.

6. If you hadn’t become a designer, which career would you have pursued?

I would be an architect or fashion designer.

7. What’s the worst pre-designer job you’ve ever had and why?

Working in-house as a PR director for an international haircare company; cray cray people but it has helped me understand PR and marketing for my own business.

8. What’s your favorite recipe?

My favorite recipe is Gazpacho from my founding partner, Mili Lazcano. She’s from Madrid and it’s her family recipe.

9. Create your perfect playlist for us.

Lara Fishman Designer Crush Play List

10. Who is your designer crush?

Jean-Louis Deniot

Lightning round!

Would you rather shop new or vintage?

Vintage.

First celebrity crush?

Henry Winkler, the Fonz.

What’s your hidden talent?

Stand-up comedy and karaoke.

Best restaurant in your area? Where is it?

Nobu in Malibu.

SF or LA?

If I could choose, SF, but we live in LA.

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