On the heels of the ceramic tiles craze, New Yorkers are getting into the act too.
On Tuesday, a woman in Brooklyn was found guilty of a misdemeanor after she admitted she’d bought dozens of ceramic tiles from a website selling them for about $20 each.
The woman, identified by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office as Alicia Nguyen, was charged with two counts of fraudulently obtaining and possessing a fake ceramic tile.
According to prosecutors, Nguyen’s father-in-law gave her a sample of the tiles for the purpose of selling them on eBay.
Prosecutors say Nguyen then used the sample to buy ceramic tile coaster toys for her daughter, including a $35 coaster, which she later used to buy other items including a pair of ceramic tile sliders and a $100 “Ceramic Tile” pillow.
On Monday, Nguyen was sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to pay $6,600 in restitution.
But on Tuesday, the Brooklyn district attorney announced that she would not file charges against Nguyen for the fraudulent sales of the “Cersic Tile” pillows and “CERAMIC TILES” pillow, and she will instead be charged with three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a fake product.
“This is the first time I have ever seen a prosecution brought on a product fraud charge,” Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez told reporters after the verdict was read.
“There is no indication that the alleged fraud was in any way intentional.
This is a case of a mother buying a product from a web site and using it to steal another person’s property,” Gonzalez added.
A spokesperson for the Brooklyn DA’s office told The Daily Beast that Nguyen has been in a relationship with her daughter since 2009.
“The two have known each other for a long time and are very close friends,” the spokesperson added.
“Ms. Nguyen’s actions in using the tiles to make her daughter feel good are wholly innocent and she feels bad about them.”
A spokesperson from New York’s Department of Consumer Affairs did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Earlier this year, a Bronx woman was sentenced for selling ceramic tile to another woman for $10,000.
In 2014, a man in the Bronx was sentenced and fined $5,000 for using a counterfeit product to make himself look “good” by decorating his kitchen.
A group of architects, architects, designers and urbanists are building a giant ceramic tile wall in the middle of London, as part of an international project aimed at creating sustainable and aesthetically pleasing architecture.
The group, called Ceramic Brick Tile, are aiming to build a massive ceramic brick wall on the outskirts of the city, which they hope will provide a “vibrant” architectural contrast to the surrounding cityscape.
They are now planning to start the project by the end of 2019.
“We are hoping to have the first concrete wall finished by the autumn of 2021.
We will be looking to use ceramics and cement as building materials,” the group said in a statement.”
Ceramic bricks are highly resistant to water, and when poured into water they quickly form a solid material, unlike concrete bricks that take a very long time to dry and are susceptible to erosion and cracking.”
The ceramic bricks will be poured from the ground and then transported in trucks.
The tiles will be built with concrete tiles, which are less porous and therefore more likely to crack, but the group are also using cement tiles.
“The tiles we are using will be more durable, and more resilient than concrete bricks, as well as more environmentally friendly,” the statement said.
The group said they were hoping to raise money to build the wall, which would then be installed in 2019.
“We hope the ceramic bricks can be used in other cities and regions around the world,” the organisation said.
“It will be a huge step forward for the sustainable construction movement and will help bring the ceramic tiles into the mainstream.”
This will be the biggest ceramic tile project in the world and it will be very much in line with our vision of what we want to achieve.
“Ceramics have been used in various industries including furniture, ceramicals used in architectural, and ceramic tiles used in furniture making.”
One of the most important things that we wanted to do was to find a solution that could be sustainable and also aesthetically beautiful,” the architects said.
It is believed that there are between 150,000 and 200,000 ceramic bricks worldwide, but this particular project is the first to be carried out in London.
The ceramic wall is the brainchild of the group, which includes urban design student and architectural historian Simon O’Neill.
Mr O’Donnell said: “The idea of a ceramic tile was born because I have a passion for urban design and I wanted to take this on as a project to try and make ceramic architecture more accessible and interesting to the public.”
I was fascinated by the idea of ceramic tiles being used as building material and I thought it would be interesting to have a project that is not only a unique project, but also has an impact on the wider architecture scene.””
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About the ceramical tile project:A ceramic brick is made from clay and the mortar is recycled, and is a durable material.
It comes in many shapes and sizes, from small bricks to large bricks, and the ceramic brick can be painted, stained or etched.
It is also very strong and has a long life span.
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