If there’s one thing that rubs architects the wrong way, it’s a material that “pretends” to be something else. We’re not as fervent about this position, but we generally share this belief. For example, we give two thumbs down to the new ceramic tiles that look like wood, but we do like ceramic tile that look like real stone (well, some of them). This new Bluestone Porcelain Stone from Crossville is a good example. Inspired by the real thing, the product features earthen tones and enhanced by fossil-like impressions. It even has the pearlescent appearance of embedded shells. It comes in four colors and a variety of sizes that include mosaics up to large formats such as 24 inches by 24 inches and 12 inches by 24 inches. www.crossvilleinc.com.