Cresco Concrete Products LLC, Houston, introduces a new lightweight concrete parking stop to supplement its existing conventional concrete stop. Tuf-Stop™ by Tuf-Tite, Inc., is a plastic form filled with concreted to create a parking bumper. Cresco fills these with its cellular lightweight concrete to create a better-looking stop with a non-slip texture. Nominal dimensions are 72” X 6” X 5”, and standard colors include safety yellow or handicap blue. Custom colors and stickers are also available.
Contact: Cresco Concrete Products LLC, 713-589-5043;

New Ravenna, Exmore, Va., introduces a collection of mosaics in shades of gray designed by Sara Baldwin. All hand-crafted the mosaics are made from natural stone and display an array of different hues, from deep charcoal to the cooler blue spectrum. Each mosaic is assembled by hand, one piece at a time. They can be custom made for a particular installation, or they may be ordered as part of the Studio Line, which is ready to ship within 48 hours of ordering.
Contact: New Ravenna, 757-442-3379;




Telescopes of Vermont, Norwich, Vt., continues to offer its custom-made bronze telescopes that transform into sundials. Based on a design developed 90 years ago by Russell W. Porter, each telescope is lovingly crafted by artisans, numbered and sold as a limited edition. The optics are removable and each telescope makes a one-of-a-kind statement as the centerpiece of a custom garden.
Contact: Telescopes of Vermont, 617-292-5155;



Arup, New York, introduces a new online publication for North and South America. The new site, called Doggerel, replaces the company’s previous Arup Connect and is designed to be a user-friendly interface to highlight stories about innovation in the built environment from within the firm and beyond. Content focuses on everything from trends reshaping entire disciplines to technical modifications that open new possibilities for a single project. Go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.
Contact: Arup, 617-412-6632;